Sports team management changes

FILE - This is 2018 file photo, shows third base coach Chris Woodward of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team in Glendale, Ariz. The Texas Rangers have hired Dodgers third base coach Chris Woodward as their manager, six weeks after Jeff Banister was fired. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
November 03, 2018 - 3:02 pm
Los Angeles Dodgers third base coach Chris Woodward was hired as manager of the Texas Rangers on Saturday, six weeks after Jeff Banister was fired. He received a three-year contract with a club option for 2022. He will be introduced at a news conference Monday. Woodward inherits a team that went 67...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, file photo, Maryland head coach DJ Durkin stands on the sideline during an NCAA college football game against Towson in College Park, Md. The University System of Maryland's board of regents announced Tuesday their recommendation that Durkin retain his job. Durkin has been on paid administrative leave since August, following the death of a player who collapsed during practice and an investigation of bullying by the Maryland coaching staff. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
October 31, 2018 - 7:22 pm
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — DJ Durkin has been fired as Maryland's football coach, one day after being reinstated by the school. His dismissal comes after the decision to bring him back on Tuesday was met with ire by students, players and state politicians. Durkin was placed on administrative leave...
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Cleveland Cavaliers acting head coach Larry Drew talks with Jordan Clarkson in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 136-114. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
October 30, 2018 - 11:01 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers played unselfishly, aggressively and together for the first time this season. They almost always do for Larry Drew. Rodney Hood scored a season-high 26 points, Cedi Osman added 20 and Cleveland ended its six-game losing streak to start the season, beating the Atlanta...
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Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue yells instructions to players in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
October 28, 2018 - 12:44 pm
Tyronn Lue didn't make it through the season's first month without LeBron James. The Cleveland Cavaliers fired their coach on Sunday, two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The Cavaliers are off to a 0-6 start without James, who left Cleveland this summer for the second...
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October 25, 2018 - 5:04 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Charlie Montoyo, a bench coach for the Tampa Bay Rays this season, was hired as manager of the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday. He succeeds John Gibbons, who was let go after the team finished 73-89. Montoyo has a three-year contract with a club option for 2022. He is to be introduced...
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FILE - In this April 8, 2015, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays' Asdrubal Cabrera, left, celebrates with first base coach Rocco Baldelli after singling off Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez during the first inning of a baseball game, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Two people with knowledge of the decision tell The Associated Press that the Minnesota Twins have hired Tampa Bay Rays assistant coach Rocco Baldelli as their new manager. The 37-year-old Baldelli replaces Paul Molitor, who was fired after four seasons with a 305-343 record. The sources spoke to The AP on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, on condition of anonymity, because the Twins had not yet made the announcement about Baldelli, who spent the last four years on the staff of Rays manager Kevin Cash. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
October 25, 2018 - 12:20 pm
Seeking a fresh voice for their underachieving young players, the Minnesota Twins have made Rocco Baldelli the youngest manager in the major leagues. The Twins hired the 37-year-old Baldelli on Thursday, bringing the former Tampa Bay player, assistant and coach to Minnesota for his first job as a...
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FILE - This 2017 file photo shows David Bell of the St. Louis Cardinals. Bell has been hired as manager of the Cincinnati Reds, tasked with helping turn around a team that skidded to a 67-95 record and last-place finish in the NL Central. The Reds said Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, he has been given a three-year contract that includes a team option for 2022. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
October 21, 2018 - 2:30 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — David Bell has been hired as manager of the Cincinnati Reds, tasked with helping turn around a team that skidded to a 67-95 record and last-place finish in the NL Central. The Reds said Sunday he has been given a three-year contract that includes a team option for 2022. The 46-...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus appears in the dugout before a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, in Detroit. Ausmus has been named the Los Angeles Angels’ manager. General manager Billy Eppler on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, announced the hiring of Ausmus, who served as his special assistant last season. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
October 21, 2018 - 2:26 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Brad Ausmus was named the Los Angeles Angels' manager on Sunday, moving from the front office to the dugout to replace longtime skipper Mike Scioscia. General manager Billy Eppler announced the hiring of Ausmus, who served as his special assistant last season. Contract terms...
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Former Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator Mike McCoy call a play during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals announced Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, that McCoy has been relieved of his duties and that quarterbacks coach Byron Leftwich will assume his position. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)
October 19, 2018 - 5:23 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals fired offensive coordinator Mike McCoy a day after the team was blown out at home by the Denver Broncos on national television. First-year head coach Steve Wilks said Friday that quarterbacks coach Byron Leftwich will take over the job for a club that is 1-...
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James looks on during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Sacramento Kings in Los Angeles. The only certainty in the NBA this season is that James won't win the East _ ending an eight-year run of that, four in Miami and four in Cleveland.(AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo, File)
October 15, 2018 - 1:54 pm
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will be at Oracle Arena on Tuesday night, handing the Golden State Warriors what will be their third set of championship rings from the last four seasons. A banner will be displayed. Highlights will be shown. And then the Warriors will have to start all over again. The...
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