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December 4, 2018
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Update on the latest in sports:




Ohio State coach Meyer to retire after Rose Bowl


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio State says Urban Meyer will retire after the Rose Bowl and assistant Ryan Day will be the next head coach.


After seven years and a national championship at Ohio State, the 54-year-old Meyer will formally announce his departure Tuesday at a news conference.


The university didn’t say why he was retiring, but Meyer has said he suffers from debilitating headaches caused by an arachnoid cyst in his brain.


He was also battered this year by an offseason issue involving a now-fired assistant coach that led to Meyer’s suspension for the first three games of the season.


Meyer was 81-9 with a national championship at Ohio State after six years at Florida, where he won two national titles.




New Bulls coach makes his debut


UNDATED (AP) – The Chicago Bulls take the court tonight under new coach Jim Boylen with the hopes of ending a six-game losing streak. The Bulls are 5-and-19 so far this season, and they’re being outscored by 9.6 per game. They’re playing the Pacers tonight in Indiana. Boylen was promoted from associate head coach when the Bulls fired Fred Hoiberg yesterday.


Elsewhere in the NBA (all times Eastern):


Orlando at Miami, 7:30 p.m.


Portland at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.


Sacramento at Phoenix, 9 p.m.


San Antonio at Utah, 9 p.m.




Caps and Vegas in rematch of Stanley Cup final


UNDATED (AP) – The Washington Capitals start a three-game road trip tonight with a Stanley Cup rematch against the Golden Knights in Las Vegas. The Caps saw a seven-game winning streak come to an end Sunday with a loss to the Anaheim Ducks.


In other NHL action (all times Eastern):


Winnipeg at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.


Boston at Florida, 7 p.m.


Calgary at Columbus, 7 p.m.


Colorado at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.


Ottawa at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.


Tampa Bay at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.


Toronto at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.


Minnesota at Vancouver, 10 p.m.


Arizona at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.




Kansas, Michigan in action



UNDATED (AP) – In college basketball action tonight, second-ranked Kansas meets Wofford, while fifth-ranked Michigan plays at Northwestern. Number-eight Auburn is taking on UNC Asheville.


Two other top-25 teams are in action tonight (all times Eastern):


No. 22 Mississippi State vs. McNeese, 8 p.m.


No. 25 Furman at Elon, 7 p.m.




IAAF maintains doping ban on Russia


MONACO (AP) – The IAAF says Russia remains banned from competing internationally in track and field because of its past doping practices.


The decision was announced Tuesday after an IAAF Council meeting.


The IAAF has two remaining conditions for Russia to be reinstated. It wants the country to pay its costs, including legal costs, incurred from dealing with the Russian doping crisis. It also wants access to a Russian computer database that could flag up other athletes suspected of doping.


The IAAF also announced that Budapest will host the 2023 world championships. The decision was expected because the IAAF had already said the Hungarian capital was its preferred choice.



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