Staley reportedly to coach U.S. women at Olympics

Dawn Staley will be the next U.S. women’s basketball Olympic coach, according to two people with knowledge of the decision told the Associated Press on Thursday.

Staley will be introduced at a press conference on Friday.

Staley helped the U.S. win gold medals as a player in 1996, 2000 and 2004. She also was an assistant coach on the 2008 and 2016 teams that won Olympic gold.

Staley, 46, has coached South Carolina since 2008, guiding the Gamecocks to three consecutive SEC tournament crowns.


PGA: Jim Herman shot a bogey-free, 9-under 62, missing the course record by one shot, to lead after one round of the Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor, Florida.

Herman putted for birdie on all but two holes and was two strokes up on British Open champion Henrik Stenson and Russell Henley.

EUROPEAN TOUR: England’s David Horsey led the Hero Indian Open in New Delhi at 5 under with three holes left when lightning suspended first-round play.


IDITAROD: Former champion Mitch Seavey led the race after reaching the Yukon River city of Galena, Alaska, at 5:34 a.m. Thursday. Seavey, a two-time winner and the father of current champ Dallas Seavey, left Ruby at 1 a.m., traveling about 9 mph behind 16 dogs.

 A video posted on the official race website shows a dog team that arrived at a checkpoint without a musher.

According to information accompanying the video, race veteran Linwood Fiedler fell asleep and toppled off his sled. Race standings say he arrived at the checkpoint about an hour after his dogs.


CFL: Former NFL quarterback Vince Young signed a two-year deal with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Young, 33, last played in an NFL regular-season game in 2011 with the Philadelphia Eagles and retired in 2014 after being released by the Cleveland Browns.


NASCAR: Championship team owners Joe Gibbs and Roger Penske as well as the late Davey Allison are among five new nominees for the 2018 NASCAR Hall of Fame class.

Three-time Late Model Sportsman and 1956 Modified champion Red Farmer and 2000 NASCAR champ Bobby Labonte also join the 20-person class.