Penn State officials will interview Duquesne basketball coach

Ron Everhart

for their vacant position at an undisclosed location today, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

Last week, Ed DeChellis left Penn State to take the same job at Navy. This came just 3 months after DeChellis led the Nittany Lions (19-15) to the NCAA Tournament.

In 5 years at Duquesne, Everhart, 49, has orchestrated four winning regular seasons, and has taken the Dukes to postseason play the last 3 years. He is 83-74 at Duquesne. In 17 seasons with McNeese State, Northeastern and Duquesne, Everhart is 257-239, but has yet to make the NCAA Tournament.

Sport Stops

* FIFA's bribery scandal spread beyond allegations about the presidential election to include the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, with evidence that FIFA's second in command, Secretary General Jerome Valcke, suggested the desert nation had "bought" the right to host the world's biggest single-sport event. Valcke said that by using the word "bought," he meant that Qatar was using the "financial strength" of an energy-rich nation to lobby backing, but did not mean to claim any unethical behavior on its part.

* Marathon world-recordholder Paula Radcliffe made her comeback after an 18-month absence from competition, finishing third in a 10-kilometer road race in central London.

* Austrian anti-doping officials have opened proceedings against European short-course 200-meter butterfly champion Dinko Jukic for missing an unannounced doping test.

Philly File

* Union midfielder Justin Mapp was selected the MLS Player of the Week. Mapp scored two goals Saturday in the Union's 6-2 win at Toronto.