Tag: Coaches and Managers

Can Players’ Bosses Control Cheating in Baseball? ‘It’s Tough’

NORTH PORT, Fla. — As the Minnesota Twins prepare for this season, Rocco Baldelli, their field manager, and Derek Falvey, their president of baseball operations, have been talking with their team about the usual preseason topics, such as expectations and workplace culture. This year, though, they plan to specifically address one more issue before opening […]

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A Immigrant From Brazil Has Changed Lives as a Coach. Is That Enough to Stay in the U.S.?

LOS ANGELES — For the past three years, Henrique “Hicu” Motta, a rowing coach, has created unlikely success stories in a sport long associated with the privileged. He has taken his team of high school girls from working-class families to the national championships and sent several of them to Division I colleges on athletic scholarships. […]

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The Astros Offer Apologies, but Draw the Line at Their Title

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — They avoided suspensions, and no one is coming for their championship rings or bank accounts. The Houston Astros got away with electronic sign-stealing in 2017, and escaped with just this punishment: an hour of apologies in their clubhouse before their first workout at spring training on Thursday. “What we did […]

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College Football Prospects Actually Signing on Signing Day? That’s So 2017

College football’s national signing day was more than a week away, but P. J. Fleck, the coach at Minnesota, had little reason to care. He had finished recruiting this year’s class before Christmas. “We don’t even talk about signing day anymore, we’re so December-driven,” Fleck, already focused on who might play in Minneapolis in 2021 […]

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Willie Wood, Star Defensive Back With the Green Bay Packers, Dies at 83

Willie Wood, who was overlooked in the N.F.L. draft but forged a Hall of Fame career as one of pro football’s greatest defensive backs, playing on five Green Bay Packers championship teams of the 1960s, died on Monday at an assisted living facility in Washington. He was 83. His death was announced by the Packers. […]

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Alberto Salazar Is Suspended by SafeSport After Accusations of Verbal Abuse

ImageSalazar at the United States Olympic trials in 2016. He is already serving a four-year suspension for doping violations. Credit…Andy Lyons/Getty Images Alberto Salazar, the famed and disgraced distance running coach, has been placed on the United States Center for SafeSport’s temporarily banned list, a disciplinary action that could result in a lifetime ban. The center […]

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A Grieving Young Tennis Star Finds Solace on the Court

BRADENTON, Fla. — With her tennis career taking flight at age 17, Amanda Anisimova was abruptly grounded: out of last year’s United States Open as she grieved. Her father, Konstantin Anisimov, was just 52 when he died of a heart attack on Aug. 19, one week before the start of the year’s final Grand Slam […]

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The N.B.A. Embraces a ‘Trash’ Defense

A new year, at the start of a new decade, makes this a natural time for N.B.A. teams to search for innovative ways to combat the offensive flourish of the previous decade. Yet as disconsonant as it sounds, especially for a league reputed to be as progressive as the N.B.A., its coaches are increasingly dipping […]

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