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AP source: Liberty hired Hugh Freeze as football coach

Liberty has hired former Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze to lead its football program. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that the Flames have tabbed Freeze as their next coach. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because neither the school nor Freeze has publicly announced the decision. … Continue reading AP source: Liberty hired Hugh Freeze as football coach

AP source: NFL fires down judge Cruz for poor performance

The NFL fired down judge Hugo Cruz on Thursday for inadequate performance, a person familiar with the firing tells The Associated Press. Cruz is in his fourth season as an NFL official. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the league has not publicly announced the move. Cruz, a part of referee Carl Cheffers’ … Continue reading AP source: NFL fires down judge Cruz for poor performance

WASHINGTON | Pentagon chief drops planned China visit amid tensions

WASHINGTON — U.S. defense officials say Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has dropped plans to visit China amid rising tensions between Beijing and Washington. Although the trip was never publicly announced, Mattis had planned to visit Beijing in October for so-called 2-plus-2 security talks with his Chinese counterpart as well as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pentagon chief drops planned China visit amid tensions

SANTIAGO, Chile | Mattis aide to be nominated to head US Southern Command

SANTIAGO, Chile — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday that his senior military assistant, Navy Vice Adm. Craig Faller, will be nominated to serve as the next head of U.S. Southern Command. Mattis made the statement to members of a Chilean government delegation before attending a signing ceremony for an agreement on cyber cooperation with … Continue reading SANTIAGO, Chile | Mattis aide to be nominated to head US Southern Command

AP source: Paul George decides to become free agent

Paul George turned down one option and created a slew of new ones. George has decided not to exercise his $20.7 million option for next season with the Oklahoma City Thunder, a person with knowledge of the situation said Thursday. George will become an unrestricted free agent on Sunday. The person spoke to The Associated … Continue reading AP source: Paul George decides to become free agent