Meyer to retire...New Bulls coach makes debut...Stanley Cup rematch
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State says Urban Meyer will retire after the Rose Bowl and assistant Ryan Day will be the next head coach. After seven years and a national championship at Ohio State, the 54-year-old Meyer will formally announce his departure at a news conference. Meyer has said he suffers from debilitating headaches caused by an arachnoid cyst in his brain. He was also battered this year by an offseason issue involving a now-fired assistant coach that led to Meyer’s suspension for the first three games of the season.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls take the court tonight under new coach Jim Boylen with the hopes of ending a six-game losing streak. The Bulls are 5-and-19 so far this season, and they’re being outscored by 9.6 per game. They’re playing the Pacers tonight in Indiana. Boylen was promoted from associate head coach when the Bulls fired Fred Hoiberg yesterday.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Washington Capitals start a three-game road trip tonight with a Stanley Cup rematch against the Golden Knights in Las Vegas. The Caps saw a seven-game winning streak come to an end Sunday with a loss to the Anaheim Ducks.
UNDATED (AP) — In college basketball action tonight, second-ranked Kansas meets Wofford, while fifth-ranked Michigan plays at Northwestern. Number-eight Auburn is taking on UNC Asheville.
MONACO (AP) — The IAAF says Russia remains banned from competing internationally in track and field because of its past doping practices. The IAAF has two remaining conditions for Russia to be reinstated. It wants the country to pay its costs, including legal costs, incurred from dealing with the Russian doping crisis. It also wants access to a Russian computer database that could flag up other athletes suspected of doping.