Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Vancouver heap more shootout misery on Chicago
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Brooklyn Nets overcome road warrior Bulls
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Goodell says lack of coaching diversity "not acceptable"
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - The low level of diversity in recent coaching hires is "not acceptable," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Friday, adding the league would look at expanding its Rooney Rule to bring in more minority coaches. The Rooney Rule was established in 2003 and requires National Football League teams to interview at least one minority candidate for head coaching or senior football operation jobs.
Spain stunned, Djokovic shines in Davis Cup
LONDON (Reuters) - Top seeds Spain moved to the brink of a shock Davis Cup exit on Friday when their weakened team slumped to a 2-0 deficit at the hands of Canada in a world group, first round tie played on lightning quick Vancouver hard courts. Novak Djokovic was in no mood for upsets, however, and earlier got right back in the groove after his Australian Open triumph with a crushing defeat of Olivier Rochus as Serbia surged into a 2-0 lead in Belgium.
Clippers' forward Barnes suspended for one game 2013-02-01T205536Z_1_BRE91018H_RTROPTC_0_US-NBA-CLIPPERS-BARNES .XML () -
Isner, Querrey serve up 2-0 lead for U.S. over Brazil 2013-02-02T001513Z_1_BRE91100D_RTROPTC_0_US-TENNIS-DAVIS-US.XML () -
Maze v Vonn rivalry tops world championships bill
SCHLADMING, Austria (Reuters) - For local fans, Marcel Hirscher will top the bill at the alpine skiing world championships in the next fortnight yet the rivalry between Tina Maze and Lindsey Vonn in the women's competition looks arguably more exciting. Slovenian Maze, who will defend her giant slalom crown in Schladming, has already bagged the giant slalom World Cup crystal globe and looks certain to clinch the overall title more than a month before the end of the World Cup series.
Players union places leader Hunter on leave 2013-02-01T223942Z_1_BRE9101BU_RTROPTC_0_US-NBA-UNION-HUNTER.XM L () -
Sizzling Mickelson stays four ahead in Phoenix
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League still hopes to complete Coyotes sale to Jamison
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