Larry Bruno, a former Geneva College football star who turned down a chance to play for the Steelers but later coached Joe Namath in high school, died Friday. He was 88.
Bruno, a running back whose jersey number was retired by Geneva, was drafted in the 13th round by the Steelers in 1947, but chose to go into coaching. His career at Monaca (1949-58) and Beaver Falls (1959-78) high schools was highlighted by a Namath-led 10-0 record in 1960.
SOCCER: Chivas USA has signed former U.S. national team defender Jimmy Conrad. The 33-year-old had been with Kansas City since 2003. He was selected in this month's Major League Soccer reentry draft. Conrad began his MLS career with San Jose from 1999-02.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is an admirer of the job done by Steve Bruce as Sunderland boss, but intends to put a dent in his protege's progress when the teams clash in the Premier League on Sunday.
Sunderland has risen to sixth in the standings. Bruce, who featured in three of Ferguson's title winning sides, has molded a young side into potential Europe qualifiers during his two years in charge.
Manchester United tops the table by two points.
BOXING: A German newspaper reported the Klitschko brothers have promised to fight David Haye in 2011 and are offering the British heavyweight a choice of which sibling to challenge.
A back injury forced Haye, the WBA champion, to withdraw from a fight with Wladimir Klitschko in 2009. Before retiring next October, he wants to fight both Wladimir - who holds the IBF and WBO belts - and older brother Vitali Klitschko, who is the WBC champion.
OLYMPICS: London 2012 organizers said two million people have registered for tickets to the Olympics.
When tickets go on sale in March, 8.8 million seats will be available at prices ranging from $31 for standard events to a symbolic 2,012 pounds ($3,105) for the top-priced seats at the opening ceremony.