) -- Mississippi State cancelled all classes on Thursday to accommodate a "major athletic event" as the No. 25 Bulldogs host the No. 3 Louisiana State Tigers in a Southeastern Conference football game, the university said.

Mississippi State issued a statement that said an extra day had been added to the academic schedule to make up for cancellation of all Thursday classes at the Starkville, Miss., campus.

Classes would resume on Friday, the university said.

An Ohio State booster admitted he paid athletes who play for the Buckeyes football team.

Dan Herron, The Ohio State University Buckeyes

Booster Robert "Bobby" DiGeronimo told

The Columbus Dispatch

that he was responsible for the money former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor gave to three teammates in February. The players -- running back Jordan Hall, cornerback Travis Howard and backup safety Corey Brown -- were suspended for the first two games of the season and could be back for a Saturday game against Miami.

"I am responsible for those kids coming up here from Columbus," DiGeronimo said. "I handled it wrong. I should not have handled it the way I did."

Embattled Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt will have to pay his ex-wife $225,000 a month, attorneys said.

It was another high cost McCourt had to incur in an

already expensive divorce proceeding with wife Jamie, in which the ultimate prize has been the Dodgers.

The Dodgers organization is in bankruptcy, which means the team can't be sold until the case is sorted out, a judge said.

Packers cornerback Charles Woodson was fined $10,000 by the NFL for a punch he threw at Saints tight end David Thomas in the 2011 season opener, someone familiar with the situation told

The Associated Press


The seven-time Pro Bowler admitted after last Thursday's game that he committed the foul: "Just got frustrated, the guy was holding me a little longer than I wanted. Nothing was said about it, referee-wise, quick enough, and I reacted. It is what it is, I guess."

-- Written by Joe Deaux in New York.

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