Sports team management changes

Philadelphia Flyers President Paul Holmgren speaks with members of the media during a news conference Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, in Philadelphia, the day after the NHL hockey club fired general manager Ron Hextall. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
November 27, 2018 - 4:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers fired general manager Ron Hextall because — to swipe a page from their glory days — he was Broad Street Bullheaded. Hextall preached patience. The Flyers want to win now. That clash of ideology turned toxic in Philadelphia's front office, and it cost...
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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 1995, file photo, North Carolina head coach Mack Brown hoists the trophy in the air as he's surrounded by players Eric Thomas(38) and Marcus Wall (14) after they defeated Arkansas 20-10 in the Carquest Bowl NCAA college football game in Miami. Two people with knowledge of the situation say North Carolina is negotiating with Mack Brown on a deal to return to Chapel Hill as its next football coach. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, because the school hasn’t publicly commented on its coaching search. One of the people says that the deal is being finalized. (AP Photo/Hans Deryk, File)
November 27, 2018 - 12:20 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on North Carolina's hiring of Mack Brown for a second stint as Tar Heels football coach (all times local): 12:05 p.m. North Carolina has agreed to a five-year deal with Mack Brown that will pay him $3.5 million annually in his second stint with the Tar Heels. The...
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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 1995, file photo, North Carolina head coach Mack Brown hoists the trophy in the air as he's surrounded by players Eric Thomas(38) and Marcus Wall (14) after they defeated Arkansas 20-10 in the Carquest Bowl NCAA college football game in Miami. Two people with knowledge of the situation say North Carolina is negotiating with Mack Brown on a deal to return to Chapel Hill as its next football coach. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, because the school hasn’t publicly commented on its coaching search. One of the people says that the deal is being finalized. (AP Photo/Hans Deryk, File)
November 27, 2018 - 9:06 am
Mack Brown is North Carolina's new football coach in a second stint with the Tar Heels. The school officially announced the move in a news release Tuesday morning. Financial and contract terms were not immediately available, though the school has scheduled a news conference for later Tuesday with...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2018, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars Nathaniel Hackett offensive coordinator speaks with reporters after NFL football practice in Jacksonville, Fla. Jaguars have fired Hackett on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, the day after the team's seventh consecutive loss. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough, File)
November 26, 2018 - 7:44 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars sacked offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett and quarterback Blake Bortles one day after the team's seventh consecutive loss. Coach Doug Marrone fired Hackett and benched Bortles on Monday, making sweeping changes to one of the league's worst...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2016, file photo, Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall speaks with members of the media during a NHL hockey news conference in Voorhees, N.J. The Flyers fired Hextall on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, FIle)
November 26, 2018 - 12:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers fired general manager Ron Hextall on Monday, with the team struggling and coming off a 6-0 loss to Toronto. Hextall was dismissed after 4 ½ seasons on the job. The Flyers have a 10-11-2 record under coach Dave Hakstol and already have used five goalies...
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Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury looks up to the video board in the second half of the team's NCAA college football game against Baylor on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune Herald, via AP
November 25, 2018 - 4:39 pm
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Kliff Kingsbury was fired Sunday by Texas Tech after the former record-setting Red Raiders quarterback had a losing overall record in his six seasons as their head coach. The move came a day after the Red Raiders finished their third consecutive losing season with a 35-24 loss...
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November 23, 2018 - 3:05 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Matheny has been hired by Kansas City as a special adviser for player development, putting the former St. Louis Cardinals manager in position as a possible successor to Royals manager Ned Yost. The 64-year-old Yost has managed the Royals since 2010 and led the team to...
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Craig Berube speaks during a news conference after being named interim head coach of the St. Louis Blues NHL hockey team Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, in St. Louis. The Blues fired head coach Mike Yeo following a 2-0 loss to the Los Angeles Kings Monday night. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
November 20, 2018 - 2:02 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Blues will be casting a wide net in their coaching search. General manager Doug Armstrong fired Mike Yeo after Monday's 2-0 loss to the Los Angeles Kings. Craig Berube is the interim coach while Armstrong assembles a list of candidates for the permanent job. "There's going to...
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November 20, 2018 - 12:01 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers have fired coach Todd McLellan and replaced him with Ken Hitchcock with the team languishing in sixth place in the Pacific Division. McLellan was in his fourth season behind the Oilers' bench. The team missed the playoffs in two of his previous three...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, file photo, St. Louis Blues head coach Mike Yeo watches from the bench during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, in St. Louis. Early Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, Blues general manager Doug Armstrong announced that the team has fired Yeo and named Craig Berube as his interim replacement. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
November 20, 2018 - 1:39 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Amid a disappointing showing that fell well short of Stanley Cup expectations, the St. Louis Blues fired coach Mike Yeo a quarter of the way into the season and named Craig Berube as his interim replacement. St. Louis general manager Doug Armstrong announced the change hours after...
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