Dave Huntley

was relieved Wednesday of his duties as general manager and head coach of the Philadelphia Wings. The National Lacrosse League team also released assistant coaches

Chris Sanderson

and

John Tucker.

Wings owner and president Russ Cline called the decision to dismiss Huntley "a very difficult one for the ownership group. No one has worked harder or been more loyal than Dave and his staff."

Huntley was hired as head coach in 2008 and added the general manager duties before the 2010 season.

GOLF: The U.S. Golf Association awarded Vijay Singh a special exemption to compete in the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, Calif. Singh, a three-time major champion whose streak of 63 consecutive majors had been in jeopardy, was scheduled to play in a sectional qualifying event on Monday.

Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, site of this week's Memorial Tournament, was named as the venue for the 2013 Presidents Cup.

ROAD RACING: Two-time Olympic champion Haile Gebrselassie, widely considered one of the greatest distance runners ever, will compete in the New York City Marathon on Nov. 7. It will be the first marathon in the United States for the world-record holder from Ethiopia.

COLLEGES: Rutgers hired Van Macon as an assistant coach of the men's basketball team. Macon had spent the last nine seasons as associate head coach at Hofstra.

Nine athletes - six men and three women - with Philadelphia area ties earned all-America honors at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Berea, Ohio.

They included Moravian's Eric Woodruff (Pius X) in the 200, Gwynedd-Mercy's Dan Dunkleberger (Father Judge) in the 200 and 400, Rowan's Sean Biehn (Burlington City) and Sean Corey (Cherry Hill East) in the javelin, Haverford's Ivo Milic-Strkalj (Friends' Central) in the 1,500 and Richard Stockton's Demetrius Rooks (Absegami) in the 400-meter hurdles.

Also included were Moravian's Anna Heim (Moorestown) and Widener's Abby Schaffer (Easton) in the pole vault and Stockton's Lisa Shepherd (Oakcrest) in the high jump.

Woodruff and Heim were event champions.

La Salle senior Jill Davis received an invitation to next week's Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Senior All-Star Game, but declined the bid because she has another season of eligibility remaining.

A Largo, Fla., man has pleaded guilty to felony battery for assaulting Ohio State football player Tyler Moeller at a bar last summer. Ralph Gray Decker, 28, will be sentenced in August and will pay $11,000 to Moeller for his medical bills. Moeller suffered a fractured skull and a serious brain injury and missed the entire 2009 season. He was held out of contract drills in the spring.

MLS: Juan Pablo Angel scored with seconds remaining in extra time to give the New York Red Bulls a 2-1 victory over the Houston Dynamo (5-6-1). The Red Bulls (6-5-0) snapped a four-game losing streak.

BOXING: International Boxing Federation junior middleweight titleholder Cory Spinks' defense against Cornelius Bundrage, scheduled for June 12 in St. Louis, has been postponed. Promoter Don King cited conflicting interests as the reason.

AUTO RACING: The Baltimore Grand Prix will hold its inaugural IndyCar race in August 2011 over a 2.4-mile temporary street circuit around the city's Inner Harbor area.

-Staff and wire reports