Coaching

FILE - In this May 29, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz answers a question during a news conference in Las Vegas. The New York Islanders have hired Barry Trotz as their new head coach. President of hockey operations Lou Lamoriello announced the move Thursday, June 21, 2018, at the NHL draft, two weeks after Trotz won the Stanley Cup with the Washington Capitals and three days after he resigned from that job. Trotz reportedly agreed to a five-year deal worth double what he would have made annually on a shorter contract with the Capitals. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
June 21, 2018 - 8:52 pm
DALLAS (AP) — When Barry Trotz left the Washington Capitals fresh off winning the Stanley Cup, the New York Islanders couldn't move fast enough to talk to him. Minutes after word circulated that Trotz resigned from the Capitals, Islanders president of hockey operations Lou Lamoriello got in touch...
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Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri wears soccer shoes with the national flags of Switzerland and Kosovo at the official training session of the Swiss team one the eve of the group E match between Switzerland and Serbia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at Kaliningrad stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
June 21, 2018 - 2:59 pm
KALININGRAD, Russia (AP) — The coaches of Serbia and Switzerland only want to talk about football, not about an entrenched political dispute casting a shadow over their teams' World Cup showdown in Russia. Tensions have been building in Serbia before the Group E match Friday in Kaliningrad. Not...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2018, file photo, then-Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie watches the first half an NCAA college basketball game, in Storrs, Conn. The University of Connecticut says it fired men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie after finding NCAA violations that included improper workouts and improper contact with recruits by Ollie and former UConn star Ray Allen. In a statement to The Associated Press on Thursday, June 21, 2018, Ollie's lawyer Jacques Parenteau called the infractions cited by UConn in firing Ollie minimal and isolated. He also says they fail to justify withholding the more than $10 million they believe Ollie is owed under his contract. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
June 21, 2018 - 1:18 pm
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut fired men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie after finding NCAA violations that included improper training sessions and improper contact with recruits by Ollie and former UConn star Ray Allen, according to documents released by the school. The...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2011, file photo, Texas women's head track and field coach Beverly Kearney is photographed during practice in Austin, Texas. The University of Texas has agreed to settle a race and sexual discrimination lawsuit filed by former women's track coach Bev Kearney. Kearney attorney Jody Mask on Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018, told The Associated Press that the case will be dismissed. University spokesman Gary Susswein confirmed the school agreed to settle. Terms were not immediately disclosed. (Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)
June 20, 2018 - 12:58 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas has agreed to settle a race and gender discrimination lawsuit filed by former women's track coach Bev Kearney, who was forced out of her job in 2013 after the school learned she had a relationship with an athlete a decade earlier. Kearney, who is black,...
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Double amputee and soccer coach, Tebogo Mofokeng, centre, talks with his players prior to a friendly soccer match during a training session in Winterveldt, South Africa, Sunday, June 17, 2018. Mofokeng's legs were amputated when he was a toddler but that didn't stop him fulfilling his dream of coaching young children. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
June 20, 2018 - 7:40 am
WINDERVELDT, South Africa (AP) — Tebogo Mofokeng's legs were amputated when he was a toddler in South Africa, but that didn't stop him from fulfilling his dream of coaching young football players. Mofokeng, 18, is following the World Cup closely, but on Sunday morning he was on a dusty field in...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz smiles towards left wing Alex Ovechkin, right, after Ovechkin's goal in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets, in Washington. Trotz has resigned as coach of the Washington Capitals after leading them to the Stanley Cup. The team announced Trotz’s resignation Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
June 18, 2018 - 7:11 pm
Less than two weeks after lifting the Stanley Cup, Barry Trotz is a free agent and the Washington Capitals are looking for a new coach. Trotz stepped down as Capitals coach on Monday after a contract dispute over salary and term that leaves the newly minted Stanley Cup champions without a coach...
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Senegal coach Aliou Cisse attend a press conference before Senegal's official training on the eve of the group H match between Poland and Senegal at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
June 18, 2018 - 11:37 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The only black coach at this year's World Cup says there is a need for more in soccer. "In European countries, in major clubs, you see lots of African players. Now we need African coaches for our continent to go ahead," Senegal's Aliou Cisse said through a translator on Monday, a day...
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Croatia's Luka Modric, left, celebrates with teammate Ante Rebic after scoring from a penalty spot during the group D match between Croatia and Nigeria at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
June 16, 2018 - 5:06 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local): 12 a.m. Luka Modric scored on a penalty kick after Croatia went ahead on an own-goal by Nigeria in a 2-0 victory in their World Cup match on Saturday night. Nigeria's Oghenekaro Etebo deflected the ball into his own net in the...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2018, file photo, new Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine watches linebacker Oren Burks work out during NFL rookie football camp in Green Bay, Wis. The coaching roots run deep in Pettine’s family. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer, File)
June 16, 2018 - 1:04 pm
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Coaching runs deep in Mike Pettine's family. Vacations to the Jersey shore as a child gave the Green Bay Packers' defensive coordinator a glimpse of the life. His father, a high school football coach in suburban Philadelphia, took a briefcase to the beach, settled a chair...
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June 15, 2018 - 5:39 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Orlando City Soccer Club has parted ways with head coach Jason Kreis. The Lions announced Friday that assistant coach Bobby Murphy will lead the team while the club conducts a comprehensive search for a new head coach. Orlando City CEO Alex Leitao said in a statement that it...
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