PHOENIX (AP) – Kliff Kingsbury is the new head coach of the Arizona Cardinals and will have the task of providing guidance for young quarterback Josh Rosen and resuscitating the NFL’s worst offense. Kingsbury was recently fired after six seasons as head coach at Texas Tech, going 35-40 and showcasing a high-scoring attack. His prize pupil with the Red Raiders was current Kansas City Chiefs All-Pro quarterback Patrick Mahomes .
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have coaxed Bruce Arians out of his one-year retirement to fill the team’s fifth coaching vacancy in a decade. Arians replaces Dirk Koetter, who was dismissed Dec. 30 after leading the Bucs to 19 wins and no playoffs berths over three seasons. Arians coached the Arizona Cardinals for five years, stepping down after the 2017 season with a 50-32-1 record.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Texas wide receiver Lil’Jordan Humphrey will skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft. Humphrey led the Longhorns with 86 catches for 1,176 yards and nine touchdowns as Texas won 10 games for the first time since 2009. The 6-foot-4 Humphrey caught the winning touchdown against Texas Tech when he wrestled the ball away from a defensive back and stretched into the end zone with 21 seconds left.
UNDATED (AP) – A person with knowledge of the situation says the NBA is looking into the circumstances surrounding Cleveland’s decision to sign Patrick McCaw to an offer sheet and then waive him after three games. The person says the inquiry comes at the request of the Golden State Warriors, who declined to match the Cavaliers’ two-year, $6 million offer sheet. McCaw played 53 minutes for the Cavs and averaged 1.7 points after giving the Warriors four points a game his first two years in the league.
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) – Padraig Harrington has been chosen as captain of Europe’s team for the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits. The 47-year-old Irishman has served as vice-captain for the past three Ryder Cups, most recently under Thomas Bjorn last year when Europe regained the trophy outside Paris. Harrington played in six Ryder Cups and was on the winning team four times.