Black hoops coaches hopeful over hiring trends

Some of America’s top Black men’s and women’s basketball coaches said they’re hopeful about recent hiring trends for minority coaches but also know they’ll face pressure to win for those trends to continue.

Ferentz, Hawkeyes reach extension through ’29

Kirk Ferentz, the all-time winningest football coach at Iowa who is coming off his 23rd season at the school, has agreed to a contract extension though 2029 that is worth $7 million annually.

GM: Fired Culley put Texans in ‘better position’

Texans general manager Nick Caserio declined to go into specifics about what differences led him to fire coach David Culley after one season but noted they had to do with “next steps or how we move forward.”

Patriots LT Wynn (ankle, hip) out vs. Bills

The New England Patriots will be without starting left tackle Isaiah Wynn for Saturday’s AFC wild-card game against the Buffalo Bills because of ankle and hip injuries.