HORSE RACING:Giant Ryan, a 6-year-old horse who was injured on the Belmont Stakes undercard, was euthanized Thursday. The horse was battling for the lead in the True North Handicap on June 9 when he crumpled with fractures in his left front ankle.
COLLEGES: The Navy has approved another Carrier Classic for 2012. Florida and Georgetown are scheduled to play off the coast of Jacksonville, Fla., on Nov. 9, the same day Marquette-Ohio State and Syracuse-San Diego State have flight-deck games scheduled.
Boston University is moving to the Patriot League, leaving the America East conference at the start of the 2013-14 academic year. The move involves men's and women's basketball, soccer, lacrosse, tennis, cross country, track and field, and swimming and diving. Women's field hockey, golf, rowing, and softball will also be making the move. The five-time NCAA champion BU hockey team will remain in Hockey East. BU dropped its football program in 1997.
Former Temple tight end Randy Grossman (1971-73) has been selected for induction to the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Grossman was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as a free agent and helped the team win four Super Bowls.
Gloucester County College outfielder Eric Barbieri (Cherokee) has been named to the Division III first-team all-American baseball team. Pitcher Jeffrey Singer (Holy Cross High) was named to the second team.
TRACK:Reginald James "Reggie" Pearman, 89, often called one of the greatest runners in Penn Relays history, died Monday in Silver Spring, Md. Mr. Pearman, a 1950 graduate of New York University and a 1952 United States Olympian in the 800-meter run, anchored relay teams to six Championship of America triumphs at Franklin Field. When the Wall of Fame was established at the 100th Penn Relays in 1994, Pearman was one of 16 charter inductees.
AUTO RACING:Dario Franchitti claimed the pole at the Milwaukee Mile for Saturday's race with a two-lap average of 168.737 m.p.h. Justin Wilson, last week's winner at Texas, qualified second. Ryan Hunter-Reay was third, followed by Will Power. But Wilson and Power are two of seven drivers facing a 10-position penalty for making an unapproved engine change, and will have to drop back into the field.
Chris Elliott, the 16-year-old stock-car student and son of legendary NASCAR champion Bill Elliott, is entered in the July 1 ARCA 150 Road Course Race at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, N.J.
- Staff and wire reports