OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma will have wins reinstated from the 2005 Holiday Bowl season after an NCAA appeals committee partially overturned a ruling in the infractions case involving former quarterback Rhett Bomar.
The NCAA Infractions Appeals Committee released a ruling Friday that Oklahoma should not have been found guilty of separate violations for failing to detect that football players were working at a Norman car dealership and failing to monitor those students' employment.
In overturning the violation related to detecting the players' employment, the appeals committee reinstated the Sooners' wins from their 8-4 season in 2005.
"This decision is a great thing for those individuals involved with our 2005 team," Sooners coach Bob Stoops said in a statement. "Most of the players on our current roster were not on that team, but I know those victories mean a lot to the players and coaches who were here at that time."
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• West Virginia University wants a judge to dismiss counterclaims Rich Rodriguez raised to the lawsuit over his $4 million buyout, arguing he can't benefit from a contract, then refuse to comply with the parts he doesn't like.
The university filed documents Friday in Monongalia County Circuit Court in Morgantown, arguing that Rodriguez fails to offer legal foundations for his claim the contract is unenforceable. He claims he signed it under false pretenses, expecting certain verbal promises from the administration to be kept.
But Rodriguez knew what he was doing and had help from lawyers, financial advisers and agents when he negotiated and signed the document, WVU argues.
• PRO FOOTBALL -- Wayne Huizenga's passion for the Miami Dolphins remains, but after more than a decade as their sole owner, he says it's time for someone else to become the boss.
Huizenga announced Friday that New York real estate developer Stephen Ross would acquire 50 percent of the franchise, Dolphin Stadium and surrounding developable land.
The NFL must approve the sale, which Huizenga said would be worth $1.1 billion.
Ross has an opportunity to become managing general partner in the future. Huizenga turned 70 in December, and he said his age and estate planning motivated him to make the deal.
• NFL commissioner Roger Goodell warned three weeks ago that he could give suspended cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones more time to understand what was expected of him.
Now the league says Jones is prohibited from working out at the Tennessee Titans' facility and may not be reinstated until at least the opening of training camps in July.
Jones' agent and attorney, Manny Arora, confirmed Friday he had received a letter from the NFL telling him that Jones cannot use the Titans' facility for workouts and remains suspended.
• SOCCER -- AC Milan striker Ronaldo is unsure whether he'll be able to play after needing surgery to repair a ruptured tendon in his left knee.
"Physically it will be difficult and mentally it will be very difficult," said Ronaldo, who was released from the Pitie-Salpetriere hospital on Friday after undergoing surgery a week ago.
Hospital officials said the operation went well, but the three-time FIFA player of the year said it was too early to tell if he would return to the field. Ronaldo is not expected to play again for at least eight or nine months.