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    This Massive Beauty Sale Only Happens Once a Year — Shop These Celeb-Loved Products Before It Ends Coronavirus cases may have been spreading in Wuhan and Seattle weeks before first detected: researchers UMass coach says cancellation of football is tougher day than the death of his parents We all know that college football coaches are some of the quirkiest and most intense coaches in all of sports. Nick Saban, Mike Leach, Jim Harbaugh, Ed Orgeron, these are not men who go through life sitting on lawn chairs sipping frosty glasses of lemonade. To them, leading teams of young men on the gridiron is a personal mission that they take very seriously. But even they probably don’t take it as...
    ESPN’s Desmond Howard thinks the Big Ten should part ways with Nebraska after its defiant response to the conference’s decision to cancel the 2020 fall football season. Cornhuskers coach Scott Frost even suggested that Nebraska might look to play outside of the Big Ten this season. Needless to say, Howard was not happy with the program — and shared his thoughts during a Wednesday morning appearance on “Get Up.” MORE: Should Nebraska leave the Big Ten? Money, motivation and one way out Howard said: “You think that they’re the only team that really wants to play? Of course not. All the teams and all the coaches want to play, but they’re not whining and crying and then talking about an exit — talking about leaving the...
    Big 10 football coaches are apparently not happy with the conference. The B1G reportedly voted to cancel the 2020 season, but no official announcement was ever made. Not only that, there’s been pushback on the report, and the conference is seemingly making things up as it goes. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) I’m told this was a coaches’ call with league administrator and it indeed got contentious. “Coaches were fired up.” https://t.co/Otvhj3vzlp — Pat Forde (@ByPatForde) August 11, 2020 Coaches have apparently had enough of this nonsense. According to Pat Forde, coaches in the conference were “fired up” during a “contentious” Monday night call with the league. I’m told this was a coaches’...
    Yesterday, essentially: pic.twitter.com/NKvTXIpdqw — TexAgs (@TexAgs) August 10, 2020 Word of the Working day: Internecine.  THE HAIL MARY Worked? When we all awoke yesterday, all signs pointed to the Big 10 canceling the soccer time with hopes of playing in the spring. Then, really considerably everybody instantly impacted by a potential cancelation got exceptionally pissed and publicly expressed that extremely pissedness. And conference leadership seems to be listening. Update: starting off to really feel like delay much more than terminate in the two B1G and P12. https://t.co/Lf8P6C1emM — Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) August 11, 2020  Not anticipating any news tonight from #B1G, for every resources. Much more meetings in the morning, sources say. In all my yrs...
    (CNN)As discussions about postponing the 2020 college football season continue, players and coaches are trying to save the season. Using the hashtag #WeWantToPlay, many star players -- including Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence -- expressed their support in playing this year, a sentiment echoed by President Trump Monday."The student-athletes have been working too hard for their season to be cancelled. #WeWantToPlay" the President tweeted. College footballs Power Five leaders are discussing postponing season amid coronavirus concerns, reports sayThe debate over this year's college football season comes as more than 5 million coronavirus cases and over 163,000 deaths have been reported in the US, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Leaders from college sports' "Power Five" conferences have discussed calling...
    The preseason Coaches Poll was released Thursday, and Clemson was sitting at the top. Clemson was number one in the preseason poll, and the Ohio State Buckeyes followed at number two. Alabama, Georgia and LSU rounded out the top five. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Wisconsin checked in at number 12.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Clemson Football (@clemsonfb) on Aug 6, 2020 at 6:16am PDT Do I hate the initial rankings from the Coaches Poll? No. I can live with them. The top two teams have to be Clemson and Ohio State. If you pick any other team to be in the top two spots, then...
    St. Louis bench boss Craig Berube sported a grey warm-up jacket for his team’s exhibition game and a bright Blues blue one during Sunday’s round-robin match-up.  Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella — he of the sweater and hoodie fame — wore a navy blue quarter-zip mock turtleneck for his team’s tune-up and the opener of the qualifying round. Rick Tocchet donned a quilted black jacket during his Coyotes’ Game 1 win over the Predators stating, “it’s cold, there’s no fans. … I’m a bad coach when I’m cold, so I wanted to be warm.” Yep, as the lyricist and rap legend Vanilla Ice famously postulated, “Ice, ice baby, too cold, too cold,” and when you have a sheet of it...
    NBA Coach of the Year award is heavily contested this year. A lot of coaches are in the running because of their achievements this season. Some of the front-runners are Frank Vogel (LA Lakers), Mike Budenholzer (Milwaukee Bucks), Nick Nurse (Toronto Raptors), Billy Donovan (OKC Thunder) and Brad Stevens (Boston Celtics). The coach’s vote for the award grading their peers has been released. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweeted the result out. Mike Budenholzer and Billy Donovan are the winners of the coach’s vote. However, they aren’t the final winners. The players and media vote results will be released later. Coach Bud could repeat as Coach of the Year, after also winning it last season. The Milwaukee Bucks are the best...
    MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - APRIL 10: Head coach Billy Donovan of the Oklahoma City Thunder looks on in the first quarter against the Milwaukee Bucks at the Fiserv Forum on April 10, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) Coaches vote Billy Donovan and Mike Budenzholer as the league’s best. Before the media tells us who they believe is the NBA Coach of the Year, the National Basketball Coaches Association has gave us their choice. Mike Budenzholer and Billy Donovan were named co-coaches for the 2019-20 season. Nick Nurse...
    With just one more day until the NBA season resumes, players and coaches around the league are taking an active approach to addressing the issues of racism and social injustices. With the NBA season set to resume Thursday evening, multiple players and coaches have voiced their thoughts on the growing call for social justice reform around the country, ESPN reported. Earlier this month, nearly 40 players participated in a Zoom call. Also on the line was Timika Palmer, the mother of Breonna Taylor, the 26 year old Black EMT who was fatally shot by Louisville Police inside of her home during a no-knock raid on March 13. The call was moderated by activist Stacey Abrams. When players asked what they...
