Wisconsin’s Ryan to retire after 2016
Wisconsin basketball Coach Bo Ryan plans to retire after next season, looking to pass the torch after molding the Badgers into a national power during his 14 seasons in Madison.
Ryan, 67, said that only some cajoling from Athletic Director Barry Alvarez kept him from calling it a career in April after Wisconsin lost to Duke in the national title game.
Ryan said it is his hope that longtime Badgers assistant Greg Gard is chosen to succeed him. Ryan is 357- 125 (. 741) as coach of the Badgers and has taken the program to the NCAA tournament in every season.
Andy MacPhail is the new man in charge of the Philadelphia Phillies. The veteran baseball executive joined the Phillies with plans to take over as team president after this season. He’ll eventually replace Pat Gillick.
Michael Sam, the f irst openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team, returned to practice with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League, after a brief leave for undisclosed personal reasons.
Goalie Antti Niemi signed a three- year contract with the Dallas Stars, two days after his contract rights were acquired from the San Jose Sharks.
The Ducks made qualifying offers to forwards Jakob Silfverberg, Carl Hagelin, Chris Wagner and Michael Sgarbossa. They did not extend qualifying offers to Igor Bobkov, Ryan Faragher, John Kurtz, Antoine Laganiere and Louis Leblanc.
In addition, the club announced it had bought out the contract of defenseman Mark Fistric.
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Former British golfer and CBS analyst Peter Oosterhuis, 67, said he has early onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Striker Eduardo Vargas scored twice to lead Chile to a 2- 1 win over 10- man Peru in the semifinals of the Copa America in Santiago, keeping alive the host country’s hopes of winning the South American tournament for the f irst time. Vargas scored the winner with a long- range shot in the 64th minute, sending Chile to its f irst Copa America f inal in 28 years.
Argentina meets Paraguay in the other semifinal match on Tuesday. The final is Saturday.