Alcovy to hold meeting for sports parents

COVINGTON - Alcovy High School is conducting a meeting for the parents of all Tiger athletes at 6:30 p.m. Thursday

Topics that will be discussed include eligibility, heat guidelines and prevention of MRSA (staph infection), along with several other subjects. The meeting will be held in the auditorium.

Goodell wants Favre, Packers dispute solved by Monday

GREEN BAY, Wis. - NFL commissioner Roger Goodell hopes to have Brett Favre's standoff with the Green Bay Packers resolved by Monday - even if he has to force the issue.

'Both parties are talking,' Goodell said in an interview with the NFL Network on Saturday. 'I think the discussions are moving ahead, and I hope we have something resolved by Monday. I think we've gotten to the point where we kind of have to force it.'

Goodell was not going to grant Favre's reinstatement request Saturday, NFL spokesman Randall Liu said. Favre submitted a letter requesting reinstatement from the Packers' reserve/retired list Tuesday, but Goodell has held off approving it in hopes that Favre and the Packers could resolve their dispute.