    Coronavirus updates: Tennessee rejects White House advice to close bars; Fauci says Marlins outbreak endangers baseball season Were trying every angle: Coronavirus loans are running out as Congress weighs new funding What we know about the Eagles’ training camp schedule so far Today’s the big day! Sort of. © Photo by John Jones/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Philadelphia Eagles players are officially reporting to the NovaCare Complex for training camp ahead of the 2020 NFL season. Of course, things are going to be different with the coronavirus pandemic this year. Normally, the Eagles hold their first practice the day after they report to South Philly. That’s obviously not how it’s going to work this summer. See below for...
    Americans are converting more used school buses into tiny homes during the pandemic Heres what to expect from McDonalds earnings How NHL coaches are handling the strangest postseason of their careers Paul Maurice has a theory about the rhythm of a new hockey season. © Icon Sportswire / Getty Images "It's kind of like when you're (horsing around) with your brother," the longtime Jets head coach said. "You start pushing and then next thing you know you're throwing haymakers. There's no play-fighting in hockey." Maurice's analogy carries extra weight in these strange times for the NHL. The league plans to stage a compact 24-team postseason tournament - beginning Saturday - following a nearly five-month break, which is the approximate...
    MLB News: Due to the coronavirus, what happens if all teams don’t play 60 games? By: William Parlee July 27, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesFor a season filled with unknowns, MLB will have many decisions to make.  One is when and if the coronavirus affects too many teams, when will it be time to shut down the season?  What do we do if all teams don’t complete all the games in a 2020 shortened season?  These are just a few of the decisions that will have to be made. Buster Olney of ESPN has an answer to that last question: “If MLB continues to...
    LeBron James demanded justice for Breonna Taylor following his return from the NBA's coronavirus stoppage on Thursday night, calling for the arrests of the three Louisville police officers who shot and killed the black 26-year-old emergency medical technician inside her apartment on March 13. 'We want the cops arrested who committed that crime,' James said, referring to officers Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove. James also had '#Justice4BreonnaT' written on his sneakers as his Los Angeles Lakers lost an exhibition to the Dallas Mavericks at the NBA's bubble outside Orlando. The game was both teams' first since mid-March, when the NBA season was suspended due to coronavirus. Along with George Floyd, the African-American man who was killed in Minneapolis...
    Chaos and division: Biden decries clashes in Portland as federal officials defend efforts to end protests Aldi Is Opening at Least 70 MORE Stores This Year—Heres Where NBA has been a leader in racial and gender hiring. But heres where the teams fall short LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – On paper, the NBA had a nearly perfect report card. Click to expand Replay Video UP NEXT Jim Baker talks about how Owen Brennans has reinvented brunch Jim Baker talks about how Owen Brennans has reinvented brunch Commercial Appeal Memphis Memphis group demands justice for Vanessa Guillen Memphis group demands justice for Vanessa Guillen Commercial Appeal Memphis A conversation with Doug McGowen, city of...
    College football coaches apparently don’t want to start before the NFL begins practicing. According to Pete Thamel and Bruce Feldman, coaches want the NFL to go first when it comes to starting football practices during the coronavirus pandemic. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) One coach told Thamel, “Why not let the NFL practice first and learn from them? Let them be the experiment. They’re the professionals. College football players shouldn’t be the guinea pigs.” Should college football push back camp and learn from the NFL? One Power 5 coach told @YahooSports: “Why not let the NFL practice first and learn from them? Let them be the experiment. They’re the professionals. College football players...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The coronavirus pandemic has the fate of every extra-curricular activity in doubt, and one decision is threatening to cause even more hardships for South Florida student-athletes. This past Monday, despite recommendations from health officials, the Florida High School Athletic Association voted 10 to 5 to keep the fall sports schedule as is. Coaches and school board members have been sounding off over the last few days upset with the vote, which could potentially eliminate local schools from postseason contention. “I think the decision recently made by the athletic association statewide is highly unfair,” said Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho. Carvalho slammed the FHSAA for voting to open up high school training camps Monday, July 27, because Miami-Dade, Borward...
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    Dallas’ Rick Carlisle now starts every interview session by reading from a calendar that highlights something that happened on that day in the country’s racial history. Toronto’s Nick Nurse is often wearing shirts to practice proclaiming that Black Lives Matter. Orlando’s Steve Clifford, in lieu of pre-practice film, showed his team a documentary on the life of John Lewis. While NBA players are using the season restart to demand change, coaches in the league are not making them walk down that path alone. Coaches around the NBA — where most players are Black and most coaches are white — have been active participants in the demand societal change around the league. The demands became a flashpoint when George Floyd, a handcuffed Black...
    After several days of team discussions regarding possible national anthem protests, Giants manager Gabe Kapler, two assistant coaches and at least four players took a knee during the playing of the anthem before Monday’s exhibition game against the Oakland A’s. Outfielder Jaylin Davis, the lone Black player on the Giants’ travel roster Monday, was among the players who knelt and posted an explanation of his decision to Twitter on Tuesday. “I want to first come out and say that the decision I made to take a knee last night has nothing to do with how I feel about the flag or the people that are serving and have served our country (such as both of my grandfathers),” Davis wrote. “I...
    Getty Mike Tomlin, head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, is one of just four minority head coaches in the NFL. Last month a former Pittsburgh Steelers player called it ‘absurd’ when Mike Tomlin wasn’t within the Top 5 on a list of the best head coaches in the NFL. Bryant McFadden—a former second-round pick who played cornerback for Tomlin between 2007-08 and 2010-11—may feel a little bit better today.Mike Tomlin No. 5 on USA Today’s ListThat’s because Steven Ruiz of USA Today has Tomlin at No. 5 on his NFL coach rankings, trailing Bill Belichick, Andy Reid, John Harbaugh and Sean Payton in slots 1-4, but ahead of Pete Carroll, Doug Pederson, Kyle Shanahan, Sean McVay and Mike...
    Tom Thibodeau is studying the New York Knicks roster By: Robbie Stratakos July 18, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesTom Thibodeau has been the recurring favorite to land the New York Knicks head-coaching position. A source told Marc Berman of the New York Post that Thibodeau has been “passing away the time poring over Knicks game film as he awaits a possible job offer.” Berman notes that Thibodeau is a fan of Knicks big man Mitchell Robinson. It’s known one of the things that most intrigues Thibodeau about coaching the Knicks roster is molding young shot-blocking center Mitchell Robinson into an even better defensive player....
    Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/Getty Images) The majority of college coaches are doing their part to help out where they can by taking pay cuts. The millionaires, however, aren’t pitching in. Millions of Americans are unemployed right now as the coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep the nation. The world of education has already been hit hard with spring sports getting canceled this past season and some fall sports moving to a conference-only schedule (though the Big Ten is the only one to have implemented this at the moment). Nothing is for certain right now through these trying times, but some collegiate coaches are trying to help out where they can, and that’s by taking a pay...
    The National Football League celebrated its 100th anniversary last year. This should be a time of self-congratulation for the brutal sport, which has no similar counterpart outside the United States. The NFL’s megaprofits dwarf those of other professional sports in the United States. The Super Bowl, not the World Series, is America’s national sports event. The league survived all sorts of crises in the past. Yet the NFL is in deep trouble like never before. In 2016, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem. He claimed he was protesting the treatment of African Americans. Kaepernick was an odd revolutionary. His mother is white, his father is an African American of Ghanaian and Nigerian ancestry,...
    SAN FRANCISCO — In a season that’s already been shortened by more than 100 games due to the coronavirus pandemic and labor disagreements between owners and the MLB Players Association, simply getting to the finish line will be an accomplishment. Players, coaches, team staffers and executives across the sport all share the same goal of winning the 2020 World Series, but completing an abbreviated 60-game season in a manner that ensures the health and safety of all those involved will feel like a victory for many. As Giants outfielder Hunter Pence said, there are 30 MLB clubs now acting as one. “We’re trying to take as few risks as we can and be as smart as we can,” Pence said...
    Myles Brennan, Lanard Fournette, LSU Tigers. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) Has LSU football earned the benefit of the doubt if they have a down year? LSU football won it all in 2019 but isn’t expected to repeat as champions in 2020. This is what happens when a college football team wins a national title. Many top players graduate or opt to go pro a year or two early. Some of the best coaches and coordinators on the staff are picked for better higher-paying jobs than the ones that got them this opportunity. For that reason, should we consider giving the LSU Tigers a pass in 2020? Heading into a season, we’re not entirely sure if we’ll have or not,...
    Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide with Ed Orgeron of the LSU Tigers (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) SEC coaches want you to wear your mask. As the coronavirus continues to spread across the southern United States to the point where the college football season might be delayed because of it, the SEC is doing everything they possibly can to convince fans to cover their face in order to play the 2020 season without either a truncated schedule or significant delay. All 14 SEC head coaches united for a PSA that featured every single one of them sporting a mask, and the PSA encouraged fans to do the same after ending the clip by saying “We’re wearing them....
    Signing Colin Kaepernick will absolutely be worth a team’s time, according to his former head coach Jim Harbaugh. Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk wrote an article on Friday quoting the current Michigan Wolverines coach after he appeared on ESPN. During his appearance, Harbaugh said he understood there are going to be some coaches who are nervous about the prospect about signing Kaepernick. Chief among any concerns that are out there are whether or not the quarterback can play at a high level anymore. Kaepernick last played in the NFL in 2016. That season he began protesting during the national anthem. While his protest started by sitting on the bench during the song, he talked to a former Navy...
    Alabama football coach Nick Saban has the most wins as the number one team in America. According to a graphic from FOX College Football, Saban leads all active coaches with a total of 72 wins as the top-ranked team in America. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) The second most? Well, that’d be Clemson’s Dabo Swinney and Kansas coach Les Miles each with only 11. The entire top five outside of Saban only combined for 38 wins when ranked number one. You can see the full list below. One of these coaches is not like the others ???? pic.twitter.com/D2Hb1TxQh8 — FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) July 8, 2020 I love graphics like this when it...
    Next1 of 10Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse Every NFL coach will enter the 2020 regular-season feeling pressure to win, but these 10 guys are really going to be on the hot seat.  There isn’t a single NFL team that doesn’t want to make the playoffs in 2020. Even teams that are likely starting a rebuild in the face want to surprise their fans and make a run to the postseason. With that being said, some NFL coaches enter the upcoming season under more pressure than their peers. That doesn’t necessarily mean they’re on the verge of being fired. Some successful coaches are under pressure to sustain their legacies as future Hall-of-Famers. They won’t feel the same level...
    Ryan Day, Ohio State Buckeyes. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images) Ryan Day has to like his chances to be the 2020 AP Coach of the Year. Ryan Day is in a tremendous spot coaching the Ohio State football team. As only a second-year head coach, Day was promoted from within, and deservedly so, to an undisputed top-five team in the country. The Ohio State Buckeyes are the only program north of the Mason-Dixon Line that can hang with the Clemson Tigers and the SEC blue-bloods annually on the gridiron and on the recruiting trails. Maybe the Oregon Ducks are on their way, too? On Monday, FOX College Football listed the last 10 college coaches to win AP Coach of the...
    New York adds three more states travelers to growing list for quarantine order Chain restaurants including Dunkin and Starbucks are permanently closing over 1300 total locations during the pandemic. Heres the full list of chains. Athletes, coaches and broadcasters are Changing the Game, and thats good for all women Sports are more than just fun and games. They’re a means for change. © Martin Bureau, AFP/Getty Images Simone Manuel, from left, Kathleen Baker, Dana Vollmer and Lilly King celebrate their gold medal in the 4x100 medley relay at the 2016 Rio Olympics. It’s been nearly 50 years since Title IX was passed in the United States, opening gymnasiums and playing fields to girls and women. It is no coincidence...
    Ivy League football coaches reportedly expect the season to move to the spring. With the coronavirus pandemic continuing to cause problems in the world of sports, many people are preparing different plans to save football. One of the plans is to move the season to the fall, and it sounds like that’s exactly what the Ivy League will do. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Multiple coaches in the conference told The Athletic that they anticipate the schedule will shift to the spring because of coronavirus. While I’d never be happy about football moving from the fall, I also don’t really care if the Ivy League bumps their schedule to the spring. People seem...
    The 2020 NBA champion, if one is crowned, will have emerged as the ultimate winner from a season that lasted more than a full year from start to finish. A season that saw political unrest between the NBA and China, the deaths of David Stern and Kobe Bryant, racial issues across the nation, and, if that wasn’t enough, a pandemic. It is a season like none other. So, an asterisk-bearing champion? Not a chance. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM To the teams in the NBA, this championship might be the toughest one ever claimed. It’ll come after more than three months of living in a quasi-bubble at the Disney complex near Orlando, Florida, after an entire postseason is played without fans, with most if...
