Sandusky seeking?delay in abuse trial
• Jerry Sandusky’s lawyer Monday asked the judge in his child sex-abuse case to delay the start of his criminal trial until mid-July, saying he needed more time to prepare. Defense lawyer Joe Amendola said the additional two months would help him contact and interview witnesses, subpoena records and hire experts. Earlier this month, Judge John Cleland tentatively scheduled jury selection in the former Penn State assistant football coach’s trial to begin May 14, with jurors chosen from State College and the surrounding area.
• Former Texas offensive coordinator Greg Davis has found a new home at Iowa after a year out of the game. Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz announced that Davis will be his new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Davis replaces Ken O’Keefe, who left after 13 seasons to become the wide receivers coach with the Miami Dolphins.
• The University of Iowa has decided not to invite the University of North Dakota to an April track meet because of the school’s Fighting Sioux nickname. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reported that associate athletic director Mark Abbott said Iowa decided against the invitation when UND reinstated the name earlier this month. Iowa policy prohibits the athletic department from scheduling competitions with schools or attending tournaments hosted by schools using Native American mascots, unless those mascots are approved by the NCAA.
Two players face ?marijuana charges
•?Free-agent linebacker Leroy Hill was arrested by police in Atlanta and charged with possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. According to a statement from Atlanta police, Hill was arrested early Saturday after officers were called to an Atlanta condominium following a complaint about a marijuana odor. … ?Virginia State Police say Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Nate Collins was charged with possession of marijuana. State police say Collins, 24, was charged Thursday during a traffic stop in Fauquier (faw-KEER’) County in northern Virginia’s horse country.
Mayer advances?in Mexican Open
•?Florian Mayer of Germany beat Facundo Bagnis of Argentina 6-2, 6-4 to advance to the second round of the Mexican Open. The fifth-seeded Mayer took advantage of seven aces to get past Bagnis in just over an hour at the Fairmont Acapulco Princess. Mayer had four break opportunities and converted on three of them. Also advancing was No. 7 seed Marcel Granollers of Spain, who defeated Brazil’s Thomaz Bellucci 6-4, 6-2. Potito Starace beat Alessandro Giannessi 6-2, 7-5 in an all-Italian encounter, while Pablo Andujar of Spain ousted Leonardo Mayer of Argentina, 7-6 (5), 6-3.
Sounders sign?forward Morgan
•?The Seattle Sounders women announced they signed star forward Alex Morgan for the 2012 season.
•?Olympic silver medalist Mike Day is among 10 riders chosen by USA Cycling to represent its funded team in the opening rounds of the BMX Supercross World Cup. The season starts March 30-31 in Chula Vista, Calif. The second round is April 13-14 in Randaberg, Norway.
— Associated Press