An attorney for former NFL player Darren Sharper told a Los Angeles judge that she's planning a resolution of the rape charges filed against Sharper in four states.

Attorney Blair Berk said Sharper would enter a plea Monday in two jurisdictions, including California, that would resolve sexual assault allegations also pending in New Orleans, Las Vegas and the Phoenix area.

Berk did not specify the plea or name the other jurisdiction, but court records in Arizona indicate a change-of-plea hearing has been scheduled for Monday morning.

Earlier in the day, Sharper, who played for the Vikings in 2005-2008 and the Packers before that, was charged with drugging and raping two tourists at a Las Vegas Strip hotel while they were unconscious. The account is similar to allegations made against Sharper in California, Louisiana and Arizona.


Hoffman build on his lead

Equipped with his first PGA Tour lead in 67 starts, Morgan Hoffmann played like he wanted to keep it in the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Bay Hill, Fla.

Hoffman made birdies on half of his holes for a 7-under 65, giving him a three-shot lead over Henrik Stenson, Harris English and defending champion Matt Every. Stenson, English and Every each had a 66.

Hoffmann was at 13-under 131, one short of the 36-hole record at Bay Hill.

"I'm trying to birdie every hole out there, so it was good," Hoffmann said.

Auto Racing

Kurt Busch takes pole

Kurt Busch won the pole for Sunday's Sprint Cup Auto Club 400 in Fontana, Calif., turning a lap of 185.142 miles per hour.

With his first pole since May 2013, Busch took another step forward in his return from four months of off-track troubles involving his ex-girlfriend, who accused him of domestic assault. He ended up not being charged.

After being suspended for the first three races, Busch finished fifth last week at Phoenix.

Blood clots stop Vickers again

Brian Vickers is sidelined again by blood clots that prevent him from safely driving a race car. It's Vickers' third bout with blood clots; Michael Waltrip Racing replaced him with Brett Moffitt for Sunday's Sprint Cup.

•The German Grand Prix was cut from the 2015 Formula One calendar after neither of the country's two circuits was able to make a deal with series promoter Bernie Ecclestone. The German Grand Prix, one of the most historic in the calendar, had been set for July 19. The last time the German Grand Prix was scratched from the calendar was in 1955.


Federer stays hot

Roger Federer defeated Tomas Berdych 6-4, 6-0 to reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open, keeping alive his bid of winning an unprecedented fifth title in Indian Hills, Calif.

Milos Raonic beat Rafael Nadal 4-6, 7-6 (10), 7-5 in a nearly three-hour marathon and will face Federer in the semifinals.

Federer improved to 15-1 this year, his only loss coming in the third round of the Australian Open.


WNBA: Guard Jasmine Thomas signed a multiyear contract to remain with the Atlanta Dream. She averaged 4.8 points and 1.6 assists with the Dream last season after setting career highs with her averages of 8.5 points and 3.1 assists two years ago.

NFL: Tommy Smith is retiring as president and chief executive officer of the Tennessee Titans, saying that dividing his time between the NFL team his late father-in-law founded and the other business left by Bud Adams was not good for either company.

College swimming: Missy Franklin lowered her American record in winning the 200-yard freestyle at the NCAA women's swimming and diving championships in Greensboro, N.C. The four-time Olympic gold medalist became the first woman in history to break 1:40, touching first in 1 minute, 39.10 seconds.