How a Journeyman Infielder Taught Dave Roberts to Slow the Game Down

When Roberts was an information-hungry 26-year-old in the minor leagues, he soaked up valuable advice from a veteran third baseman named Jeff Manto that still serves him.

#baseball, #boston-red-sox, #buffalo-bisons, #coaches-and-managers, #los-angeles-dodgers, #mentors, #minor-leagues, #roberts-dave-1972, #world-series

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Charles Giambelluca, Dedicated Youth Baseball Coach, Dies at 77

He owned a sporting goods store, but his passion was American Legion ball: He coached the same squad for 50 years. He died of Covid-19 complications.

#american-legion, #baseball, #coaches-and-managers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #giambelluca-charles-1942-2020

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How Nick Saban Made It to Alabama’s Kickoff on Saturday

Alabama’s immense resources and a newly developed Southeastern Conference policy paved the way for Saban to return to the field only days after he tested positive for the coronavirus.

#alabama, #coaches-and-managers, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football-college, #saban-nick, #southeastern-conference, #tests-medical, #university-of-alabama

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How Women in Major League Baseball Found Support in a Group Text

In 2019, Jen Wolf felt a lack of support for women like her trying to find work in professional baseball. The group chat she started has become a rare place for mentoring and understanding.

#balkovec-rachel, #baseball, #coaches-and-managers, #hiring-and-promotion, #major-league-baseball, #minor-leagues, #nakken-alyssa-1990, #wolf-jennifer, #women-and-girls

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Alabama Says Nick Saban Does Not Have Coronavirus, Can Coach Saturday

The university said an earlier positive test result was false, after a series of negative tests. He is expected to take the field against Georgia.

#coaches-and-managers, #college-athletics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football-college, #saban-nick, #southeastern-conference, #university-of-alabama

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Nick Saban Is Being Tested for the Virus. The Runaway Train of College Football Keeps Rolling.

As games are postponed and coronavirus outbreaks spike on campuses, nothing seems capable of stopping the juggernaut, regardless of the consequences.

#alabama, #coaches-and-managers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football-college, #louisiana-state-university, #saban-nick, #southeastern-conference, #university-of-alabama, #university-of-florida

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Tanya Zuckerbrot Files Lawsuit Over F-Factor Diet Criticism on Instagram

F-Factor, the high-fiber diet beloved by the wealthy and by influencers, has sustained damage from a relentless assault, the lawsuit claims.

#coaches-and-managers, #cyberharassment, #social-media, #your-feed-selfcare, #zuckerbrot-tanya

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Dusty Baker: The Beloved Manager Leading a Hated Team

Even those who despise the Houston Astros for their cheating scandal have trouble disparaging Baker, who has earned unrivaled good will over five decades in the majors.

#baker-dusty, #baseball, #coaches-and-managers, #houston-astros

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The World’s Fastest Family

There is a blessing and a curse to being the child of Olympic gold medalists. Cameron Burrell has world-beating speed in the family, but will that be enough?

#cameron-burrell, #coaches-and-managers, #houston-tex, #leroy-burrell, #lewis-carl, #michelle-finn-burrell, #olympic-games-2020, #track-and-field, #university-of-houston

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Football’s Return Is Fodder for Mask Debates and an Enforcement Dilemma

Leaders in the N.F.L. and in college sports have mandated masks for most people on the sidelines. What happens when the rules are not followed?

#coaches-and-managers, #college-athletics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #football-college, #leach-mike, #masks, #mississippi-state-university, #sankey-greg, #southeastern-conference, #university-of-arkansas

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Meet the Biggest Prankster in Baseball: Yankees G.M. Brian Cashman

Bogus trades. Fake lottery tickets. Electric pen assaults. No one at Yankee Stadium is safe from the longtime general manager’s high jinks.

#baseball, #boone-aaron, #cashman-brian, #cintron-alex-1978, #coaches-and-managers, #eppler-billy, #hoaxes-and-pranks, #new-york-yankees, #rivera-mariano, #trades-sports

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How a Baseball Outsider Became the Yankees’ Pitching Guru

Matt Blake never pitched professionally, and spent his first years out of college as a salesman. “It’s for the better,” one Yankees reliever said of Blake’s background.

#baseball, #blake-matt-1985, #cleveland-indians, #coaches-and-managers, #new-york-yankees

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The Pandemic Is Chasing Aging Coaches From the Field

One of Louisiana’s most successful high school football coaches retired, concerned that his blood cancer made him vulnerable to Covid-19. At least 30 high school and club coaches have died of the coronavirus.

