POST­SEA­SON HONORS CON­TINUE FOR COACH Mac­IN­TYRE, BUFFS

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boul­der» Buf­faloes coach Mike Mac­In­tyre was named a fi­nal­ist for the Ed­die Robin­son coach of the year award. The Amer­i­can Foot­ball Coaches As­so­ci­a­tion also named him as the 2016 Re­gion 5 coach of the year and a fi­nal­ist for its na­tional coach of the year award.

This month, Mac­In­tyre was named the Wal­ter Camp coach of the year, join­ing Bill McCart­ney (1989) as the only coaches in pro­gram his­tory to achieve that honor.

Also, Buffs se­nior in­side line­backer Ken­neth Olug­bode was named a se­cond-team All-Amer­i­can by Pro Foot­ball Focus.

Olug­bode’s 135 tack­les, by CU’s count that tracks de­fen­sive statis­tics off coaches film and not press box stats the NCAA uti­lizes, is the third­most of any Foot­ball Bowl Sub­di­vi­sion de­fender this sea­son. He posted 10 or more tack­les in seven games, in­clud­ing a high of 19 against No. 4 Washington in the Pac-12 cham­pi­onship game.

The AFCA will an­nounce the FBS and FCS na­tional coaches of the year win­ners at the in­au­gu­ral Amer­i­can foot­ball coaches awards Jan. 10 (CBS Sports Net­work).

Mac­In­tyre was joined by Navy’s Ken Ni­u­mat­alolo, Alabama’s Nick Sa­ban, P.J. Fleck from West­ern Michi­gan and Dana Hol­gorsen of West Vir­ginia as the fi­nal­ists for the AFCA award.

Bay­lor tabs Rhule as new coach.

Matt Rhule is the new foot­ball coach at Bay­lor, where he takes over a be­lea­guered Big 12 pro­gram af­ter win­ning 20 games over the past two sea­sons at Tem­ple.

Rhule be­comes the full-time re­place­ment for Art Briles, who was dis­missed af­ter a scathing re­port over the univer­sity’s han­dling of sex­ual as­sault com­plaints, in­clud­ing some against foot­ball play­ers.

For­mer Wake For­est coach Jim Grobe had been out of coach­ing two years when he put his re­tire­ment on hold in May to serve as Bay­lor’s act­ing head coach this sea­son. The Bears are 6-6 and headed to the Cac­tus Bowl even in the midst of a six-game los­ing streak.

Djokovic splits with coach.

No­vak Djokovic says he and coach Boris Becker are split­ting up af­ter three sea­sons to­gether.

Djokovic posted a state­ment say­ing the duo “jointly de­cided to end our co­op­er­a­tion.”

Of Djokovic’s 12 ca­reer Grand Slam sin­gles ti­tles — trail­ing only Roger Fed­erer with 17, and Pete Sam­pras and Rafael Nadal with 14 apiece — six came while work­ing with Becker.

Djokovic also was the run­ner-up at three other Grand Slam tour­na­ments dur­ing his time with Becker, mean­ing the Serb made it to the fi­nals at nine of 12 ma­jors dur­ing their part­ner­ship.

But af­ter com­plet­ing a ca­reer Grand Slam with his first French Open ti­tle in June, Djokovic’s sea­son went off course. He was upset in the third round at Wim­ble­don, then in the first round at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and lost his No. 1 rank­ing to Andy Mur­ray last month.

Wag­ner wins it for Michi­gan

B ann ar­bor, mich.» Moe Wag­ner’s put­back gave Michi­gan the lead with 18.8 sec­onds re­main­ing, then the sopho­more blocked a shot at the other end to help the Wolver­ines edge Texas 53-50.

Wag­ner led the Wolver­ines with 15 points, and the 6-foot-11 for­ward from Ger­many made the big­gest plays down the stretch, com­ing up with a re­bound af­ter Zak Irvin missed a driv­ing layup, and scor­ing to put Michi­gan up 51-50.

• Luke Ken­nard and Amile Jef­fer­son led No. 5 Duke to an 84-74 vic­tory over No. 21 Florida at Madi­son Square Gar­den.

Ken­nard scored a game-high 29 points and Jef­fer­son chipped in 24 points with 15 re­bounds.

• Natalie Chou, Kalani Brown and Alexis Prince each scored 15 points, and the No. 3 Bay­lor women routed Texas State 90-24.

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