Florida Derby winner
suffered a hairline fracture in his right-front cannon bone after a workout Sunday and is out of the Kentucky Derby. "This is one of the biggest disappointments of my career," trainer
said. The Derby is May 3.
COLLEGES Former Northern Kentucky University athletic director Scott Eaton pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing more than $300,000 from the school during a six-year scheme that included taking gift cards meant to help feed student-athletes, the state's attorney general said.
Penn State's Blue-White football game next year will be played on April 18 at Beaver Stadium.
Penn sophomore fencer David Xu won both the epee and foil titles at the USFA National Wheelchair Championships in Minnesapolis.
FOOTBALL The Minnesota Vikings have signed former Eagles safety Kurt Coleman. The seventh-round draft pick in 2010 out of Ohio State played the last four seasons for the Eagles, starting 29 of the 59 games, though none of those starts came last year. Coleman's best season was 2011, when he had four interceptions, five passes defended and one forced fumble. In 2012, he was second on the team with a career-best 105 tackles despite missing two games.
Indianapolis police have arrested Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Tandon Doss on a disorderly conduct charge, but he will not be prosecuted. A police report says the 24-year-old Doss was "out of control" and arrested during a disturbance with another man Wednesday afternoon.
The Soul acquired defensive back Fred Shaw in a trade with the San Antonio Talons to fulfill the future considerations for defensive back Kyle Whitehurst. The Soul (1-3) will have their home opener Saturday against the Jacksonville Sharks (2-2) at 6 p.m. (ESPN3).
SOCCER Police in Thessaloniki, Greece, have arrested a PAOK fan accused of dumping a crate of fish on the visiting Olympiakos bench, in a stunt that delayed a tense Greek Cup semifinal for more than an hour. Another six PAOK supporters were arrested during clashes with police before and after Wednesday's match, which PAOK won, 1-0, to advance. Police said Thursday a 34-year-old man covered the Olympiakos bench in several kilograms of anchovies just before the game. Olympiakos' home ground is in the Athens port of Piraeus, and its supporters are nicknamed "anchovies."
- Inquirer wire services