Tennessee Titans cornerback

Adam "Pacman" Jones

will meet with NFL commissioner

Roger Goodell

on May 11 to appeal his season-long suspension.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said yesterday that the appeal hearing will be in New York, but the exact location has not been determined.

The commissioner suspended Jones last month for the 2007 season, with a chance to have his case reviewed after the Titans' 10th game. Goodell also suspended Cincinnati receiver Chris Henry for eight games.

The suspension came for conduct detrimental to the league, after Jones was questioned by police in 10 separate incidents and was arrested five times since the Titans drafted him in April 2005.

Elsewhere: The New Orleans Saints signed former Pro Bowl punter Chris Hanson to a one-year contract. Hanson has played six years in the NFL, most recently with Jacksonville. . . . Guard Joe Andruzzi was released by the Cleveland Browns.


David Beckham

will receive more than double what any other player in MLS is getting this year and more than 50 times the average salary, according to data released by the league's players' union.

Beckham, who will join the Los Angeles Galaxy this summer, has $6.5 million in guaranteed income that includes a $5.5 million base salary this year, the union said. That's 10 times more than what any player is getting outside the top six.

Former U.S. captain Claudio Reyna is the top-paid American in the league. The midfielder is guaranteed $1,250,008 with the Red Bulls.


Svetlana Kuznetsova

rallied to beat

Venus Williams

, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, and reach a semifinal match against

Alona Bondarenko

in the clay-court J&S Cup in Warsaw, Poland. Bondarenko advanced when

Julia Vakulenko

withdrew with a sprained right wrist while trailing, 6-2, 3-1.

Top-ranked Justine Henin and fourth-seeded Jelena Jankovic will play in the other semifinal. Henin beat Mara Santangelo, 6-2, 6-1, and Jankovic advanced after Anna Chakvetadze retired with a right shoulder strain.


Team captain

Shane Doan

scored three goals in the second period as Canada beat Belarus, 6-3, in the hockey world championships in Moscow.

Doan's captaincy has been criticized in Canada's parliament over allegations he uttered an ethnic slur at French-speaking officials during a 2005 NHL game.

An NHL investigation found no evidence he used any slurs.


Van F. McKenzie

, who for seven years led the Orlando Sentinel sports department, is the 2007 winner of the Red Smith Award, a lifetime achievement distinction and the highest honor in sports journalism.

Elsewhere: Jamie Gluck, an assistant at Washington and Lee, was named head women's soccer coach at Haverford. . . . South Carolina State named Tim Carter its men's basketball coach. . . . Former NFL receiver Reggie Barlow was named head football coach at Alabama State.