2006-01-02 / Sports

BRIEFS

Westlane’s

top bowlers

Vermeil retires

for third time

Weis receives

coaching award

Riley signs contract extension

Last Week’s Top Scores

MONDAY NIGHT CITY LEAGUE: Scratch Game, 228, Todd Coggins; Scratch Series, 585, Eddie Parker; Handicap Game, 241, Doug Thornton; Handicap Series, 653, Michael Wilkie.

TUESDAY NIGHT LADIES: Scratch Game, 201, Rosa Thompson Scratch Series, 525, Sandy Wallace Handicap Game, 234, Diane Loving Handicap Series, 606, Shirley Littlejohn.

WOMEN’S SUNSET Scratch Game, 221, Taffie Littlejohn; Scratch Series, 526, Taffie Littlejohn; Handicap Game, 253, Taffie Littlejohn; Handicap Series, 622, Taffie Littlejohn.

GAFFNEY MEN WEDNESDAY: Scratch Game, 216, George Savage; Scratch Series, 526, George Savage; Handicap Game, 249, Bobby Littlejohn; Handicap Series, 633, Victor Hemphill.

THURSDAY NIGHT MIXED: Men: Scratch Game, 222, Jerry Kilgore; Scratch Series, 563, Ricky Smiley; Handicap Game, 269, Deno O’Neil; Handicap Series, 708, Deno O’Neil. Women: Scratch Game, 205, Anna Hall; Scratch Series, 482, Beth Boheler; Handicap Game, 230, Alena McAbee; Handicap Series, 594, Zsa Zsa Smith.

EARLY BIRDS LEAGUE: Boys: Scratch Game 175 Michael Long; Scratch Series, 431, Cory Burnett; Handicap Game, 248, Reggie Oglesby; Handicap Series, 619, Matt O’Neil. Girls: Scratch Game, 200, Katie Howard; Scratch Series, 453, Jessica Osment; Handicap Game, 266, Katie Howard; Handicap Series, 682, Chasity Lawson.

With trademark tears in his eyes, Dick Vermeil said this is really it — a third retirement means he’s out of football.

Unlike his other two retirements, there’ll be no returning to the profession he loves so dearly, Vermeil tearfully told a news conference Sunday after his Kansas City Chiefs beat Cincinnati 37-3.

He had told the team and staff the night before that he would step down after five years with the Chiefs and 15 years in the NFL.

Vermeil took the 1980 Philadelphia Eagles to the Super Bowl, and then retired two years later. He won the Super Bowl with the St. Louis Rams after the 1999 season but then abruptly retired again.

He returned to the NFL in 2001 with the Chiefs.

He was 44-36 with Kansas City and led the Chiefs to the AFC West title in 2003, their only playoff appearance under him. He went 125-114 with Philadelphia (1976-82), St. Louis (1997-99) and Kansas City.

Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis received the Eddie Robinson Award as the nation’s top college football coach on Sunday.

Weis guided Notre Dame to a 9-2 record in his first season at the school after being lured from the New England Patriots, where as offensive coordinator he helped the team win three Super Bowls in four seasons.

The Fighting Irish meet Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl on Monday.

Miami Heat coach Pat Riley has signed a contract extension, the team announced Sunday without specifying any terms of the deal, including whether it addressed his role as coach or team president.

Riley is 8-3 since taking over for Stan Van Gundy, who resigned as coach last month.

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