COUGH­LIN CAN­DI­DATE TO COACH THE EA­GLES

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philadel­phia» Tom Cough­lin isn’t ready to fade into re­tire­ment.

Mon­day, the Philadel­phia Ea­gles will in­ter­view the for­mer New York Gi­ants coach to fill their coach­ing va­cancy. Cough­lin, 69, is a two-time Su­per Bowl cham­pion who re­signed last week af­ter 12 sea­sons with the Gi­ants. He pre­vi­ously coached the Jack­sonville Jaguars from 1995-2002.

The Ea­gles have in­ter­viewed five can­di­dates since fir­ing coach Chip Kelly on Dec. 29. They met with Kansas City Chiefs of­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor Doug Ped­er­son on Sun­day.

Cough­lin is 170-150 in his 20-year ca­reer. He has had 10 win­ning sea­sons, in­clud­ing seven years with dou­ble-digit wins, and has led his teams to the play­offs nine times, go­ing 12-7.

• The Cleve­land Browns, who also are look­ing for a coach, in­ter­viewed Carolina Pan­thers de­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor Sean McDer­mott and Cincin­nati Ben­gals of­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor Hue Jack­son on Sun­day. Jack­son also in­ter­viewed with the San Fran­cisco 49ers, who need a coach too.

• The Buf­falo Bills gave gen­eral man­ager Doug Wha­ley a three-year con­tract ex­ten­sion. Wha­ley’s con­tract now runs through the 2019 sea­son, which is in line with coach Rex Ryan, who has four years re­main­ing on the five-year con­tract he re­ceived when he was hired last Jan­uary.

Rob Ryan, Rex’s twin, was hired by the Bills on Sun­day as an as­sis­tant head coach for their de­fense.

An­other win for Wawrinka

B chen­nai, in­dia» Stan Wawrinka won his fourth ti­tle at the Chen­nai Open with a 6-3, 7-5 vic­tory over teenager Borna Coric of Croa­tia.

Fif­teen aces and trade­mark back­hand shots helped the top-seeded Swiss player dom­i­nate the 19-yearold Coric, the youngest player in the world’s top 50 at No. 44.

It was the fourth ti­tle in five fi­nals for the 30-year-old Wawrinka, who fin­ished run­ner-up in 2010 and won his first ti­tle in 2011 at the hard-court venue. He also won in 2014 and 2015.

“I was ex­pect­ing a re­ally tough match be­cause he is a very fine player,” Wawrinka said of Coric. “He is al­ways look­ing for ways to come back into the match.”

Krueger stars in speed­skat­ing

B salt lake city» John-Henry Krueger won the men’s 1,000- and 3,000me­ter races at the U.S. Short Track Cham­pi­onships. The meet de­ter­mines the speed­skaters for the world cham­pi­onship team.

Krueger won the 1,000 in 1 minute, 24.574 sec­onds and the 3,000 in 4:57.454. Cole Krueger was se­cond in the 3,000. Keith Car­roll Jr. was se­cond in the 1,000.

Jes­sica Smith Koore­man won the women’s 1,000 in 1:32.493 and placed se­cond in the 3,000. April Shin won the 3,000 in 5:13.157.

• Com­pet­ing in Cavalese, Italy, Therese Jo­haug erased a deficit of nearly 40 sec­onds en­ter­ing the fi­nal stage to win her se­cond Tour de Ski cham­pi­onship. Jo­haug, who also won the week-long event in 2014, was fastest on the fin­ish­ing climb up Mount Cer­mis to win by 2 min­utes, 20.9 sec­onds ahead of Nor­we­gian team­mate Ingvild Flugstad Oest­berg.

• Felix Loch won a World Cup luge race in Sigulda, Latvia, his se­cond con­sec­u­tive vic­tory in sin­gles, and also helped Ger­many win the re­lay.

Loch, a two-time Olympic cham­pion, had a two-run sin­gles time of 1 minute, 36.316 sec­onds. Rus­sia’s Se­men Pavlichenko was the run­ner-up in 1:36.531, and Amer­i­can racer Tucker West fin­ished third in 1:36.775.

Foot­notes.

The Univer­sity of Den­ver men’s lacrosse team, the de­fend­ing NCAA cham­pion, lost 22-6 to the U.S. na­tional team in an ex­hi­bi­tion match in Braden­ton, Fla. “We learned a lot. ... It’s a good ex­pe­ri­ence for us, and I’d do it over again if they asked us to,” said DU coach Bill Tier­ney. ... Maria Teresa de Filip­pis, the first woman to race in For­mula One, died at age 89. De Filip­pis made three starts for the Maserati team in 1958, fin­ish­ing 10th at Spa-Fran­cor­champs in Bel­gium for her best re­sult.

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