Sports team management changes

Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau directs his team against the Orlando Magic in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
January 06, 2019 - 10:44 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves had just posted their fourth-largest margin of victory of the season, and Tom Thibodeau looked and sounded satisfied Sunday as the demanding and intense coach used his postgame news conference to praise the attitude and energy with which his team had...
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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2018, file photo, Georgia quarterback Justin Fields (1) throws a pass in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Middle Tennessee, in Athens, Ga. Fields may be getting closer to transferring to Ohio State. Fields, the overall No. 2 national prospect in the 2018 recruiting class, was expected to visit the Ohio State campus on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, according to a source close to the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity because no transfer has been finalized. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
January 04, 2019 - 9:02 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Quarterback Justin Fields confirmed Friday night he is transferring to Ohio State following one season as Georgia's backup. Fields' much-anticipated announcement gives new Ohio State coach Ryan Day a sublimely talented dual-threat passer to run his offense if Dwayne Haskins Jr...
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores watches his team warm up before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, in Foxborough, Mass. The Dolphins have begun their search for a coach who’s ready to lose a lot this year. Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores, the first candidate to interview for the Dolphins’ job, met with them Friday, Jan. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
January 04, 2019 - 7:01 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins have begun their search for a coach who's ready to lose this year. New England Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores and Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, the first candidates to interview for the Dolphins' job, met with them Friday. Owner...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2018 file photo, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) and offensive coordinator Steve Sarkasian talk during an NFL minicamp football practice in Flowery Branch, Ga. The Falcons have fired Sarkasian, defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel and special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong. The firings came one day after the end of the team’s first losing season since 2014. Falcons owner Arthur Blank recently had said he still has confidence in coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff, but changes came as expected after a 7-9 finish. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
December 31, 2018 - 2:15 pm
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Widespread changes came quickly following the Atlanta Falcons' first losing season since 2014. Changes were expected, and out are offensive coordinator Steve Sarkasian, defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel and special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong — all fired on...
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) greets Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis after an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
December 31, 2018 - 1:21 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — The surprise isn't that Marvin Lewis is gone, but that it took so long for the Bengals to make the change. Lewis arrived in 2003 and elevated one of the NFL's most forlorn franchises to respectability, but couldn't take it to the next level. He was fired Monday after his 16th...
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Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph, front left, greets Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn after an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
December 31, 2018 - 1:20 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Vance Joseph was fired as coach of the Denver Broncos on Monday after back-to-back double-digit losing seasons. Joseph met with general manager John Elway after completing a 6-10 season and was dismissed with two years and about $6 million left on his contract. "I spoke with...
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Cleveland Browns head coach Gregg Williams walks on the sideline in the second half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
December 31, 2018 - 11:08 am
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns' coaching search will start from the inside. Interim coach Gregg Williams, who led Cleveland to a 5-3 record after Hue Jackson was fired in October, will be the first candidate interviewed by Browns general manager John Dorsey to become the team's ninth coach since...
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FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2016, file photo, Miami defensive coordinator Manny Diaz, left, gives instructions to players during drills at the NCAA college football team's practice in Coral Gables, Fla. Diaz has agreed to a 5-year deal as Miami's football coach, to replace Mark Richt, who retired Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018. Diaz was leaving Miami to become coach at Temple. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
December 31, 2018 - 12:31 am
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Manny Diaz woke up Sunday morning as the coach at Temple. And then the phone rang. What happened over the next 12 hours or so represented perhaps the most whirlwind day of his career, and certainly one of the wildest days in the history of Miami football. Mark Richt...
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File-This Feb. 15, 2018, file photo shows Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie during the first half an NCAA college basketball game, in Hartford, Conn. The University of Connecticut is asking a federal judge to dismiss a complaint filed by former coach Ollie, who claims his firing was in part racially motivated. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
December 28, 2018 - 3:33 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut asked a judge Friday to dismiss a complaint filed by former basketball coach Kevin Ollie, who contends his firing was in part racially motivated. The school argues that the federal court doesn't have jurisdiction and Ollie doesn't make a specific...
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Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)
December 24, 2018 - 12:05 pm
Maybe it was Baker Mayfield's way of saying "Merry Christmas" to his old coach. OK, maybe not. Mayfield threw for 284 yards and three scores in engineering the Browns to yet another win Sunday, but his staredown of fired Browns coach Hue Jackson grabbed more attention than anything. It came after...
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