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Sporting Gijon says coach Abelardo Fernandez leaving club

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 ...

FA Cup: Allardyce's Palace wins; 2 non-league teams through

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 ...

Rutgers' Janarion Grant will return for a fifth season

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 ...

Bills hire ex-Rams coordinator Boras to coach tight ends

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 ...

Murillo spectacular goal with bicycle kick in Inter win

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 ...

Rockies, Alexi Amarista agree to 1-year deal

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 ...

Michigan State women's basketball coach takes medical leave

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 ...

Cowboys' Lee makes another Pro Bowl as injury replacement

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 ...

Rugby player suspended as 'leak' to brother is investigated

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 ...

Freshman Jonathan Isaac on a roll for No. 10 Florida State

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 ...

Utah hires E. Washington's McDonald as running backs coach

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 ...

Clifford: Poor defense has led to Hornets' losing streak

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 ...

Cloud of steroids hovers above Hall of Fame voting

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 ...

Timberwolves kick in more $$ for arena renovations

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 ...

Redskins interview Manusky for defensive coordinator job

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 ...

Bryce Harper has 2 years left, Nationals need to add pieces

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 ...

A-Rod takes swing at new TV show for cash-strapped jocks

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."

Rodriquez ...

App State, East Carolina announce 4-game football series

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 ...

New California coach Justin Wilcox embraces challenge

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 ...

Austin Peay's Loos returning from his leave of absence

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 ...