Coaching

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2018, file photo, Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra speaks during media day at the NBA basketball team's practice facility, in Miami. Spoelstra's rule for training camp has usually been that there's a strict players-only policy at team events. He even has preferred getting out of Miami for camp, just so the team can be around each other without distraction. But this year, everything changed. Spoelstra and his wife Nikki became parents six months ago, and the Heat coach has new rules. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
October 03, 2018 - 10:44 am
Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra has never been through a training camp like this. Spoelstra's rule for training camp has usually been that there's a strict players-only policy at team events. He even has preferred getting out of Miami for camp, just so the team can be around each other without...
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United States coach Dawn Staley gives instructions to her players during the Women's basketball World Cup final match between Australia and the U.S.A. in Tenerife, Spain, Sunday Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Andres Gutierrez)
October 01, 2018 - 12:16 am
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) — Dawn Staley knows the pressure that comes with coaching USA Basketball. It's gold medal or bust. She experienced it first as a player with the U.S., then as an assistant and now as the team's head coach. She's been successful in each position, helping the...
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Connecticut coach Dan Hurley addresses the media following his team's first NCAA college basketball practice on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 in Storrs, Conn. The team opened practice a day after the NCAA notified the school of violations during former coach Kevin Ollie's tenure there. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)
September 29, 2018 - 11:44 am
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn held its first practice under new basketball coach Dan Hurley on Saturday, a day after receiving NCAA notification of alleged recruiting and other violations during Kevin Ollie's tenure at the school. Hurley said everyone is aware of the off-the-court issues. The school...
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Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods makes a touchdown catch in front of Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr during the second half in an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
September 28, 2018 - 4:59 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have been built around a stifling defense since Mike Zimmer was hired as head coach. That foundation has developed a frightening amount of cracks, one-fourth of the way through Zimmer's fifth season. The Vikings allowed 456 passing yards in their 38-31 loss...
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Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff passes against the Minnesota Vikings during the first half in an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
September 27, 2018 - 8:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jared Goff turned a phenomenal first half into the biggest game of his career, and it was still just barely enough to beat Kirk Cousins. Goff passed for career highs of 465 yards and five touchdowns, winning a scintillating duel with his Minnesota counterpart and leading the...
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Stanford's Bryce Love, center, runs up the middle against Oregon during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Eugene, Ore. (AP photo/Chris Pietsch)
September 25, 2018 - 7:12 pm
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Bryce Love has yet to match last year's record-setting season and Stanford football coach David Shaw said lack of consistent play by the offensive line has been a major contributor. Hit by injuries, the offensive line has yet to start the same five guys in back-to-back games...
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Europe's Sergio Garcia, Tommy Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari, from left, wait for the European Ryder Cup team photo at Le Golf National in Guyancourt, outside Paris, France, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. The 42nd Ryder Cup will be held in France from Sept. 28-30, 2018 at Le Golf National. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
September 25, 2018 - 3:32 am
SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — The Latest on the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Tommy Fleetwood heads into his first Ryder Cup inspired by a message of support from one of soccer's most respected coaches. Among the motivational videos shown in Europe's team...
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2017, file photo, Oklahoma State receiver Jalen McCleskey (1) runs after a catch against Texas defenders Brandon Jones (15) and Gary Johnson (33) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Austin, Texas. A new NCAA policy that makes it easier to redshirt football players comes with an unintended consequence: Players can now leave their teams after playing four games with plans to transfer and take the saved year of eligibility to a new school. Several upperclassmen who would have been out of eligibility had they kept playing this season have already taken this route, including McCleskey. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas, File)
September 24, 2018 - 3:26 pm
A new NCAA policy that makes it easier to redshirt football players comes with an unintended consequence: Players can now choose to save their eligibility by leaving teams after participating in four games, with plans to transfer and use the saved year at a new school. Several upperclassmen who...
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Michigan's Ambry Thomas (1) recovers a fumble by Nebraska Tyjon Lindsey (1) on a punt return after Jake McCurry (43) made the tackle in the first half of an NCAA football game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
September 24, 2018 - 9:14 am
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — First-year coach Scott Frost warned last week things could get worse for winless Nebraska before they get better. Anyone who watched 14th-ranked Michigan's 56-10 throttling of the Cornhuskers on Saturday would be hard-pressed to imagine how things could get worse than they are...
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September 22, 2018 - 5:55 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Alex Ferguson has returned to Old Trafford for the first time since undergoing an emergency brain operation in May and will watch Manchester United host Wolverhampton in the Premier League later Saturday. Ferguson spent almost 27 years as manager of United before retiring...
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