#athletics-and-sports, #coaches-and-managers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #interscholastic-athletics, #louisiana, #national-federation-of-state-high-school-assns, #st-landry-parish-la

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Why Steve Nash’s Hiring Is About Relationships, Not Race

In this week’s newsletter, Marc Stein dives into the debate over the Nets’ hiring of Nash as their new head coach and explores the costs of living inside the N.B.A. bubble.

#basketball, #brooklyn-nets, #coaches-and-managers, #hiring-and-promotion, #nash-steve, #national-basketball-assn

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Listen Closely, and You Will Hear Coaching During U.S. Open Matches

When an umpire called out Serena Williams over coaching in the 2018 U.S. Open final, it erupted into a scene. This year, with no fans in the seats, there is chatter galore between coaches and players, even though it breaks the rules.

#coaches-and-managers, #officiating-sports, #united-states-open-tennis

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N.B.A.’s Head Coaching Diversity Under Scrutiny as Vacancies Loom

Steve Nash, who is white, landed a head coaching job this week despite his inexperience, renewing discussions about how few posts are filled by Black people in a league where most players are Black.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #basketball, #brooklyn-nets, #coaches-and-managers, #ewing-patrick, #hiring-and-promotion, #nash-steve, #national-basketball-assn, #vaughn-jacque

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Steve Nash Hired as Coach of Brooklyn Nets

Nash, a superstar as a player, has not had a head coaching job before.

#basketball, #brooklyn-nets, #coaches-and-managers, #nash-steve

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Private Infighting Roils Owners of Washington N.F.L. Team

The team’s principal owner, Daniel Snyder, wanted to overhaul it this season, but, as court filings show, that task has been complicated by fractions between him and the franchise’s other shareholders.

#blair-mary-ellen, #coaches-and-managers, #dwight-schar, #fedex-corporation, #football, #media-entertainment-arts-worldwide, #names-organizational, #national-football-league, #rivera-ron, #sexual-harassment, #smith-frederick-w, #snyder-daniel-m, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #washington-redskins, #wright-jason-1982

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Trying to Make It Big Online? Getting Signed Isn’t Everything

Young people come to Los Angeles in droves with dreams of fame and fortune. Once they’re discovered, it’s not always sunny.

#coaches-and-managers, #los-angeles-calif, #tiktok-bytedance

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‘Fat Talks,’ an Investigation, and a Reckoning: How Collegiate Runners Forced Reform

Athletes detailed “fat talks” and eating disorders they said a prominent coach at Wesleyan had fostered. When the same coach was assigned to lead changes in the environment he created, the students protested once again.

#cain-mary-1996, #coaches-and-managers, #diet-and-nutrition, #eating-disorders, #weight, #wesleyan-university

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Players to UConn Coach: ‘There’s No Way That We Can Play’

For Connecticut, the call to pull the plug on the college football season was clear. The Power 5 schools have been far less decisive.

#athletics-and-sports, #coaches-and-managers, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #edsall-randy, #football-college, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #university-of-connecticut

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Equestrian Coach George Morris Accused in Lawsuit of Sexual Abuse of Teens

George Morris and Jimmy Williams have been barred from the sport over allegations of sexual abuse. Now, people who said they were abused are escalating their legal battle.

#coaches-and-managers, #horsemanship-and-equestrian-events, #kursinski-anne, #morris-george-h, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-equestrian-federation

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The Milwaukee Bucks Are Ready for a Long Stay in the Bubble

In this week’s newsletter, Marc Stein discusses the unusual way the Bucks have prepared for a run to the finals — and why the Los Angeles Clippers may meet them there.

#basketball, #coaches-and-managers, #coronavirus-reopenings, #dallas-mavericks, #disney-walt-world-lake-buena-vista-fla, #milwaukee-bucks, #national-basketball-assn

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A College Athlete Calls His Coach to Opt Out. And Ends Up on the Outs.

Kassidy Woods, a redshirt sophomore receiver at Washington State, was concerned about the pandemic. The coach was sympathetic until he learned he was joining a players’ rights initiative.

#black-people, #coaches-and-managers, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #football-college, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #pacific-12-conference, #rolovich-nick, #washington-state-university, #woods-kassidy

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Gymnasts Worldwide Push Back on Their Sport’s Culture of Abuse

On Instagram and other social networks, gymnasts have tagged posts with #GymnastAlliance to share their own experiences in the wake of a new documentary that highlights verbal and physical abuse by coaches.

