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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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Washington St beats San Jose St

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Josh Hawkinson scored 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds Sunday as Washington State defeated short-handed San Jose State 82-53.

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Documents: QB Winston cleared in conduct hearing

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Documents obtained by The Associated Press show that Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has been cleared of the allegations he faced at a student code of conduct hearing this month.

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NFL week 16 scoreboard

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All the scores from week 16 in the NFL.

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Blazers finish off Outlaws

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The Bellingham Blazers finish off the Tri-City Outlaws 8-2 in Saturday night.

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Ferndale man walking on the road struck, killed

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The Washington State Patrol says alcohol and drugs weren't involved