WASHINGTON -- The Washington Redskins, entering the final stage of their coaching search, tentatively plan to interview New York Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo on Tuesday, a person familiar with the selection process said.
The person, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Redskins have not publicly released the names of any candidates, also said Sunday that New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is no longer in the running for the job.
Owner Dan Snyder told reporters in Arizona over the weekend that he hopes to have a coach in place within a week. Snyder is seeking a replacement for Joe Gibbs, who resigned Jan. 8.
When asked about the candidates, Snyder gave a special mention to Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Ron Meeks, who was a Redskins assistant in 2000. Snyder was responding when asked whether it would correct to list Meeks, Jim Fassel and Steve Mariucci as the leading contenders.
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• PRO BASKETBALL -- The San Antonio Spurs bolstered their backcourt Sunday, signing point guard Damon Stoudamire.
The addition gives the Spurs another option while Tony Parker nurses a left heel injury.
Stoudamire negotiated a buyout with Memphis last week after falling behind two young players in the rotation.
Stoudamire has averaged 13.8 points and 6.3 assists in his 13-year career. He averaged 7.3 points and 3.9 assists in 29 games for the Grizzlies this season. His last game was Dec. 30 against the Spurs.
The Rookie of the Year for Toronto in 1995-96, Stoudamire averaged a career-high 20.2 points in his second season before getting traded to Portland the following year.
After seven-plus seasons with the Trail Blazers, Stoudamire signed as a free agent with Memphis in 2005. A knee injury ended his first season with the Grizzlies after just two months.
• PRO TENNIS -- Maria Sharapova and Anna Chakvetadze won their reverse singles matches in straight sets, helping Russia to a 4-1 victory over Israel in the first round of the Fed Cup.
Chakvetadze clinched the victory by beating Israel's Tzipi Obziler 6-4, 6-2 in the second match.
Earlier, Australian Open champion Sharapova swept past Shahar Peer 6-1, 6-1 to give the Russians a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five matchup.
In the final match of the day, the Russian doubles team of Elena Vesnina and Dinara Safina defeated Peer and Obziler, 6-0, 1-6, 6-4.
Russia next plays the United States or Germany in the second round. Israel will play in a World Group playoff.