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Update on the latest in sports:

 

 

DUCKS-CARLYLE FIRED

 

Ducks fire coach Randy Carlyle amid 7-game losing streak

 

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – The Anaheim Ducks fired coach Randy Carlyle on Sunday amid a seven-game losing streak.

 

The Ducks say general manager Bob Murray will take over as interim coach for the remainder of the regular season.

 

Anaheim will name a new coach following the season. Carlyle, the winningest coach in Ducks history, was in his second stint with Anaheim. He led the team to the Stanley Cup in 2007 and three appearances in the Western Conference Final (2006, 2007, 2017).

 

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

 

Virginia takes on North Carolina tonight

 

UNDATED (AP) – In Top 25 men’s basketball tonight, No. 3 Virginia takes on No. 8 North Carolina.

 

And It’s No. 13 Kansas at TCU. For the women, it’s No. 5 UConn vs. No. 12 South Carolina.

 

Nineteenth-ranked Kentucky plays Alabama and No. 23 Michigan State plays Indiana.

 

SKI-WORLDS

 

Without Vonn and Shiffrin, US skips team event

 

ARE, Sweden (AP) – With Lindsey Vonn retired and Mikaela Shiffrin resting up for her final races, the U.S. Ski Team will not enter a squad in Tuesday’s team event.

 

U.S. Alpine director Jesse Hunt says in a statement to The Associated Press that the team is “maximizing our opportunity for success here in Are” and for the upcoming junior worlds in Val Di Fassa, Italy, next week.

 

Hunt says “we are training our younger athletes and committed to developing them in dual format events, so we can be in a position to contend for a medal” at the 2022 Beijing Olympics.

 

The U.S. was knocked out in the first round by Britain in the team event at last year’s Pyeongchang Olympics, and also got beat by Canada in the opening round at the 2017 worlds in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

 

The team event involves men and women racing 1-on-1 in parallel runs.

 

RED STOCKINGS

 

Season-long tribute planned to pioneering 1869 Red Stockings

 

CINCINNATI (AP) – The Cincinnati Reds are fashionably celebrating the 150th anniversary of the professional baseball-pioneering Red Stockings team.

 

Joey Votto and crew will play games in 15 sets of throwback uniforms, including a navy blue and a red-pants “Palm Beach” version, during a season-long celebration of the city’s baseball heritage highlighted by the undefeated 1869 Cincinnati team that barnstormed coast-to-coast in post-Civil War America.

 

Baseball’s first openly all-salaried club, the Red Stockings popularized eye-catching uniforms with knicker-style pants and bright red socks while elevating the sports with a variety of innovations.

 

OLY-SOUTH KOREA

 

South Korea picks Seoul for 2032 Olympic bid

 

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – South Korea has chosen its capital, Seoul, for its bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics, which it hopes to jointly host with rival North Korea as a peace gesture.

 

South Korea’s Olympic committee announced the decision after a meeting today.

 

The Koreas are expected to officially inform the International Olympic Committee of their intent to co-host the 2032 Olympics on Friday during a meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland. While North Korea has yet to formally announce its candidate city for the Olympics, its capital, Pyongyang, is seen as the obvious choice because it’s much more developed than other North Korean cities.

 

OBIT-REINELT

 

Olympic champion rower Reinelt of Germany dies at 30

 

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) – Maximilian Reinelt, an Olympic gold medalist rower from Germany who was a long-time member of the country’s successful men’s eights crew, has died. He was 30.

 

Police say Reinelt collapsed while cross-country skiing in St. Moritz over the weekend. The cause of death was not announced.

 

Reinelt won Olympic gold at the 2012 London Games and silver four years later in Rio de Janeiro.

 

The German rowing federation said Reinelt ended his competitive career after the 2016 Olympics to complete his medical studies, and was soon to work as a team doctor with a German under-23 squad.

 

Reinelt also won two world championship gold medals and multiple European titles.

 

OBIT-CLAVIJO

 

US World Cup’s Clavijo dead at 63

 

FRISCO, Texas (AP) – Fernando Clavijo, a surprise starter for the 1994 U.S. World Cup team who went on to a long coaching and management career in Major League Soccer, has died. He was 63.

 

FC Dallas says Clavijo died Friday at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from multiple myeloma. Clavijo was the team’s technical director from March 2002 until he stepped down last September because of his health.

 

Clavijo was inducted into the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2005. He made 61 appearances for the U.S. national team from 1990-94, mostly as a defender.

 

CROATIA-PLAYERS ATTACKED

 

3 Croats face hate crime charges in attack on Serbian team

 

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) – Croatian police say three people detained over an attack on Serbian water polo team players at a seaside cafe face hate crime charges.

 

The incident in the Adriatic port city of Split, which occurred on Saturday before a regional league match between Mornar Split and Red Star Belgrade, further strained relations between Serbia and Croatia, which fought a war in the 1990s.

 

Red Star goalkeeper Alesandro Kralj says he was forced to jump into the freezing sea to avoid the attackers wielding sticks and a knife and “save myself.” The Serbian team returned to Belgrade without playing the match.

 

In Belgrade, Kralj showed at a news conference what he says was a knife wound on his leg.

 

WARNER WOLF

 

Sportscaster arrested

 

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) – Sportscaster Warner Wolf is facing a felony charge after police say he damaged a sign outside his Florida community because it included the word “Plantation,” which he considers racist.

 

Collier County records show the 81-year-old Wolf surrendered Thursday on a felony criminal mischief charge and was released.

 

The sheriff’s office says Wolf long complained about his community’s name, Classics Plantation Estates.

 

Deputies say surveillance video shows Wolf removing the letters Nov. 30. They say he gave the letters to a security guard, telling him to pass them to the property manager. Damage is estimated at $1,100.