Two Penn State football players pleaded guilty yesterday in Bellefonte, Pa., to a misdemeanor charge in connection with an on-campus fight last year, resolving the last of the major legal problems for current team members.
and defensive tackle
pleaded guilty to a disorderly-conduct charge in exchange for prosecutors' dropping more serious assault charges.
"You're never pleased to have to plead to anything," said Taylor's defense attorney,
The players were sentenced to one year of probation and 100 hours of community service by Centre County Judge
Bradley P. Lunsford
Taylor, who will be a junior in the fall, and Bowman, who will be a redshirt sophomore, had been kicked off the team while their cases were pending.
, who had been an assistant at Rowan, has been named men's basketball coach at Penn State-Abington.
qualified for today's men's 400 meters finals at the NCAA outdoor track and field East Regional at Florida State in Tallahassee.
was sixth in the men's 5,000 meters final, ahead of La Salle's
, who was eighth.
Connecticut men's basketball coach
will begin six weeks of radiation treatments on June 24 at the UConn Health Center to minimize chances that skin cancer will return a third time.
A Fulton Country (Ga.) medical examiner's report shows a heroin overdose caused the death of Georgia Tech pitcher
, who was found dead in his Atlanta apartment on April 11.
The New York Jets have hired Eagles pro personnel director
for their newly created position of assistant general manager, according to a person with the Jets.
Sugar Shane Mosley's
, the mastermind behind a sports doping ring, claimed in court papers filed yesterday that they watched Mosley inject the endurance-boosting drug EPO in the weeks before a victorious junior middleweight title bout over
Oscar De La Hoya
in September 2003.
Hudson and Conte, a convicted steroids dealer, said they saw Mosley take EPO during a meeting in which Mosley was told the benefits and risks of performance-enhancing drugs and how to use them.
Former Rutgers star
of the WNBA defending champion Phoenix Mercury is expected to be among the members of the U.S. Olympic women's basketball team to be announced in Washington at halftime today on the WNBA national telecast (Channel 6) of the Mystics' game against the Los Angeles Sparks.
foul against Los Angeles'
on May 18 drew an additional $1,000 fine from Major League Soccer for the FC Dallas defender.
Serioux was ejected in the 75th minute of the game, causing an automatic $250 fine. The additional penalty was assessed yesterday "in the context of quotes attributed to Serioux in England's Sun newspaper in February 2007 and comments made by the player immediately following the challenge, as well as the nature of the challenge itself," the league said.
scored two runs and
pitched a complete game to lead the Philadelphia Force pro softball team to a 5-2 win over the visiting Netherlands National Team at ECTB Stadium in Allentown.