PSU-Virginia football game nixed

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Penn State will not be playing Virginia in a home game originally scheduled for Sept. 14, according to a statement from Penn State athletic director Dave Joyner.

A statement said Virginia notified Penn State that it would not be playing the game so it could schedule a home game. The two plan to play at Beaver Stadium at a future date.

On Friday, the Orlando Sentinel reported that Central Florida had scheduled a home-and-home series with Penn State, with the first game of that series being Sept. 14 at Beaver Stadium. The statement from Joyner said Penn State had begun discussions with an opponent about rescheduling a game for that date and would make an announcement soon.


Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng is asking British Prime Minister David Cameron to pump government money into the country's basketball program to ensure the legacy from the London Olympics isn't "completely demolished." Britain's basketball teams were told a month ago they will receive no funding for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016. Britain qualified for basketball at the London Games as the host nation.

Auto racing

Mike Conway will be back in an IndyCar at Long Beach in a one-race deal for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. It is the first IndyCar event Conway has scheduled since deciding not to race at Fontana in 2012 regular-season finale. Conway decided he was not comfortable on ovals and told A.J. Foyt Racing he wanted to step out of the car.

• The son of the late Joseph "Doc" Mattioli is stepping down as a member of the Board of Directors at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., the track founded by his father. The track announced Monday that Joseph R. Mattioli III was leaving after a four-decade career at Pocono, including a stint as president and chief operating officer. Pocono long has been a stop for two races on NASCAR's Sprint Cup circuit.


Zab Judah's super lightweight title defense against challenger Danny Garcia at the Barclays Center has been rescheduled for April 27 after Garcia injured a rib in training. Golden Boy Promotions announced the change Sunday night. The fight was originally set for Feb. 9 at the Brooklyn arena.

Dog show

America's top dog show is ready to welcome two new breeds this year. Two weeks before the start of the Westminster Kennel Club show Feb. 11 at Madison Square Garden in New York, two treeing Walker coonhounds and several Russell terriers were introduced at a hotel across from the arena. There will be 187 different breeds and varieties represented at the 137th Westminster event.

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