has promised to run naked through the center of Buenos Aires if his team wins the World Cup.
The unpredictable Maradona made the promise during a radio show a day after his team defeated Canada, 5-0, in its final warm-up match Monday before the World Cup, which is being staged in South Africa this year.
There's not much chance that Maradona will have to fulfill his pledge. Argentina, which plays in Group B with Nigeria, Greece and South Korea, is not expected to win the 32-team tournament. In FIFA's latest rankings, Argentina is tied with Brazil for sixth place.
COLLEGES: A jury in Minneapolis has awarded an assistant coach nearly $1.25 million in his lawsuit against Minnesota basketball coach Tubby Smith over an aborted hiring. Jimmy Williams was an assistant at Oklahoma State when Smith offered him a job in 2007. Williams said the offer was rescinded after he had resigned from Oklahoma State. Smith testified that the offer was never finalized.
Drexel men's lacrosse seniors Colin Ambler of Abington, and Matt McCormick of West Chester have been named Scholar All-Americans by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association.
Penn State's initial two home games of the 2010 season, against Youngstown State on Sept. 4 and Kent State on Sept. 18, have been set for noon kickoffs to accommodate national television coverage. The Youngstown State game will be televised by the Big Ten Network. The Kent State contest will air on ESPN or ESPN2.
Temple lacrosse coach Bonnie Rosen will be among the inductees of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame Class of 2010. Rosen, who recently completed her fourth season with the Owls after a 10-year stint at the University of Connecticut, is being recognized as a player. She played for Harriton High, where she made All-American in 1988, and Virginia, where she earned all-American honors in lacrosse.
Haverford College has announced the hiring of Tracey Arndt as head coach of the women's field hockey program. Arndt, who has coached Pennsbury High's team since 2006, was a member of the U.S. national field hockey team from 1999 through 2005.
Cabrini senior attackman Casey Grugan of Ridley Park has been selected the Eastern College Athletic Conference Metro/South Region player of the year. He was joined on the all-star squad by teammates sophomore defenseman John McSorley also of Ridley Park; junior defenseman Steve Heaps of Street, Md.; junior midfielder Paul Skulski of Glen Mills; and junior face-off specialist Mike Gurenlian of Springfield, Delaware County.
NFL: Former defensive back for the Miami Dolphins and New York Giants Jarvis Williams died Tuesday night of an acute athsma attack at Putnam Community Medical Center his hometown of Palatka, Fla. He was 45.
Washington Redskins receiver Santana Moss told a small group of teammates last week that he received treatments from the Canadian doctor charged with smuggling and supplying human-growth hormone. Moss' name surfaced in connection with the criminal complaint filed against Anthony Galea, a sports medicine doctor whose clients include Tiger Woods and Alex Rodriguez.