COUGHLIN CANDIDATE TO COACH THE EAGLES
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.
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.