#athlete-a-movie, #athletics-and-sports, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #coaches-and-managers, #corporal-punishment, #documentary-films-and-programs, #gymnastics, #haney-maggie-1978, #international-gymnastics-federation, #mason-lisa-1982, #nassar-lawrence-g-1963, #netflix-inc, #pinches-jennifer-1994, #social-media, #usa-gymnastics, #vivian-olivia-1989, #women-and-girls

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A W.N.B.A. Coach Heard a Call to Feed the Hungry. She’s Answering It.

Bridget Pettis, a former W.N.B.A. player and coach, is sitting out this season and focusing on teaching her community in Phoenix about gardening and healthy eating.

#basketball, #chicago-sky, #coaches-and-managers, #nonprofit-organizations, #pettis-bridget-1971, #phoenix-ariz, #phoenix-mercury, #volunteers-and-community-service, #womens-national-basketball-assn

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A St. John’s Fencing Coach Is Fired After Making Racist Remarks

Boris Vaksman was recorded in a private lesson saying black people “steal” and “kill,” adding that he believed Abraham Lincoln “made a mistake.”

#black-people, #boris-vaksman, #coaches-and-managers, #discrimination, #fencers-club, #fencing-sport, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #muhammad-ibtihaj, #st-johns-university

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College Athletes, Phones in Hand, Force Shift in Protest Movement

“Things that are important to African-Americans in a sports setting get labeled a distraction. That’s a painful word when you’re talking about matters of life and death.”

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball-college, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #clemson-university, #coaches-and-managers, #colleges-and-universities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #florida-state-university, #football-college, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #georgia-institute-of-technology, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ohio-state-university, #race-and-ethnicity, #university-of-california-los-angeles

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Former Athletes File Sex Abuse Lawsuits Against U.S.A. Swimming

Six women claim the governing body for the sport tolerated the abuse of teens.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #coaches-and-managers, #mitch-ivey, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #swimming, #usa-swimming, #wielgus-chuck

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Johnny Majors, 85, Winning Coach at Pittsburgh and Tennessee, Dies

A former star for Tennessee, he led Pitt to a national championship and coached the Volunteers for 16 seasons, only to be ousted after heart surgery.

#coaches-and-managers, #deaths-obituaries, #football-college, #majors-johnny, #southeastern-conference, #university-of-pittsburgh, #university-of-tennessee

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Pat Dye, Football Coach Who Elevated Auburn, Dies at 80

He reshaped the very architecture and culture of the Iron Bowl rivalry and led Auburn to four conference titles.

#auburn-university, #coaches-and-managers, #deaths-obituaries, #football-college

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When Baseball Comes Back, It Should Look Totally Different

After more than a decade of scandal, the sport can reintroduce itself to America by focusing on human drama and emotion.

#baseball, #coaches-and-managers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #major-league-baseball

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Athletes Invoke Colin Kaepernick in Response to George Floyd Protests

As a range of players called for unity and understanding in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the debate over Colin Kaepernick and his campaign for social justice resurfaced.

#black-people, #coaches-and-managers, #football, #miami-dolphins, #minneapolis-minn, #national-football-league, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-national-anthem-protests-2016

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She Accused a Coach of Abuse. Then More Than 30 Gymnasts Backed Her Up.

A gymnastics coach in New York City was suspended after Sara Allan, who trained at a gym there, wrote about her experience on Facebook. She received an outpouring of similar complaints from other gymnasts.

#chelsea-piers, #coaches-and-managers, #gymnastics, #haney-maggie-1978, #hernandez-laurie-2000, #nassar-lawrence-g-1963, #new-york-city, #usa-gymnastics

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As Sports Begin Reopening, Athletes Weigh the Health Risks

Some must consider their own underlying health conditions that make them particularly susceptible to the coronavirus.

#athletics-and-sports, #baker-dusty, #baker-kathleen-1997, #baseball, #basketball, #coaches-and-managers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #immune-system, #major-league-soccer, #major-league-baseball, #morris-jordan-1994, #nance-larry-jr, #national-basketball-assn, #quarantines, #soccer

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Akim Aliu’s Account of Racism Pushes Hockey to Search Its Soul

After an article by the former N.H.L. player was published, various hockey players, fans and other stakeholders committed to reckoning with a culture they say cannot be fixed from the top down.

