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Lamar Fires Coach Pat Knight

Lamar Fires Coach Pat Knight

Cooper Neill/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Lamar University fired head basketball coach Pat Knight on Sunday.Knight, who was in his third season with the team, had guided the Cardinals to a 3-22 record this season. Tic Price, the schools athletic coordina…

Sabres Fire Coach and GM

Sabres Fire Coach and GM

Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Buffalo Sabres fired coach Ron Rolston and general manager Darcy Regier on Wednesday after beggining the season with the worst start in franchise history.
Buffalo will bring back Ted Nolan as interim …

Marlins Fire Team President

Marlins Fire Team President

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(MIAMI) — Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria fired his team president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest Friday.
“Larry has worked with me for 13 years, making huge contributions to our efforts and serving as a partner …

AOL CEO Apologizes for Firing Employee During Conference Call

AOL CEO Apologizes for Firing Employee During Conference Call

Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for AOL(NEW YORK) — AOL CEO Tim Armstrong issued an awkward apology in a memo to his staff after firing an employee for taking a photo of him during a tension-filled conference call last week.On Friday, Armstrong fi…

Canucks Fire Vigneault

Canucks Fire Vigneault

Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty (VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — After being eliminated in the first round of the playoffs the past two seasons, the Vancouver Canucks fired head coach Alain Vigneault Wednesday.
Vigneault, who is the Canucks’ all-time …

UCLA Fires Ben Howland

UCLA Fires Ben Howland

Stephen Dunn/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) Three trips to the Final Four in ten seasons was not enough for UCLA. The school has fired head men’s basketball coach Ben Howland Sunday. Howland coached the team since 2003, leading the Bruins to a 233-107 reco…

NY State Engineer Praised Employer Before Being Forced Out

NY State Engineer Praised Employer Before Being Forced Out

Michael Fayette(NEW YORK) — A former employee of the New York State’s Department of Transportation maintains that he was fired for speaking to the press, even though he had nothing but good things to say about his employer.But the DOT claims they fire…

Brian Burke Out as Leafs GM

Brian Burke Out as Leafs GM

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images(TORONTO) — The Toronto Maple Leafs fired general manager Brian Burke Wednesday. Burke will be replaced by the team’s senior vice president of hockey operations David Nonis, while Burke will stay with the team as a senior adv…

Rob Ryan Out in Dallas

Rob Ryan Out in Dallas

Rob Carr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A member of the Ryan family did get fired, it just wasn’t Rex. Rex’s brother Rob Ryan was relieved of his duties as the Dallas Cowboys’ defensive coordinator Tuesday.  Ryan was entering the last year of his thre…

Transgender Teacher Sues Catholic School over Firing

Transgender Teacher Sues Catholic School over Firing

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A transgender teacher is suing the New York City Catholic school where he worked for more than 30 years, claiming he was wrongfully terminated for growing out his hair, painting his fingernails and being “worse than gay.”…

Gailey Out in Buffalo

Gailey Out in Buffalo

Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/ Getty Images(ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.) — The Buffalo Bills fired head coach Chan Gailey Monday, after leading the Bills to a 16-32 record over three seasons. Gailey’s entire staff was fired also.”I want to thank the fans. Gr…

Dental Assistant Fired for Being ‘Irresistible’ Is ‘Devastated’

Dental Assistant Fired for Being ‘Irresistible’ Is ‘Devastated’

ABC News(DES MOINES, Iowa) — After working as a dental assistant for ten years, Melissa Nelson was fired for being too “irresistible” and a “threat” to her employer’s marriage.“I think it is completely wrong,”…

State Supreme Court Rules ‘Irresistible’ Employees Can Be Fired

State Supreme Court Rules ‘Irresistible’ Employees Can Be Fired

Comstock/Thinkstock(DES MOINES, Iowa) — An Iowa dentist was within his legal rights when he fired a longtime employee he found to be “irresistible” and a threat to his marriage, the State Supreme Court unanimously ruled.The seven justices,…

Apple Fires Manager over Troubled Maps App

Apple Fires Manager over Troubled Maps App

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(CUPERTINO, Calif.) — Apple has been firing top executives, and now another manager is out at Apple.Richard Williamson, who was tasked with overseeing Apple’s mobile mapping service, was fired shortly before Thanksgiving,…

Auburn Fires Chizik

Auburn Fires Chizik

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(AUBURN, Ala.) — Less than two years after leading Auburn to a national championship, Auburn has fired head coach Gene Chizik.
“After careful consideration and a thorough evaluation of our football program, I have recommended…

Jennifer Lopez Denies She Got a Maid Fired Over an Autograph Request

Jennifer Lopez Denies She Got a Maid Fired Over an Autograph Request

Steven Lawton/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — There’s been plenty of gossip about Jennifer Lopez over the years, but she took to Twitter on Tuesday to deny a very specific accusation: that she’d gotten a hotel maid fired because the woman dared to ask for her a…

Fired or Resigned: Should CEOs be Treated Differently?

Fired or Resigned: Should CEOs be Treated Differently?

Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Securities and Exchange Commission has launched an informal investigation to determine if Citigroup misled shareholders when it claimed former CEO Vikram Pandit “resigned” on Oct. 16.  Pan…

Arby’s Fires Ohio Manager Who Fled from Robber

Arby’s Fires Ohio Manager Who Fled from Robber

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(DAYTON, Ohio) — An Arby’s restaurant in Dayton, Ohio, has fired its assistant general manager after she had to jump through the store’s drive-through window to escape a knife-wielding robber. What’s Arby’s beef? The woman,…

Arby’s Fires Ohio Manager Who Fled from Robber

Arby’s Fires Ohio Manager Who Fled from Robber

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(DAYTON, Ohio) — An Arby’s restaurant in Dayton, Ohio, has fired its assistant general manager after she had to jump through the store’s drive-through window to escape a knife-wielding robber. What’s Arby’s beef? The woman,…

Fired for Facebook Posts? NLRB Rulings Draw Lines

Fired for Facebook Posts? NLRB Rulings Draw Lines

LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The National Labor Relations Board added a little more clarity to the debate surrounding social media after two recent rulings called one corporation’s policy “overly broad” but also stated t…

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