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Sources — Mullin likely to step down at St. John’s

[ad_1] Chris Mullin is expected to step down as the men's basketball head coach at St. John's, sources confirmed to ESPN.Red Storm athletic director Mike Cragg issued a statement of support on Saturday morning, saying, "Chris Mullin is our head coach and we are not looking for another head coach." The statement came after a week filled with rumblings about contentious meetings between Mullin and Cragg.The news that Mullin will
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Barnes stays at Tennessee after UCLA push

[ad_1] KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- After a hard push by UCLA, Rick Barnes has decided to remain the head basketball coach at Tennessee."The last few days have been interesting to say the least," Tennessee director of athletics Phillip Fulmer said in a statement. "One of the nation's most tradition-rich college basketball programs identified what we here at Tennessee already knew -- that Rick Barnes is one the game's elite coaches and
Hockey

Penguins nearly at full strength as Islanders loom

[ad_1] PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan spent a significant portion of his team’s choppy season in search of healthy bodies. Ten players — including stars Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang and goaltender Matt Murray — missed at least 10 games, a spate of injuries the Penguins survived to reach the playoffs for a 13th straight time. With a first-round matchup with the New York Islanders looming, Sullivan
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Mullin likely to step down at St. John’s

[ad_1] Chris Mullin is expected to step down as the head coach of St. John's, sources confirmed to ESPN.Red Storm athletic director Mike Cragg issued a statement of support on Saturday morning, saying that "Chris Mullin is our head coach and we are not looking for another head coach." The statement came after a week filled with rumblings about contentions meetings between Mullin and Cragg.The news that Mullin will step
Hockey

Arizona Coyotes come up just short of playoff spot

[ad_1] The Arizona Coyotes lost their starting goaltender after 12 starts, the kind of setback that could spoil an entire season. The injuries kept coming, piling up like no other team in the league, which should have sent them to the bottom of the standings again. Yet there they were the final week of the season, fighting for a playoff spot. Talk about flourishing in the face of adversity. Following
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Controversy at the NCAA tourney

[ad_1] MINNEAPOLIS -- On Saturday night, Virginia defeated Auburn 63-62 in the Final Four to advance to Monday's national championship at U.S. Bank Stadium.But the final moments of the semifinal game were as controversial as any stretch in NCAA tournament history:One team will win its first national title on Monday. Will it be the ACC's Cavs or the Big 12's Red Raiders?Every national champion since 2004 has enjoyed an advantage
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D’Antoni hospitalized with virus, return likely soon

[ad_1] Houston Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni has been hospitalized since Friday due to an intestinal virus but expects to be released Tuesday and rejoin the team before the playoffs.D'Antoni, 67, has been under observation since Friday at Memorial-Hermann Hospital in Houston and will miss his third consecutive game when the Rockets play their regular-season finale on the road Tuesday against the Oklahoma City Thunder.The Rockets won both of their home
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Bruins prepare for yet another playoff matchup with Toronto

[ad_1] BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins have a successful history against their first-round playoff opponent — but they’re hardly dwelling on it. For the second straight season, the Bruins will open the Stanley Cup playoffs with a first-round series against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Boston hosts Game 1 on Thursday night. The Bruins won last year’s matchup in seven games, and then took three out of four from their
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The putts Tiger used to make just aren’t going in as much

[ad_1] AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The ball rested barely 4 feet from the cup, and everyone surrounding the green, in the grandstands or watching on television fully expected Tiger Woods to hole that putt and move on.It was the 18th hole of his quarterfinal match with Lucas Bjerregaard at the WGC-Match Play, a do-or-die moment. Woods shockingly missed, the ball hitting the left edge and spinning out.Woods was as stunned as
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Kings face offseason with potential for many changes

[ad_1] EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Drew Doughty is happy that one of the worst seasons in Los Angeles Kings history is over but the frustrations are going to linger for a long time. “I guess a little bit of weight is lifted off my chest,” the defenseman said Monday as players went through end-of-season physicals and meetings. “I’m still (ticked) off I’m going to have to watch playoff hockey