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Morning Report: Running back is handy with a bedpost

A previously obscure running back named Noah Herron is about to receive his 15 minutes of fame.

A previously obscure running back named Noah Herron is about to receive his 15 minutes of fame.

The Packers reserve thwarted a would-be burglar Friday night by hitting him with a bedpost during a break-in at his home in a Green Bay suburb.

According to the county sheriff, the intruder was still in the hospital yesterday.

"Noah Herron used necessary, reasonable and justifiable force in protecting his life and property," said Brown County Sheriff Dennis Kocken in a statement. "Herron, the victim in this random home invasion, is cooperating with law enforcement."

The burglar had no comment.

Get your butter. When Terrell Owens signed with the Dallas Cowboys two years ago, he announced, "Get your popcorn ready."

So, when he signed a contract extension yesterday, the club had the popcorn ready for him - enough to feed the entire offensive line.

The gigantic bowl was so big it took two people to carry it into the room.

"That's funny," Owens said, scooping up a handful.

The $37 million extension tasted sweet, too.

Wildcats update. Taylor King has transferred to Villanova after spending his freshman season at Duke.

The 6-foot-6 forward is from Santa Ana Mater Dei High School in Huntington Beach, Calif., where he set the Orange County career scoring record and became the fifth player in California history to score 3,000 points. His four-year total was 3,214 points.

King will sit out the 2008-09 season and have three years of eligibility remaining.

History lesson. On June 4, 1964 - surely the most infamous season in Phillies history - future Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax pitched his third no-hitter, striking out 12, as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Phillies, 3-0, at Connie Mack Stadium.

And on this date in 1990, Penn State was officially voted into the Big Ten, the first change in the conference alignment since Michigan State joined in 1949.

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Max Mosley overcame a sex scandal and won a vote of confidence to remain president of FIA, motor racing's international governing body.

Mosley had faced calls to resign the post he's held since 1994 after the British tabloid News of the World reported he had engaged in Nazi-themed sex acts with prostitutes.

The 68-year-old Mosley admits hiring the five prostitutes but denies there were any Nazi connotations.