Cougs, Broncos set two games
Football: Washington State University and Boise State University will play a home-and-home football series beginning in 2016, it was announced by both schools Friday.
The first meeting of the two-game series is scheduled for Sept. 10, 2016, at Boise State. The venue shifts to Martin Stadium for a Sept. 9, 2017, contest.
“This is a series that football fans throughout the Pacific Northwest have wanted to see renewed,” WSU interim director of athletics Anne McCoy said.
The Cougars hold a 4-0 series advantage over the Broncos, with all games coming from 1997 to 2001.
Yankee Stadium bout in works
Boxing: Boxing could be finally returning to Yankee Stadium, more than three decades after Muhammad Ali fought Ken Norton at the old ballpark in the Bronx.
The Yankees said they’ve agreed to accommodate a family that scheduled a bar mitzvah for June 5, the date that Top Rank promoter Bob Arum wants to stage Yuri Foreman’s junior middleweight title defense against Miguel Cotto.
It wasn’t clear what accommodations were made, although the bar mitzvah for Scott Ballan is still scheduled. Ballan is the son of Jon Ballan, the lead bond lawyer for the financing of the $1.5 billion stadium.
Bring your mitts, not weapons
Baseball: Major League Baseball has a new message for players and employees this spring training: Keep guns, long knives and explosives out of the clubhouse.
Signs have been placed in spring training locker rooms stating “individuals are prohibited from possessing deadly weapons while performing any services for MLB.” The rules apply to employees of the commissioner’s office, other central baseball businesses and to teams, including players.
A baseball official said MLB developed the rules last year after former NFL star Plaxico Burress accidentally shot himself, which led to a two-year prison sentence. Guns became a controversy in the NBA this season, when Washington’s Gilbert Arenas was suspended indefinitely without pay by commissioner David Stern. Arenas brought guns to the Verizon Center.