Sports in Brief | Boxing Hall of Fame selects Holmes, six other fighters
The pride of Easton, Pa., Larry Holmes, was elected into the International Boxing Hall of Fame yesterday. Joining Holmes in the 2008 class at the Hall, in Canastota, N.Y., will be six other fighters chosen by members of the Boxing Writers Association and a panel of boxing historians.
The pride of Easton, Pa.,
, was elected into the International Boxing Hall of Fame yesterday.
Joining Holmes in the 2008 class at the Hall, in Canastota, N.Y., will be six other fighters chosen by members of the Boxing Writers Association and a panel of boxing historians.
Holmes will be enshrined as the longest-reigning world heavyweight champion in history. He held the title for nearly seven years (1978 to '85). Holmes' 20 successful heavyweight title defenses were surpassed only by
Holmes was on the verge of matching
49-0 mark when he was upset by
. Holmes compiled a record of 69-6, with 44 knockouts.
Holmes will be inducted June 8 along with junior welterweight
will be inducted posthumously in the Hall's modern-era category.
and Philadelphia welterweight
will be honored in the old-timer category, and 19th-century Irish heavyweight
in the pioneer class.
rated as the top quarterback in Florida by Rivals.com, committed to Rutgers over the weekend. Jefferson is a 6-foot-6, 240-pound quarterback at Winter Haven High School. Earlier, Jefferson had orally committed to Rutgers but switched to LSU.
Nine members of the West Virginia marching band are being disciplined for putting inappropriate messages on their instruments at the Dec. 1 game with Pitt.
released a statement in response to a report in the Detroit Free Press that the LSU football coach had spoken with Michigan athletic director
and school president
Mary Sue Coleman
late last week.
"I was doing nothing more than helping them with their search for a football coach, just as any loyal alumnus might do," Miles said. "It was nothing more than that. I'm not a candidate for that job, and I will not be a candidate for the job."
Authorities have charged two North Carolina State athletes with breaking into cars in Cary, N.C. Police said football player
were arrested early Monday. Both were charged with five counts of breaking and entering motor vehicles and five counts of larceny. A university spokeswoman said both were suspended.
Elsewhere: Ashley Gale of La Salle and
of Villanova were named Big Five players of the week. . . . Senior cornerback
of Widener was named to the all-East Region first team by D3Football.com. . . . Temple sophomore kicker
was named to the 2007 Academic all-Mid-American Conference football team. . . . Pitt's 6-9 freshman basketball center,
, will undergo surgery to repair a fractured left kneecap and will be out for the rest of the season. . . . Vanderbilt football coach
has withdrawn from consideration for the head coaching vacancy at Duke. . . . South Carolina assistant
has accepted the job as defensive coordinator for new Mississippi coach
. . . . Auburn offensive coordinator
resigned after four seasons.
Washington athletic director
resigned effective Jan. 31. . . .
returned to his alma mater, Washington State, as football coach after eight years at nearby Eastern Washington. . . . Southern Mississippi finalized a contract with Oklahoma State offensive coordinator
as its new head coach, ESPN.com said. . . .
completed a seven-year contract with Minnesota worth $1.75 million a year.
was voted the PGA Tour's player of the year by his peers for the third straight year and the ninth time in his 11 years as a pro.
A court in Copenhagen sentenced an unidentified Danish soccer fan to 20 days in jail for attacking the referee in a drunken rage during a European Championship qualifier between Sweden and Denmark on June 2. . . . Crew chief
has left Dale Earnhardt Inc., and the team said
would replace him. . . . Champions on Ice, the top figure-skating tour in the country for more than a quarter-century, will fold after a 38-year run, the Chicago Tribune said.