Sports team management changes

Alabama head coach Nick Saban watches during the first half of an NCAA college football Alabama spring game, Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
April 24, 2018 - 2:22 pm
More than a decade after Nick Saban took over as the coach of Alabama, the rest of the Southeastern Conference is still trying to figure out how to consistently beat him. A lot of coaches have tried. A lot of them have ended up unemployed. Now a new group will take a shot. Five of the league's 14...
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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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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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April 13, 2018 - 6:44 am
NBA ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Orlando Magic fired coach Frank Vogel, one day after the team wrapped up its sixth consecutive losing season. Vogel was with the Magic for two years, going 54-110. He came to Orlando after six seasons with Indiana, where he won 250 regular-season games and got the...
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April 12, 2018 - 10:28 pm
BASEBALL COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE — Suspended Boston RHP Joe Kelly six games and N.Y. Yankees 1B Tyler Austin five games, pending appeals, for their parts in a bench-clearing incident during Wednesday's game. American League BOSTON RED SOX — Placed LHP Bobby Poyner on the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP...
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April 12, 2018 - 8:15 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Former Texas-Arlington coach Scott Cross has joined TCU as an assistant coach. Horned Frogs coach Jamie Dixon announced Cross' hiring Thursday. TCU, which this season went to its first NCAA Tournament since 1998, had a staff opening after assistant David Patrick left last...
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April 12, 2018 - 6:58 pm
BASEBALL COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE — Suspended Boston RHP Joe Kelly six games and N.Y. Yankees 1B Tyler Austin five games, pending appeals, for their parts in a bench-clearing incident during Wednesday's game. American League BOSTON RED SOX — Placed LHP Bobby Poyner on the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP...
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April 12, 2018 - 6:48 pm
Clemson has turned to former Florida coach Amanda Butler to turn around its troubled women's basketball program. Athletic spokesman Joe Galbraith said the school's Board of Trustees approved a four-year contract Thursday. He said financial terms of the deal were not immediately available. Butler...
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