Manny Pacquiao and his handlers have been hit with a lawsuit asking for damages for anyone who paid to watch his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. because he failed to disclose his shoulder was injured.
The suit was filed Tuesday in federal court in Las Vegas on behalf of two plaintiffs, identified as Staphane Vanel and Kami Rahbaran.
It alleges that the two were defrauded after paying to watch the fight, and seeks class action status on behalf of anyone who bought tickets, pay-per-view or bet on the fight.
The suit comes as Nevada regulators are looking into disciplinary action against Pacquiao for failing to disclose the injury. Pacquiao is expected to undergo surgery this week.
Meanwhile, Mayweather said in a text to ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith that he would welcome a rematch with Pacquiao.
"I will fight him in a year after his surgery," the text read.
Dolphins court undrafted star
Former LSU offensive tackle La'el Collins was courted by players from the Miami Dolphins but is not meeting with NFL teams about his pro football future at this time, his agent said.
Collins, who is represented by Deryk Gilmore, wasn't drafted last week after being projected as a first-round pick, likely because Baton Rouge, La., police have said they want to interview him about the shooting death of a pregnant woman he knew.
Three former LSU players now with the Dolphins went to Baton Rouge on Tuesday to meet with Collins, a person familiar with the situation said.
Quarterback Pryor is cut by Chiefs
•Kansas City placed four players on waivers, including former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor, who had been signed in the offseason and was trying to win a backup job.
•The Carolina Panthers said special teams coordinator Bruce DeHaven has taken a leave of absence to deal with health concerns. The health issue wasn't revealed.
Isiah Thomas joins Liberty
Isiah Thomas is working for Madison Square Garden Chairman James Dolan again — this time to run the WNBA's New York Liberty.
Thomas will serve as the Liberty's president, with responsibility for basketball and business operations, the team said. He also has an ownership interest in the franchise.
"Women's basketball is an exciting opportunity," Thomas said. "It's something I wanted to be a part of."
Dolan's Knicks didn't win a single playoff game during Thomas' stint as team president from December 2003 to April 2008 despite regularly having the NBA's highest payroll.
Big 12 backs off title game talk
The Big 12 tapped the brakes on the conference championship game talk.
Last week, Commissioner Bob Bowlsby suggested the league would move toward a championship game to improve its chances of putting a team in the College Football Playoff. After meeting with coaches and athletic directors Tuesday, Bowlsby said the conference is not headed toward a title game.
"We all believe one year is not a long enough trial to draw any conclusions," he said.
The Big 12 is the only Big Five conference without a title game.
around the horn
International hockey: Slovakia struck late on a power-play goal by Marian Gaborik to overcome Slovenia 3-1 for its third victory at the world championships. Slovakia stands second to the United States in Group B with seven points.
College football: Iowa defensive back Malik Rucker is leaving the program. Rucker, from Robbinsdale Cooper High School, played sparingly as a redshirt freshman last season.