Ducks take 3-1 win over Portland - Despite recording only three hits, the Oregon baseball team pulled off a 3-1 nonconference victory over the University of Portland on Tuesday night in Eugene. The Ducks got RBIs from Scott Heineman, Brett Thomas and Ryon Healy for runs in the first, third and fifth innings to improve their record to 7-1 on the season. Oregon will head to Fullerton, Calif., this weekend for a three-game series with Cal State Fullerton starting Friday night at 7 o’clock. They return home Monday for a two-game series with Cal State Northridge.
Coach K won’t be back as U.S. coach — Mike Krzyzewski said again Tuesday he doesn’t plan to return as U.S. men’s basketball coach after leading the Americans to two Olympic gold medals. Saying “my stance hasn’t changed," Krzyzewski told ESPN Radio he expects USA Basketball to name a new coach this summer. The Hall of Fame Duke coach said during and after last summer’s Olympics that he wasn’t planning to return to the position he’s held with the national team since 2005.
Stars, Canadiens complete trade — Less than 24 hours after picking up a career-best three assists in a loss at Nashville, the Dallas Stars dealt right wing Michael Ryder and a third-round draft pick to the Montreal Canadiens for right wing Erik Cole in a swap of veteran forwards. The Canadiens confirmed the trade Tuesday night. The 32-year-old Ryder has six goals and eight assists in 19 games this year for the Stars. The 24-year-old Cole has three goals and three assists in 19 games for the Canadiens.
Kings trade Gagne back to Flyers — The Los Angeles Kings traded struggling left wing Simon Gagne back to the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday for a conditional draft pick. Gagne hasn’t scored a goal in 11 games this season for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who sent the veteran forward back to the city where he spent his first 10 NHL seasons. Los Angeles will get a third-round pick if Philadelphia makes the playoffs or a fourth-round pick if the Flyers miss the postseason.
Istanbul wants wrestling back — The head of Istanbul’s bid for the 2020 Olympics hopes a winning vote coincides with wrestling’s reinstatement. The International Olympic Committee executive board voted this month to drop wrestling from 2020, but the final decision will be made at the assembly in September in Buenos Aires, Argentina. That is when Istanbul will be challenging Madrid and Tokyo for the right to stage the games in seven years. One of Turkey’s five medals at the London Games came in wrestling — a bronze.
Daytona ratings up from last year — With Danica Patrick starting from the pole, the Daytona 500’s television ratings were much higher than last year’s. Sunday afternoon’s race earned a 9.9 rating and 22 share on Fox, the network said Tuesday. That’s up 24 percent from 2012, when rain pushed the event to a Monday night. It was the highest rating since 2008.
— From wire reports