Last Build Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:55:07 -0500
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:55:07 -0500
MADRID (AP) - Spanish club Sporting Gijon says Abelardo Fernandez will not continue as its coach.
The announcement was made Tuesday, two days after a 3-2 home loss to Eibar, with Sporting in the Spanish league's relegation zone.
The club said the decision was made in "mutual agreement" after "analyzing ...
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:44:30 -0500
LONDON (AP) - Sam Allardyce secured his first victory as Crystal Palace manager by reaching the fourth round of the FA Cup on Tuesday when two non-league teams also advanced.
Palace fell behind to third-tier side Bolton but two goals from substitute Christian Benteke clinched a 2-1 victory for Allardyce ...
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:44:03 -0500
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Rutgers wide receiver and return specialist Janarion Grant is returning for a fifth year in 2017.
The university announced his decision on Tuesday.
The sparkplug of the Scarlet Knights offense, Grant missed the final eight games this past season after injuring his right leg against Iowa ...
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:42:21 -0500
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Buffalo Bills new coach Sean McDermott continues filling out his staff by hiring Rob Boras to coach tight ends.
Boras spent the past four seasons with the Rams, including the last two as offensive coordinator. Boras was previously an assistant with Jacksonville and Chicago, and ...
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:38:49 -0500
MILAN (AP) - Jeison Murillo scored with a spectacular bicycle kick and Antonio Candreva got the winner in extra time as Inter Milan beat Bologna 3-2 Tuesday to advance to the Italian Cup quarterfinals.
Shortly after the half-hour mark, Murillo broke the deadlock in style, redirecting a corner from Joao ...
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:30:15 -0500
DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies have agreed to a one-year deal with utility player Alexi Amarista.
Amarista hit .257 with 11 RBIs and nine stolen bases last season for the San Diego Padres. He played all over the field, too, seeing time at second base, shortstop, outfield, third base ...
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:28:02 -0500
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan State women's basketball coach Suzy Merchant is taking an indefinite medical leave of absence.
The school announced Tuesday associate head coach Amaka Agugua will lead the team as interim head coach.
Merchant fainted during a game Jan. 1 and was later taken to a ...
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:23:21 -0500
FRISCO, Texas (AP) - Dallas linebacker Sean Lee made his second straight Pro Bowl as an injury replacement after the team's leading tackler was one of the biggest snubs on the original list.
Lee was named Tuesday to fill in for Carolina's Luke Kuechly, who missed the final six games ...
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:21:17 -0500
LONDON (AP) - Family members meeting up on New Year's Eve is routine and unlikely to rouse suspicions - unless you are brothers on rival sports teams playing the next day.
Sale Sharks, a northern English rugby team, said Tuesday it had suspended winger Tom Arscott after accusing him of ...
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:21:14 -0500
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Jonathan Isaac's renewed confidence could be coming at the right time for No. 10 Florida State.
The Seminoles will host No. 15 Notre Dame on Wednesday and the 6-foot-9 freshman forward is on a roll. Isaac, one of the most heralded recruits in program history, is ...
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:09:18 -0500
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah has hired Kiel McDonald as its new running backs coach.
McDonald held the same position for five years at Eastern Washington.
The 33-year-old joins new offensive coordinator Troy Taylor from Eastern Washington after Dennis Erickson retired at the end of December. Taylor replaced fired ...
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:09:17 -0500
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Hornets coach Steve Clifford points to one factor when explaining his team's five-game losing streak - a lack of defense.
Charlotte went 0-5 on its recent road trip, surrendering an uncharacteristic 109.6 points per game during that span. The Hornets return home Wednesday night to face ...
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:06:11 -0500
NEW YORK (AP) - The cloud of steroids hovers above Hall of Fame voting, much like it shrouded baseball in the 1990s and early 2000s.
Tim Raines, in his 10th and final year of eligibility, appears likely to gain election along with Jeff Bagwell when the Baseball Writers' Association of ...
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:01:29 -0500
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx owner Glen Taylor is kicking another $9-12 million into the Target Center renovation project.
The Timberwolves announced the additional funds on Tuesday. The team says the new money will be used to get new seats, railings for the lower bowl, a new skyway ...
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:59:37 -0500
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - The Washington Redskins have interviewed outside linebackers coach Greg Manusky for their defensive coordinator job.
The team announced Manusky's interview Tuesday, the fourth confirmed candidate. The others include former Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley, former Buffalo Bills assistant Rob Ryan and former Cleveland Browns coach Mike ...
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:59:34 -0500
There are now two seasons in Washington sports — the Pay-Kirk-Cousins season and the Pay-Bryce-Harper season.
There is much overlap, of course. All season, every Redskins game was a referendum on whether or not the Washington Redskins should sign Cousins to a long-term contract.
Now come the off-season debates ...
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:57:27 -0500
NEW YORK (AP) - Alex Rodriguez is no stranger to big money. Now the former New York Yankees slugger will host a new CNBC show in which he guides financially distressed athletes.
The network said Tuesday it ordered a pilot. The show's working title is "Back in the Game."
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:55:36 -0500
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Appalachian State and East Carolina will play four times in football between 2021 and 2026.
The schools on Tuesday announced a series that will include a meeting in Charlotte, one in Boone and two in Greenville.
The teams will play at Bank of America Stadium in ...
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:53:42 -0500
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - With more than a half-century without a Rose Bowl berth, tougher academic standards than most Pac-12 schools and lackluster fan support in a pro-sports focused market, there are plenty of hurdles for a football coach at California.
Coach Justin Wilcox took the job for the Golden ...
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:53:31 -0500
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Austin Peay coach Dave Loos plans to return from a leave of absence this week after missing four games during his ongoing chemotherapy treatment.
Loos is expected to resume coaching Thursday when Austin Peay (6-13, 2-3 Ohio Valley) hosts Morehead State (7-11, 3-2). His leave of ...