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Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. ó Suspended Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones will again ask to be reinstated by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
Agent Manny Arora plans to send in his latest request on Tuesday.
Jones hopes to be reinstated before the NFL draft on April 26-27.
The Titans have given the cornerback permission to talk to other teams about a trade, and the Dallas Cowboys have shown the most interest. But the talks reportedly have bogged down over compensation.
Arora says that if they can’t get Jones reinstated they hope to at least ease the terms of his suspension, now going on more than a year.
Goodell suspended him for his off-field conduct, which includes six arrests since being drafted in 2005.
GOLF
MORELIA, Mexico ó Lorena Ochoa qualified for the LPGA Tour Hall of Fame on Sunday, winning the Corona Championship by 11 strokes for her third straight victory and fourth in five starts this year.
The Mexican star became the second-youngest player to qualify for the Hall of Fame, though she still must be a tour member for 10 years ó in her case, until 2012 ó to be eligible for induction.
“It was very special to do it here in my home country,” she said.
The LPGA Tour had previously said incorrectly that Ochoa would be the youngest to qualify at 26 years, 4 months, 29 days. But the youngest was actually Karrie Webb, who was 25 years, 7 months, 2 days when she qualified with a win at the 2000 U.S. Women’s Open.
BOXING
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. ó Despite Floyd Mayweather’s reluctance to meet the other top welterweights, boxing’s deepest division will produce a megafight after all.
That will come in late July when undefeated WBA champion Miguel Cotto takes on new IBF champ Antonio Margarito, probably on the 26th and likely here at Boardwalk Hall or in Madison Square Garden in New York.
Promoter Bob Arum ruled out any other venues, including Las Vegas, on Saturday night after Cotto destroyed outmanned Alfonso Gomez, stopping him after five lopsided rounds. Earlier, Margarito took apart Kermit Cintron to take away his belt, handing Cintron only his second loss as a pro. The other, not coincidentally, was to Margarito three years ago.
COLLEGE HOOPS
MANHATTAN, Kan. ó Kansas State freshman Michael Beasley plans to announce whether he will enter the NBA draft at a Monday news conference on campus.
While Beasley is expected to be the first pick in the June 26 draft if he declares, the consensus All-American is apparently having a tough enough time deciding that advisers and family members gathered over the weekend to help him make a choice before his self-imposed 5 p.m. CDT deadline.
The bruising forward averaged 26.2 points and a nation-leading 12.4 rebounds.
– LEXINGTON, Ky. ó University of Kentucky sophomore guard Jodie Meeks is recovering from surgery to repair a bilateral sports hernia.
HORSES
LEXINGTON, Ky.ó No argument from Rick Dutrow about who the favorite should be for the Kentucky Derby.
That would be Big Brown, the trainer’s 3-year-old rising star who will take a 3-for-3 record to Churchill Downs for the May 3 Derby.
So what, he says, if Florida Derby winner Big Brown tries to become the first horse since the filly Regret in 1915 to win the Derby after just three races.
“His talent just overwhelms the other horses,” Dutrow boasted over the weekend after his colt worked 5 furlongs in 1:00.60 at the Palm Meadows training center in Boynton Beach, Fla.

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