Coaching

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2007, file photo, Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Don Shula laughs during an interview at his home in Indian Creek, Fla. Shula, who won the most games of any NFL coach and led the Miami Dolphins to the only perfect season in league history, died Monday, May 4, 2020, at his home in Indian Creek, Fla., the team said. He was 90. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
May 04, 2020 - 4:36 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Don Shula often said he wanted to be remembered for playing within the rules, and that's what happened Monday. In the wake of his death at age 90, an outpouring of tributes from around the NFL saluted not only Shula's two Super Bowl championships and NFL-record 347 coaching victories,...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, file photo, coach John Galligan, left, directs players during a Rookie Tackle youth football game in Islip, N.Y. USA Football is implementing its Football Development Model nationwide, after six youth organizations around the country took part in a pilot program last year. (AP Photo/Ralph Russo, File)
May 04, 2020 - 2:03 am
USA Football is launching an app that can help coaches and parents on all youth levels of the sport. At a key time, too, with so many youngsters across the nation unable to gather for any games or practices — now or for who knows how long? The free app, called Coach Planner by USA Football, was...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2009, file photo, Jesse Smith, of the United States, reacts during a waterpolo quarterfinal match against Germany at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Rome. One way Smith is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic is through virtual speaking engagements with water polo clubs and teams all over the country, passing along what he has learned during a couple decades in the water. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
May 03, 2020 - 1:45 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — When Jesse Smith looks out at his Zoom audience, he knows exactly what the crowd is going through. The captain of the U.S. men’s water polo team is adjusting his training, too. He also misses playing alongside his friends. One way Smith is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic is...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020, file photo, San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Joe Staley celebrates after the NFL NFC Championship football game against the Green Bay Packers in Santa Clara, Calif. Staley was the one constant in San Francisco during a more than decade-long roller coaster that saw the 49ers go from the basement to the Super Bowl twice in a career that ended with his retirement last week.(AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
April 28, 2020 - 8:02 pm
When Joe Staley announced his retirement following a stellar 13-year career in San Francisco, he was taken aback by the tributes that poured in from former 49ers teammates, coaches and competitors. The limelight in the NFL is usually reserved for the players who catch, run or throw the ball, not...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 3, 2020 file photo, Wake Forest head coach Danny Manning leaves the court after the team lost to North Carolina in an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C. On Saturday, April 25, 2020, Wake Forest announced it has fired Manning after six seasons in which the Demon Deacons had a winning record only once. (AP Photo/Chris Seward)
April 25, 2020 - 4:13 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Danny Manning never built a winner at Wake Forest. Now the school is looking for a new coach and direction. Wake Forest fired Manning on Saturday after losing seasons in five of his six years with one NCAA Tournament appearance. The move came more than six weeks after the Demon...
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FILE - In this May 5, 2018, file photo, Mike Smith rides Justify to victory during the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The move of the Triple Crown’s first leg to Labor Day weekend due to the coronavirus pandemic will mark the first time the Derby won’t run on the first Saturday in May since 1945. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
April 23, 2020 - 7:36 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The governor of North Carolina is still considering a request to allow NASCAR to race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May. Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday extended the state’s stay-at-home order because of the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2015, file photo, Notre Dame associate coach Niele Ivey, left, and head coach Muffet McGraw watch during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against UConn in Storrs, Conn. Ivey is ready to take over a Notre Dame program where she spent 17 years as a player and assistant coach. Ivey follows her mentor Muffet McGraw , who retired after 33 years at the school Wednesday, April 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
April 23, 2020 - 1:20 pm
Niele Ivey is coming home. Ivey was introduced as the new coach of the Notre Dame women's basketball team on Thursday, succeeding her mentor, Muffet McGraw, who retired a day earlier. “Those are big heels to fill,” Ivey said during an online news conference. “When you follow a legend, it's not easy...
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FILE - In this April 1, 2001, file photo, Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw, center, holds up the National Championship trophy after Notre Dame defeated Purdue 68-66 for the 2001 Women's Final Four Championship in St. Louis. At left is Imani Dunbar and Ruth Riley is at right. McGraw abruptly retired Wednesday, April 22, 2020, stepping down from Notre Dame after a Hall of Fame coaching career that includes two national championships in 33 seasons. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
April 22, 2020 - 10:35 pm
Just two years removed from the euphoria of winning her second national championship, Muffet McGraw knew it was time. Time to relax a bit. Time to do something else. And time, hopefully, to watch her young team climb back up the rankings under someone else's guidance on the rock-solid foundation...
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FILE In this Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 a general view of the Camp Nou stadium prior of a Spanish Copa del Rey soccer match between Barcelona and Leganes at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort, File)
April 22, 2020 - 8:21 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The men’s softball World Cup has been pushed back from 2021 to 2022 because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on qualifying tournaments. The World Baseball Softball Confederation says it decided to delay...
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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2019, file photo, Keyshawn Davis, right, of the United States, hits Andy Cruz, of Cuba, during their men's light welterweight final boxing bout at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. When the Tokyo Olympics were postponed, Davis took several weeks to choose his path to boxing stardom. Every member of the U.S. boxing team agrees so far. Even with an extra year to wait, Davis and his 12 teammates are all still focused on Tokyo and the rewards of the Olympic experience. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia, File)
April 20, 2020 - 6:53 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Keyshawn Davis took several weeks to choose his path to boxing stardom after the Tokyo Olympics were postponed. Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, the top professional prospect on the U.S. Olympic qualification team was suddenly facing nearly a year without an amateur fight that...
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