Mike Tyson is returning to the ring.
The former heavyweight champion will fight for the first time in nearly a year, facing journeyman Kevin McBride on June 11 at Washington's MCI Center, a boxing source told the Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday.
Tyson and promoter Marty Wynn planned to announce the bout at a news conference today, the source said.
Tyson's manager, Shelly Finkel, did not immediately return a phone message left at his office Monday evening.
The 38-year-old Tyson is 50-5 with two no contests and 44 knockouts. He lost two of his last three fights.
In his most recent outing, in Louisville on July 30, he was stopped in the fourth round by Danny Williams after tearing cartilage in his left knee.
PATS EXTEND DILLON'S CONTRACT
Patriots running back Corey Dillon signed a contract extension that could keep him with New England for the rest of his career.
The agreement guarantees the 30-year-old Dillon $10 million over two years and could be extended for up to five years and a total $25 million in base pay and various bonuses, said his agent, Steven Feldman.
Dillon was due to receive $3.85 million next season in the final year of his contract, but the Patriots and Dillon began discussing a long-term deal after their 24-21 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl in February, Feldman said.
In his first year with New England after being traded from Cincinnati, Dillon rushed for a career-high and team-best 1,635 yards with 12 touchdowns. He also scored a touchdown in the Super Bowl.
In other NFL news, LaVar Arrington criticized the Washington Redskins for a failing to support him during his recent knee injury, an injury that forced him to have another surgery last week. "It's like nothing in terms of the support from them, it's like nothing," Arrington told reporters at Redskins Park. "It's like, just let me disappear and die."
ARMSTRONG A SURPRISE ENTRY
Lance Armstrong was a surprise entry at a cycling race, stunning riders at the line minutes before the start and then finishing 15th in the Lemire Memorial Grand Prix in Ojai, Calif.
Wearing a blue and white jersey, the Tour de France champion took his place with others for the 90-minute criterium race through rural Ventura County on Sunday.
Armstrong, who rarely rides in the United States, is tuning up for an attempt this summer for a record seventh straight title at the Tour de France. He is scheduled to ride in the Tour of Georgia on April 19-24.
VOLS SUSPEND QB, RECEIVER
Tennessee quarterback Brent Schaeffer and receiver Bret Smith were suspended indefinitely from the team, a day after they were charged with hitting a student who was arguing with Schaeffer's girlfriend in a dormitory.
The players were arrested at a dorm where many athletes live. They were charged with misdemeanor assault and released on their own recognizance Sunday after the early morning fight at another dorm. Their arraignments are set for April 18.
Coach Phillip Fulmer suspended the players, who will miss the remaining two days of spring practice this week and the annual Orange and White game Saturday.
AROUND & ABOUT
Michelle Wie accepted a sponsor's exemption to play in the John Deere Classic July 7-10 in Silvis, Ill., the second time this year the 15-year-old from Hawaii will take her promising game to the PGA Tour. Wie played the Sony Open in Honolulu the second week of the year and had rounds of 75-74 in blustery conditions to miss the cut by seven shots.
Nate Robinson, the 5-foot-8 guard who led Washington to a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament, said he plans to enter the NBA draft. Robinson was selected to the All-Pac 10 team the last two seasons and was a third team Associated Press All-American.
Compiled from News and wire service reports.