After coaching 47 seasons at Syracuse University, Hall of Fame men’s basketball coach, Jim Boeheim has retired. The announcement was made Wednesday evening, several hours following the post-game news conference after Syracuse lost 77-74 to Wake Forest. It’s been confirmed that associate head coach Adrian Autry, who has been on staff since 2011, will replace the 78-year-old.
Cardinals Fire Coach Kliff Kingsbury, GM Steve Keim Steps Aside
With the regular season now over, the Arizona Cardinals and owner Michael Bidwill have fired head coach Kliff Kingsbury just 10 months into his newly-extended multi-year contract, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rappaport. He served four seasons as head coach, finishing the latest season with a season score of 4-13. The team also announced that General Manager Steve Keim, who has been on health-related leave since last month, has decided to step away from his position in the meantime in order to focus on his health.
Jacque Vaughn is Named as Nets New Head Coach
No stranger to drama lately, the Nets eschewed a protracted coaching search and made a quick decision to hire someone familiar. On Wednesday, they named Jacques Vaughn as their new head coach. Vaughn has been an assistant with the team since 2016 and was named interim coach after Brooklyn and former coach Steve Nash parted ways on November 1.
Supreme Court Sides with Public School Coach Leading Students in Prayer
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court said that the firing of a football coach who lost his job after praying at the 50-yard line violated the First Amendment rights.
NBA Finals Game 5 Recap
Monday night, the Golden State Warriors beat the Boston Celtics 104-94 in game 5 of the NBA Finals in San Francisco.
Baseball Living-Legend Luis Polonia Reflects on his Amazing Career
Luis Polonia is known for his rewarding career of 30 years as a professional baseball player. Playing for five World Series teams, he helped the Atlanta Braves in 1995 and the New York Yankees in 2000 bring home World Series Championships. Polonia was born in Pueblo Nuevo, Dominican Republic. His father wanted to be a baseball player and inspired Polonia to follow his dream of playing baseball.
Red Sox Returns to US by Bus, not Plane
The Red Sox will be returning to the States through a two hour bus trip instead of the plane. They will be crossing the Canadian and American border, and this is important to them because flying in different countries requires a negative result in COVID testing, but this is not required for border crossings. The Red Sox don’t want to leave anyone behind, and they are willing to commit more time on the road to make sure that happens.
Bruce Arians Stepping Down as Buccaneers Coach
Super Bowl-winning coach Bruce Arians is stepping down as the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He is inviting a devoted friend and highly skilled defensive coordinator Todd Bowles to continue coaching the Buccaneers team. In Arians’s statement, “I wanted to ensure when I walked away that Todd Bowles would have the best opportunity to succeed.”
Nets Win to Pistons by 130-123
Have you heard the ground rumbling? It’s definitely not an earthquake, but the shaking victory of the Brooklyn Nets! Kevin Durant scored an amazing 41 points for the Nets, who surpassed the Pistons with their scoring of 130-123. Durant shares, “I want to get better shots sometimes, but like a couple of them are like, ‘I’m hot, let me risk it. I was just trying to get the best shots that I can. Sometimes it might be over a guy in the lane, but I feel like that’s open and I have to keep knocking them down.”
FIFA Allows Foreign Players and Coaches to Break Contracts with Russia
“Foreign players and coaches will have the right to unilaterally suspend their employment contracts until the end of the season in Russia,” said FIFA. FIFA said they will support Ukraine’s players during the time of the invasion. Some players are on short term contracts with Russia and they do not want to return there after the war is over. It is expected that about 100 players are looking for teams to join in for the new season.
Turns Out Russian Skater Kamila Valieva Can Still Compete
Recently, Russian Skater Kamila Valieva failed the drug test to compete for the Olympics. She is now cleared to continue skating for the Olympics. This is because she is taking a drug for her heart medication and Valieva will be able to compete in the individual women’s skating competition Tuesday. In last week’s performance, Valieva was able to land a perfect quadruple jump.
Jacksonville Jaguars Fire Head Coach Urban Meyer After Less Than A Year
On Jan. 14th of this year, Jaguars owner Shad Khan announced he had hired college football coach, Urban Meyer, as the new head coach of his team. Now, after only 13 games and a very tumultuous season, Khan has fired Meyer.