Sports team management changes

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2014, file photo, Houston Astros manager Bo Porter, left, and scouting director Mike Elias stand during a spring training baseball workout in Viera, Fla. Elias has been hired to rebuild the Baltimore Orioles, who traded many of their star players last season before finishing with the worst record in the majors. He comes to Baltimore after working as scouting director and assistant general manager in Houston, where he helped transform a last-place team into 2017 World Series champions. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
November 16, 2018 - 2:01 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Astros assistant general manager Mike Elias was hired Friday to rebuild the Baltimore Orioles, who traded many of their star players last season before finishing with the worst record in the majors. Elias will carry the title of executive vice president and general manager. He will...
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A broken fire alarm is shown in the visitors locker room at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. The New Orleans Saints played the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Saints coach Sean Payton says he broke a blaring fire alarm in visitor’s locker room at Cincinnati’s Paul Brown stadium and that he intends to ensure the repairs are paid for. Payton says it would be “a little sensationalist” to say he “destroyed” the fire alarm and that the act was not intended as a motivational ploy. Rather, Payton says the alarm had been blaring for what seemed to him like 10 minutes and that he “needed the noise to stop” as he prepared his team to play against the Bengals. (Michael DeMocker/The Times-Picayune via AP)
November 12, 2018 - 11:51 am
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton says he broke a blaring fire alarm in visitor's locker room at Cincinnati's Paul Brown stadium and that he intends to ensure the repairs are paid for. Payton says it would be "a little sensationalist" to say he "destroyed" the fire alarm and that the...
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November 04, 2018 - 2:10 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The struggling Los Angeles Kings fired head coach John Stevens on Sunday just 13 games into his second season in charge. Willie Desjardins was named the Kings' interim head coach by general manager Rob Blake. Los Angeles also fired assistant coach Don Nachbaur and hired former...
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November 03, 2018 - 12:14 pm
The Texas Rangers have hired Los Angeles Dodgers third base coach Chris Woodward as their manager, six weeks after Jeff Banister was fired. The team said Saturday he received a three-year contract with a club option for 2022. He is to be introduced at news conference Monday. The Rangers are coming...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, file photo, Maryland head coach DJ Durkin stands on the sideline during an NCAA college football game against Towson in College Park, Md. The University System of Maryland's board of regents announced Tuesday their recommendation that Durkin retain his job. Durkin has been on paid administrative leave since August, following the death of a player who collapsed during practice and an investigation of bullying by the Maryland coaching staff. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
October 31, 2018 - 6:22 pm
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — DJ Durkin has been fired as Maryland's football coach, one day after being reinstated by the school. His dismissal comes after the decision to bring him back on Tuesday was met with ire by students, players and state politicians. Durkin was placed on administrative leave...
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Cleveland Cavaliers acting head coach Larry Drew talks with Jordan Clarkson in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 136-114. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
October 30, 2018 - 10:01 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers played unselfishly, aggressively and together for the first time this season. They almost always do for Larry Drew. Rodney Hood scored a season-high 26 points, Cedi Osman added 20 and Cleveland ended its six-game losing streak to start the season, beating the Atlanta...
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Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue yells instructions to players in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
October 28, 2018 - 11:44 am
Tyronn Lue didn't make it through the season's first month without LeBron James. The Cleveland Cavaliers fired their coach on Sunday, two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The Cavaliers are off to a 0-6 start without James, who left Cleveland this summer for the second...
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October 25, 2018 - 9:01 am
Two people with knowledge of the decision tell The Associated Press the Minnesota Twins have hired Tampa Bay Rays assistant coach Rocco Baldelli as their new manager. The 37-year-old Baldelli replaces Paul Molitor, who was fired after four seasons with a 305-343 record. The two people spoke...
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October 21, 2018 - 9:46 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — David Bell has been hired as manager of the Cincinnati Reds, tasked with helping turn around a team that skidded to a 67-95 record and last-place finish in the NL Central. The Reds said Sunday he has been given a three-year contract that includes a team option for 2022. The...
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Colombia midfielder Mateus Uribe (15) goes up for a header against United States' Antonee Robinson, left, during the first half of an international friendly soccer match Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
October 11, 2018 - 9:16 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Carlos Bacca, Radamel Falcao and Miguel Borja scored second-half goals to lead Colombia over the United States 4-2 on Thursday night in an exhibition that marked the return of American captain Michael Bradley to the national team following a one-year absence. James Rodriguez put...
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