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    Brian McBride is out as general manager of the U.S. men's soccer team. U.S. Soccer Federation sporting director Earnie Stewart told the governing body’s board of directors about the move. Stewart informed the board during his presentation near the end of the board’s executive session on Thursday, a person familiar with the discussion told The Associated Press. 

       The U.S. government's star witness in a big-money bribery case engulfing the world of soccer has begun testifying at the trial of two former Fox executives accused of paying bribes to rig the bidding process for broadcasting rights to two of the sport's biggest competitions.

        Alejandro Zendejas, a 24-year-old forward who played twice for Mexico, is among 13 players who could make their U.S. national team debuts under interim coach Anthony Hudson in exhibitions against Serbia on Jan. 25 and Colombia three days later.

        Jamie Dixon will never catch Jim Boeheim in terms of victories, but in one vital area the TCU coach is a galaxy ahead of the man who has the second most wins in NCAA men’s basketball history. The TCU men’s basketball coach has mastered the art of shutting his mouth about the current landscape of NCAA athletics. A landscape that drives a lot of his colleagues mad. There are those who dislike it ...

        Tyrin Lawrence knocked down a 3-pointer from the right corner at the buzzer as  Vanderbilt snapped an 11-game skid against its in-state rival by upsetting sixth-ranked Tennessee 66-65 Wednesday night, plus more action from the AP Top 25 on Wednesday.

        Paul Tortorella wanted to take his wife to dinner after a week of football practice at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, but he needed someone to watch his four children. So who better to babysit than the entry-level assistant who coached the wide receivers? Tortorella, then the defensive coordinator, said the assistant was lucky if he was making $10,000 at the Division II school in western ...

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        SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Back in 2020 when the Chiefs earned a return to the Super Bowl for the first time in 50 years, chairman and CEO Clark Hunt let on that his mother, Norma, had been all but drumming her fingertips on a table anticipating the moment. “ ‘Clark, it sure would be nice if we could play in this game while I’m still able to go,’ ” Hunt in 2020 recalled her saying a few years before. ...

        CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — The winds off Lake Erie were gusting at 5 below zero. Snow dusted everything. Joe D’Amato, the athletic director at Cleveland Heights High, bundled into his coat and walked from the school’s east exit through biting air to the football field not 70 feet away. “This,” D’Amato said, standing at the 50-yard-line aside the black and gold Tiger Nation logo, “is where they ...

        Talk to the folks in Vineland, N.J., and they’ll tell you that the best way to understand Isiah Pacheco is to understand that he could have left. Maybe it wouldn’t have changed anything. Maybe they’d still be watching from afar. Maybe they’d still be swooning over a Super Bowl, falling in love with the kid they call Pop. Maybe they’d still be thinking about that day eight months ago when this ...

        Paul Tortorella wanted to take his wife to dinner after a week of football practice at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, but he needed someone to watch his four children. So who better to babysit than the entry-level assistant who coached the wide receivers? Tortorella, then the defensive coordinator, said the assistant was lucky if he was making $10,000 at the Division II school in western ...

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