Coaching

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2015, file photo, Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmid walks off the field following an MLS soccer training session in Tukwila, Wash. Schmid, the winningest coach in MLS history, has died. He was 65. Schmid's family said he died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. Schmid was hospitalized three weeks ago as he awaited a heart transplant. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
December 26, 2018 - 6:55 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sigi Schmid, the winningest coach in MLS history, has died. He was 65. Schmid's family said he died Tuesday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Schmid was hospitalized three weeks ago as he awaited a heart transplant. "Our family is deeply saddened by his passing and is taking...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma defensive coordinator Ruffin McNeill watches players before an NCAA college football game between Kansas State and Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. McNeill spent years coaching defense for Mike Leach at Texas Tech before becoming a head coach at his alma mater, East Carolina. After being fired at ECU, coach Lincoln Riley brought McNeill to Oklahoma in 2017. Riley then turned to the 60-year-old McNeill to try to stabilize a defense that continued to struggle after Mike Stoops was fired following the Texas game in October. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
December 26, 2018 - 3:14 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables began his coaching career at Kansas State in the mid-1990s, trying to come up with ways to stop Nebraska's power option. The Cornhuskers were predictable, but often darn near unstoppable. So as far as Venables is concerned, coaching...
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New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis (56) sacks Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) during an NFL football game in New Orleans on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. New Orleans won, 31-28. (Scott Clause/The Daily Advertiser via AP)
December 25, 2018 - 10:40 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin isn't going to complain about the officiating. Or lament the turnovers and missed opportunities over the last month that have the Pittsburgh Steelers on the outside of the playoffs looking in heading into Week 17. The longtime head coach doesn't see the point in it...
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San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, left, talks with official Jeff Bergman during the first half of an NFL football game between the 49ers and the Chicago Bears in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
December 23, 2018 - 4:51 pm
The Latest on NFL's Week 16 (All times Eastern). 7:15 p.m. The Chicago Bears have wrapped up a 14-9 win over the San Francisco 49ers. The Bears improved to 11-4 and handed 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan his first loss in December as head coach. Coming into today, Shanahan was 7-0 in December games...
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December 23, 2018 - 1:41 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State has hired former Houston assistant Kendal Briles as its offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. The school announced Briles' hiring on Sunday but did not disclose the terms. Briles replaces Walt Bell, who took the head coaching position at UMass earlier...
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Connecticut guard/forward Katie Lou Samuelson, center, loses possession after colliding with California guard Asha Thomas (1) and forward Alaysia Styles, right, in the second quarter of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/John Hefti)
December 22, 2018 - 2:39 pm
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Geno Auriemma expects this UConn team to be regularly tested this season, and the top-ranked Huskies certainly had to earn their two road victories in a four-day span. "This is how the majority of the world lives," UConn's coach said of playing tough games out of town. "It's...
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2018, file photo, Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh stands on the sideline during the first half of the team's NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in Baltimore. Harbaugh will return to coach the Ravens next season, and the team says it’s working on an extension beyond 2019. Harbaugh took over as Baltimore’s coach in 2008 and has taken the team to the playoffs six times, winning the Super Bowl in 2012. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
December 21, 2018 - 4:23 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — John Harbaugh will return to coach the Baltimore Ravens next season, and the team says it's working on an extension beyond 2019. Harbaugh took over as Baltimore's coach in 2008 and has taken the team to the playoffs six times, winning the Super Bowl in 2012. The Ravens didn't reach...
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December 20, 2018 - 2:08 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Former Louisville coach Rick Pitino is in talks with the basketball club Panathinaikos about its coaching vacancy, a Greek team official said Thursday. The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the matter. The...
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Olentangy Orange's Zach Harrison announces that he will sign with Ohio State over Michigan and Penn State in front of family, friends and students at Olentangy Orange High School, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018 in Lewis Center, Ohio. (Kyle Robertson/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)
December 19, 2018 - 6:40 pm
Zach Harrison is one of the most highly touted recruits in the country, and he goes to high school 15 miles from Ohio State. Yet not until Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period, did the 6-foot-6, 245-pound defensive end commit to the Buckeyes, giving incoming coach Ryan Day his first...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2018, file photo, Alabama head coach Nick Saban leaves the field after the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game against Georgia in Atlanta. UCF’s Josh Heupel, Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly and Saban are the finalists for The Associated Press national college football coach of the year after leading their teams to unbeaten regular seasons. The winner will be announced Monday, Dec. 17. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
December 19, 2018 - 12:12 pm
The Latest on the first day of the early college football signing period (all times Eastern): 3:10 p.m. New North Carolina coach Mack Brown landed a big pickup by flipping in-state quarterback Sam Howell from Florida State. Howell committed to the Seminoles in the spring, but announced he will...
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