an 11-1 pick to remain undefeated Saturday in the 46th fight of a career that has made him the richest fighter ever. After resolving a dispute over boxing gloves, he and
were ready for their WBC and WBA welterweight unification bout in Las Vegas scheduled to start late Saturday night. Mayweather (45-0, 26 knockouts) said he had to be wary of Maidana's power in the ring. "He's got an 80 percent knockout ratio so I can't go to sleep," he said. Maidana had a 35-3 record with 31 knockouts. Check inquirer.com for the outcome.
NFL The Buffalo Bills could identify a new owner within three months, leading New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to step up the state's efforts to secure the franchise's long-term future in the region. A person familiar with the sale process said there is an anticipation that the Bills could be sold by July, and the sale approved by NFL owners as early as the league's meetings in October. At least one prospective ownership group has already toured potential new stadium locations in Buffalo. The Bills' future in Buffalo is uncertain after team owner and founder Ralph Wilson died in March. Wilson's estate is in the process of hiring an investment banking firm to oversee the sale.
HORSE RACING Officer Alex got the third stakes win of his career at Parx Racing, rallying from last place for a 11/2-length victory in the $75,200 Lyman Handicap, a seven-furlong stakes for Pennsylvania-breds. With Frankie Pennington aboard, Officer Alex advanced on the final turn and wasn't seriously challenged, stopping the clock in 1:22.67. Zipped Code was second, a length ahead of Rustler Hustler, who was followed by the favored Traffic Light.
COLLEGES The Drexel men's lacrosse team won its first-ever CAA title, and first-ever NCAA tournament bid, with an 11-10, triple-overtime victory over host Hofstra in the conference title game. The Explorers, who scored three times in the final five minutes of regulation to tie the game, won when Cole Fraser tallied his fifth goal of the game 1 minute, 33 seconds into the third overtime.