    By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer The 2020 NBA champion, if one is crowned, will have emerged as the ultimate winner from a season that lasted more than a full year from start to finish. A season that saw political unrest between the NBA and China, the deaths of David Stern and Kobe Bryant,racial issues across the nation and, if that wasn’t enough, a pandemic. It is a season like none other. So, an asterisk-bearing champion? Not a chance. To the teams in the NBA, this championship might be the toughest one ever claimed. It’ll come after more than three months of living in a quasi-bubble at the Disney complex near Orlando, Florida, after an entire postseason is played without...
    Next1 of 11Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browseRanking the biggest college football stadiums by size. College football fans love the iconic coaches. Who could forget Bear Bryant stalking the sidelines in Tuscaloosa in the famous houndstooth hat? Speaking of hats or headgear; how many times did Lou Holtz throw his hat? How many times did Steve Spurrier throw his visor? No matter who you root for on Saturdays, you love your head coach. Players hold just as important place in the hearts of college football fans as the men who coached them. Whether it be the iconic Earl Cambell “breakaway jersey” run, Tommie Frazier, making Florida’s entire defense miss, or Vince Young’s iconic performance in the Rose Bowl...
    Getty Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin. Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has by no means had a shedding season in 13 years teaching the staff. He has posted a profession report of 133-74-1 and has led the Steelers to 2 Tremendous Bowl appearances, together with a dramatic victory in Tremendous Bowl XLIII, a 27-23 victory over the Arizona Cardinals that nonetheless will get Santonio Holmes emotional. And final yr was maybe his most spectacular teaching job up to now, as he misplaced franchise QB Ben Roethlisberger to a season-ending elbow harm in week two, but nonetheless led the Steelers to a .500 report. This despite the truth that Pittsburgh performed...
    The Minnesota Twins aren’t taking any risks when it comes to their two oldest coaches during the coronavirus pandemic. The Twins informed 68-year-old bullpen coach Bob McClure and 66-year-old major league coach Bill Evers that they won’t be working games for the 2020 season due to COVID-19 fears, according to the Star Tribune. The decision was made after the organization looked into the health histories of their staff members, taking age and pre-existing conditions into consideration. McClure and Evers will still be paid, per the Tribune. The 2020 season would’ve been McClure’s first as the Twins bullpen coach after serving as the organization’s senior adviser to pitching development the previous two seasons. McClure replaced Jeremy Hefner, who was hired as...
    The Twins released their initial 60-man roster on Monday, a list that includes the organization’s top three prospects — Royce Lewis, Alex Kirilloff and Trevor Larnach — as part of the team’s taxi squad. The roster currently has 57 players active with two — Michael Pineda and Fernando Romero — on the restricted list. Pineda will make his way to Minneapolis to train but must sit 39 games as he serves out the remainder of his suspension for testing positive for a banned diuretic last September. Romero has been held up in the Dominican Republic with visa issues and never made it to spring training, which was suspended in mid-March because of the COVID-19 pandemic that has claimed...
    Rocco Baldelli, Minnesota Twins. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) Two older Minnesota Twins coaches won’t be able to coach this season. The Minnesota Twins are now down two coaches on Rocco Baldelli‘s staff for 2020. Because of the global pandemic, a pair of Twins coaches have been informed by the organization they will not be coaching this year. Per USA TODAY’s Bob Nightengale, “The Minnesota Twins have informed bullpen coach Bob McClure, 68, and major league coach Bill Evers, 66, that they won’t be working games this year, citing health and safety concerns, per LaVelle Neal. They will still be paid.” The Minnesota #Twins have informed bullpen coach Bob McClure, 68, and major league coach Bill Evers, 66, that they...
    LONDON (AP) — English soccer launched a placement scheme on Monday to assist players from ethnic minority backgrounds moving into coaching to increase diversity in the dugout. The scheme will be open to Professional Footballers’ Association members from a Black, Asian or other ethnic minority background and will initially provide up to six coaches per season with a 23-month placement at a club across the three professional divisions below the Premier League. “This is a critical time for Black, Asian and minority ethnic coaches,” said Darren Moore, chairman of the Premier League’s Black Participants’ Advisory Group. “We all know and agree that the diversity of coaches and managers must increase and this placement scheme represents a positive step.” The lack...
    The University of Nebraska baseball team’s recruiting coordinator, Lance Harvell thinks the Huskers’ coaching staff has “turned the tide” when it comes to nailing down in-state recruits and getting them to come to Lincoln. Harvell’s comments came in an article by Clark Grell of the Lincoln Journal Star on Saturday, talking about how second-year head coach Will Bolt and his staff have ramped up recruiting for the team since their arrival. When Bolt’s staff first arrived in Lincoln, they made sure to lay out just how important he felt getting Nebraska kids to play for the Huskers was. Harvell went on record saying the group wanted to “put a fence” around the state, in order to keep metaphorically keep kids...
    Beacon travel teams could begin season July 6 If things continue to go well with the state’s reopening, there could be some happy young baseball players hitting the field for games after Independence Day. The Greater Hudson Valley Baseball League, which has more than 700 teams, including three from Beacon, is planning to begin its summer season on July 6. Some questions remain because of the COVID-19 shutdown, such as which health protocols players, coaches and umpires must follow; the number of fans, if any, who can attend games; and whether towns and schools will allow the use of their facilities.  Since the Mid-Hudson Region began Phase 3 of the state’s reopening plan on Tuesday (June 23), teams have been...
    UFC: Israel Adesanya & Paulo Costa rumored to be next coaches on The Ultimate Fighter By: Daniel Cunningham June 27, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesThe UFC‘s popular reality show will be making it’s return after a few years off in 2020, and they are coming out of the gate strong when it comes to coaches. Earlier this week, Paulo Costa (13-0) said that he has signed his contract to fight middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya (19-0). Dana White had previously mentioned that the two were a possibility to coach the Ultimate Fighter, but Joe Rogan added fuel to that fire on Friday. So according to...
