HOCKEY: U.S. falls to Slovakia
HELSINKI (AP) — Slovakia defeated the United States 4-1 in its group finale to reach the quarterfinals at the ice hockey world championship on Tuesday.
The U.S. had a chance to win the group, but will finish second or third, and meet Russia or Finland in a quarterfinal on Thursday.
Former star RB dies at age 60
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chuck Muncie, a Pro Bowl running back with both the New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers, died Monday at age 60.
Muncie family spokesman Vintage Foster of AMF Media Group in San Ramon, Calif., said Muncie died at his home from heart failure.
Muncie was the Saints’ first-round pick, third overall, out of California in 1976.
• SAN DIEGO (AP) — Chargers outside linebacker Melvin Ingram has torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. The Chargers announced that Ingram was hurt during an organized team activity practice.
• PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Donovan McNabb will retire with the Philadelphia Eagles this fall. The six-time Pro Bowl quarterback led the Eagles to four NFC championship games and a Super Bowl loss in 11 seasons before he was traded to Washington in 2010.
Sixers name Hinkie president
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers hired former Houston executive Sam Hinkie as team president and general manager.
Hinkie was the executive vice president of basketball operations for the Rockets, and was the top choice by owner Joshua Harris to oversee the rebuilding of this beleaguered franchise.
Hinkie must now hire a coach after Doug Collins resigned following three seasons.
Top prospect to play for Kansas
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Top prep basketball prospect Andrew Wiggins told a small gathering of family and friends at his high school gym that he will play at Kansas.
Then the Huntington Prep star signed his letter of intent and officially became a Jayhawk. No big speech. No bands, live TV coverage or props. Just the way Wiggins wanted it.
Wrestlers unite to save sport
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — American, Iranian and Russian wrestlers hope their unity will sway the IOC to keep their sport in the Olympics.
The three nations with often tense relations off the mat will compete in an exhibition at Manhattan’s Grand Central Terminal today.
They appeared together Tuesday at the United Nations to talk up the value of wrestling. The International Olympic Committee has recommended the sport be dropped for the 2020 Games.
Man dribbling ball dies from hit
LINCOLN CITY, Ore. — A Seattle man trying to dribble a soccer ball 10,000 miles to Brazil in time for the 2014 World Cup died after being hit by a pickup truck on the Oregon coast.
Police said 42-year-old Richard Swanson was hit at about 10 a.m. while walking south along U.S. Highway 101 near the city limits. He was declared dead at a hospital. The driver has not been charged.