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FILE - In this May 7, 2017, file photo, Nashville Predators coach Peter Laviolette, center left, and associated coach Kevin McCarthy, center right, talk during Game 6 of a second-round NHL hockey playoff series against the St. Louis Blues in Nashville, Tenn. The team announced Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, that both Laviolette and McCarthy have been fired. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
January 06, 2020 - 7:49 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville fired Peter Laviolette on Monday after he coached the Predators into the playoffs in each of the previous five seasons. Assistant coach Kevin McCarthy also was dismissed. The Predators (19-15-7) have dropped four of five heading into Tuesday night's game against...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2017, file photo, Nashville Predators coach Peter Laviolette, center left, and associated coach Kevin McCarthy, center right, talk during Game 6 of a second-round NHL hockey playoff series against the St. Louis Blues in Nashville, Tenn. The team announced Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, that both Laviolette and McCarthy have been fired. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
January 06, 2020 - 7:29 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville fired Peter Laviolette on Monday after he coached the Predators into the playoffs in each of the previous five seasons. Assistant coach Kevin McCarthy also was dismissed. The Predators (19-15-7) have dropped four of five heading into Tuesday night's game against...
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FILE -In this Nov. 21, 2015, file photo, Japan's Shogo Akiyama rounds third base after hitting two-run home run against Mexico in the seventh inning to end their third-place game at the Premier12 world baseball tournament at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo. Akiyama has agreed to a $21 million, three-year deal with the Cincinnati Reds, the only major league team that has not had a player born in Japan. Akiyama, 31, became a free agent after his ninth season with the Seibu Lions in Japan's Pacific League, where he was a five-time All-Star. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi, File)
January 06, 2020 - 7:29 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Outfielder Shogo Akiyama agreed to a $21 million, three-year deal with the Cincinnati Reds, the only major league team that hasn't had a player born in Japan. Akiyama, 31, became a free agent after his ninth season with the Seibu Lions in Japan's Pacific League, where he was a...
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January 06, 2020 - 7:07 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Outfielder Shogo Akiyama agreed to a $21 million, three-year deal with the Cincinnati Reds, the only major league team that hasn't had a player born in Japan. Akiyama, 31, became a free agent after his ninth season with the Seibu Lions in Japan's Pacific League, where he was a...
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January 06, 2020 - 7:05 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville has fired Peter Laviolette after he coached the Predators into the playoffs in each of the previous five seasons. The Predators also dismissed assistant coach Kevin McCarthy on Monday. Nashville has dropped four of five heading into Tuesday night's game against the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, left, congratulates Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy after their 34-31 win in an NFL divisional playoff football game in Arlington, Texas. The Dallas Cowboys didn't take long to settle on Mike McCarthy as their coach after waiting a week to announce they were moving on from Jason Garrett. McCarthy, who won a Super Bowl at the home of the Cowboys nine years ago as Green Bay's coach, has agreed to become the ninth coach in team history, a person with direct knowledge of the deal said Monday, Jan. 6, 2020.The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team hasn't announced the move. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
January 06, 2020 - 4:02 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Mike McCarthy won a Super Bowl and went to the playoffs eight straight years while coaching two-time MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The Dallas Cowboys are hoping for similar results from McCarthy with Dak Prescott. McCarthy, who won the title as Green Bay's coach at the home of...
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January 06, 2020 - 3:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Minnesota Lynx assistant coach Walt Hopkins will be hired as the next head coach of the New York Liberty, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Monday because no official announcement has been made. The...
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FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, left, congratulates Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy after their 34-31 win in an NFL divisional playoff football game in Arlington, Texas. The Dallas Cowboys didn't take long to settle on Mike McCarthy as their coach after waiting a week to announce they were moving on from Jason Garrett. McCarthy, who won a Super Bowl at the home of the Cowboys nine years ago as Green Bay's coach, has agreed to become the ninth coach in team history, a person with direct knowledge of the deal said Monday, Jan. 6, 2020.The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team hasn't announced the move. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
January 06, 2020 - 11:36 am
The Dallas Cowboys didn't take long to settle on Mike McCarthy as their coach after waiting a week to announce they were moving on from Jason Garrett. McCarthy, who won a Super Bowl at the home of the Cowboys nine years ago as Green Bay's coach, has agreed to become the ninth coach in team history...
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2018, file photo, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy watches the team's NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. The Dallas Cowboys didn't take long to settle on Mike McCarthy as their coach after waiting a week to announce they were moving on from Jason Garrett. McCarthy, who won a Super Bowl at the home of the Cowboys nine years ago as Green Bay's coach, has agreed to become the ninth coach in team history, a person with direct knowledge of the deal said Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team hasn't announced the move. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
January 06, 2020 - 11:25 am
The Dallas Cowboys didn't take long to settle on Mike McCarthy as their coach after waiting a week to announce they were moving on from Jason Garrett. McCarthy, who won a Super Bowl at the home of the Cowboys nine years ago as Green Bay's coach, has agreed to become the ninth coach in team history...
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FILE - In this is an April 25, 2018, file photo, NCAA headquarters is viewed in Indianapolis. A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that only 38% of Americans said colleges and universities with major athletic programs should give athletes a salary but 52% believe college athletes should receive a cut of the millions of dollars the NCAA, conferences and schools make annually from media rights deals involving football and basketball. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
January 06, 2020 - 10:30 am
As the NCAA grapples with how to provide athletes opportunities to be compensated for their fame, about two-thirds of Americans support college players being permitted to earn money for endorsements. That's according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research...
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