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Famed ‘Hoop Dreams’ coach Pingatore dies at 83

[ad_1] WESTCHESTER, Ill. -- Gene Pingatore, the winningest boys' basketball coach in Illinois history who gained national attention when he appeared in the 1994 documentary "Hoop Dreams,'' has died. He was 83.Ronald Hoover, principal at St. Joseph High School in Westchester, says Pingatore died Wednesday at home.At the time of his death, he was preparing for his 51st season coaching at the suburban Chicago school.Gene Pingatore, shown here coaching at
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Martin Jr. succeeds dad as FSU baseball coach

[ad_1] Mike Martin Jr. was named head coach of the Florida State Seminoles baseball team Friday, succeeding his father, who just concluded his 40th season in the role.Martin served as an assistant for 22 seasons under Mike Martin Sr., who retired as the winningest baseball coach in NCAA history."We are very excited to have Mike Martin, Jr. leading our baseball program into the future," athletic director David Coburn said in
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Mets fire Eiland, name Regan, 82, pitching coach

[ad_1] The New York Mets have fired pitching coach Dave Eiland and bullpen coach Chuck Hernandez, the team announced Thursday.The Mets named 82-year-old Phil Regan as Eiland's replacement, Ricky Bones the interim bullpen coach and Jeremy Accardo to the newly created role of pitching strategist.Eiland, 52, was in his second season as the Mets' pitching coach. Hernandez was in his first season with the team.The Mets entered Thursday with a
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Track coach, subject of OTL investigation, arrested on charges of molesting a former athlete

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES -- Police on Wednesday arrested a one-time Olympian and longtime track coach on charges of molesting a former athlete -- one of nearly three dozen men who told Outside the Lines the coach sexually abused them over the past 44 years.Conrad Avondale Mainwaring, 67, has been charged with one felony count of sexual battery by fraud, which is punishable by up to four years in prison. When
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L.A. track coach, subject of OTL investigation, arrested on charges of molesting a former athlete

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES - Police on Wednesday arrested a one-time Olympian and longtime track coach on charges of molesting a former athlete -- one of nearly three dozen men who told Outside the Lines the coach sexually abused them over the past 44 years.Conrad Avondale Mainwaring, 67, has been charged with one felony count of sexual battery by fraud, which is punishable by up to four years in prison. When
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ESPYS 2019 — High school football coach Rob Mendez to receive Jimmy V Award for Perseverance

[ad_1] Coach Rob Mendez was born without arms or legs, and still was determined to become a head football coach. Here, as told to ESPN senior writer Wayne Drehs, the recipient of the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance shares his thank you letter to the game that changed his life.Dear Football,I don't know how to say thank you. I don't know where to begin. The game has given me a
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Ducks to name AHL’s Eakins new coach

[ad_1] The Anaheim Ducks have gone to their AHL affiliate to find their next head coach, with Dallas Eakins getting the job, according to multiple reports.Eakins has led the San Diego Gulls since 2015. He does have NHL head coaching experience, with the Edmonton Oilers from 2013-15.The 52-year-old is a former NHL defenseman, playing with eight teams from 1992 to 2002. The most time he ever got in the NHL
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Nurse confirms he plans to coach Team Canada

[ad_1] Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse confirmed Sunday that he plans to coach the Canadian national team, starting with the World Cup this summer.At Toronto's first media availability since winning the NBA Finals, Nurse told reporters, "I'm getting ready to take another situation soon because I think it's going to make me a better coach."Asked specifically whether he was talking about reports that he would become the coach of Team
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Hope Solo says U.S. coach Jill Ellis ‘cracks under pressure’

[ad_1] Hope Solo isn't a participant in this year's Women's World Cup, but the former United States goalkeeper isn't interested in being a silent observer.Just three days before the U.S. begins play, Solo ripped coach Jill Ellis and said "she cracks under pressure."Solo has been at odds with U.S. Soccer since being suspended for six months and seeing her contract terminated after calling Sweden's national team a "bunch of cowards"
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Ex-OK State coach gets 3 months in prison

[ad_1] NEW YORK -- A former assistant basketball coach at Oklahoma State and the University of South Carolina has been sentenced to three months in prison for accepting bribes to link top players with bribe-paying managers and financial advisers.Lamont Evans emerged from Judge Edgardo Ramos' courtroom Friday to say it was one of the saddest days of his life.Evans lost his $600,000 job and the likelihood he'd eventually become a