    Jets offensive coaches sound giddy concerning the addition of veteran working again Frank Gore. The workforce signed the 37-year-old to a one-year, $1.05 million deal in Could. Head coach Adam Gase and offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains, who each coached Gore in 2018 with the Dolphins, gushed about Gore on Friday. “Oh my gosh, I might go on this one for a very long time,” Loggains mentioned when requested about Gore. “Once you actually get to be round him for a 12 months and watch him work and watch the depth that he prepares with day by day. This man has the last word chip on his shoulder. He nonetheless feels just like the man that’s attempting to outlive and...
    Jets offensive coaches sound giddy about the addition of veteran running back Frank Gore. The team signed the 37-year-old to a one-year, $1.05 million deal in May. Head coach Adam Gase and offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains, who both coached Gore in 2018 with the Dolphins, gushed about Gore on Friday. “Oh my gosh, I could go on this one for a long time,” Loggains said when asked about Gore. “When you really get to be around him for a year and watch him work and watch the intensity that he prepares with every day. This guy has the ultimate chip on his shoulder. He still feels like the guy that’s trying to survive and make it one more year.”...
    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) The NBA schedule for the resumption of the 2019-2020 season is out.Basketball is one step closer to returning to the hardcourt. The NBA schedule for the restart of the season was released on Friday night so circle your calendars for the prospect of having basketball for the first time since mid-March when the league halted in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. It’s been a long time away from the court for the players, coaches and for fans of the game who haven’t had sports to occupy their attention for the last few months. The NBA returns at the end of July
    The biggest takeaway following the NFL’s two-day quarterback coaching summit is there’s no shortage of qualified minority candidates waiting for opportunities to be head coaches and coordinators. The league and the Black College Football Hall of Fame earlier this week held a virtual version of their summit, a third-year project aimed at improving the league’s diversity. Dozens of pro and college football coaches and assistants participated. “We hear it all the time about how nobody’s in the pipeline,” said Washington Redskins executive Doug Williams, who co-founded the Black College Football Hall of Fame with James “Shack” Harris. “I hope after (the summit) that we get away from pipeline and realize we’ve got a bunch of guys in line. All...
    By DAVID BRANDT, AP Sports Writer PHOENIX (AP) — Baseball's bubble-free environment is an anomaly as the sports world tries to come back amid the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of bringing a group of teams to Disney World (like the NBA and MLS) or concentrating on a few hub cities (like the current NHL plan), Major League Baseball has 30 teams spread all over the United States and potentially Canada, with players, coaches and team personnel trying to stay healthy while cases are still spreading. Needless to say, it won't be easy. Arizona Diamondbacks GM Mike Hazen said he'll be constantly reminding everyone in his organization about the delicacy of the current situation. It's especially important in Phoenix, where COVID-19 cases...
    PHOENIX (AP) — Baseball’s bubble-free environment is an anomaly as the sports world tries to come back amid the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of bringing a group of teams to Disney World (like the NBA and MLS) or concentrating on a few hub cities (like the current NHL plan), Major League Baseball has 30 teams spread all over the United States and potentially Canada, with players, coaches and team personnel trying to stay healthy while cases are still spreading. Needless to say, it won’t be easy. Arizona Diamondbacks GM Mike Hazen said he’ll be constantly reminding everyone in his organization about the delicacy of the current situation. It’s especially important in Phoenix, where COVID-19 cases have increased substantially over the...
    Brexit leader Nigel Farage has released more footage of illegal boat migrants being brought ashore and loaded onto coaches by the British Border Force, saying the numbers are “so overwhelming” that the government is resorting to busing migrants “all over the country”. On Wednesday, dozens more illegal migrants reached British shores after crossing the English Channel from France. The migrants will be added to the ever-increasing toll, which has already surpassed the total number recorded last year in just six months. The crossings on Wednesday, which according to the Daily Mail were comprised of Iranian, Sudanese, and Kuwaiti men, bring the total number of illegal boat migrants to 2,226, compared to last year which saw 1,890 migrants cross the channel....
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Gunfire turned a youth football practice into a terrifying ordeal Monday night near Jordan Park in north Minneapolis. Yelling at kids to get down on the ground sounds like a coach barking orders during a drill. In reality, it was a life or death situation, according to Coach David Trueblood. “We ushered them over there to that corner [of a school building], being that it was concrete,” Trueblood said. “We know if they’re shooting from this way, at least we got concrete to protect them.” Trueblood and Coach Marvin Thompson were leading practice with 50 kids ages five to 14 on their Minnesota Jays football team. Suddenly, gunfire down the block sent bullets through their field. READ...
    New England Patriots cornerback Asante Samuel returns an interception for a touchdown in an NFL wild card playoff game Jan. 7, 2007 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The Patriots defeated the Jets 33-16. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images) The former NFL cornerback is taking credit for the Patriots’ success in the secondary. As a Pro Bowler and two-time Super Bowl champion with the New England Patriots, Asante Samuel surely understands where his bread was buttered during the best years of his NFL career, which ended after the 2013 campaign. Playing under a monolith of defensive football in Bill Belichick, the cornerback never reached the heights he reached in Foxborough after departing for the Eagles in 2008. That makes his latest statement all the...
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The new committee formed by the National Association of Basketball Coaches to address racism and diversity recommended Monday that high schools and colleges establish required courses on Black history for graduation. The proposal is the first to come from the Committee on Racial Reconciliation since it was established in response to the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd and other race-related incidents in America. “Throughout committee’s initial discussions, an immediate observation was the overall lack of awareness of the history and issues facing the African-American community,” said the committee chairmen, South Carolina coach Frank Martin and Harvard coach Tommy Amaker. “If our country is indeed going to make the necessary strides towards combating racism and...
    The term “hot seat” is one of the loosest terms used in college football when it comes to coaches.   There is a difference between facing pressure, which comes with the expectations of winning at the big-time programs, and the hot seat — which means you might be looking for a new job if you don’t win now.  MORE: Ranking college football coaches 1-130 for 2020 Sporting News separates the two heading into 2020. Here are five coaches on the hot seat and five more facing mounting pressure to win this season.   Five coaches on hot seat   Clay Helton, USC   The never-ending talk continues. Helton has stabilized the Trojans’ recruiting this offseason, and he will have a full year under new athletic director Mike Bohn to secure his...