#aliu-akim-1989, #american-hockey-league, #babcock-mike, #black-people, #cherry-don-1934, #coaches-and-managers, #downie-steve-1987, #hazing, #hockey-ice, #national-hockey-league, #subban-p-k

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Jerry Sloan, Hall of Fame N.B.A. Guard and Coach, Dies at 78

An All-Star with the Bulls, he became an immensely successful coach, turning the Utah Jazz into a powerhouse and a postseason perennial.

#basketball, #chicago-bulls, #coaches-and-managers, #deaths-obituaries, #national-basketball-assn, #sloan-jerry, #standing-in-the-shadows-of-motown-movie, #utah-jazz

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Gymnasts Push for Lasting Change After a Coach Is Suspended for Abuse

When Maggie Haney, the prominent coach of an Olympian, was barred for eight years after being accused of emotional abuse, gymnasts saw an opening to press for other cases to go forward and to demand broader change.

#coaches-and-managers, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #gymnastics, #us-center-for-safesport, #usa-gymnastics

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N.F.L. Team Owners Enhance Rooney Rule, but Stop Short of Incentives

Tuesday’s vote will prevent teams from blocking assistant coaches and executives who plan to interview for new jobs. But team owners tabled a measure to upgrade the draft status of franchises that hire nonwhite candidates for leadership positions.

#coaches-and-managers, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #football, #hiring-and-promotion, #minorities, #national-football-league, #race-and-ethnicity

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University of Kentucky Cheerleading Coaches Are Fired Amid Hazing Scandal

A three-month investigation also found alcohol use and public nudity by students on the team, the university said.

#cheerleaders, #coaches-and-managers, #colleges-and-universities, #kentucky, #lexington-ky, #sexual-harassment, #university-of-kentucky

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N.F.L. Owners Will Review Incentives to Boost Racial Diversity

The league’s owners will meet virtually on Tuesday and vote on measures which would grant competitive advantages to teams that hire nonwhite coaches and general managers.

#black-people, #coaches-and-managers, #football, #hiring-and-promotion, #minorities, #national-football-league, #rooney-dan, #vincent-troy

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Bob Watson, Baseball’s First Black General Manager, Dies at 74

A former major leaguer, he shattered a racial barrier in 1994 with the Houston Astros. Two years later, he was the Yankees’ G.M. as New York began a championship run.

#baseball, #black-people, #coaches-and-managers, #deaths-obituaries, #houston-astros, #new-york-yankees, #race-and-ethnicity, #watson-bob

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Don Shula Kept Winning Interesting

Shula’s teams claimed 347 victories under him, but it was the variety of styles and personnel that made his record number of victories truly remarkable.

#baltimore-colts, #belichick-bill, #coaches-and-managers, #football, #miami-dolphins, #shula-don

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Don Shula, N.F.L.’s Winningest Head Coach, Dies at 90

Shula, who was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1997, was also the only coach to lead a team, the Dolphins, to a perfect season.

#coaches-and-managers, #deaths-obituaries, #football, #miami-dolphins, #national-football-league, #shula-don

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Gymnast Laurie Hernandez Recalls Emotional Abuse Under Coach Haney

Laurie Hernandez won medals at the 2016 Games. But she said her love of the sport was tainted under training with Maggie Haney, who is now suspended by the sport’s American federation.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #coaches-and-managers, #gymnastics, #haney-maggie-1978, #hernandez-laurie-2000, #olympic-games-2016, #usa-gymnastics

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Maggie Haney, Elite Gymnastics Coach, Is Suspended for 8 Years

Haney was accused of verbal abuse and mistreatment of athletes, which included forcing them to train through injuries.

#coaches-and-managers, #gymnastics, #haney-maggie, #hernandez-laurie-2000, #mccusker-riley, #sports-injuries, #usa-gymnastics

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High School Sports Pushed Out of Bounds By the Pandemic

The cancellation of the Texas state basketball tournament hit a small town hard and reflected the wave of spring sports shutdowns in all 50 states during a normally busy playoff season.

#coaches-and-managers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #interscholastic-athletics, #national-federation-of-state-high-school-assns, #san-antonio-tex, #texas

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Youth Sports Worry About Weathering Pandemic, and Future Play

Will parents and children be eager to return to team sports once the threat of the coronavirus outbreak has passed?

#aspen-institute, #athletics-and-sports, #coaches-and-managers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #interscholastic-athletics, #lacrosse, #parenting

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There Are No Games. But Basketball Coaches Are Still Busy.

Coaching clinics that were supposed to happen during the Final Four have instead become very popular online.

#basketball, #basketball-college, #coaches-and-managers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #donovan-billy-1965, #oklahoma-city-thunder, #videophones-and-videoconferencing

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