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In brief: Swoopes plans WNBA return with Tulsa

Basketball: A person with knowledge of the situation told the Associated Press that 40-year-old Sheryl Swoopes will return to the WNBA to play with the Tulsa Shock.

Swoopes is set to agree to a contract with the team, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the Shock weren’t announcing the deal until today.

Swoopes last played in the league in 2008 for the Seattle Storm before spending the last few years overseas.

She won four championships while playing with the Houston Comets and earned three WNBA MVP awards, the last of which came in 2005.

Tulsa finished last season 6-28.

Associated Press

Goal-line tech in World Cup?

SOCCER: World soccer boss Joseph Blatter expects goal-line technology to be in place for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

The ruling body FIFA has been reluctant to bring modern technology into football to help referees. But a growing number of players, referees and officials want technology to help determine whether a ball has crossed the line, via video evidence or a tracking chip in the ball.

The issue is being re-assessed because a clear England goal in the round of 16 match with Germany at the 2010 World Cup was not granted by match officials.

FIFA decided earlier this month to delay a decision on goal-line technology to allow further testing of chip balls and goal cameras.

A decision is now expected in March 2012 from the International Football Association Board, which oversees the laws of the game.


College game goes deep

Baseball: Garrett Weber’s RBI single in the 22nd inning gave Fresno State a 3-2 victory over San Diego on Saturday night in a game that took longer 7 hours and tied for the third-longest in NCAA Division I history.

In the 22nd, Danny Muno hit a leadoff single for the Bulldogs (17-2), stole second and scored on Weber’s single to left with two outs to beat San Diego (4-16) and end the game after 7 hours, 12 minutes.

The teams tied Baylor-Houston (1999) and Colorado-Nebraska (1974) for the third-longest game. The Division I record was set in 2009, when Texas beat Boston College 3-2 in 25 innings in an NCAA regional game.

Associated Press

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