    SOUTHLAKE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A second student athlete has tested positive for the coronavirus in the Carroll Independent School District. The male athlete attended high school workouts this past week and started feeling lethargic and tired Thursday evening. By Saturday, he had a low-grade fever. He wasn’t in contact with or connected to the first positive COVID-19 case, according to a letter sent to parents. The student participated in multiple small group workout cohorts last week. He was not showing any symptoms while working out. The coaches and athletes in each of the groups will now get tested and remain in quarantine for two weeks. The coaches, athletes and their families quarantine is required by both the University Interscholastic League and...
    The Knicks have not had a permanent head coach in more than six months. At this rate, it’s going to another month before they finally name one. A ninth candidate – and another assistant coach — is in the mix as the Knicks asked Mark Cuban’s Mavericks for permission to speak to Rick Carlisle assistant, Jamahl Mosley, an NBA source confirmed. Mosley will be one of five assistant coaches with no head-coaching experience whom rookie president Leon Rose will interview as he expands his search to look at young coaches for the future. Mosley has been on Carlisle’s staff for six seasons and reportedly interviewed for the Cavaliers head job in 2019. According to a Dallas source, Mosley’s strength is...
    Nebraska coaches Scott Frost and Fred Hoiberg will donate part of their salaries back to the athletic department. According to Jon Rothstein, the Cornhuskers announced the football coach and men’s basketball coach will both give some money back. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Nebraska’s Scott Frost and Fred Hoiberg will each donate a portion of their salaries for the upcoming fiscal year back to the Cornhuskers’ Athletic Department, per release. — Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 18, 2020 I mean, honestly, Scott Frost should probably give a lot of money back to the athletic department. According to ESPN, Frost’s salary is $5 million annually. Yeah, he should probably give about $4 million of...
    Some NFL coaches want the 2020 regular season delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, ESPN’s Ed Werder reported. Of the three unnamed NFL head coaches Werder queried, one suggested a delay to the start of the season and another completely doubted the league could play in the midst of COVID-19 outbreaks. The third coach, per Werder, said the situation was “scary.” The coaches were reached by Werder after Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott tested positive for the coronavirus. Commissioner Roger Goodell said NFL teams and players must accept that some level of risk exists due to the virus, sharing the sentiment of NBA commissioner Adam Silver. “So positive tests are going to happen,” Goodell told...
    FILE PHOTO: The NFL logo is pictured at an event in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., November 30, 2017. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo Some NFL coaches want the 2020 regular season delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, ESPN’s Ed Werder reported. Of the three unnamed NFL head coaches Werder queried, one suggested a delay to the start of the season and another completely doubted the league could play in the midst of COVID-19 outbreaks. The third coach, per Werder, said the situation was “scary.” The coaches were reached by Werder after Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott tested positive for the coronavirus. Commissioner Roger Goodell said NFL teams and players must accept that...
    As the NFL continues to push for the originally scheduled start to the 2020 season, some coaches are reportedly calling for a delay in light of recent players testing positive for coronavirus. ESPN reported this week that one NFL coach said it was “scary” that several Cowboys and Texans players, including Dallas’ star running back Ezekiel Elliott, tested positive for the virus recently. The report also said two other coaches spoke out, one calling for the delay of the season and another questioning the logic behind playing during a pandemic. NFL players reportedly had a lengthy call Wednesday where they discussed the expected testing and protocols for training camp, per ESPN. Apparently almost all players on the call expressed...
    At least a few NFL coaches are questioning the viability of the 2020 NFL season now that players from the Cowboys and Texans, including star Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott, recently tested positive for COVID-19. One head coach told ESPN’s Ed Werder those positive tests are “scary.” Another insisted to Werder the start of the season should be delayed, and a third “questioned the wisdom of playing during a pandemic.” The NFL to this point has not done much to alleviate the inevitable concerns associated with playing a season in such conditions. Because the league was fortunate the outbreak reached the United States during its offseason, it has been proceeding business as usual — albeit virtually — through the spring and now...
    The NBA coaches’ union is concerned that the league’s return-to-play setup at Walt Disney World Resort will risk their members’ health and hurt their future job prospects. At the end of what will be a four-plus-month hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the NBA will have 22 of its 30 teams resume action at the Disney campus near Orlando, Fla., with training camp due to run July 9-29 and games to commence on July 30. All players and staffers will essentially be quarantined for the duration of their stay in the NBA’s “bubble” while undergoing regular COVID-19 testing. The National Basketball Coaches Association is questioning the details of the “bubble” protocols, particularly whether the league’s oldest head coaches will be...
    The NCAA Division I Council on Wednesday approved a plan to allow college basketball players to start working with their coaches for the first time since the pandemic wiped out March Madness. The summer access period for men’s and women’s players will begin July 20. The NCAA basketball tournaments were cancelled days before the fields were scheduled to be selected because of the coronavirus outbreak. The NCAA also announced the expected approval by the council of an extended preseason model for football teams that was finalized by that sport’s oversight committee last week. And the council introduced a legislative proposal to create a path for schools to transition straight from Division III to Division I, paving the way for D-III...
    Alabama’s Nick Saban has coached a shocking amount of games as the number one team in America. According to a tweet from FOX College Football, Saban has coached 80 games as the leader of the top ranked team in America, which leads all active coaches in America. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) The second closest coach is Les Miles with 14. Dabo Swinney and Jimbo Fisher are the only other coaches in double figures. ???????? @AlabamaFTBL‘s Nick Saban has A LOT more experience coaching the No. 1 team in the country than your coach does pic.twitter.com/XdD7aEhOmq — FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) June 13, 2020 That stat tells you everything you need to know...
    (CNN)A Georgia Tech assistant basketball coach is leading calling the charge for the NCAA to make Election Day a mandatory day-off for college athletics.The movement, #AllVoteNoPlay, started when a Zoom call inspired the coach, Eric Reveno, to take a stand. Since he first issued the call-to-action last week, other coaches and athletes, both at the college and professional level, have stated their support.Reveno is adamant that the NCAA make the move to demonstrate the importance of civic engagement to the almost half a million college athletes eligible to vote this November -- and in all elections moving forward. "The reason I coach is because I want to help our guys be the best they can be. I don't know why...
