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New Arkansas women's basketball coach Jimmy Dykes has completed his coaching staff with the hiring of Chris Johnson.
The university announced the hiring Thursday.
Johnson comes to UA after serving as an assistant at TCU where he focused on recruiting, academic monitoring, scouting, game preparation and on-court coaching.
The Columbus Blue Jackets don't feel they're doomed after blowing a two-goal lead in a Game 1 loss of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
"It's not about missed chances, or feeling sorry about it," goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky said at Thursday's optional workout, 13 hours after falling 4-3 in Pittsburgh.
The Blue Jackets had 11 skaters appear in their very first playoff game.
The Chicago White Sox selected the contract of right-hander Zach Putnam before Thursday's game against the Boston Red Sox and designated left-hander Donnie Veal for assignment.
Putnam, 26, is 1-0 and no earned runs allowed in four appearances with Triple-A Charlotte.
Arizona has struggled with pitching, defense and the offense hasn't been nearly good enough.
It's no wonder the Diamondbacks are off to the worst start in franchise history.
With Wednesday night's 5-2 loss to the New York Mets, Arizona is 4-14, the worst record in baseball and surpassing the start by the 1998 team that nearly lost 100 games.
The Diamondbacks have lost eight straight at Chase Field and are 1-11 at home, including two games in Australia.
Arizona has lost six straight overall, has a majors-worst 6.02 ERA and has walked 69 batters, second-worst in baseball.
The Diamondbacks head to Los Angeles this weekend to play the Dodgers, hoping to turn around what has so far been a disastrous season.