‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley says he is retiring from boxing
Boxer “Sugar” Shane Mosley is retiring, ending a career in which he won titles in three weight classes, beat Oscar De La Hoya twice and never was knocked out.
The 40-year-old from Pomona announced on Twitter that he was hanging up his gloves, saying he “loved every moment of it. Win, lose or draw.”
Mosley lost three of his last four fights, including a dreary bout against Manny Pacquiao in May 2011 in which he mostly seemed to be avoiding the Filipino superstar in the ring.
His last fight was May 5 on the undercard of the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto. Mosley lost a lopsided decision to rising Mexican star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.
Mosley’s record is 46-8-1.
Jesse Scroggins will transfer from USC
USC quarterback Jesse Scroggins, who sat out much of last season and spring practice because of injuries and academic issues, will transfer, the school announced Monday.
The departure of Scroggins, who would have been a third-year sophomore, leaves USC with three scholarship quarterbacks: senior Matt Barkley and redshirt freshmen Max Wittek and Cody Kessler.
“We’re just doing what’s in the best interest of my son,” Scroggins’ father, Jesse Sr., said in a phone interview. “He wanted more control of the situation and this seemed like an opportune time.”
The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Scroggins, who starred at Lakewood High before enrolling at USC, is planning to transfer to a junior college with goals of playing this season and earning an associate arts degree before transferring to a four-year school with two years of eligibility remaining, his father said.
USC Coach Lane Kiffin said in a statement that he had met with Scroggins and his father and that Scroggins had “a very strong spring semester in the classroom” and that he was academically eligible.
Scroggins had perhaps the strongest arm among the quarterbacks but rarely got the opportunity to display it during practices and games the last 10 months.
Former USC athletic director Mike Garrett is a candidate for a similar position at Langston University, an NAIA school in Oklahoma City.
The Lakers have signed radio play-by-play announcer John Ireland and color analyst Mychal Thompson to multi-year contract extensions, the team announced.
NASCAR suspended Kurt Busch one week for verbally abusing a media member.
NASCAR said Busch’s behavior after Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Dover, Del., was in violation of the probation he was put on after an incident last month at Darlington, S.C. Busch was fined $50,000 by NASCAR and put on probation through July 25 for reckless driving on pit road, and a post-race altercation with Ryan Newman’s crew members.
That probation has now been extended through the end of the year.
The NFL will start hiring and training possible replacement officials because a deal has not been completed with the NFL Referees Assn.
Talks between the league and the officials broke down after two mediation sessions. The two sides had been negotiating since October and had said they expect a new collective bargaining agreement in time for the upcoming season.
An arbitrator ruled that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has the authority to discipline New Orleans Saints players for their role in a bounty system.
The judge in the Roger Clemens perjury trial ruled that defense lawyers can’t call Rep. Darrell Issa as a witness.
Issa (R-Vista) is chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the panel Clemens allegedly lied to in 2008 when he denied taking performance-enhancing drugs.
Pedro Borbon, who pitched 10 years for the Cincinnati Reds and helped the Big Red Machine win consecutive World Series titles, died of cancer on Monday. He was 65. Obituary, AA5
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