Trinidad players to get disputed payment

A London court ruled that a group of soccer players from Trinidad is entitled to profits from the team's 2006 World Cup appearance.

Soccer player Kelvin Jack says he and 15 other players had filed a complaint against the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation seeking at least 50 percent of net profits earned.

The government has declined to release that figure. Officials say the federation received $28 million in gross profits. The federation has declined to comment.

Jack was one of four players who testified during last month's hearings. He told The Associated Press Thursday that he considered the ruling a victory.

He said a judge will decide in June how much each player will receive.

NASCAR's oldest ex-driver dies at 95

Lloyd Moore, a NASCAR winner in 1950 and the oldest former driver, has died. He was 95. Moore died in his sleep Sunday in Frewsburg, in the home where he was born in 1912, according to NASCAR's Web site.

James Bailey, Moore's son-in-law who will preside at his funeral as pastor of Wheeler Hill United Methodist Church, said Tuesday that Moore had been in generally good health until the day he died. "He didn't sleep well Saturday night, fell asleep around 5 a.m., and his wife couldn't wake him Sunday afternoon," Bailey said.

Moore won his lone NASCAR title in Winchester, Ind., and finished fourth in the 1950 standings. He drove from 1949-55 in the Grand National series against Lee Petty, Glenn "Fireball" Roberts and other contemporaries.

Piazza walks away after 16 seasons

Mike Piazza is retiring from baseball following a 16-season career in which he became one of the top-hitting catchers in history.

"After discussing my options with my wife, family and agent, I felt it was time to start a new chapter in my life," he said in a statement released Tuesday by his agent, Dan Lozano. "It has been an amazing journey. ... So today, I walk away with no regrets. The 39-year-old Piazza batted .275 with eight homers and 44 RBIs as a designated hitter for Oakland last season, became a free agent and did not re-sign. He was not available to discuss his decision, according to Josh Goldberg, a spokesman for Lozano.

Taken by the Los Angeles Dodgers on the 62nd round of the 1988 amateur draft, Piazza became a 12-time All-Star, making the NL team 10 consecutive times starting in 1993.

Falcons, Ryan agree to $72 million deal

Matt Ryan signed a $72 million, six-year contract with the Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday, ending concerns that prolonged negotiations could threaten his chance to become the starting quarterback as a rookie. Ryan, the No. 3 overall pick in last month's draft out of Boston College, is guaranteed $34.75 million. His guaranteed money is $4.75 million more than that given to Jake Long, the No. 1 overall choice who also is represented by agent Tom Condon.

The Falcons confirmed the signing and scheduled a news conference for Tuesday night.

Ryan worked behind quarterbacks Chris Redman and Joey Harrington at his first minicamp with the team this month.

UPS pledges donation to equine charity

Shipping giant UPS, which has ridden a wave of enthusiasm amid Big Brown's success as the horse seeks to become the first Triple Crown winner in 30 years, has pledged $10,000 to a charity that aids thoroughbreds. The Atlanta-based company said in a statement that in making the donation to Thoroughbred Charities of America, it wants to honor Eight Belles, the filly that was euthanized after an injury at the Kentucky Derby.

Indianapolis awarded 2012 Super Bowl

Indianapolis has been awarded the 2012 Super Bowl, the fourth time a cold-weather city will host the NFL's championship game.

The city was a runner-up last year to Dallas, but Tuesday beat out Houston and Arizona for the game, which will be played Feb. 5, 2012, for the championship of the 2011 season. Part of the bid includes a pledge by the city to build a practice facility downtown that will be left in place for local residents to use.

The next two Super Bowls are in Tampa and in South Florida.