Wis­con­sin’s Ryan to re­tire af­ter 2016

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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.

— He­lene El­liott

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.

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