Sports Digest


April 20, 2006

Et cetera

Peterson's car deal legit, Oklahoma says Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson did not violate NCAA regulations by buying a car and returning it several weeks later, the school's compliance department has deter mined. Peterson, the runner-up for the 2004 Heisman Trophy, secured a financing agreement and drove the car for several weeks last winter but then returned it, said Bonita Jackson, Peterson's mother.

Boxing Baltimore native Hasim Rahman was named the World Boxing Council's Fighter of The Month for defending his heavyweight crown with last month's draw against James Toney in Atlantic City, N.J.

Pro football The San Francisco 49ers added a second first-round pick in next week's NFL draft by trading their second- and third-round picks to the Denver Broncos for the 22nd overall selection. The 49ers, who already have the No. 6 pick, sent the 37th and 68th overall choices to the Broncos, giving San Francisco two first-round picks.

Auto racing Former Indianapolis 500 winner Pat Flaherty and former car owner Al Dean will be inducted into the Auto Racing Hall of Fame at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway next month.

Horse racing Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., will replace its main dirt track with a synthetic surface designed to make the track more durable and safer for horses. The Keeneland Association board of directors voted to install the Polytrack surface in time for the fall meet.

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