ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — UCF has hired Johnny Dawkins as its new men’s basketball coach. Dawkins, who will be the Knights seventh head coach since the program’s inception in 1969, was fired last week by Stanford after coaching the Cardinal eight seasons. He replaces Donnie Jones, whose UCF run ended following a disappointing first-round loss […]
ATLANTA (AP) — Longtime Atlanta Braves executive John Schuerholz has stepped back from a day-to-day role with the team as it prepares for the final season at Turner Field. The Braves announced several front-office changes Thursday, including Schuerholz moving from team president to vice chairman. Mike Plant will take over a president in charge of […]
The Pelicans say guard Jrue Holiday and forward Alonzo Gee will miss the rest of this season because of injuries, joining a slew of sidelined New Orleans teammates.
Chris Paul won’t play for the U.S. basketball team in this summer’s Olympics, passing up a chance for a third gold medal.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — John Calipari says that every Kentucky player eligible to declare will submit their names for this year’s NBA draft. Calipari posted tweets Wednesday saying Kentucky players of age will declare for the draft, though all may not attend the league’s invitation-only combine. Under new NCAA rules, players declaring for the draft […]
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Roger Goodell didn’t dismiss Las Vegas as a potential home for an NFL franchise when asked about Raiders owner Mark Davis’ interest in moving his team there. Traditionally, the NFL has strongly opposed the idea of America’s gambling capital hosting a franchise. After being passed over for relocation to Los […]
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs nearly suffered a major misstep on their march to making league history. All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard left the Spurs’ 112-88 victory over the Miami Heat on Wednesday night with a bruised right quadriceps, but it did not appear serious judging by the team’s reaction during and after […]
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — NFL owners have approved as a one-year trial ejecting a player who draws two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties from specific categories. Those categories include throwing a punch at or kicking an opponent; taunting; and using abusive, threatening or insulting language or gestures. ”Sportsmanship is important to the membership,” NFL Commissioner Roger […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Forbes estimates the New York Yankees are worth $3.4 billion, up 6 percent from last year and the highest evaluation for the 19th straight year. In its annual rankings, released Wednesday, Forbes claims the average value of a Major League Baseball team increased 7 percent in the last year to $1.3 […]
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA cashed in on a $1.2 billion bonanza from United States broadcasters Friday, striking World Cup deals with Fox, Telemundo and Spanish language radio. Fox won the English-language U.S. television rights for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments, outbidding incumbent ESPN and NBC for soccer’s showpiece tournament. Fox agreed to pay around $425 […]