    Six women have sued USA Swimming over allegedly covering up actions of sexual abuse from their coaches when they were teenagers, according to documents from civil lawsuits filed in California courts. The lawsuits, which reference instances of sexual abuse from the 1980s, claim that USA Swimming protected the coaches, enabling them to continue their predatory behavior, the New York Times reported. The coaches and the women’s former swim club were named as additional defendants in the lawsuit, according to the New York Times. “My sexual abuse was 100% preventable,” Debra Grodensky, a plaintiff in one of the lawsuits, said in a statement. She has said that she was sexually abused multiple times by her former coach, Andrew King, who is...
    CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have welcomed six young coaches, including two women and former NFL player Leonard Hankerson, to take part in the final three weeks of their offseason program. As part of the Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship, the team brought in the coaches so they can gain experience while working with an NFL team and potentially land full-time jobs in the league. “The Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship is the type of program that can be very impactful to the coaching hiring process,” Browns first-year coach Kevin Stefanski said Tuesday. “Diversity is always going to be an important component of what we do in our organization because it helps us become a better organization. This will...
    After the NFL granted coaches permission to return to team facilities last week, the Vikings announced Monday that TCO Performance Center has been reopened to approximately 60 front office employees. It’s unclear when coach Mike Zimmer and the rest of his coaching staff will return. Currently, players and coaches continue to work remotely, according to a team release. While the NFL has granted coaches permission to return to team facilities, there’s been no guidance as far as when players can come back. Those returning are doing so on a voluntary basis, with multiple departments within the organization prioritized because of their need to access the facility in order to effectively complete their job duties. All returning employees...
    DENVER — Denver Broncos coaches and players marched and spoke out against racism and police brutality at a protest in downtown Denver on Saturday. The players wore black shirts with the fist of power image and “Justice for George Floyd” emblazoned on the front and the words, “If you ain’t with us, you against us” on the back. All of them wore face masks in accordance with coronavirus mitigation efforts, and most of the players’ masks were black with the phrase “I can’t breathe” in white lettering. Safety Kareem Jackson was instrumental in organizing the team’s appearance at Civic Center Park on the 10th day of demonstrations sparked by the death of Floyd, a handcuffed black man in Minneapolis...
    DENVER (AP) - Denver Broncos coaches and players marched and spoke out against racism and police brutality at a protest in downtown Denver on Saturday. The players wore black shirts with the fist of power image and “Justice for George Floyd” emblazoned on the front and the words, “If you ain’t with us, you against us” on the back. All of them wore face masks in accordance with coronavirus mitigation efforts, and most of the players’ masks were black with the phrase “I can’t breathe” in white lettering. TOP STORIES D.C. Black Lives Matter protests draw thousands On sad anniversary, few to mourn the D-Day dead in Normandy Black Voices for Trump coalition praises President Trumps support for African...
    MIAMI (AP) - The NBA plans to go to Disney World next month to finish a season, with a schedule calling for the 22 remaining teams to play more than 150 more games and for the league to eventually crown a champion. Coaches are seeing potentially a bigger purpose as well. Many players and coaches have spoken out in recent days following the death of George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into his neck for several minutes even after he stopped moving and pleading for air. But two coaches said Saturday that once the league arrives at Disney, they would expect the NBA’s visibility to be an asset again in the hope for actual...
    John Elway says he’s no longer staying on the sidelines and is “joining with the players, coaches and our organization in speaking up against racism, police brutality and any injustice against the black community.” The comments from the Denver Broncos’ general manager came in a lengthy Twitter post at the end of a tempestuous week in which his head coach, Vic Fangio, drew widespread condemnation for suggesting he didn’t see racism or discrimination in the NFL on Tuesday. Fangio apologized a day later, saying he only meant to suggest the league was a meritocracy on the field and in the locker room and should have recognized the lack of minority head coaches, general managers, team presidents and owners in the...
    ENGLEWOOD, Colorado (AP) — John Elway says he’s no longer staying on the sidelines and is “joining with the players, coaches and our organization in speaking up against racism, police brutality and any injustice against the black community.” The comments from the Denver Broncos’ general manager came in a lengthy Twitter post at the end of a tempestuous week in which his head coach, Vic Fangio, drew widespread condemnation for suggesting he didn’t see racism or discrimination in the NFL. Fangio’s remarks came during a media call Tuesday after the team addressed the widespread demonstrations that were sparked by a white police officer’s killing of a handcuffed black man in Minnesota last week. Fangio apologized a day later,...
    Kyle Rudolph was looking for something, anything, to do to help the community that has embraced him during his nine-year career with the Vikings. The tight end wanted to clean up buildings, pick up pieces, spread positivity, whatever possible to provide support where needed. “We weren’t fast enough,” he said. “Everything was already done, (already) in the process of being put back together.” So he and his friend, Justin Hall, had to come up with something on their own. That’s how Friday’s athlete-driven charity event was born. Athletes from across the city — from the Vikings to the Timberwolves to the Gophers — flocked to south Minneapolis to distribute supplies at the #United4ChangeMN event in a Cub...
    Frank Martin remembers the day 22 years ago when he was stopped by a police officer in the middle of nowhere, when he was driving across the country from his home in Miami to help coach a youth basketball camp. “An officer walked up to my window and asked, ‘What’s a guy from your neck of the woods doing up here, like real sarcastically,” the South Carolina coach recalled. “My proper name is Francisco, middle name Jose. He starts making fun of how to enunciate my name. And he said, ‘You’re one of those banana boat guys down there where you’re from,’ so right that moment I was kind of like, trying to figure out how to handle that moment....
    More than half the 32 NFL teams will not have coaching staffs at their facilities Friday even though the league has approved such returns where local governments allow them. Clubs with coaches in place at their training complexes were Super Bowl champion Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Houston, Denver, Dallas, Jacksonville and Atlanta. While entire staffs had not yet returned in many cities, such head coaches as the Chiefs’ Andy Reid, the Steelers’ Mike Tomlin, the Falcons’ Dan Quinn, the Broncos’ Vic Fangio and the Browns Kevin Stefanski were on hand. After his team’s protest march against inequality and police brutality that went from the stadium to the steps of the local sheriff’s department in Jacksonville, Jaguars coach Doug Marrone...
