Briefs: Singletary first to interview for Chargers’ coaching job

first_imgThe NCAA football rules committee recommended going back to starting the clock on the snap after a change of possession instead of when the referee signals the ball ready for play. It also suggested starting the clock on kickoffs after the ball is touched by the receiving team rather than when it is kicked. BASKETBALL: Atlanta’s Joe Johnson was chosen by commissioner David Stern for the NBA’s East All-Star team as a replacement for New Jersey guard Jason Kidd, who will miss the game with a back injury. COLLEGES: The University of Oregon has turned to prominent booster Pat Kilkenny to serve as athletic director for the next two years. Kilkenny replaces Bill Moos, who in November announced plans to step down next month. SOCCER: The United States will play Argentina, Paraguay and Colombia in the first round of this summer’s Copa America, soccer’s championship of South America. The Americans, invited as a guest, are in Group C and open June 28 against Argentina in Maracaibo. The United States plays Paraguay on July 2 in Barinas and Colombia on July 5 in Barquisimeto, according to the draw. Hall of Fame linebacker Mike Singletary interviewed with the San Diego Chargers on Wednesday, less than 48 hours after they fired Marty Schottenheimer. Singletary, the San Francisco 49ers’ assistant head coach, was the first candidate to meet with team executives. He also interviewed for the head coaching jobs with Atlanta and Dallas. World Cup champion Italy ended Brazil’s 4 -year stay at the top of FIFA’s world soccer rankings, taking the No. 1 spot for the first time since 1993. The United States rose three places to 28th. WINTER SPORTS: Bode Miller is on the verge of being shut out for the second straight year at a major championship. Miller hit a gate with his head during an error-filled second run on new skis in the giant slalom at the World Championships in Are, Sweden, finishing 15th in a race won by Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal. HORSE RACING: Cobalt Blue , returning from a five-month layoff, won by a one length in the $53,000 feature at Santa Anita. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Rex Ryan, the son of former NFL coach Buddy Ryan, is scheduled to interview with San Diego today. An NCAA committee has proposed rolling back some football rules that were enacted last season to shorten games after coaches complained the changes were unfair. last_img

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