Sports Shorts

Olympian Buskila turns in her sails

Sailor Vered Buskila, who represented Israel in three Olympiads, officially retired yesterday. Buskila, 29, teamed up with Nike Kornecki at Athens and Beijing, while her partner in London was Gil Cohen. "Despite the tears and nervousness I'm here from a place of joy ahead of the next step in life," Buskila said at a press conference at the Israel Olympic Committee headquarters. Buskila won the 420-class world championship in 2004 with Linor Kliger when she was 15, and a bronze medal with Kornecki at the European and World Championships. Her Olympic peak came in Beijing when she and Kornecki finished fourth. She retired after Beijing but returned two years later to compete with Cohen. (Rami Hipsh )

Recovering from leukemia, Colts coach returns to HQ

Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano is back at work after returning yesterday morning to team headquarters, where he is expected to address players and coaches at a team meeting before answering questions from reporters. Pagano took an indefinite leave from the team in late September after beginning treatments for leukemia. He completed the last of three rounds of chemotherapy earlier this month and his oncologist, Dr. Larry Cripe, says the illness is in complete remission. Pagano's return comes one day after the Colts (10-5) clinched a playoff berth. They went 9-4 in his absence. (AP )