Sports team management changes

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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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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New Jersey Devils' Taylor Hall poses on the red carpet before the NHL Awards, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 20, 2018 - 10:19 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on NHL awards show at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (all times local): 7:15 p.m. New Jersey forward Taylor Hall has won the Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player. Hall beat out Los Angeles captain Anze Kopitar and Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon in a contest between...
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Jay Bryant-Chavez, center, reacts after a play during a watch party for Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the Washington Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights, Monday, June 4, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 19, 2018 - 1:54 pm
Thanks, Vegas. The Stanley Cup Final run of the expansion Golden Knights contributed to what is expected to be a healthy increase for the salary cap, giving NHL teams more freedom to make deals. With elite center John Tavares, top defenseman John Carlson and a strong group of free agents available...
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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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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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New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham makes a catch during the team's NFL football practice, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
June 12, 2018 - 4:42 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. has been cleared to practice although the star New York Giants' receiver did little work in team periods at the opening of the first mandatory minicamp under new coach Pat Shurmur. Beckham, who missed several voluntary practices in the final phase of...
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June 12, 2018 - 12:26 pm
Nick Nurse spent almost three decades paying his coaching dues, toiling with teams in Britain, Italy and Belgium, college basketball and the G League. The chance he's long coveted has finally arrived. Nurse has agreed to become the next coach of the Toronto Raptors, a person with direct knowledge...
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Golden State Warriors General Manager Bob Myers smiles during a media conference Monday, June 11, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 11, 2018 - 8:23 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Warriors general manager Bob Myers expects swift negotiations to re-sign two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant and coach Steve Kerr. Durant could sign for as long as four years and about $160 million, and Myers is prepared to give him "whatever he wants." Durant has...
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