INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ Tony Dungy is sticking with the Colts.

Dungy announced he would coach Indianapolis through at least the 2008 season and possibly longer before turning over the duties to hand-picked successor Jim Caldwell.

Dungy, the first black coach to win a Super Bowl, spent a week meeting with his family, close friends and trusted colleagues while deciding whether to return for a seventh season with the Colts.

SAN DIEGO (AP) Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers needed surgery to get his right knee through the AFC championship game, and now needs a more extensive operation to repair a torn ligament in the same knee. His rehab could last six months.

LaDainian Tomlinson has a sprained ligament in his left knee but won't need surgery.

While confirming that he needs surgery on his torn right anterior cruciate ligament, the quarterback revealed for the first time that he had arthroscopic surgery to clean out the joint a week earlier in order to play in the AFC championship game.

Rivers made it through Sunday's 21-12 loss to the Patriots in freezing Foxborough, Mass., despite the damage to his knee, which he sustained in an upset win over the Indianapolis Colts a week earlier.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills defensive end Anthony Hargrove was suspended without pay for all next season by the NFL after violating the league's substance abuse policy a third time.

The violation was Hargrove's second since August, when he was suspended without pay for the first four games of the regular season.

A third violation triggers an automatic one-year suspension, and Hargrove must apply to commissioner Roger Goodell for reinstatement.


ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Tiger Woods says Golf Channel anchor Kelly Tilghman meant no harm when she used the term "lynch" during television commentary about him, and he regards the issue closed as he returns to work this week.

"It was unfortunate," Woods said Monday in his first public comments since Tilghman was suspended for two weeks. "Kelly and I did speak. There was no ill intent. She regrets saying it. In my eyes, it's all said and done."

Woods spoke at the Tiger Woods Learning Center, where he announced a contest for children to talk about their first "fist-pump" moment. He also unveiled a bronze of his late father, Earl Woods, which will be in the lobby of the educational center.

The world's No. 1 player will make his 2008 debut at the Buick Invitational in San Diego, which starts Thursday.

SAN DIEGO (AP) Phil Mickelson's start to the 2008 season was in doubt when his doctor directed him to stay in bed for two days for a respiratory problem.

Mickelson postponed a press conference Tuesday at the Buick Invitational, and his management company said his goal was to play in the pro-am Wednesday so that he could play in the tournament.

Mickelson has suffered from heavy congestion, shortness of breath and fatigue since October.


LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Michael Phelps went 2-for-3 in consecutive events at the Southern California Grand Prix, swimming faster times in each than he did a year ago.

Phelps opened with the 100-yard butterfly, coming from behind to beat Matt Grevers in 45.40 seconds.

About 40 minutes later, the six-time Olympic gold medalist returned for the 100 backstroke. Phelps again rallied to beat Peter Marshall and Grevers, touching in 45.50 seconds.

Then 45 minutes later, Phelps hit the water for the 100 breaststroke and got beat by 2004 Olympian Mark Gangloff, who finished first in 53.09. Phelps was timed in 53.41 his best by 1.2 seconds.


LOS ANGELES (AP) Norm Chow, who tutored a pair of Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks at Southern California, is returning as offensive coordinator at crosstown rival UCLA.

Chow, fired last week by the NFL's Tennessee Titans, joins the staff of coach Rick Neuheisel, the former Bruins quarterback who took the job late last month.


PITTSBURGH (AP) Sidney Crosby's badly sprained ankle will force him to miss Sunday's NHL All-Star game, and a number of games after that. How many still isn't certain.

Crosby, the leading All-Star vote-getter, injured his right ankle Friday during the Pittsburgh Penguins' 3-0 loss to Tampa Bay, and the preliminary diagnosis was a high ankle sprain.

Team doctors are expected to re-examine his ankle Tuesday. The ligament injury normally requires a long recovery usually at least a month, and often longer.

The Penguins placed their captain on the injured list Monday, a procedural move that allowed them to add an extra forward for their two games before the break. The move was retroactive to Friday, and a player must stay on the injury list at least a week.


ST. LOUIS (AP) Yadier Molina, one of the top defensive catchers in the major leagues, agreed to a $15.5 million, four-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals.

The 25-year-old had asked for a raise from $525,000 to $2.75 million in salary arbitration and the Cardinals had offered $1.85 million.


LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) Moscow and Singapore are the finalists to hold the inaugural Summer Youth Olympics in 2010.

The International Olympic Committee pared the field, eliminating Athens, Greece; Bangkok, Thailand; and Turin, Italy.

Moscow and Singapore were chosen in a postal vote of the IOC executive board. The full IOC will choose the winner, also by postal vote, with the result announced Feb. 21.


HOUSTON Tracy McGrady says he'll play the rest of the season with pain in his left knee. All he can do during games is try to put the injury out of his mind. Playing in a reserve role for the second straight game, McGrady had 17 points and five assists as the Houston Rockets beat the SuperSonics 96-89 on Monday, handing Seattle its team-record 11th consecutive loss. By Sports Writer Chris Duncan.


CHARLOTTE, N.C. The San Antonio Spurs are struggling on offense and in third place in their division. They're not too concerned, either. After the Spurs ended a two-game slide with a methodical 95-86 win Monday over the Charlotte Bobcats, there were chuckles and confident responses to questions about the defending NBA champions' recent struggles. By Sports Writer Mike Cranston.


WASHINGTON Year after year, the Washington Wizards talk about playing better defense. Team defense. Tough defense. Well, that day finally has arrived, it seems. By Sports Writer Howard Fendrich.