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Giants Make Alyssa Nakken First Female Major League Coach

SAN FRANCISCO — Alyssa Nakken became the first female coach on a major league staff in baseball history Thursday when she was named an assistant under new Giants manager Gabe Kapler. Major League Baseball confirmed Nakken is the first woman coach in the majors. Nakken is a former softball standout...

AP Source: Fresno State Coach Jeff Tedford Stepping Down

Fresno State football coach Jeff Tedford is stepping down from the job after three seasons at his alma mater. A person familiar with the decision says the 58-year-old Tedford will resign from his job. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday night because the decision has not been announced....

Calling Plays in NFL a Challenge for Some Rookie NFL Coaches

Maybe Sean McVay made it all look just too easy. McVay coached the Los Angeles Rams to the playoffs each of his first two seasons, including the Super Bowl in February. He proved such a perfect match with quarterback Jared Goff that six of eight NFL teams hiring this offseason turned to...

ESPN Hires Former Jaguars, Raiders Coach Del Rio as Analyst

Jack Del Rio never shied away from giving his opinion as a player and a coach. He isn't about to change his approach as an ESPN analyst. ESPN announced the hiring Thursday of the former Jacksonville Jaguars and Oakland Raiders coach. His first appearance will be Friday on "NFL Live."...

Comedian Tim Conway of ‘The Carol Burnett Show’ Dies at 85

NEW YORK — Tim Conway, the impish second banana to Carol Burnett who won four Emmy Awards on her TV variety show, starred aboard "McHale's Navy" and later voiced the role of Barnacle Boy for "Spongebob Squarepants," has died. He was 85. Conway died Tuesday morning in a Los Angeles care...

Proud Pop: Dick Bennett Beams as Son Leads Virginia to Title

MINNEAPOLIS — Dick Bennett has a difficult time watching his son, Tony, coach Virginia. He rarely attends games. "I'm not a model of decorum or poise," said Dick Bennett, the former longtime high school and college basketball coach. "But I needed to be here." The Cavaliers didn't make it easy...

Braves Offer Prayers for Hall of Famer Cox Following Stroke

ATLANTA — Hall of Famer manager Bobby Cox was able to accept visitors in his Atlanta-area hospital room on Wednesday, one day after the longtime Braves skipper suffered a stroke. Braves manager Brian Snitker and general manager Alex Anthopoulos were among those saw Cox. "He's holding up great, as Bobby...

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