Coaching

File-This July 24, 2018, file photo shows Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer speaking at the Big Ten Conference NCAA college football Media Days in Chicago. The Big Ten East has been called the toughest division in college football, and that’s expected to be the case again this season even with the uncertainty surrounding Meyer and his defending conference champion Ohio State Buckeyes. (AP Photo/Annie Rice, File)
August 17, 2018 - 6:13 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State says factfinders investigating coach Urban Meyer's handling of domestic abuse allegations against a former assistant will deliver a report to university leaders sometime next week. The school announced Friday that the investigation will wrap up on Sunday as planned...
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August 17, 2018 - 8:33 am
FLOYD, Va. (AP) — The moon over Virginia was half-visible that May evening, as was the one on the softball field, authorities say. The Roanoke Times reports 57-year-old Debbie L. McCulley is accused of mooning the stands, but a judge Thursday said the indecent exposure charge could be dropped...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018, file photo, Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn is shown during their NFL training camp football practice in Flowery Branch, Ga. Quinn said he's had a spot "removed or checked on" in annual skin cancer checks during physical exams. He and some of his assistants normally wear long shirts under their T-shirts during practice _ despite the Georgia heat and humidity. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
August 17, 2018 - 5:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The toughest opponent for many NFL players and coaches during the blazing hot days of training camp sits far above the football field. The sun's powerful ultraviolet rays are a leading cause of skin cancer, and shade is rare at most practice sites. So, slathered-on sunscreen, big...
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Simone Biles practices on the floor during a training session at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
August 15, 2018 - 10:34 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Simone Biles is not here to save gymnastics. Or at least USA Gymnastics. The reigning Olympic champion understands how bumpy of a ride it has been for her sport's national governing body since she stepped off the podium in Rio de Janeiro two years ago, a fourth Olympic gold medal...
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This is a 2017 photo of Tony Sparano Jr. of the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL football team. Sparano Jr. directed drill after drill Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 clapping his hands and offering positive feedback to players. The son of longtime NFL coach Tony Sparano will return to Minnesota a little more than three weeks after his father’s death and step onto the same practice fields his dad roamed the last three years. It won’t be easy for the younger Sparano, an assistant offensive line coach with Jacksonville. (AP Photo)
August 15, 2018 - 2:22 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tony Sparano Jr. directed drill after drill Tuesday, clapping his hands and offering positive feedback to players. He smiled. He laughed. He joked with Jacksonville's offensive linemen during breaks. His emotions might be totally different the rest of the week. The son of...
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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2018 file photo Tennessee Titans' Blaine Gabbert throws during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Green Bay, Wis. Gabbert quickly stopped the reporter asking the quarterback about learning his fourth offense in four years. The Titans, who signed Gabbert in March to back up Marcus Mariota, are just the fourth team that the quarterback has played for since being drafted by Jacksonville in 2011. But coach Mike Vrabel is the eight different head coach and yes, the eighth different scheme that Gabbert has had to learn since coming into the NFL from Missouri. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke, file)
August 12, 2018 - 5:09 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Quarterback Blaine Gabbert quickly stopped the reporter asking him about learning his fourth offense in four years. "Eighth in eight years," he said. The Tennessee Titans, who signed Gabbert in March to back up Marcus Mariota , are the fourth team that the quarterback has...
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FILE - In this Dec. 26, 2016, file photo, Maryland head coach DJ Durkin walks the sideline during the first half of the Quick Lane Bowl NCAA college football game against Boston College in Detroit. Maryland placed the head of the football team's strength and conditioning staff on paid leave while it investigates claims he verbally abused and humiliated players, a person briefed on the situation said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, on condition of anonymity because Maryland had not announced the decision regarding Rick Court. The person says athletic director Damon Evans spoke with the football team Saturday morning and Durkin was still leading the program. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
August 11, 2018 - 7:43 pm
The Latest on the University of Maryland investigating allegations of coaches bullying players (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said he supports the University of Maryland's decision to place football coach DJ Durkin on administrative leave: "In light of deeply troubling...
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FILE - In this Dec. 26, 2016, file photo, Maryland head coach DJ Durkin walks the sideline during the first half of the Quick Lane Bowl NCAA college football game against Boston College in Detroit. Maryland placed the head of the football team's strength and conditioning staff on paid leave while it investigates claims he verbally abused and humiliated players, a person briefed on the situation said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, on condition of anonymity because Maryland had not announced the decision regarding Rick Court. The person says athletic director Damon Evans spoke with the football team Saturday morning and Durkin was still leading the program. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
August 11, 2018 - 7:37 pm
Maryland placed head coach DJ Durkin on administrative leave Saturday while the school scrutinizes allegations of poor behavior by the football staff, apparent misdeeds that came to light following the death of a player. In an open letter, athletic director Damon Evans wrote: "At this time, the...
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FILE – This undated file photo shows a photo of Dr. Richard Strauss, an Ohio State University team doctor employed by the school from 1978 until his 1998 retirement. The list of Ohio State officials said to have known of alleged sexual abuse by Strauss has continued to grow, based on interviews of former students and student-athletes, and lawsuits filed on their behalf, in July and August 2018. The doctor's death in 2005 was ruled a suicide. (Ohio State University via AP, File)
August 11, 2018 - 2:47 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Several former students and student-athletes at Ohio State University have described sexual abuse they suffered at the hands of Dr. Richard Strauss, who worked at the university from 1978 until he retired in 1998. Interviews with Strauss' victims and lawsuits filed on their...
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August 11, 2018 - 2:02 am
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Members of the University of Maryland athletic staff have been placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of a review of the death of football player Jordan McNair in June. The statement Friday night comes after an ESPN story, citing unidentified sources, described...
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