    Some NBA coaches might not be allowed to be on the bench when play resumes July 31. According to Tim Reynolds, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said “certain coaches” might not be on the bench because of the coronavirus pandemic. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) As pointed out by Reynolds, there are currently three head coaches in the league at least 65 years old. Adam Silver says it is possible that “certain coaches” may not be able to be the bench coach when play resumes at Disney “in order to protect them.” Gregg Popovich is 71. Mike D’Antoni is 69. Alvin Gentry is 65. The CDC says people 65 and older are at higher risk. —...
    The Philadelphia Eagles will open facilities starting June 8. According to the team’s website, facilities will open “with a limited number of employees” starting this upcoming Monday. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) However, players and coaches “continue their work from home” during the coronavirus pandemic. NovaCare Complex and Lincoln Financial Field are set to re-open with limited employees on June 8 — Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) June 4, 2020 Honestly, I’m not exactly sure why you need to open up team facilities if your players and coaches are both staying home. I guess it’s just a green light for anyone that might want to return and work from the offices, and it does allow executives...
    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said he’s mulling whether older coaches will be able to be on the bench when the league returns to play in July. The NBA announced Thursday the board of governors approved the 22-team format to return. Games will be played at the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla., at a single site. Silver told TNT’s “Inside the NBA” that officials are still working out whether older coaches will be on the bench. NBA APPROVES 22-TEAM FORMAT TO RESTART SEASON “I think one of the things we know, we've learned a lot about the virus since we shut down in March, and the data is demonstrating that for the most part, and there are exceptions, that...
    It’s now for real. And already a touch of Covid-19 controversy. The NBA Board of Governors voted 29-1 Thursday to bring back their season, with training camp beginning June 30 and the season reopener July 31 with a 22-team format in Orlando, Fla., the league announced. However, on TNT Thursday night, commissioner Adam Silver touched a nerve when he indicated there may be rules in place to prevent elderly coaches from being on the bench in Disney World. There are three head coaches over the age of 65 — Houston’s Mike D’Antoni, 69, New Orleans’ Alvin Gentry, 65, and San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich, 72. Two other head coaches are 60 and over — Rick Carlisle, 60, and Terry Stotts, 62....
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — South Carolina coach Frank Martin will chair a new committee formed by the National Association of Basketball Coaches to address issues of race and discrimination not only within intercollegiate athletics but society at large. The NABC’s board of directors announced the new committee Thursday, saying in a statement that “coaches can and should lend their voices to making a difference on the national, regional and local levels.” But the college coaching association also wants to ensure that the concerns of student-athletes are being addressed. The board also released a set of recommendations for coaches, including holding in-person or virtual meetings to discuss current events and racial injustice; stressing a team’s commitment to diversity and inclusion;...
    Coaches will be allowed to return to NFL team facilities beginning Friday as the league continues preparation for training camps and its season. Commissioner Roger Goodell told the 32 clubs on Thursday that coaching staffs may from team complexes starting Friday. Previously, only up to 75 people per day could be at the facilities, with coaches and healthy players barred. CLICK HERE FOR MORE NFL COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM “As has been emphasized in previous advice on reopening facilities, this may occur only if your club has otherwise received necessary permission from state and local governments to reopen its facility,” Goodell wrote. All coaches will count toward the maximum number of club employees in the facility, but that number will be...
    A diversity report for racial and gender hiring across college sports found overall improvement yet still reported grades lagging behind the professional ranks. Wednesday’s report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at Central Florida assigned an overall C-plus score, a B for racial hiring and a C-plus for gender hiring. The report examined a range of positions including leadership at the NCAA headquarters, conference commissioners and head coaches based on data from the 2018-19 season. The numeric scores in each category were the highest since researchers revised the grading scale for the 2015-16 report to account for changing national demographics. But lead report author and institute director Richard Lapchick noted in the report that the...
    It had to start somewhere, and for the Giants, opening up their practice and training facility on Wednesday was that start. This was not a full-scale opening, as only 15-20 team employees entered the building – for the first time in almost three months during the COVID-19 pandemic. General manager Dave Gettleman and members of his football administration staff were among those back in the building. Co-owner John Mara returned to his office and a small number of business, operations and medical staff were back on site. No coaches are allowed in yet. The number of employees allowed to enter the facility will increase in the coming weeks. For now, those who can continue to work remotely will do so....
    North Carolina Central men’s basketball coach LeVelle Moton said Sunday he was concerned with coaches in the top college football and basketball conferences in the NCAA staying silent in the wake of George Floyd’s police-involved death and the ensuing protests. Moton said in an appearance on ESPN Radio that coaches in Power 5 Conferences – the term used to describe the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, SEC and Pac-12 – care about African Americans when they’re on their teams but tend to stay silent on social justice issues. NBA LEGEND KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR DEFENDS GEORGE FLOYD PROTESTS IN OP-ED “The reality is a lot of these coaches have been able to create generational wealth,” Moton said. “Their grandkids' kids are gonna...
    Follow Eli Manning’s lead. Not just the script for his successor with the Giants, Daniel Jones. That’s also the advice quarterbacks across the NFL are getting during the coronavirus pandemic, courtesy of older brother Peyton Manning. Peyton told NBC Sports’ Peter King he is relaying a story of how Eli led the Giants through the 2011 NFL lockout, when contact between players and coaches was prohibited during the tense Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations. The Giants finished 9-7 that season but won the NFC East and then beat the Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, San Francisco 49ers and New England Patriots to finish as Super Bowl 46 champions. Peyton and Eli recently were on a Zoom call for a friend who...
    Community leaders, activists and friends of George Floyd gathered Friday afternoon at Minneapolis City Hall to pay tribute and demand justice after Floyd died in police custody earlier this week in Minneapolis. Among them was Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns wearing a “Black Lives Matter,” hat as he showed his support. Towns is one of many athletes in the Twin Cities who has been visible in the days after Floyd’s death. Many athletes, coaches and teams have spoken up as riots and protests have engulfed the Twin Cities in the days following Floyd’s death on Monday. Floyd, a black man, died after a white Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin — who has since been fired and arrested — knelt...