Sports in Brief: Cowboys' owner seeks megafight
Promoters plan to meet in Dallas today with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to listen to a proposal to host a March 13 megafight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Promoters plan to meet in Dallas today with Cowboys owner
to listen to a proposal to host a March 13 megafight between
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Other leading contenders for the fight are the MGM Grand hotel arena in Las Vegas and the Superdome in New Orleans.
A former employee of Miguel Cotto filed a sexual harassment lawsuit seeking more than $500,000 from Puerto Rico's most popular boxer.
The lawsuit by Martha Chacon Acevedo argues that Cotto made unwanted romantic advances when she worked as an administrator of a residential property owned by the fighter in Puerto Rico.
Danny "Little Red" Lopez, 57, a former WBC featherweight champion, heads a 13-member group of inductees into the Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, N.Y. They will be enshrined on June 13.
AUTO RACING: IndyCar driver Danica Patrick is officially a part-time NASCAR driver after a two-year deal to drive for the second-tier Nationwide Series team owned by Rick Hendrick and Dale Earnhardt Jr. was announced.
Patrick will run a full IndyCar Series schedule with Andretti Autosport and squeeze NASCAR in when she can. Her immediate plans are to participate in the ARCA test next week at Daytona International Speedway and make her stock-car debut in that series' opener on Feb. 6
Patrick unveiled her green-and-orange No. 7 Chevrolet in a news conference at Chase Field in Phoenix.
SOCCER: U.S. defender Jay DeMerit, 30, who plays for Watford in England's second-tier league, is back in action after undergoing cornea-replacement surgery Oct. 17. He had not played since Aug. 29.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: The WNBA's Minnesota Lynx named former La Salle star Cheryl Reeve as coach, replacing interim coach Jennifer Gillom. She was an assistant with the former Detroit Shock.
OLYMPICS: World Cup slalom champion Jean-Baptiste Grange of France will miss the Vancouver Olympics because of a knee injury that requires surgery.
Speedskater Claudia Pechstein's manager, Ralf Grengel, said that Switzerland's highest court has cleared the German to compete at a World Cup 3,000-meter event Friday in Salt Lake City as she prepares to appeal a blood-doping ban.
NOTEWORTHY: Rowan's Jess Babice and Ursinus' Jess Porcelan were named to the women's all-American third team in Division III by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Holy Family's Catherine Carr is the Philadelphia Small College Coaches Association's women's player of the week.
Philadelphia Park Racetrack will be closed from Sunday through Thursday as it prepares to open its new Parx Casino.