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College basketball power rankings: Virginia moves up to No. 2, Saint Mary’s at No. 7 ahead of Gonzaga showdown

By my count, there were nearly a dozen high-major coaches who entered this season needing a big year (perhaps even needing to make the NCAAs) in order to stave off being fired. Four of those coaches have turned their fortunes, though a lot of work remains in the next six weeks. Let’s check in on …

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New name emerges in Alabama offensive coordinator search

A new name has emerged in the search for Alabama’s next offensive coordinator. Tommy Rees, who holds the same position at Notre Dame, is in conversations with Nick Saban, AL.com can confirm. ESPN was the first to report Thursday. A former Irish quarterback (2010-13) has been an assistant in South Bend since 2017 and was …

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John Lynch: Trey Lance has to prove that he can stay healthy

Getty Images The 49ers have had several injury issues at quarterback over the last few years, whether it’s been with Jimmy Garoppolo, Trey Lance, or most recently Brock Purdy. Garoppolo’s injury history was part of why the club went out and traded up to select Lance. In Wednesday’s season-ending press conference, General Manager John Lynch …

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College basketball rankings: Tennessee slips in Top 25 And 1 after head-scratching loss to Florida

Tennessee is good. Really good, sometimes. But the Vols are undeniably flawed relative to most other teams at the tip-top of the sport, and that was on full display again Wednesday night when they lost by double-digits to a Florida squad that entered with nine losses and zero victories over schools ranked in the top …

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49ers news: Vic Fangio formally accepts the defensive coordinator position for the Dolphins

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that former 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio has formally accepted the defensive coordinator position for the Miami Dolphins. The longer Fangio waited to sign the dotted line, the more it felt like he’d return to San Francisco. But this could be as simple as Dolphins owner Stephen Ross was willing to …

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Mason Greenwood won’t play or train while Manchester United carry out investigation

Mason Greenwood will not return to action for Manchester United while the Premier League club carries out an internal investigation into the allegations made against the 21-year-old. Charges of attempted rape and assault were on Thursday dropped against Greenwood. Greenwood, 21, was arrested in January 2022 amid allegations surrounding images and videos. The forward was …

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Vic Fangio chooses to join Dolphins as defensive coordinator after speaking with other teams, per report

Getty Images Vic Fangio is back as a defensive coordinator in the NFL, deciding to take the Miami Dolphins offer after discussing the position with several other teams, according to ESPN. Fangio, the defensive mastermind whom multiple teams use his scheme and defensive formations to compete in the modern NFL, is currently working as a …

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Denver Broncos’ HC Sean Payton to meet Ejiro Evero about Broncos defensive coordinator role

New Denver Broncos head coach Sean Payton is already looking to build out his staff for the 2023 season and the first meeting he is taking is with current Broncos’ defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero. It has been rumored that Evero would like to exit Denver and is a candidate for a head coaching job elsewhere, …

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