RIDDICK BOWE, who beat undisputed champion
to win the heavyweight boxing title in 1992, and popular lightweight champion
Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini
have been selected for induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Also selected were featherweight champion "Prince" Naseem Hamed, light flyweight champion Yoko Gushiken, manager Rafael Mendoza, referee Steve Smoger, journalist Nigel Collins and broadcaster Jim Lampley. Posthumous honorees include Japanese flyweight Masao Ohba, middleweight Ken Overlin and publicist John F.X. Condon. The induction ceremony will be held June 14 at the Hall of Fame in Canastota, N.Y.
* Dale Earnhardt Jr. won NASCAR's prestigious Myers Brothers Award, given to a person who makes significant contributions to the sport. It is presented by the National Motorsports Press Association.
* Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner A.J. Foyt has been released from a Houston hospital more than 3 weeks after triple-bypass heart surgery.
* Joe Maddon's Tampa Bay bench coach is coming with him to Chicago. The Cubs announced that they hired Dave Martinez for Maddon's staff and moved Brandon Hyde from bench coach to first-base coach. Also, the Commission on Chicago Landmarks will consider several changes that the Cubs made to their Wrigley Field renovation plan in exchange for possible federal tax credit worth up to $75 million.
* Texas finalized a 1-year, $4 million deal with Colby Lewis, who finished strong last season after his unprecedented hip surgery for a big-league pitcher.
* Joe Torre, a Major League Baseball executive since 2011, will become chief baseball officer as part of incoming commissioner Rob Manfred's reorganization. He will be the main contact between the office and general managers, managers and umpires for on-field matters.