Pac-12 extends Larry Scott's contract

The Pac-12 Conference's board of directors unanimously decided to extend the contract of Commissioner Larry Scott on Monday, giving him the opportunity to push forward with his plans to reshape the league through 2016.

All 12 university presidents who make up the board agreed to the extension.

Since taking over on July 1, 2009, Scott has overseen the conference's expansion to include Utah and Colorado. He also negotiated a landmark 12-year television contract last summer with Fox and ESPN worth about $3 billion and helped create the Pac-12 Network and Pac-12 Digital Network.


Pacquiao-Bradley fight nearly finalized

Manny Pacquiao has agreed to fight Timothy Bradley on June 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, promoter Bob Arum said Monday, and final negotiations could spawn an announcement as soon as Tuesday.

Arum huddled with Pacquiao manager Michael Koncz and Bradley manager Cameron Dunkin during the weekend in San Antonio, where 14,000 at the Alamodome watched Arum's middleweight champion, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., and new World Boxing Organization champion Nonito Donaire win bouts.

The 28-year-old Bradley, a 28-0 World Boxing Organization junior-welterweight champion from Cathedral City, has defeated another junior-welterweight champion, Lamont Peterson, along with Devon Alexander and veteran Joel Casamayor.

Lance Pugmire


Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love was suspended two games by the NBA for stomping on Houston Rockets forward Luis Scola's face in their game Saturday.

The incident occurred when Scola fell to the court during the third quarter. As Love headed back to the other end, he stepped on Scola's face and upper body.

Love said after the game that the stomp was not intentional and he went to the Rockets' locker room to apologize to Scola.

The NBA also upgraded it to a flagrant-two foul on Love.

The suspension means the Timberwolves will be without their leading scorer and rebounder for a home game against Sacramento on Tuesday night and a game at Memphis on Wednesday night.


The Colorado Rockies acquired veteran right-hander Jeremy Guthrie from the Baltimore Orioles, a move that bolsters their young rotation.

In exchange, the Rockies sent reliever Matt Lindstrom and right-hander Jason Hammel to the Orioles.


The Seattle Mariners agreed to a $750,000, one-year contract with Shawn Camp and a $500,000, one-year deal with Hong-Chih Kuo in an attempt to add bullpen depth.

Kuo was an All-Star in 2010 with the Dodgers but struggled last season because of a back problem early in the season and missed a month because of anxiety disorder.

During his standout 2010 season, Kuo was 3-2 with 12 saves in 13 chances and a 1.20 earned-run average.


Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby practiced Monday but said he is no closer to returning from a concussion and neck injury that have sidelined him for most of the season.

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