Raheem Morris named Falcons interim head coach
Falcons defensive coordinator Raheem Morris, a former NFL head coach, was named the interim head coach on Monday, the team announced.Falcons coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff were fired late Sunday night.Morris, 44, was Tampa Bay’s head coach from 2009-11. He was named the head coach at age 32.In 2010, the Bucs went 10-6 and just missed the playoffs. They went 4-12 the following season and Morris was fired.Morris said he tried to grow from the Tampa Bay experience.“You went into (the position), and there was no manual for that job,” Morris said after attending the QB Summit ...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Quinn, Dimitroff fired by the Falcons
ATLANTA — Falcons head coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff were fired by the team on Sunday night.Falcons president and CEO Rich McKay has assumed day-to-day oversight of football operations in the interim and will assist owner Arthur M. Blank, Falcons in the search for a new general manager and head coach.Under the direction of McKay, Dimitroff’s current responsibilities will be handled by current members of the football operations staff for remainder of 2020. An interim head coach is expected to be announced on Tuesday.Former head coaches Raheem Morris and Dirk Koetter are o...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
El Nuevo Herald managing editor resigns
MIAMI — Nancy San Martín, the managing editor of el Nuevo Herald, resigned on Thursday, according to the vice president of news for McClatchy, the parent company that also publishes the Miami Herald.San Martín leaves “after years of powerful, award-winning work for this newsroom and the community it serves,” Kristin Roberts said in an email sent to the newsrooms of both newspapers on Thursday. “There will be a moment soon for the team to wish her well and to thank her for her dedication and commitment.”The resignation comes two weeks after a reader flagged racist and anti-Semitic content publi...
Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire announces he's retiring
DETROIT — At 2 p.m., Ron Gardenhire was on his daily Zoom meeting with the media, answering questions like it was just another day.A couple of hours later, he informed general manager Al Avila that he was retiring — effective immediately.“It started out as a pretty routine thing, just talking to Al,” said Gardenhire, who was finishing up the third and final season of his three-year contract. “We talked about a few things and I just told him that I was going to retire.“I’d thought about at the end of the season, but with the way I’ve been feeling since the bout of food poisoning I had in Minnes...
The Detroit News
Trump promotes tweet that calls him a dictator fanboy
President Donald Trump promoted a tweet from a Daily Beast columnist that repeated his claim Russian leader Vladimir Putin and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un are more mentally competent than Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. That tweet also mocked the president for fawning over tyrants.“Trump claims that Putin and Kim Jong-un are more mentally fit than Biden,” wrote columnist Julia Davis. “Still fanboying for dictators.”Seemingly seizing on the first half of the tweet, which insults his political rival, Trump responded in the affirmative.“I didn’t know there would be even a questio...
New York Daily News
CEO of $11.4 billion Universal Health Services steps aside for son in 'long-planned succession'
The 83-year-old founder of Universal Health Services, America’s largest psychiatric hospital chain and a major acute-care hospital provider, too, is handing control of the King of Prussia, Pa.-based company to his son.Alan B. Miller will step down as chief executive in January and son Marc D. Miller, 50, will take his place in what the company said was as “long-planned succession.”The senior Miller is generally credited with being a pioneer in purchasing hospitals in fast-growing communities and building a network out of them. Last year, the for-profit, publicly traded UHS had net income of $8...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Mariners trade Taijuan Walker to the Blue Jays for a player to be named later
With about three hours before he was supposed to take to the mound at Petco Park for the first game of Thursday’s doubleheader vs. the Padres, the Mariners reached an agreement to send starting pitcher Taijuan Walker to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for a player to be named later.General manager Jerry Dipoto confirmed the trade on his weekly radio show on ESPN 710, and shortly after that the team confirmed it in a news release.Walker was always the leading candidate to be moved at the upcoming Aug. 31 trade deadline. Given his contract situation, the need for starting pitching and the Mari...
The Seattle Times
Kings GM Vlade Divac steps down after five seasons; Joe Dumars will take over
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — His jersey will always hang in the rafters at Golden 1 Center as a symbol of his storied playing career in Sacramento, but Vlade Divac will no longer hold his post as the team’s general manager.Divac, 52, stepped down Friday after five tumultuous seasons as the team’s general manager and vice president of basketball operations. Joe Dumars, who joined the organization as an advisor last summer, will serve as interim general manager and executive vice president of basketball operations on an interim basis until a permanent replacement is found.Sources told The Sacramento Bee...
The Sacramento Bee
GM's first female CFO resigns, heads to Stripe
DETROIT — General Motors’ first female chief financial officer, Dhivya Suryadevara, has resigned from the company after two years in the role to pursue a job outside the auto industry.GM said John Stapleton, the company’s North America chief financial officer, will serve as acting global chief financial officer, effective Aug. 15.Suryadevara has joined Stripe, a global online payments company based in San Francisco, as its new CFO, Stripe said in a news release Tuesday. She will play a crucial role in enabling the company’s “aggressive growth while maintaining the highest standards in discipli...
Detroit Free Press
Former Tribune Publishing CEO to take helm of McClatchy when newspaper chain emerges from bankruptcy
Former Tribune Publishing CEO Tony Hunter will become CEO of McClatchy Co. when the newspaper chain emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy next month, its new hedge fund owner announced Friday.A longtime Chicago Tribune executive who helped guide Tribune Publishing out of bankruptcy as CEO from 2011 to 2014, Hunter will inherit a similar situation at McClatchy under Chatham Asset Management.The New Jersey hedge fund acquired McClatchy, which publishes the Miami Herald and other major newspapers, for about $312 million at a bankruptcy auction in July. The sale, which was approved by a New York bank...