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Aussie coach quits in another tearful news conference

Aussie coach quits in another tearful news conference

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Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann has tearfully resigned - just hours after disgraced former captain Steve Smith broke down before the world's media.Lehmann will quit after the current Test series in South Africa after three players were sent home for ball-tampering.The Australian coach was cleared by Cricket Australia of having a role in the cheat scandal but told a news conference "it's the right time to step away".He said: "I'm ultimately responsible for the culture of the team and I've been thinking about my position for a while."Despite telling media yesterday that I'm not resigning, after reviewing Steve and Cameron's hurting it's only fair that I make this decision."This will allow Cricket Australia to complete a full review into the culture of the team and allow them to imple...
Arizona Cardinals expected to name Kirby Wilson running backs coach

Arizona Cardinals expected to name Kirby Wilson running backs coach

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Kirby Wilson is expected to be named the Arizona Cardinals' running backs coach, according to a published report Tuesday. It will mark a return to the desert for Wilson, radio station 98.7 FM in Arizona reported. Wilson served as the running backs coach with the Cardinals for three seasons from 2004-06. Wilson spent the past two seasons as the running backs coach of the Cleveland Browns. His replacement in Cleveland is Freddie Kitchens, who was the Cardinals' running backs coach this past season. The 56-year-old Wilson has ample NFL experience as a running backs coach. He served in that capacity with the New England Patriots (1997-99), Washington Redskins (2000), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2003-04), Pittsburgh Steelers (2007-13) and Minnesota Vikings (2014-15) before landing with Cleveland. Ari...
Phil Neville a candidate for England women head coach role

Phil Neville a candidate for England women head coach role

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Former Manchester United and England full-back Phil Neville is a contender to take over as England women's boss.Mo Marley has been in temporary charge since Mark Sampson was sacked following evidence of "inappropriate behaviour" in a previous role in September.But Neville, who has previously coached with Manchester United, Valencia and England Under-21s, would represent a surprise appointment.England are ranked third in the world, with the 2019 World Cup due in France.The Football Association (FA) had planned to appoint a new head coach by the end of 2017, however several potential appointments dropped out of the running.Emma Hayes said she wanted to remain as Chelsea boss while former Arsenal coach Laura Harvey and Canada manager John Herdman moved to new roles.Rumours of 40-year-old Nevi...
Justin Gatlin: Sprinter 'shocked' by allegations about coach & athletics agent

Justin Gatlin: Sprinter 'shocked' by allegations about coach & athletics agent

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World champion sprinter Justin Gatlin says he is "shocked and surprised" at doping allegations made against his coach and an agent.Athletics anti-doping officials have begun an investigation into what the president of the sport's governing body called "serious allegations" about Dennis Mitchell and Robert Wagner.The Daily Telegraph said Wagner - an agent linked to Gatlin - offered to "illicitly supply performance-enhancing drugs" to undercover reporters.And it said Gatlin's coach, former Olympic gold medallist Mitchell, told reporters that athletes are able to get away with doping because the drugs they use cannot be detected by tests.Both deny the allegations.Writing on Instagram on Tuesday, Gatlin said he "fired" Mitchell "as soon as I found out about this".The 35-year-old American said ...
Herm Edwards: New Arizona State Sun Devils coach fired up at introductory press conference

Herm Edwards: New Arizona State Sun Devils coach fired up at introductory press conference

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New Arizona State football coach Herman Edwards displayed the passion for which he is known on Monday during his introductory press conference. Arizona State made it official and hired Edwards as its 24th head coach on Sunday night. While Edwards hasn't coached since being fired by the Kansas City Chiefs following the 2008 season, the 63-year-old showed he had plenty of fire on Monday. "Turn the TV on Wednesday. I'll be back in studio in Bristol (at ESPN), and I'll be coaching football by the way," Edwards said. "That's what I do. I coach football. And I have been coaching football my whole life." Edwards said his last day at ESPN will be Friday, and then he will be back working for Arizona State and recruiting. "When you sign on to do something, you finish," he said. "You don't tap out. I...