The sale of the Angels from The Walt Disney Co. to Arturo Moreno was approved, making him the first minority with a controlling stake in a major league team. Moreno, a Hispanic businessman from Tucson, Ariz., hopes to complete the $184 million purchase of the World Series champions next week.
Bob Johnson is prepared to wait until July -- or perhaps even longer -- for Michael Jordan to decide if he wants to join Charlotte's expansion NBA franchise. Johnson said he recently gave Jordan his sales pitch, telling him the "door is wide open" for Jordan to come to Charlotte as a minority owner, team president, or both.
Jeff Sluman used his newfound pure putting stroke to charge into the clubhouse lead during the first round of the $5.6 million Byron Nelson Championship.
Teenager Michelle Wie has accepted a sponsor's exemption to play in the Boise Open on the Nationwide Tour, becoming the first female to compete on the PGA Tour's developmental circuit.
Jennifer Capriati fought the urge to be aggressive, and her patience was rewarded with a berth in the quarterfinals of the Italian Open. The fifth-seeded Capriati beat Nadia Petrova 7-5, 6-3 to advance. She was joined in the quarterfinals by Serena Williams, Kim Clijsters and Amelie Mauresmo.
Pete Sampras pulled out of Wimbledon and the French Open and probably won't return to competitive tennis, the Los Angeles Times reported on its Web site.
On the air
BoxingHeavyweights, Lance Whitaker (25-2-1) vs. Andre Purlett (35-1-0), 8 p.m., ESPN2
College baseballSoutheast at Murray St. (2), 12:45 p.m., KGIR-1220
College softballNCAA Division I, regionals, 6 p.m., ESPN2
Deutsche Bank/SAP Open TPC of Europe, 7 a.m., TGC
Virginia Beach Open, 12:30 p.m., TGC
Byron Nelson Championship, 3 p.m., USA
Bayer Advantage Celebrity Pro-Am, 4 p.m., TGC (same-day tape)
Horse racingPimlico Breeders' Cup Distaff Handicap, 2:30 p.m., ESPN2
Black-Eyed Susan Stakes and Pimlico Special Handicap, 4 p.m., ESPN
Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, 7 p.m., Fox-Midwest, WGN, KZIM-960, KBXB-97.9
Atlanta at San Diego, 9 p.m., TBS
Qualifying for Austrian Grand Prix, 7 a.m., SPEED
Qualifying for The Winston, 5 p.m., SPEED
Hardee's 200, 7 p.m., SPEED
Final practice for The Winston, 9:30 p.m., SPEED
NBA playoffsDetroit at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m., ESPN
NHL playoffsMinnesota at Anaheim, 9:30 p.m., ESPN
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College baseballSoutheast at Murray State (2), 1 p.m.
High school baseball
St. Vincent at Leopold, 4:15 p.m.