Boxing Top Rank CEO Bob Arum, the promoter for Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley, is asking Nevada officials for a full investigation into the controversial scoring of their championship fight in Las Vegas Saturday night. Bradley took the welterweight title from defending champion Pacquiao, ending the Filipino fighter’s remarkable seven-year unbeaten run. Bradley won, 115-113, on two scorecards, while losing by the same margin on the third. Arum said the only way to restore fans’ confidence in boxing is to have an independent investigation . . . A judge in Las Vegas said she’ll decide later this week whether to ease jail conditions for Floyd Mayweather Jr., after his lawyers argued that the undefeated champion is getting out of shape in solitary confinement and may never fight again. Mayweather’s lawyer Richard Wright said he’d be willing to have the boxer serve the sentence in an apartment or somewhere less luxurious than Mayweather’s posh Las Vegas-area home.
Bobcats coach search down to three
Basketball The Charlotte Bobcats are inching closer to naming a coach after trimming their coaching search to three - Jerry Sloan, former Celtic Brian Shaw and Quin Snyder, said a person familiar with the situation. Bobcats owner Michael Jordan will meet with Shaw, an assistant with the Pacers, and Snyder, an assistant with the Lakers, this week. He met with Sloan earlier . . . The Amateur Athletic Union will begin what its national president said he hopes will foster a “culture of safety’’ with the implementation of several reforms, including mandatory background screening for all staff, coaches and volunteers. AAU president Louis Stout said the screening of more than 100,000 adults who work with youth athletes coincides with the new membership cycle. AAU commissioned the review last December in the wake of decades-old sex abuse allegations against former president Bobby Dodd, who to date has never been charged with a crime.
Dodgers sign Ethier for 5 years, $85m
Baseball The Dodgers signed outfielder Andre Ethier to an $85 million five-year deal. The new deal includes salaries of $13.5 million for next year, $15.5 million for 2014, $18 million each for 2015 and 2016, and $17.5 million for 2017 . . . Yankees closer Mariano Rivera said the surgery on his injured right knee “went perfectly.’’ The 42-year-old Rivera tore his right ACL and damaged meniscus in the knee while shagging fly balls in batting practice May 3 . . . The Cubs fired hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo after losing 40 of their first 60 games . . . The Blue Jays granted Vladimir Guerrero’s request to be released from his minor league contract. The 37-year-old free agent hit .303 in eight games with the Triple A Las Vegas 51s . . . Dave Boswell, who won 20 games for the Minnesota Twins in 1969 despite missing a couple of weeks after a fight in a Detroit parking lot with manager Billy Martin, died. He was 67.
Flaim will join in Walk to London 2012
Olympics “Walk to London 2012,’’ a coast-to-coast celebration of the Olympic spirit leading up to this summer’s Games, will be held in two New England locations during the upcoming week. The events, which will involve Olympian and Paralympian alumni, will be along the Charles River Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m., and by Olympic speedskating medalist Eric Flaim in Stratham, N.H., Sunday from 1-3 p.m. Call 877-976-7272 for information on the Boston event and 603-772-7450 (ext. 250) for the New Hampshire event.
Mosop out of Kenya’s marathon team
Athletics Kenya said that a tendon injury has forced Moses Mosop, the Chicago Marathon title holder, to withdraw from Kenya’s Olympic marathon team. He will be replaced by Emmanuel Mutai, the 2011 London Marathon champion. Mutai joins 2012 London Marathon winner Wilson Kipsang and two-time defending world champion Abel Kirui on the team . . . Queen Elizabeth II’s oldest granddaughter, Zara Phillips, 31, earned a spot on the British equestrian team after a strong performance on High Kingdom last weekend at Bramham in northeast England . . . Germany’s national anti-doping agency has cleared speedskater Judith Hesse of blame after ultraviolet light was used to enhance the oxygen flow in her blood. NADA’s court of arbitration found that Hesse was not at fault for the procedure and ruled against sanctioning her.
Vote might end Fighting Sioux name
Miscellany Voters approved a measure that lets the University of North Dakota dump its controversial Fighting Sioux nickname and avoid NCAA sanctions. Voters in the North Dakota primary were being asked whether to uphold or reject the Legislature’s repeal of a state law requiring the school to use the nickname and American Indian head logo . . Wimbledon organizers said former champion Lleyton Hewitt received one of several wild cards for the tournament, which begins June 25. On the women’s side, Virginie Razzano and Yaroslava Shvedova each received a wild card. The 62d-ranked Shvedova reached the quarterfinals and No. 90 Razzano defeated Serena Williams in the first round in the French Open . . . Philadelphia Flyers forward Ian Laperriere retired from the NHL, more than two years after playing his last game. Laperriere sat out the past two seasons because of post-concussion syndrome resulting from getting hit in the right eye with a puck during the 2010 playoffs . . . Norwegian swimming champion Alexander Dale Oen, 26, who collapsed at a training camp in Arizona in April, died of heart disease, according to a medical examiner’s statement.