ODDS AND ENDS

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS -

Box­ing: The body that runs Bri­tish box­ing cast doubt on Tyson Fury’s an­nounce­ment he is close to re­turn­ing to the ring, say­ing the for­mer world heavy­weight cham­pion’s li­cense re­mains sus­pended, and he has an up­com­ing anti-dop­ing hear­ing.

Fury wrote Mon­day on Twit­ter he was “work­ing on an op­po­nent” and gave a re­turn date of May 13.

Robert Smith, gen­eral sec­re­tary of the Bri­tish Box­ing Board of Con­trol, said the group was “nowhere near” a de­ci­sion on Fury’s ban.

■ Un­beaten WBO feath­er­weight cham­pion Os­car Valdez (22-0) will de­fend his belt against Colom­bia’s Miguel Mar­riaga on April 22 in Car­son, Calif. Col­lege foot­ball: Ore­gon co-of­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor David Reaves, who re­signed Feb. 3 af­ter be­ing ar­rested for sus­pi­cion of driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence, was paid more than $60,000 for 26 hours of work, the Eu­gene Reg­is­ter-Guard re­ported. Reaves was hired Jan. 17 and ar­rested Jan. 22. A plea hear­ing is set for Mon­day.

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