Oddsmakers give Marcos Maidana little chance against Floyd Mayweather Jr., but a full house is guaranteed at Las Vegas' MGM Grand hotel arena for the world welterweight title fight Saturday night.

"I want to put on a good show," said Mayweather, who'll earn a minimum of $32 million for the pay-for-view bout. "We don't expect it to go the distance."

Mayweather (45-0, 26 knockouts) returns to the ring for the first time since dominating Canelo Alvarez last September.

Maidana (35-3, 31 KOs) earned the fight by knocking down Adrien Broner en route to a decision win in December.

"Other fighters they show respect, they show fear," Maidana said. "That's one thing I won't show against Mayweather."

Mayweather weighed in Friday at 146 pounds to 146½ for Maidana.

College basketball

National champion Connecticut has begun talks to restructure coach Kevin Ollie's contract, the Hartford Courant reported. Ollie has four years left on the five-year, $7.5 million deal. He's affirmed on multiple occasions that he wants to stay at UConn now and isn't interested in the NBA. But he hasn't commented since the Los Angeles Lakers' job opened.

  • Kentucky coach John Calipari is recovering from hip replacement surgery.

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    Linebacker O'Brien Schofield and cornerback A.J. Jefferson agreed to terms with Super Bowl champion Seattle. Jefferson was released last November by Minnesota after an arrest on a domestic assault complaint. Schofield appeared in 15 games for the Seahawks last season. Also, Nate Carroll -- son of coach Pete Carroll -- will now be an assistant wide receivers coach.

  • Cleveland exercised the fifth-year, $5.5 million contract option on defensive lineman Phil Taylor, a first-round pick in 2011.

  • Los Angeles County prosecutors said they won't file criminal charges against ESPN analyst and former NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson for a scuffle that scratched his former girlfriend's finger last month.

    Motor sports

    Sam Hornish Jr.'s seven-race NASCAR Nationwide Series deal with Joe Gibbs Racing starts Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway (Alabama) where he will drive the No. 54 Toyota. He will start on the pole after edging Elliott Sadler and Darrell Wallace Jr. in a JGR qualifying sweep.

    Track and field

    Tyson Gay accepted a one-year suspension after testing positive for a banned substance nearly a year ago and returned the silver medal he won in the men's 400-meter relay at the 2012 London Olympics. USADA said Gay's one-year ban began June 23, the day his sample was collected at the U.S. championships. Gay withdrew from all competition prior to the 2013 world championships and has not competed since.

  • Olympian and former 100-yard dash world record-holder Frank Budd died in Marlton, New Jersey. He was 74. Budd was fifth in the 100 meters at the 1960 Rome Games. The next year, while still a student at Villanova, he set records in the 100-yard dash and 220-yard straight.

    Cycling

    Lance Armstrong asked the Texas Supreme Court to stop a Dallas company from trying to force him to pay back $12 million in bonuses it paid him for winning the Tour De France. SCA Promotions sued Armstrong last year after he admitted using PEDs.

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