UConn hires Hurley from Rhode Island

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STORRS, Conn. (AP) Rhode Island's Dan Hurley agreed to become UConn's coach, joining a team that is under NCAA investigation and fired Kevin Ollie this month after another losing season.

"It's official! Dan Hurley named Head Coach of (UConn mens basketball)," UConn said on Twitter on Thursday.

The school said details of the agreement would be released later. A news conference is expected Friday

Louisville parts ways with Padgett

Louisville didn't take long to make its first offseason move, parting ways interim men's basketball coach David Padgett less than 24 hours after the Cardinals season ended.

The former Cardinals player was brought in to bring calm amid turmoil and upheaval after the school placed coach Rick Pitino on unpaid administrative leave following its acknowledgement that it was being investigated in a federal corruption probe of college basketball . (MORE)

NFL recommends changes to catch rule

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) The NFL's catch rule would get less complicated if team owners approve recommendations from the powerful competition committee.

One of the first orders of business when the league's annual meetings begin Monday in Orlando, Florida, will be a proposal by the committee to clarify what is a catch. Commissioner Roger Goodell said during the week of the Super Bowl he would urge simplification of the rules. (MORE)

Arizona's Miller not a candidate at Pitt

PITTSBURGH (AP) Scratch Arizona coach Sean Miller off the list of potential coaches at Pitt.

Miller said in a statement Wednesday he isn't a candidate for the coaching vacancy created when the Panthers fired Kevin Stallings after two seasons earlier this month. Miller, who grew up in western Pennsylvania and played point guard for the Panthers from 1987-92, wished his alma mater luck in its search. (MORE)

James' 35-17 help Cavs upend Raptors

CLEVELAND (AP) The standings show the Eastern Conference's top team plays in Canada.

The best player remains in Cleveland, Ohio. (MORE)

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