Thursday morning: What's in the news ...

1. Yale University named Sarah Martinez as women’s soccer head coach. She spent the last season as an assistant coach for the Bulldogs under Brendan Faherty as they enjoyed their best season in 14 years. On Nov. 20, Yale announced Faherty was no longer working at the school. A Yale Daily News story alleged that he acted inappropriately with players while he coached at the University of New Haven, where he coached the women's team for eight years (2002-09). Through his attorney, he denied the charges. Faherty replaced long-time head coach Rudy Meredith, who resigned after the 2018 season and later pleaded guilty to charges of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with the admissions scandal that rocked college athletics.

2. Florida State's Jaelin Howell has been named to the U.S. women's roster for the ID camp that will open Monday in Bradenton. Howell, a sophomore, played for the USA at the 2016 U-17 World Cup and 2018 U-20 World Cup. She replaced North Carolina defender Emily Fox, who suffered an ACL knee injury in the Tar Heels' 3-2 win over USC in the NCAA Division I Women's Tournament quarterfinals.

3. The name of the USL Championship's Tulsa team has been changed from the Roughnecks to Tulsa FC. The short-lived Tulsa Roughnecks (1978-84) were one of the great stories of the old NASL. The second attempt at the Roughnecks has been less successful. Brothers JW Craft, Ryan Craft and Kyle Craft completed a deal to buy them in July. Tulsa FC will enter its sixth USL season in 2020.
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