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San Jose Sharks fire head coach Peter DeBoer after slow start

San Jose Sharks fire head coach Peter DeBoer after slow start

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Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The San Jose Sharks, entering the season with high expectations, fired head coach Peter DeBoer after a lackluster start to the season, the team announced Wednesday. Sharks assistant coach Bob Boughner will serve as the team's interim head coach. San Jose also announced goalie coach Johan Hedberg and assistant coaches Dave Barr and Steve Spott were relieved of their duties. "When you have had a level of past success, change is never easy, but we feel this team is capable of much more than we have shown thus far and that a new voice is needed," Sharks general manager Doug Wilson said in a statement. "As a team and as individuals, our play has not met expectations this year and our level of consistency has not been where it needs to be. "This group of individuals who will l...
Football’s winningest coach, John McKissick, dies at 93

Football’s winningest coach, John McKissick, dies at 93

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Nov. 29 (UPI) -- John McKissick, the winningest football coach in the country, has died at 93. McKissick posted a career record of 621-155-13 at Summerville High School in Summerville, S.C., the most wins for a football coach at any level. Dorchester County coroner Paul Brouthers told The Post and Courrier and WCSC-TV that McKissick died Thursday in his home after being in hospice care. "Remembering Coach McKissick -- what a legend," Summerville High School wrote on Facebook. "We will miss you, Coach! Thank you for impact on thousands of young people in our community over the years. Always and Forever a Green Wave." McKissick won 10 state championships, with his last South Carolina title coming in 1998. He became the first coach to reach 500 wins in 2003 before winning his 600th game in ...
Jets CEO Christopher Johnson: Adam Gase to remain head coach

Jets CEO Christopher Johnson: Adam Gase to remain head coach

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Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Despite a dismal season, New York Jets CEO Christopher Johnson backed head coach Adam Gase and said he will return next year. Johnson told reporters Wednesday that he shared the same message with the team last week, a few days after an embarrassing loss to the Miami Dolphins. "I want to assure you there will be no changes in coaches here," Johnson said. "Adam has the trust of this team. He has the trust of [quarterback] Sam [Darnold]. He has [general manager] Joe [Douglas'] trust. He has my trust. He's a good man, and he's a good coach." Johnson added that his commitment also applies to after the season. "Even after the season," he said. "I brought in Joe earlier this year to help build the team with Adam. There is a lot of work to do, there is a great deal of work to do...
Former Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild to join Padres in same role

Former Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild to join Padres in same role

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Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The San Diego Padres are expected to hire Larry Rothschild as the club's new pitching coach. League sources told MLB Media and The Athletic on Friday that Rothschild will replace Darren Balsley, who served for 17 seasons in that capacity. The club has yet to confirm the move. Rothschild, 65, spent the last nine seasons as pitching coach of the New York Yankees. The organization fired him after the team's American League Championship Series loss to the Houston Astros. The Padres will be Rothschild's sixth team as a pitching coach. He previously served in that role with the then-Florida Marlins, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Atlanta Braves and Yankees. Rothschild, who played 11 years in the Detroit Tigers, Padres, Reds and Cubs organizations as a relief pitcher from 1975 t...
Alberto Salazar: Mo Farah’s former coach banned for four years for doping violations

Alberto Salazar: Mo Farah’s former coach banned for four years for doping violations

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Alberto Salazar - Mo Farah's former athletics coach - has been banned from the sport for four years after being found guilty of doping violations.Salazar runs the Nike Oregon Project - home to British four-time Olympic champion Farah from 2011 until 2017.The decision follows a four-year investigation by the US Anti-Doping Agency (Usada) and a two-year court battle behind closed doors. American Salazar said he was "shocked" by the outcome and would appeal."The Oregon Project has never and will never permit doping," the 61-year-old added. "I will appeal and look forward to this unfair and protracted process reaching the conclusion I know to be true."Dr Jeffrey Brown, a Nike-paid endocrinologist...