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MINNEAPOLIS | Vikings fire OC DeFilippo after another flat performance

MINNEAPOLIS— The Minnesota Vikings have fired offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, whose first season on the job ended after just 13 games amid a sharp decline in production by the offense over the past six weeks. Quarterbacks coach Kevin Stefanski was made interim offensive coordinator on Tuesday morning, following a 21-7 loss at Seattle on Monday … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Vikings fire OC DeFilippo after another flat performance

In-form Sterling no longer the fall-guy at Man City

Forget about Raheem Sterling tripping himself up and still winning a penalty. He’s no longer the fall-guy at Manchester City. In fact, the oft-criticized winger has become one of the most appreciated and important members of Pep Guardiola’s record-breaking side and might be in the form of his career heading into the Manchester derby on … Continue reading In-form Sterling no longer the fall-guy at Man City

CHICAGO  | Blackhawks fire 3-time Stanley Cup-winning coach Quenneville

CHICAGO  — Joel Quenneville knew the deal. After three Stanley Cup titles and nine playoff appearances with the Chicago Blackhawks, the longtime coach figured this was a big season for him. “I only think we’re in the winning business and we better win,” Quenneville said on the first day of training camp. Two months later, … Continue reading CHICAGO  | Blackhawks fire 3-time Stanley Cup-winning coach Quenneville

Senators players filmed trashing team, coach while in Uber

A group of seven players from the Ottawa Senators have apologized after a video surfaced showing them insulting the team and an assistant coach during an Uber ride, the latest bit of humiliation for an organization that’s been riddled with it recently. The video shows the players discussing their ineffective penalty kill and mocking assistant … Continue reading Senators players filmed trashing team, coach while in Uber

NEW YORK | Notre Dame’s McGraw: Irish want ‘to prove something again’

NEW YORK — It’s been a busy few months for Muffet McGraw and her Notre Dame Fighting Irish after they won the national championship in April on a last-second shot by Arike Ogunbowale. There were award ceremonies, a trip to the ESPYs and Ogunbowale’s appearance on “Dancing with the Stars.” Now with the season beginning … Continue reading NEW YORK | Notre Dame’s McGraw: Irish want ‘to prove something again’

NEW YORK | Fixer says he made cash payment in college hoops scheme

NEW YORK— A government witness at a college basketball corruption trial claims he made a secret $40,000 payment to the inner circle of a North Carolina State recruit. Thomas “T.J.” Gassnola told a jury on Thursday that he delivered the cash to an assistant coach at the school in 2015. He said the coach was … Continue reading NEW YORK | Fixer says he made cash payment in college hoops scheme

A final bow for ‘Miss Val,’ UCLA’s Kondos Field to retire

Valorie Kondos Field nearly quit while she was behind. Nearly. Her first year as the women’s gymnastics coach at UCLA in 1991 didn’t go as planned. Neither did the second. Frustrated, she found herself preparing to tell senior associate athletic director Judith Holland that Holland’s unusual move to hire a head coach with no background … Continue reading A final bow for ‘Miss Val,’ UCLA’s Kondos Field to retire

COLUMBUS, Ohio | Ohio State suspends Meyer 3 games, says he protected protege

COLUMBUS, Ohio  — Ohio State suspended coach Urban Meyer for three games on Wednesday night for mishandling repeated professional and behavioral problems of an assistant coach, with investigators finding Meyer protected his protege for years through domestic violence allegations, a drug problem and poor job performance. The superstar coach’s treatment of his now-fired assistant was … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | Ohio State suspends Meyer 3 games, says he protected protege