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Report: Orgeron, LSU to part ways after season
LSU and coach Ed Orgeron reportedly have agreed to part ways after this season, 21 months after he led the Tigers to a national championship.
Orgeron is 49-17 with the Tigers in six seasons, but just 9-8 since beating Clemson for the national title in Jan. 2020.
Orgeron received a sixyear extension after the 2019 season. His buyout, according to USA Today, is more than $17 million if he is let go before Dec. 1.
More college football: Cincinnati moved up to No. 2 behind Georgia in the AP poll, the first time a team from outside the traditional power conferences has been ranked that high since 2010. It’s Cincinnati’s best ranking in program history. Iowa dropped nine places to No. 11 and Purdue moved into the rankings at No. 25, snapping the longest current AP poll drought for a Power Five school. The Boilermakers were last ranked in 2007.
NBA: Ben Simmons practiced with the 76ers for the first time this season, though no decision was made on his status for the season opener. Simmons was a holdout for training camp and the early part of the preseason after his offseason trade demand.
Tennis: No. 26 Cameron Norrie beat Nikoloz Basilashvili 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 to win the BNP Paribas Open, giving the tourney its first champion ranked outside the Top 25 since 2010. Paula Badosa beat Victoria Azarenka 7-6 (5), 2-6, 7-6 (2) in the women’s final.
Soccer: Cristian Casseres Jr. scored in the third minute and the New York Red Bulls beat New York City FC 1-0 in MLS . ... Callum Wilson headed Newcastle in front only 107 seconds into the new era under Saudi ownership before the hosts lost 3-2 to Tottenham in the Premier League . ... Angelo Ogbonna’s 74th-minute header gave West Ham a 1-0 victory over Everton . ... Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry scored twice apiece as Bayern Munich demolished Bayer Leverkusen 5-1 to return to the top of the Bundesliga.
— Wire reports