Sports team management changes

October 28, 2019 - 10:39 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates' front-office overhaul is complete. The team said Monday it has fired general manager Neal Huntington, the third high-profile dismissal following a last-place finish in the NL Central. Pittsburgh parted with manager Clint Hurdle on the last day of the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2018, file photo, Houston Astros Senior Director of Baseball Operations Brandon Taubman attends a baseball news conference in Houston. The Astros have fired Taubman for directing inappropriate comments at female reporters following Houston’s pennant-winning victory over the New York Yankees. (Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP)
October 24, 2019 - 7:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Houston Astros fired assistant general manager Brandon Taubman on Thursday for directing inappropriate comments at female reporters during a clubhouse celebration, announcing the decision in the middle of the World Series and putting a renewed spotlight on domestic violence in...
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FILE - This May 20, 2017 file photo shows New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi during a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla. Person familiar with deal tells AP the Philadelphia Phillies are hiring Girardi as manager, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
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October 24, 2019 - 4:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies will get their man. They have agreed to hire former Yankees manager Joe Girardi to replace Gabe Kapler, a person familiar with the deal said Thursday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced...
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FILE- In this June 26, 2019, file photo, Texas Rangers major league player development field coordinator Jayce Tingler watches in the third inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. A person familiar with the decision says the rebuilding San Diego Padres have hired Tingler from the Texas Rangers as their new manager. The person spoke Thursday, Oct. 4, 2019, with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the hiring hasn't been announced. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
October 24, 2019 - 12:56 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres are turning to another rookie manager as they try to bridge the difficult gap between rebuilding and contending. The Padres have hired Jayce Tingler from the Texas Rangers to take over a team that has missed the playoffs for 13 straight seasons and hasn't had a...
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Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers reacts after throwing a touchdown pass to Jake Kumerow during the first half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
October 20, 2019 - 6:02 pm
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers had his best game by far under new Packers coach Matt LaFleur, throwing for 429 yards and five touchdowns and running for another as Green Bay beat the Oakland Raiders 42-24 on Sunday. Rodgers completed 25 of 31 passes to eight different targets and finished...
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Philadelphia Phillies managing partner John Middleton speaks with members of the media during a news conference in Philadelphia, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. The Phillies fired manager Gabe Kapler on Thursday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
October 11, 2019 - 5:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — John Middleton runs the show in Philadelphia. The Phillies managing partner made that clear Friday, a day after manager Gabe Kapler was fired despite resistance from Team President Andy MacPhail and general manager Matt Klentak. "A CEO's responsibility is to ensure an...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies manager Gabe Kapler walks to the dugout before a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, in Philadelphia. The Phillies fired Kapler Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
October 10, 2019 - 7:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gabe Kapler took the fall for the Philadelphia Phillies. He was fired Thursday, nearly two weeks after a disappointing finish to a season of big expectations highlighted by Bryce Harper's arrival. Kapler went 161-163 in two years, his team unable to deliver following its...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden watches the game against the New York Giants during the second half of an NFL football game, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Giants defeated the Redskins 24-3. Gruden was fired as head coach of the Washington Redskins on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, after an 0-5 start to the sixth season of a tenure that featured only one playoff appearance. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
October 07, 2019 - 8:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jay Gruden was fired as head coach of the Washington Redskins on Monday after an 0-5 start to the sixth season of a tenure that featured only one playoff appearance. The Redskins have gone 35-49-1 overall under Gruden, whose brother, Jon, coaches the Oakland Raiders. A person...
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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Sparks executive vice president and general manager Penny Toler poses during a WNBA basketball news conference in Los Angeles. Toler was fired by the Sparks on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
October 04, 2019 - 9:03 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Sparks fired general manager Penny Toler on Friday, a move that followed a postgame tirade when the team lost Game 2 in the second round of the WNBA playoffs. The team said Eric Holoman, the team's managing partner and governor, will replace Toler as GM and...
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New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway looks out from the dugout during a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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October 03, 2019 - 6:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mickey Callaway went 11-1 in his first 12 games as manager of the New York Mets. After that, nothing ever seemed to go smoothly for him again. Following more than a year of near-constant speculation about his job security, Callaway was fired Thursday by the Mets after missing the...
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