Sports team management changes

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2014, file photo, Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow, right, and A.J. Hinch pose after Hinch is introduced as the new manager of the baseball club in Houston. Hinch and Luhnow were fired Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, after being suspended for their roles in the team's extensive sign-stealing scheme from 2017. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)
January 14, 2020 - 4:10 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros suddenly have a couple more holes to fill. Less than a month before the start of spring training, the American League champions are without a manager and general manager after AJ Hinch and Jeff Luhnow were suspended by Major League Baseball and subsequently fired...
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LSU cornerback Kristian Fulton leaves the field after a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game against Clemson, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. LSU won 42-25. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
January 14, 2020 - 3:48 pm
The final Associated Press Top 25 of the season has a familiar look. LSU is No. 1 after winning the national championship. Add Clemson, Ohio State, Georgia, Florida, Oklahoma and Alabama and you have seven of the preseason top 10 teams finishing in the top 10 five months later. In fact, for the...
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January 14, 2020 - 3:10 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Lynx hired Katie Smith, the franchise's third-leading all-time scorer and Hall of Fame player, as the lead assistant Tuesday on coach Cheryl Reeve's staff. Smith was head coach of the New York Liberty the past two seasons. She was replaced by Walt Hopkins, who was...
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January 14, 2020 - 2:56 pm
The highlights of Tuesday's AP Sports report. An up-to-the minute listing of all stories planned, including games and events, is available in Coverage Plan on AP Newsroom, http://newsroom.ap.org/coverageplan . You can also find a link to Coverage Plan on the left navigation of the Newsroom home...
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January 14, 2020 - 9:08 am
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF LSU takes CFP title UNDATED (AP) — Joe Burrow’s latest virtuoso performance has turned the LSU Tigers into CFP champions. The Heisman Trophy winner threw for 463 yards and five touchdowns as the boys from Baton Rouge whipped the defending-champion Clemson Tigers, 42-25...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2014, file photo, Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow, right, and A.J. Hinch pose after Hinch is introduced as the new manager of the baseball club in Houston. Hinch and Luhnow were fired Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, after being suspended for their roles in the team's extensive sign-stealing scheme from 2017. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)
January 13, 2020 - 11:01 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal cost manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow their jobs, and Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora could be next. Hinch and Luhnow were fired Monday after being suspended by Major League Baseball for the team's illicit use of electronics...
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January 13, 2020 - 10:29 pm
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF LSU led Clemson at halftime UNDATED (AP) — The CFP championship game has turned into the shootout many predicted after LSU and Clemson each had to punt following their first two possessions. LSU erased a 17-7 deficit and led 28-17 at halftime in New Orleans. Heisman Trophy...
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January 13, 2020 - 6:54 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — C.B. McGrath has been fired as head coach at UNC Wilmington in the midst of a losing season and a winless conference record. UNCW Athletic Director Jimmy Bass announced the move in a news release on Monday evening. McGrath was an assistant to Roy Williams on North Carolina's...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Vikings interim offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski watches from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, in Minneapolis. It's Kevin Stefanski's turn to try and fix the broken Browns. The Vikings offensive coordinator was officially hired by Cleveland on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, as the 18th full-time coach in franchise history and 10th since the Browns' expansion return, which to this point has been a resounding two-decade debacle. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes, File)
January 13, 2020 - 6:34 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Stefanski is getting a turn at fixing the busted Browns. The Vikings offensive coordinator was officially hired by Cleveland on Monday as the 18th full-time coach in franchise history and 10th since the Browns' 1999 expansion return, which to this point has been a resounding...
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January 13, 2020 - 3:31 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow have been fired after the pair were suspended by Major League Baseball for the team's sign-stealing during the Astros' run to the 2017 World Series title and during the 2018 season. Commissioner Rob Manfred strongly hinted that...
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