HBO Sports said yesterday that 2.15 million pay-per-view buys and $120 million in revenue were generated from Saturday's fight between

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

and

Oscar De La Hoya

in Las Vegas.

The fight set a pay-per-view record, eclipsing the previous mark by about 160,000 buys, HBO said. Mike Tyson's second fight with Evander Holyfield drew 1.99 million buys.

Mayweather's split-decision victory will be replayed Saturday at 10 p.m. on HBO.

Adrian Diaconu of Montreal improved to 24-0, stopping American Rico Hoye 42 seconds into the third round of their World Boxing Council light-heavyweight elimination fight in Montreal.

Colleges

Widener advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III men's lacrosse tournament with an 8-5 victory at Denison in Granville, Ohio.

Luke Weber

and

Brian Stromko

had two goals and a pair of assists for Widener.

Clint Quedenfeld

of Chalfont, Bucks County, added two goals.

Freshman Shannon James slugged a grand slam to lead fourth-seeded Temple (18-19) past fifth-seeded Charlotte (32-22), 8-0, in the opening round of the Atlantic Ten softball tournament in Amherst, Mass.

New Penn State women's basketball coach Coquese Washington hired three assistants, including former Lions standout Maren Walseth.

Keila Whittington and Archbishop Carroll graduate Annie Troyan, assistants under former coach Rene Portland, were let go.

Elsewhere: The NCAA reduced former Ohio State basketball coach Jim O'Brien's five-year suspension for recruiting violations to two years. . . . Jeffrey Clay Lasiter, 42, who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting Texas Christian kicker Kasey Davis with a deer rifle last year, was sentenced to life in prison in a trial in Conroe, Texas.

Hockey

Evgeni Malkin

scored two goals to help Russia beat the Czech Republic, 4-0, in the World Hockey Championships in Moscow.

Tony Martensson

scored three goals in defending champion Sweden's 7-4 win over Slovakia.

Elsewhere: Russia refused to sign a new four-year player agreement regulating transfers from Europe to the NHL.

Auto racing

Dan Wheldon

, who won the Indianapolis 500 two years ago for Andretti Green and is now in his second season with Ganassi Racing, was the fastest at 225.074 m.p.h. after rain delayed the first day of practice for this year's Indy 500.

Dale Earnhardt Jr., who is in the final year of his contract with DEI racing, the team founded by his father, has called a news conference for this morning at his Mooresville, N.C., race shop. No details were released.

Noteworthy

Michael Deo

of Montclair Golf Club defeated

Brian Komline

of High Bridge Hills, 4 and 2, to win the New Jersey State Golf Association Mid-Amateur Championship at Eagle Oaks Golf Club in Farmingdale.

Cyclists Tyler Hamilton of the United States and Joerg Jaksche of Germany were suspended by their team, Tinkoff Credit Systems of Russia, from competing in the Giro d'Italia after pressure to ban riders implicated in the Spanish doping scandal.

Emirates Team New Zealand topped the Louis Vuitton standings by defeating BMW Oracle Racing in sailing off Valencia, Spain.

U.S. goalkeeper Kasey Keller, 37, will leave the German club Borussia Moenchengladbach at the end of the season.