- - Monday, January 23, 2012


Kelly says he’ll remain coach at Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon coach Chip Kelly announced Monday that he’s remaining with the Ducks, though he says he was flattered by the interest shown in him by the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are searching for a coach after firing Raheem Morris.

Kelly is 34-6 at Oregon and has won three conference titles. He led the Ducks to a 45-38 victory over Wisconsin in this year’s Rose Bowl, their first Rose Bowl win in 95 years, and also guided Oregon to a berth in the 2011 BCS championship game, where the Ducks lost to Auburn.


Blackhawks’ Toews out with upper-body injury

CHICAGO — Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, leading the team with 27 goals, will miss Tuesday night’s game against Nashville with an upper body injury. Toews was hurt in the second period of Saturday night’s 5-2 loss at Nashville and did not play in the third period.

Toews might also miss the upcoming NHL All-Star game. Toews also has 23 assists this season and is second on the team with 50 points, two behind Marian Hossa.


Patrick won’t race in Indianapolis 500

CONCORD, N.C. — Danica Patrick became a worldwide sensation as a rookie at the Indianapolis 500, challenging for victory and becoming the first woman to lead laps in the showcase case. Those Indy days are fading fast.

Patrick’s shift to stock cars is long under way, and her ties to IndyCar were cut even further Monday - she said she won’t run in this year’s Indy 500. Her focus is entirely on NASCAR, and on May 27 she’ll race in the Coca-Cola 600. She said skipping the Indy 500 was a “business decision.”


Lagat targeting U.S. record in 5,000 at Millrose Games

NEW YORK — Bernard Lagat is going to try to regain the U.S. indoor record in the men’s 5,000 meters at the 105th Millrose Games.

Lagat is an eight-time winner of the Millrose’s Wanamaker Mile, but this year he has his sights set on Galen Rupp’s record of 13 minutes, 11.44 seconds. Rupp topped Lagat’s mark in the event in 2011 in Birmingham, England. Among the entrants in the 5,000 are Lawi Lalang, the NCAA cross country champion from Arizona and Leonard Korir, the NCAA indoor 5,000 champion from Iona.

The Millrose Games will be held Feb. 11.

•From wire dispatches and staff reports

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