Sports in Brief: Welterweight champ Garcia to be honored
Juniata Park welterweight Danny Garcia will be named Philadelphia fighter of the year on Sunday at the sixth annual Briscoe Awards. The 25-year-old also won the award last year.
Garcia (27-0, 16 knockouts) scored a unaminous decision over Lucas Matthysse in a title defense last month and is a possible opponent next year for Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Also being honored are heavyweights Steve Cunningham (for performance of the year) and Bryant Jennings (as prospect of the year), middleweight Jesse Hart as rookie of the year, cruiserweight Garrett Wilson for knockout of the year, and Rasheen Brown as amateur of the year. The event, free to the public, begins at 2 p.m. at the Veterans Boxing Association, 2733 E. Clearfield St.
AUTO RACING Dover International Speedway officials announced the track's 2014 race dates, with two tripleheader NASCAR weekends. The spring weekend next year at the Monster Mile will include the Lucas Oil 200 Camping World Truck Series race on May 30, a Nationwide Series race on May 31 and a Sprint Cup Series race on June 1. When NASCAR returns in the fall, it will feature the Drive Sober 150 K&N Pro Series East race on Sept. 26, a Nationwide Series race on Sept. 27, and the AAA 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sept. 28.
Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti was released from a Houston hospital Thursday, four days after fracturing his spine and breaking his right ankle on the last lap of the Grand Prix of Houston.
Jeff Gordon won the pole for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Gordon turned a lap at 194.308 m.p.h. to edge Kevin Harvick.
BASEBALL Baltimore third baseman Manny Machado will have surgery to repair a ligament in his left knee and expects to be ready for spring training. The first-time all-star hit .283 with 14 homers and 71 RBIs for the Orioles.
CRICKET India batsman Sachin Tendulkar, whose 15,837 runs are the most in history, said he's ending his 24-year career. Tendulkar, 40, will play his final two matches next month against the West Indies. Nicknamed "the Little Master," the 5-foot-5 Tendulkar holds almost all major batting records.
COLLEGES Georgetown women's basketball coach Keith Brown resigned after a probe into allegations of unprofessional conduct and inappropriate language by some of his players.
- Staff and wire reports