Sports team management changes

Atlanta Hawks general manager and head of basketball operations Travis Schlenk speaks to reporters after it was announced the team and head basketball coach Mike Budenholzer have decided to part ways Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
April 26, 2018 - 1:38 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk on Thursday described coach Mike Budenholzer's exit as "harmonious" and "as mutual as parting can be." Schlenk also said the decision, finalized and announced late Wednesday , came after many discussions with Budenholzer and was not based on just...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2017, file photo, new UCLA head football coach Chip Kelly speaks during a news conference in Los Angeles. The Pac-12 has five new coaches this season, so there was extra importance on spring football this year at UCLA, the two Arizona schools and the two Oregon schools. (Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Daily News via AP, File)
April 26, 2018 - 1:08 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Pac-12 has five new coaches this season, so there was extra importance placed on spring football at UCLA, the two Arizona schools and the two Oregon schools. After months of talking about how they would do things differently, the new coaches had a chance to implement their...
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File-This March 20, 2018, file photo shows running back Saquon Barkley catching a football during Penn State NFL football Pro Day in State College, Pa. Barkley is the best player in this year's draft. Yet he might not go in the first handful of picks Thursday night. Huh? Blame the desperation to find quarterbacks in great part for the possibility that the Penn State All-America running back could fall well below where his talent, character and versatility warrant. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
April 26, 2018 - 2:13 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Saquon Barkley is the best player in this year's draft. Yet he might not go in the first handful of picks Thursday night. Huh? Blame the desperation to find quarterbacks in great part for the possibility that the Penn State All-America running back could fall well below...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2018, file photo, Carolina Hurricanes head coach Bill Peters watches from the bench during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche, in Raleigh, N.C. Peters has resigned as the Hurricanes’ coach after four seasons and no playoff berths. Peters announced his decision Friday, April 20, 2018, through the team, saying in a statement that “this is a good time to move on.”(AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)
April 20, 2018 - 12:40 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Bill Peters has not been able to lead the Carolina Hurricanes back to the NHL playoffs and after coming up short following his fourth season with the club, announced Friday that he is resigning. "I feel like this is a good time to move on," Peters said in a statement issued by...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2017, file photo, Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price reacts after starting pitcher Scott Feldman walks Colorado Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez to put two runners on base in the first inning of a baseball game, in Denver. The Reds have fired Bryan Price after a 3-15 start, the first managerial change in the major leagues this season. Price was in his fifth season leading the rebuilding team. The Reds have lost at least 94 games in each of the last three seasons while finishing last in the NL Central. Bench coach Jim Riggleman will manage the team on an interim basis. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
April 19, 2018 - 5:38 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds' worst start since the Great Depression prompted a quick hook for Bryan Price. Cincinnati fired its fifth-year manager on Thursday because of a 3-15 start, the first managerial change in the major leagues this season. The Reds hadn't changed managers so early in a season...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2018, file photo, Tennessee's athletic director Phillip Fulmer watches during the first day of spring NCAA college football practice, in Knoxville, Tenn. Fulmer has signed a contract that runs through 2021 and increases his annual pay to at least $900,000. The deal was announced Thursday, April 19, 2018, by Tennessee chancellor Beverly Davenport in a university release. (Caitie McMekin/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, File)
April 19, 2018 - 4:28 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Phillip Fulmer has said all along that his appointment as athletic director at his alma mater wasn't a mere short-term arrangement. Now he has the contract to back it up. Tennessee chancellor Beverly Davenport announced Thursday that Fulmer has signed a contract...
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April 13, 2018 - 3:10 pm
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — St. Cloud State has hired Brett Larson, an assistant coach for national champion Minnesota-Duluth, as its hockey coach. Larson takes over a program that was a national power under Bob Motzko, who last month took the top job at Minnesota. Larson, a Duluth native, played at...
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April 13, 2018 - 2:55 pm
DENVER (AP) — Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly says contract extensions for center Nikola Jokic and guard Will Barton are among his offseason priorities and he hinted coach Michael Malone might be in line for one, too. The Nuggets have increased their win totals from 30 to 40 to 46 under Malone...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2018, file photo, Charlotte Hornets head coach Steve Clifford is shown during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics, in Boston. The Hornets have fired coach Steve Clifford after the team failed to reach the playoffs for the third time in the last four seasons. The move comes after a meeting with new general manager Mitch Kupchak on Friday, April 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
April 13, 2018 - 1:58 pm
First the general manager, now the coach. In another move aimed at getting the Charlotte Hornets on track, majority owner Michael Jordan fired coach Steve Clifford on Friday after the team went 36-46 and failed to reach the playoffs for the third time in the last four seasons. Clifford had a year...
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Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez (9) yells after he hit a three run home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the second inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
April 13, 2018 - 1:35 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs manager Joe Maddon fired back at Pittsburgh Pirates skipper Clint Hurdle for criticizing Chicago star Javier Baez's bat flip on a popup. Maddon says he was "surprised" and didn't "really understand" why Hurdle criticized Baez. He warned against being "hypercritical" because "you...
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