Coaching

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach J.B. Bickerstaff gives instructions to players in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Cleveland. Indiana won 113-104. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
March 10, 2020 - 7:32 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — J.B. Bickerstaff's impressive start with the Cavaliers has been rewarded. Bickerstaff, who has Cleveland playing its best basketball this season since taking over when John Beilein suddenly resigned last month, agreed to a multi-year contract with the team on Tuesday. The Cavs...
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Kansas' Devon Dotson (1) celebrates after an NCAA college basketball game against Texas Tech, Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)
March 10, 2020 - 9:46 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Top-ranked Kansas hasn't lost since Baylor stunned the Jayhawks in Allen Fieldhouse in January, that run of excellence driving coach Bill Self's squad to another regular-season Big 12 title and the top seed in the conference tournament. Better not let that winning streak end...
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Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson gestures to his players during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
March 07, 2020 - 2:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kenny Atkinson won't have the chance to coach Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving together in Brooklyn. The Nets and their coach decided his influence with the team ran out before that pair could get started. The Nets surprisingly split with their coach Saturday, even as they remain on...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, file photo, Mater Dei quarterback Bryce Young is tackled after scrambling out of the pocket during a high school football game against St. John Bosco in Bellflower, Calif. Aside from being 2,000 miles away from his home in Southern California, the most challenging part of Alabama freshman quarterback Bryce Young's transition to college was dealing with two straight weeks of rainy weather in Tuscaloosa this winter. They don't get that in Pasadena, California. Otherwise, he's been too busy to be homesick. (Scott Varley/The Orange County Register via AP, File)
March 06, 2020 - 3:10 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Aside from being 2,000 miles away from his home in Southern California, the most challenging part of Alabama freshman quarterback Bryce Young's transition to college was dealing with two straight weeks of rainy weather in Tuscaloosa this winter. They don't get that in...
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March 05, 2020 - 6:54 am
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A high school basketball coach is in some hot water over letting a celebrity twerker use the Miami Beach Senior High gym to make a video during her Feb. 22 “Twerk Tour” stop. In the Feb. 22 video, Nastya Nass, who has 6.8 million Instagram followers, led a group of 47...
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Jeff Sessions addresses the crowd at his watch party following Alabama's state primary, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Mobile, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)
March 04, 2020 - 5:31 pm
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Jeff Sessions, making new strides to regain his former Senate seat, faced renewed criticism from Donald Trump that could be his biggest hurdle after the president appeared to mock his former attorney general for being forced into a primary runoff. Trump broke his silence on...
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San Antonio Spurs acting head coach Tim Duncan, left, talks to San Antonio Spurs forward DeMar DeRozan in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
March 03, 2020 - 9:04 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tim Duncan won more than 1,000 games as an NBA player. He got his first victory as an acting head coach on Tuesday night. Dejounte Murray scored 21 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Charlotte Hornets 104-103 without longtime head coach Gregg Popovich, who missed the...
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Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions campaigns for Alabama's Senate seat at the Blue Plate restaurant Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Huntsville, Ala. Sessions faces a competitive primary Tuesday as he seeks to reclaim the  U.S. Senate seat he held for 20 years. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)
February 29, 2020 - 9:25 am
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — To reclaim the Alabama Senate seat he held for 20 years, Jeff Sessions must first get through a competitive GOP primary with challengers eager to capitalize on his very public falling out with President Donald Trump. The former attorney general is banking on his long history...
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FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2019, file photo, Ohio State cornerback Shaun Wade, right, tackles Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence during the first half of the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal in Glendale, Ariz. Wade was ejected from the game for targeting. Players ejected from games for targeting will be allowed to remain in the bench area and replay reviews will be limited to two minutes if proposals by the NCAA football rules committee are passed. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
February 28, 2020 - 5:17 pm
Players ejected from games for targeting will be allowed to remain in the bench area and replay reviews will be limited to two minutes if proposals by the NCAA football rules committee are passed. The committee wrapped up several days of meetings in Indianapolis on Friday by issuing its...
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In this Feb. 8, 2020, photo, cross-country skiers from around Vermont compete in races at U-32 Middle & High School in East Montpelier, Vt. The ski racing community worldwide is starting to back away from the use of fluorinated waxes that contain chemicals that pose threats to human health and impact the environment. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
February 28, 2020 - 10:17 am
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — At ski races across the United States, competitors are starting to abandon a type of wax many count on for speed amid concerns it contains toxic chemicals that threaten human health and could reach streams and other critical groundwater sources. The International Ski...
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