Wednesday's Sports In Brief

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 23, 2013 at 2:42 am •  Published: May 23, 2013
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At 292-199-1, Bowlen and New York Giants founder Tim Mara are the only three-decade owners in pro football history to win 60 percent of their games. The Broncos' 177 home wins are the most in the NFL since he bought the team in 1984, when Elway was his quarterback, not his front office chief, and the Broncos' five losing seasons during those 29 years are the fewest in the league over that span.

BASKETBALL

Mike Krzyzewski has decided to remain coach of the U.S. men's Olympic basketball team.

Krzyzewski will try to lead the Americans to a third straight gold medal, according to a person with knowledge of the decision. Originally expected to step down, Krzyzewski was to hold a news conference to confirm his return Thursday at Duke, the person told The Associated Press.

The Hall of Fame coach has led the Americans since 2005, winning gold at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, and the 2010 world basketball championship.

AUTO RACING

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR honored a pair of its most famous and successful families with inductions into the Hall of Fame.

Past champion Dale Jarrett joined father Ned in the hall and master mechanic Maurice "Chief" Petty became the fourth member of one of NASCAR's most royal families to be selected for enshrinement.

Maurice joins older brother, "King" Richard Petty; their father, championship driver Lee Petty; and cousin Dale Inman, Richard's longtime crew chief in the hall.

Tim Flock, a two-time premier series champion, also was selected along with Jack Ingram, who drove to success on what became NASCAR's Nationwide Series; and Fireball Roberts, the flashy showman from the 1950s who raced to 33 victories before his death in 1964.

The group will be inducted into the hall during ceremonies here next January.

NHL

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Alain Vigneault was fired as coach of the Vancouver Canucks, along with assistants Rick Bowness and Newell Brown.

Vigneault, the Canucks' all-time leader in coaching wins, led the club to six Northwest Division titles, two Presidents' Trophy titles and an appearance in the 2011 Stanley Cup final. But Vancouver was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs in the past two seasons, including getting swept by the San Jose Sharks this year.

It was the first time in 12 years that the Canucks were swept in the postseason.

Vigneault has a 313-170-57 record over seven seasons in Vancouver, and a 33-32 record in the playoffs.



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