Sports in Brief: Pac-10 officially looking to grow
The Pacific Ten is officially in expansion mode. Commissioner Larry Scott announced Sunday that he has been given authority from his conference presidents to add schools. "What direction that process takes could still go in different directions," Scott said.
The Pacific Ten is officially in expansion mode.
Commissioner Larry Scott announced Sunday that he has been given authority from his conference presidents to add schools. "What direction that process takes could still go in different directions," Scott said.
Reports have anywhere from one to six Big Twelve schools (starting with Texas) being invited to join the Pac-10 - or an alliance being formed with all or most of the Big Twelve. That league is dealing with the possibility of losing Missouri or Nebraska or both to the Big Ten.
Samantha Camuso crushed a three-run home run, and B.B. Bates had a two-run shot as UCLA moved into the Women's College World Series finals for the first time in five years with a 5-2 win over Georgia in Oklahoma City.
The Bruins, who wore armbands in memory of John Wooden, will face Pac-10 rival Arizona in a three-game showdown starting Monday.
Arizona beat Tennessee twice, 8-0 and 5-2, to advance. Brigette Del Ponte provided the go-ahead RBI single in the second game for the Wildcats.
Defending champion LSU was eliminated from the Division I men's baseball tourney with a 4-3 loss to Cal-Irvine in the Los Angeles Regional. Other eliminated teams included Arizona, Connecticut, Dartmouth, Kansas State, Mercer, Mississippi, Oregon State, and Stony Brook.
FOOTBALL: Darnell Aponte, a party promoter in Florida, told the Sun-Sentinel of South Florida that he lost $20,000 because Eagles quarterback Michael Vick failed to appear at a May 28 event at Gulfstream Park and Casino.
Fred Grant, Vick's booking agent, told the newspaper Vick did not attend because his flight was canceled.
Former Louisiana-Lafayette coach Nelson Stokley died at age 66 of complications brought on by Alzheimer's disease. Among the future NFL players he coached from 1986 to 1998 with the Ragin' Cajuns were Brian Mitchell, Jake Delhomme, and Brandon Stokley, his son.
The New Orleans Saints will head to coastal Plaquemines Parish in Louisiana on Tuesday to visit areas affected by the Gulf oil spill, coach Sean Payton said.
The Green Bay Press Gazette reported that Packers cornerback Brandon Underwood is under investigation in connection with sexual-assault allegations in Lake Delton, Wis. Underwood has not been charged.
BOXING: "I'm a world champion," a hobbled Yuri Foreman said after his TKO loss Saturday vs. Miguel Cotto. "And now I'm a former world champion."
Foreman was stopped in the ninth round at Yankee Stadium, a loss that gave Cotto the World Boxing Association super-welterweight title belt. The TKO came two rounds after Foreman slipped and badly twisted his right knee - and one round after someone had thrown in the towel on his behalf. At that point, Foreman pleaded for the fight to continue.
Cotto, who was clearly ahead on points when Foreman was hurt, seems headed for a rematch with Antonio Margarito or Manny Pacquiao.
RUNNING: Richard Limo of Kenya, a former 5,000-meter world champion, cruised to a victory in the 13th annual San Diego Rock 'n Roll Marathon. Yulia Gromova of Russia won the women's race.
WNBA: Tina Charles had 19 points and 11 rebounds as the Connecticut Sun improved to 5-0 at home with a 81-68 win over San Antonio.
Tamika Catchings put up 27 points as Indiana routed host Minnesota, 89-51.
- Staff and wire reports