Former Masters winner Fred Couples and Ryder Cup stalwart Colin Montgomerie shared the stage in St. Augustine, Fla., on Monday night when both were inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, along with three others in the Class of 2013. Also inducted: former U.S. Open champion and broadcaster Ken Venturi, former European Tour director Ken Schofield and two-time British Open champion and architect Willie Park Jr.
SOCCER: New York Red Bulls forward Thierry Henry ($4.35 million) is Major League Soccer's highest-paid player for the second straight year, edging Los Angeles Galaxy striker Robbie Keane ($4.33 million), according to the league's players' union. Red Bulls midfielder Tim Cahill is third ($3.6 million), followed by Galaxy midfielder Landon Donovan ($2.5 million) and Montreal forward Marco Di Vaio ($1.9 million).
The highest-paid Union player is midfielder Kleberson, with a base pay of $495,000.
NFL: The Minnesota Vikings released outspoken punter Chris Kluwe. The 31-year-old averaged 44.4 yards per punt over his eight-year career in Minnesota. While with the Vikings, Kluwe criticized the players' union leadership, wore a patch on his uniform urging Ray Guy's election to the Hall of Fame and vocally supported gay rights.
Rutgers linebacker Ka'Lial Glaud (Winslow Township) signed a free-agent contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
COLLEGES: The Temple men's basketball team will host Texas next season at the Wells Fargo Center. The Dec. 7 game will mark the teams' second meeting in three seasons. The Longhorns defeated the Owls, 77-65, on Dec.17, 2011, in Austin, Texas.
Former Heisman Trophy winner Vinny Testaverde of Miami was selected for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.
TENNIS: Venus Williams and Andy Roddick are joining Billie Jean King as part owners of World Team Tennis, the league announced. Williams leads the two-time defending champion Washington Kastles. Roddick plays for Missouri's Springfield Lasers.
BOXING: In Tokyo, Liborio Solis (15-3-1, 7 KOs) defeated Kohei Kono (28-8) by a majority decision to win the WBA super flyweight title.
NOTEWORTHY: Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R., Ga.) sank a hole-in-one on the the par-three 11th hole at Maryland's Andrews Air Force Base while playing golf with President Obama, Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.), and Sen. Mark Udall (D., Col.). The shot helped the Republicans beat the Democratic duo.
- Staff and wire reports