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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Vikings interim offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski watches from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, in Minneapolis. It's Kevin Stefanski's turn to try and fix the broken Browns. The Vikings offensive coordinator was officially hired by Cleveland on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, as the 18th full-time coach in franchise history and 10th since the Browns' expansion return, which to this point has been a resounding two-decade debacle. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes, File)
January 13, 2020 - 6:34 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Stefanski is getting a turn at fixing the busted Browns. The Vikings offensive coordinator was officially hired by Cleveland on Monday as the 18th full-time coach in franchise history and 10th since the Browns' 1999 expansion return, which to this point has been a resounding...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, file photo, former Miami football coach Jimmy Johnson talks to the media after an NCAA college football practice in Coral Gables, Fla. Johnson, who coached the Dallas Cowboys to two Super Bowl championships in the 1990s, has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP, File)
January 12, 2020 - 10:54 pm
Jimmy Johnson, who coached the Dallas Cowboys to two Super Bowl championships in the 1990s, has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The hall announced his selection Sunday night as part of a centennial class that was chosen on Wednesday by a special committee. Former Pittsburgh Steelers...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Vikings interim offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski watches from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Minneapolis. The Cleveland Browns are hiring Stefanski as their new coach, a person familiar with the decision told the Associated Press. Stefanski agreed to accept the position Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, a day after Minnesota was beaten by San Francisco in the NFC playoffs, according to the person who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the decision. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn, File)
January 12, 2020 - 6:57 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Stefanski coached running backs, tight ends and quarterbacks in Minnesota. He's about to take on his most challenging group yet — the Browns. The Vikings offensive coordinator, who came close to getting Cleveland's job last year but finished second to Freddie Kitchens, was...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 photo, former North Dakota State all-American linebacker Sean Fredricks poses in Fargo, N.D., with his Bison Hall of Fame plaque, football helmet and lanyard showing his membership in the Bison Football Players Association. Fredricks, an attorney, is president of the 3-year-old association, which has been raising thousands of dollars to donate to worthy causes such as families of deceased players, a Christmas toy drive and for the recovery of a rival player who was paralyzed in a skiing accident. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack)
January 08, 2020 - 5:52 pm
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Former North Dakota State football players who have contributed to the school's dynasty over the course of more than seven decades have found a way to relive their glory days — and it's not just by telling old stories over beers. The 3-year-old Bison Football Players Association...
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Former Baylor head football coach Matt Rhule speaks to reporters outside his home Tuesday Jan. 7, 2020, in Waco, Texas. According to a person familiar with the situation, the Carolina Panthers are completing a contract to hire Baylor's Matt Rhule as their coach. The Panthers have not spoken publicly about the coaching search.(Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)
January 08, 2020 - 2:36 am
A year ago, Richard Lapchick was at least willing to consider it might be cyclical. Not any longer. Not after all but one of the coaching vacancies in the NFL have been filled. Not after — in a league where 70 percent of players are minorities — blacks have been hired for only two of the 19 open...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots special teams coach Joe Judge speaks with reporters before an NFL football practice in Foxborough, Mass. The New York Giants and Patriots assistant Joe Judge are working on a deal for him to become the team's head coach, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press The person spoke to the on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, because the deal is not done. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
January 07, 2020 - 7:32 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New England Patriots assistant Joe Judge probably is going to have to wait another day before finalizing a contract to become the somewhat surprising choice as head coach of the four-time champion New York Giants. The team and representatives for Judge worked most of...
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FILE - In this March 19, 2019, file photo, an iPad displays the types of bets that can be placed at the Golden 1 Center's Skyloft Predictive Gaming Lounge, in Sacramento, Calif. Professional sports leagues have found a way to cash in by selling their official data to gambling companies, making the case that the leagues are creating new products for gamblers to bet on. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
January 07, 2020 - 7:06 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Professional sports leagues struck out in their quest for a cut of sports betting money by claiming they needed payments to help protect the integrity of games. They also fumbled an attempt to claim a share of betting proceeds by saying the games are the intellectual...
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January 07, 2020 - 4:00 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Sports gambling giant DraftKings is reviewing a former "Bachelor” contestant's $1 million win in an online fantasy football contest after she and her husband are accused of cheating. Jade Roper-Tolbert, who appeared in “The Bachelor” and "Bachelor in Paradise" television series in...
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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2019, file photo, San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman speaks at a news conference after an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, in Landover, Md. Veteran defensive backs and team leaders Richard Sherman of San Francisco and Malcolm Jenkins of Philadelphia are among 32 nominees for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
January 03, 2020 - 6:49 pm
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The bet Richard Sherman placed on himself when he personally negotiated a free-agent contract with the San Francisco 49ers that included significant incentive clauses is paying off in a big way. Sherman was picked as a second-team All-Pro on Friday, earning him a $2...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2013, file photo, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, right, helps NBA Commissioner David Stern put on a hard hat presented to him during ceremonies at the Kings NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, in Sacramento, Calif. David Stern was a guy in the big city who did some of his best work fighting for the little guys. Teams in cities such as Sacramento and New Orleans might be playing elsewhere if not for the efforts of the former NBA commissioner who died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Genevieve Ross, File)
January 03, 2020 - 1:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — David Stern had been NBA commissioner for barely a year when the Knicks won the 1985 draft lottery, sending Patrick Ewing on the way to New York. Skeptics cried conspiracy, that the league rigged the result to bail out the faltering franchise in its largest market. Stern would shrug...
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