Chris Chelios

won't be with the Detroit Red Wings next season.

Wings general manager Ken Holland told the Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press that he met with the 47-year-old and that Chelios wouldn't be offered another contract.

The Associated Press left a message for Holland last evening seeking comment.

Holland tells the News it was "kind of understood last summer" when Chelios signed a 1-year deal that it would be his last.

Holland says Chelios wants to play another season and believes the veteran player can still play.

Detroit signed Chelios in 1999, and Holland calls him "just a perfect role model for young players."

He had no points and a plus-1 rating in 28 games this season.

In other hockey news:

* Chicago Bulls and White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf has promised to make an offer by Friday to buy the bankrupt Phoenix Coyotes and keep the team in Arizona.


* Kevin O'Neill was introduced as the new coach of Southern California's troubled basketball program, faced with the challenge of winning under the weight of an NCAA investigation and the departures of three starters and several recruits. USC basketball was on the upswing until Tim Floyd resigned suddenly on June 9 amid allegations that he paid to have O.J. Mayo play for him.

* Doug Wojcik agreed to a 6-year contract to remain Tulsa's basketball coach through the 2014-15 season. He is 81-53 in four seasons.

* Gymnast Courtney Kupets, who led Georgia to its fifth straight NCAA crown in April despite having a torn Achilles' tendon, won the Honda-Broderick Cup, given to the nation's top female college athlete. Drexel basketball player Nicole Hester earned the Honda Inspiration Award. She overcame Hodgkin's lymphoma to lead her team to the best season in school history (24-9).

* Cincinnati said football coach Brian Kelly signed a contract extension through 2013, adding a year at nearly $1.5 million.

* The attorney for Chancellor Jay Hutcheson, an 18-year-old man accused of attacking UCLA tennis player Jeffrey "Jake" Fleming and leaving him in a coma, suggested that his client was defending himself against a "physical attack" at a concert in Dallas on June 13.

Pro Football

* Singer Gloria Estefan and her husband, producer Emilio Estefan, are buying a "very small" ownership stake in Miami Dolphins, team, a person familiar with the deal said. The person requested anonymity person because the deal won't be announced until Thursday by owner Stephen Ross.

* Defensive tackle La'Roi Glover is retiring after 13 NFL seasons. Glover, who turns 35 on July 4, spent the past three seasons with the St. Louis Rams.

Philly File

* Temple's basketball season-ticket sales campaign, "Five Months of Christmas," won first place at the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators convention in Orlando, Fla. The campaign featured Owls star Dionte Christmas.

Sport Stops

* ESPN will broadcast live Premier League matches for the first time in Britain beginning next season after gaining rights from financially troubled Setanta Sports.

* Swimming's governing body says it has approved more than 100 more suits for the world championships next month. *