The Detroit Red Wings will not offer 47-year-old defenseman Chris Chelios a new contract, general manager Ken Holland said yesterday.

Holland said the veteran wanted to play another season. He told the Detroit News it was "kind of understood last summer" when Chelios signed a one-year deal that it would be his last.

The Hockey Hall of Fame will announce its next class today. Among the first-time-eligible players are Steve Yzerman, Brett Hull, Luc Robitaille, Brian Leetch, Alexander Mogilny and Dave Andreychuk.

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, his attorney said.

Pro football

The Associated Press reported that singer Gloria Estefan and her husband, producer Emilio Estefan, are buying a "very small" ownership stake in the Miami Dolphins.

Elsewhere: St. Louis Rams defensive tackle La'Roi Glover is retiring after 13 NFL seasons.


Gymnastics star Courtney Kupets of Georgia won the Honda-Broderick Cup, given to the nation's top female college athlete. Among the five finalists was Penn State volleyball star Nicole Fawcett.

Elsewhere: Tulsa basketball coach Doug Wojcik agreed to a new six-year contract, through the 2014-15 season. . . . The University of Cincinnati said football coach Brian Kelly signed a contract extension, adding a year at nearly $1.5 million, through the 2013 season.


PGA Tour officials confirmed that the wife of golfer Chris Smith was killed and two of his children were critically injured in a fiery crash in northern Indiana. Beth Smith was killed in the crash about 11:35 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 69 near Angola.

Smith's children, 16-year-old Abigail and 12-year-old Cameron, were listed in critical condition at Fort Wayne's Lutheran Hospital.

According to authorities, Abigail Smith was driving her mother and brother in a sport utility vehicle that lost control and collided head-on with a Greyhound bus carrying the London Silverbacks, a semipro football team from Ontario.

An 18-year-old man accused of attacking a UCLA tennis player and leaving him in a coma surrendered to authorities in Texas.

Chancellor Jay Hutcheson of Plano posted bond and was released from the Dallas County Jail. He is charged with aggravated assault, a second-degree felony.

Hutcheson is accused of attacking Jeffrey "Jake" Fleming, 20, of Newport Beach, Calif., after a Rascal Flatts concert in Dallas on June 13.

Katie Burkhart struck out 11 to lead the Force (2-5) to a 6-3 win over the Chicago Bandits (9-3) in a National Pro Fastpitch game in Allentown.

Three area teams qualified for the US Youth Soccer Eastern championships in weekend play.

VE Blast of Warminster won the state championship for under-18 boys, FC Pennsylvania Strikers of Valley Forge won the under-15 girls' title, and Lower Merion Heart took the under-14 girls' crown.

Elsewhere: Lizette Salas of Azusa, Calif., shot a 4-under 68 to take a 1-shot lead after the first round of qualifying at the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links at Red Tail Golf Club in Devens, Mass.