A lawsuit filed by two massage therapists who sued retired quarterback Brett Favre over claims he sent racy text messages has been settled, a lawyer for the women said.
Suit against Favre is settled
A lawsuit filed by two massage therapists who sued retired quarterback Brett Favre over claims he sent racy text messages has been settled, a lawyer for the women said Friday.
Lawyer David Jaroslawicz wouldn’t comment on the terms of the settlement, saying only the case had been “resolved and discontinued.”
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Christina Scavo and Shannon O’Toole had alleged in a January 2011 lawsuit seeking unspecified damages that in 2008, while Favre was playing for the New York Jets, they lost their part-time jobs with the team after complaining he sent sexually suggestive texts to another therapist.
During the 2008 exhibition season, the suit alleged, the three-time league most valuable player sent another woman a text message asking to get together with her and Scavo, followed by another text saying, “I guess I have bad intentions.”
Jets officials have said O’Toole and Scavo worked for the team for a combined total of five days over two years, making $2,300 in all, and were never guaranteed ongoing work. Favre, 43, hasn’t played a league game since December 2010.
Former Bear Evey dies at 72
Dick Evey, a defensive lineman who played six of his eight seasons in the league with the Chicago Bears, died Thursday in Knoxville, Tenn., after an illness. He was 72.
German teams meet in final
Bayern Munich is trying to downplay being the favorite and Borussia Dortmund is eager to play up its chances to pull off an upset in Saturday’s UEFA Champions League final at Wembley Stadium in London.
The Champions League, the most significant European club tournament, has an all-German final for the first time.
Bayern Munich is in the final for the third time in four years.
Dortmund manager Juergen Klopp said, “If this is the only final in my life, this is the perfect place for it and this is the perfect opponent.”
Reports: L.A. to sign Rogers
Robbie Rogers, who announced in February he is gay, is expected to join the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer, according to multiple media reports.
Rogers’ MLS rights belonged to the Chicago Fire, but various reports said the Galaxy is sending 28-year-old striker Mike Magee, a Chicago native, to the Fire in exchange for wing Rogers, 26.
The trade would need MLS approval, and Rogers needs to get an international transfer certificate because he last played in England.
French Open draw is set
Seven-time champion Rafael Nadal of Spain could face top-seeded Novak Djokovic of Serbia in the French Open semifinals — a year after they met to decide the title. The draw for the clay-court Grand Slam tournament, which starts Sunday in Paris, placed them in the same half of the field.
Defending champion Nadal is 52-1 in French Open matches, but his world ranking dropped to fourth because he was out for about seven months because of injuries.
American Serena Williams, a winner of 15 major singles titles, is the top women’s seed, and defending champion Maria Sharapova of Russia is seeded second.
Carb Day showcases Honda
Honda had six of the fastest 10 cars on Carb Day, which gives cars qualified for Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 a chance to practice in race-day trim.
Simon Pagenaud topped Friday’s speed chart with a fastest lap of 225.827 mph.
Mixed martial arts
Velasquez to risk his title
Cain Velasquez is favored in his heavyweight-title defense against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva on Saturday at UFC 160 in Las Vegas. Velasquez (11-1) scored a dominating first-round TKO over the bloodied Silva (18-4) at UFC 146 last year.
Di Luca tests positive for EPO
Danilo Di Luca, the 2007 Giro d’Italia winner, tested positive for the blood booster EPO in a surprise check at his home before this year’s Giro, organizers said. If confirmed in a backup “B” sample, Di Luca risks a lifetime ban because this is his third doping offense.
The Vini Fantini-Selle Italia team fired Di Luca, 37.
Meanwhile, the 19th stage of the 21-stage Giro was canceled because of snow.
• Kara Cannizzaro scored four consecutive goals in a 7:20 span in the second half to help third-seeded North Carolina beat two-time defending national champion Northwestern 11-4 in the NCAA women’s lacrosse semifinals in Villanova, Pa.
North Carolina (17-3) will play top-seeded Maryland (22-0) in Sunday’s final. Maryland edged fourth-seeded Syracuse 11-10 to advance.
• Brian Wardle, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay men’s basketball coach, will keep his job.
An independent review largely cleared Wardle, 33, of allegations he mistreated players, university officials said.
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