Sports shorts: World Cup will use goal-line technology

2013-02-20T00:00:00Z Sports shorts: World Cup will use goal-line technologyStaff And Wire Reports Staff And Wire Reports Arizona Daily Star

GENEVA - FIFA committed Tuesday to using goal-line technology at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and could have four systems competing for selection.

FIFA said it is now seeking tenders from companies that want their system to be used at the Confederations Cup in June and next year's World Cup.

"Interested GLT companies will be invited to join an inspection visit to the Confederations Cup venues, currently scheduled for mid-March, with a final decision due to be confirmed in early April," FIFA said in a statement.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter insisted on giving World Cup referees high-tech aids to rule on disputed goal-line incidents after seeing England midfielder Frank Lampard have a clear goal denied against Germany at the 2010 tournament in South Africa.

The English Premier League also said Tuesday that plans are on course to introduce goal-line technology by the start of the new season in August.

Boxing

Mayweather switching to Showtime

Floyd Mayweather Jr. will fight Robert Guerrero on May 4, and he's changing television networks to do it.

The biggest star in boxing dropped a surprise Tuesday while announcing his long-rumored next bout: After several years on HBO, Mayweather is moving to Showtime with a lucrative multi-fight deal.

Mayweather (43-0, 26 KOs) is the sport's biggest moneymaker, and his new revenue-sharing deal with Showtime could include six pay-per-view fights over 30 months.

Miscellaneous

Pima women score 103 in victory

The Pima women's basketball team (16-13, 12-8 ACCAC) controlled visiting Tohono O'Odham from the start in a 103-49 victory on Tuesday and honored its six sophomores after the game.

The Aztecs produced seven players in double-figures scoring, and three of them had double-doubles. After the game, Pima honored A'jha Edwards, D.J. Davis, Alyssa Roche, Mya Perrow-Donovan, Ashlei Scott and Kellie Miller. Felicia Foster led all players with a game-high 18 points. She went 6 for 10 from three-point range.

• UA junior Lacey Smyth was named Pac-12 women's tennis Player of the Week on Tuesday. Smyth played at the No.1 spot for the Wildcats last weekend in both singles and doubles. She won her biggest singles victory in the upset over Santa Clara's No. 25 Katie Le.

• The Pima softball team (13-5, 10-4 ACCAC) scored 33 runs in two games Tuesday in a sweep of visiting Paradise Valley CC. Pima won the first game 18-1 and the second 15-7.

• The Aztecs baseball team (4-9-1, 1-3 ACCAC) dropped a doubleheader at South Mountain, losing 3-2 and 9-6.

• The Pima men's golf team finished one stroke ahead of Scottsdale Community College (590) to secure second place (589) at the Legacy Golf Course in Laveen. South Mountain took first place with a 573.

• The New York Jets cleared about $31 million in salary cap space Tuesday by cutting veteran linebackers Bart Scott and Calvin Pace and three other players.

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