Oscar De La Hoya, Felix Trinidad, and Joe Calzaghe head the class of 2014 to be inducted June 8 into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, N.Y.
Also to be enshrined are George Chaney, Charles Ledoux, and Mike O'Dowd in the old-timer category, and Tom Allen in the pioneer category. The 25th class includes promoter Barry Hearn, referee Richard Steele, journalist Graham Houston, and photographer Neil Leifer in the non-participant and observer categories.
De La Hoya won 10 titles in six weight classes and an Olympic gold medal. Trinidad was a three-time world champion. Calzaghe retired unbeaten in 46 professional bouts.
Former pound-for-pound champion Roy Jones Jr. will not fight at the Northeast Armory this month, as originally planned. Instead, he has taken a bout later in Russia. Jones (56-8, 40 knockouts) will fight Dec. 21 against cruiserweight Zine Eddine Benmakhlouf. His original opponent, Bobby Gunn, will meet cruiserweight Glen Johnson on Dec. 18 at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pa.
AUTO RACING A Formula One race planned for next year in New Jersey with the New York City skyline as a backdrop was postponed because of financial difficulties. Promoter Leo Hindery Jr. said he hopes the Grand Prix of America in New Jersey, on a 3.2-mile temporary street circuit along the Hudson River, can debut in 2015.
RUNNING World Triathlon Corp. will stage its first half-Ironman distance race in New Jersey in 2014. The 70.3-mile race (1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike ride, 13.1-mile run) will be held Sept. 21 at Mercer County Park in West Windsor. The general entry fee for the Ironman 70.3 Princeton will be $275, with registration beginning Dec. 16, organizers said.
RECRUITING Norristown High wide receiver Kip Patton has orally committed to play football at Temple. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound senior made the announcement via Twitter on Monday night.
SKIING After a World Cup training run, Lindsey Vonn said she would wait until after a run Thursday to decide whether to race this week for the first time since a high-speed crash in February's world championships, when she tore two knee ligaments and suffered a broken leg.
- Staff and wire reports