Sports team management changes

FILE-This Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019 file photo shows New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels walking on the field as the team warms up before an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, in Foxborough, Mass. The Cleveland Browns have asked the New England Patriots permission to speak with McDaniels about their head coaching vacancy, a person familiar with the request told the Associated Press on Monday. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
December 30, 2019 - 8:45 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Jarvis Landry believes he knows what the Browns are missing more than anything else. “Leadership,” the star wide receiver said Monday. A day after their season of great expectations ended in bitter disappointment, failure and another year out of the playoffs, the Browns wasted no...
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File-Ths Dec. 29, 2019, file photo shows New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur leaving the field after an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J. The Giants fired Shurmur on Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, just two years into a five-year contract, the Daily News has confirmed. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
December 30, 2019 - 4:00 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Co-owner Steve Tisch is looking to take a greater role in the daily operations of the New York Giants as the organization begins a third coaching search in four years and faces criticism for retaining the general manager who hired the last coach. The Giants once again...
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2018 file photo, Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder, left, and team president Bruce Allen talk on the field prior to an NFL football game between the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins, in Landover, Md. Allen was fired Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, after a tumultuous and loss-filled decade with the NFL team once coached by his father. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)
December 30, 2019 - 1:18 pm
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Bruce Allen was mocked five years ago when he proclaimed that his perennially last-place Washington Redskins were “winning off the field.” More eye rolls arrived recently when Allen defended the club's “culture.” After a lot of losing on the field and all manner of public...
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Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens, left, watches during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)
December 29, 2019 - 9:26 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Freddie Kitchens made a great first impression. Everything after that was underwhelming. Kitchens, who famously crowed “if you don't wear brown and orange, you don't matter” at his introductory news conference less than a year ago, was fired Sunday night by the Cleveland Browns...
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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, then-New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown looks on before the start of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. Antonio Brown has apologized to the Patriots and team owner Robert Kraft for any negative attention he brought to the team during his brief stint in New England. The four-time All-Pro receiver posted his apology on Instagram Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP, File)
December 27, 2019 - 6:38 pm
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Prolific but embattled free-agent receiver Antonio Brown got his chance to show the New Orleans Saints how he could help them in the playoffs. Whether Brown winds up catching passes from record-setting quarterback Drew Brees during a potential Super Bowl run remains to be seen...
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Teachers and students from Arizona celebrate with Orange Crushem, the half of the Clemson football team who finished putting together 750 backpacks with supplies before the other half finished, at Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, Ariz., Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019. Fiesta Bowl Charities, in partnership with an Arizona nonprofit, Back to School Clothing Drive, hosting the friendly supply packing competition providing 1,500 school supply bags for Title I students across the state. (Ken Ruinard/The Independent-Mail via AP)
December 27, 2019 - 2:34 am
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jeff Scott likes watching and listening to introductory news conferences, in part so he can map out what he'll say when his time to become a head coach arrives. When it finally did and Clemson's co-offensive coordinator was named South Florida's head coach, Scott didn't get...
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Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney celebrates with the trophy following the Atlantic Coast Conference championship NCAA college football game against Virginia in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. Clemson won 62-17. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
December 25, 2019 - 9:24 am
Former Clemson athletic director Terry Don Phillips made a deal with Dabo Swinney when he decided to make him the Tigers head football coach. “There were people that were very skeptical of that hire," Phillips recently recalled. “I said, 'Dabo, if it don't work out what's going to happen, you come...
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Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone, center, applauds as his team extends their lead against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Nuggets won 128-104. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)
December 24, 2019 - 4:24 pm
DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets have signed coach Michael Malone to a contract extension through the 2022-23 season. Malone has steadily helped build the Nuggets into a Western Conference contender since taking over in 2015-16. Denver advanced to the second round of the playoffs last season. "His...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2012, file photo, Anaheim Ducks' Sheldon Brookbank, left, checks Calgary Flames' Akim Aliu, a Nigerian-born Canadian, during third period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Alberta. Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving said the team is looking into an accusation that head coach Bill Peters directed racial slurs toward a Nigerian-born hockey player a decade ago in the minor leagues, then arranged for the player’s demotion when he complained. Akim Aliu tweeted Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, that Peters “dropped the N bomb several times towards me in the dressing room in my rookie year because he didn’t like my choice of music.” (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh, File)
December 22, 2019 - 8:33 am
VAUGHAN, Ontario (AP) — There was no breaking point or seminal moment that prompted Akim Aliu to post two tweets less than a minute apart that would rock the NHL in a matter of hours. Aliu was scrolling through the timeline on his phone when he saw a report of how just-fired Toronto Maple Leafs...
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Former Florida State coach Willie Taggart introduced as Florida Atlantic University's, new football head coach during press conference Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in Boca Raton, Fla. (Carline Jean/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
December 21, 2019 - 7:24 pm
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Chris Robison passed for 305 yards and two touchdowns and Florida Atlantic scored two touchdowns in a 24-second span late in the first half to take control on the way to beating SMU 52-28 in the Boca Raton Bowl on Saturday night. It was FAU’s first game since Lane Kiffin...
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