College football • John L. Smith always believed real estate development was the safest investment of all, saying "you may not make money, but you won't lose money."
The Arkansas coach has had to rethink that philosophy in recent years after several of his land deals went bust in Kentucky. Smith told The Associated Press that he is making plans to declare bankruptcy, perhaps during the upcoming season.
Smith was an Arkansas assistant for three seasons under Bobby Petrino before leaving in December to become the coach at his alma mater, Weber State.
Following Petrino's firing, Smith approached Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long about the job and was later signed to a 10-month, $850,000 contract.
Bolt to skip last meet before Games
Track • Usain Bolt has withdrawn from the Monaco Diamond League meet with what his coach calls a "slight" injury problem following the Jamaican Olympic trials.
Coach Glen Mills says the Olympic champion in the 100 and 200 meters won't run in Monaco on July 20 to give him "sufficient time for treatment and time to train and prepare" for the Games.
Bolt was scheduled to run the 200 in Monaco in his last race before the Olympics.
Board approves goal-line technology
Soccer • Goal-line technology is coming to soccer.
The decision by the International Football Association Board on Thursday clears FIFA to use the system at the 2014 World Cup. The English Premier League is expected to adopt a system during next season. FIFA President Sepp Blatter was a member of the panel that accepted test results showing that the Hawk-Eye and GoalRef systems quickly and accurately judge when balls cross the goal line. • The Egyptian Football Association says the country's domestic league will resume in August after a seven-month suspension following a deadly riot at a stadium in Port Said this year.
The Association's spokesman, Azmy Megahed, told The Associated Press on Thursday the league will start Aug. 24 if the government approves security measures at the stadiums around the country.
The Interior Ministry wants video cameras and metal detectors installed at stadiums to help prevent a repeat of the riot that killed 74 fans at a game in the Mediterranean city in February
From wire reports