HALL OF CHAMPIONS TO INDUCT SEAU ON FEB. 25: SAN DIEGO (AP) — The board of directors at the San Diego Hall of Champions has decided to forego the normal voting process and induct Junior Seau into the Breitbard Hall of Fame on Feb. 25.
Candidates normally aren't eligible to be voted in until two years after their careers end or their deaths.
Seau, the hard-hitting, first-pumping leader of the Chargers for 13 of his 20 NFL seasons, committed suicide May 2. He grew up in suburban Oceanside and was a star at Southern California.
The Chargers retired Seau's No. 55 on Sunday.
PACQUIAO, MARQUEZ LOOK FOR KOS IN 4TH RIVALRY BOUT: BEVERLY HILLS (AP) — Three compelling fights in the past eight years still haven't resolved the rivalry between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez.
So they're stepping in the ring together for a fourth bout on Dec. 8 in Las Vegas.
And this time, they're both looking for knockouts.
Pacquiao and Marquez fought to a draw in 2004, and Pacquiao won by decision in 2008 and again last year. Marquez and many fans still believe he won all three fights, while Pacquiao says he clearly won the last two.
Marquez says the only way to be sure he'll finally get his hand raised is to stop the Filipino congressman.
SHAUN WHITE CHARGED WITH PUBLIC INTOX, VANDALISM: NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two-time Olympic gold medalist snowboarder Shaun White faces charges of public intoxication and vandalism, accused of drunkenly destroying a phone at a Nashville hotel and ending up in the hospital after he hit his head.
Officers responded to the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel at 2 a.m. Sunday after a drunken man identified as the 26-year-old White pulled a fire alarm, forcing the hotel to evacuate all guests. An employee also reported seeing White destroy a hotel phone.
White tried to leave the hotel in a cab before being stopped by a hotel guest who told the driver police had been called. According to police, White kicked at the man before running away. The man chased him and they collided when White turned around. White, who is also one of the world's top skateboarders, fell back and hit his head against a fence, police said.
White, who appeared to be drunk, was given the opportunity to sign misdemeanor citations and refused, police said. A spokeswoman for Baptist Hospital said White was treated there and released on Monday before being arrested and booked by police. A mug shot released by police shows White with a black eye.
SANDUSKY TO BE SENTENCED OCT. 9 IN SEX ABUSE CASE: STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - There's little doubt former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky faces a long prison sentence. In a few weeks, he'll find out just how long.
A judge announced Monday he will sentence Sandusky on Oct. 9, nearly four months after Sandusky was convicted in the child molestation scandal that brought shame to Penn State.
Sandusky was convicted in June of 45 counts of sex abuse involving 10 boys. Prosecutors said some of the assaults took place on the Penn State campus.
The 68-year-old Sandusky, given his age and the serious nature of the crimes, is likely to receive a sentence that will keep him in prison for life. He is jailed pending sentencing and maintains his innocence.