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Celtics dip into the college ranks to hire Brad Stevens

Dipping into the college ranks

BOSTON (AP) — Brad Stevens is taking his coaching expertise to the NBA.

The Boston Celtics have hired the 36-year-old Stevens to replace head coach Doc Rivers, who was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers late last month. Stevens comes off a highly successful six-year run at Butler, where he took a mid-major program to consecutive NCAA title game appearances in 2010 and 2011.

He has a career winning percentage of .772 in college and never won fewer than 22 games in a season. Stevens was 166-49 with the Bulldogs, the most wins for any Division I coach in the first six years of his career.

Stevens takes over a rebuilding franchise that just traded veterans Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to Brooklyn after finishing seventh in the Eastern Conference.

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Florida State suspends Winston for entire game against Clemson

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Florida State's Jameis Winston (5) warms up before the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship NCAA football game between Florida State and Duke in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.

Florida State interim President Garnett S. Stokes and athletics director Stan Wilcox have announced that quarterback Jameis Winston will be suspended for the entire game against Clemson on Saturday.

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WWU men’s golf leads at Saint Martin’s

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Western Washington University holds a five-shot lead after 36 holes Friday at the Saint Martin's University Invitational Men's Golf Tournament.

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Goodell apologizes & plans to implement new policies following Ray Rice incident

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pauses as he speaks during a news conference Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in New York. Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. The league has faced increasing criticism that it has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning the domestic abuse cases. The commissioner reiterated that he botched the handling of the Ray Rice case.

At a news conference Friday, Goodell made his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players involved in domestic violence.

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K-State says Auburn was stealing signals

Kansas State Wildcats head coach Bill Snyder talks to the officials during an NCAA college football game against Auburn Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 in Manhattan, Kan.

ESPN.com is reporting that Kansas State coach Bill Snyder believed Auburn was stealing signs.

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Familiar faces as Washington hosts Georgia State

Georgia State head coach Trent Miles watches from the sidelines during the first half of their NCAA college football game against Samford in Atlanta Friday, Aug. 30, 2013.

Georgia State head coach Trent Miles and his staff have plenty of Washington connections as the Panthers come to Seattle for a matchup with the Huskies on Saturday afternoon on KPUG.