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MIAMI | FIFA boss says he doesn’t know why prosecutor was suspended

MIAMI — FIFA President Gianni Infantino says he doesn’t know why the lead investigator into corruption within the organization was suspended from that role. Infantino was a childhood friend of the prosecutor, Olivier Thormann. The FIFA president said he had no contact with Thormann that might have led to the suspension by the Swiss prosecutor’s … Continue reading MIAMI | FIFA boss says he doesn’t know why prosecutor was suspended

AVONDALE, Ariz. | Suspended crew chief says other teams were cheating first

AVONDALE, Ariz. — Kevin Harvick‘s crew chief says Stewart-Haas Racing modified the spoiler on Harvick’s car because other teams were already doing similar alterations. Rodney Childers is suspended for the final two races of the season and working at the race shop in North Carolina as Harvick tries to overcome a devastating penalty issued this … Continue reading AVONDALE, Ariz. | Suspended crew chief says other teams were cheating first

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka | Tens of thousands march to support new Sri Lanka government

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka— Tens of thousands of Sri Lankans marched Monday in support of a new government led by the country’s former strongman, highlighting the political polarization in the Indian Ocean island nation. The rally near Parliament came amid a constitutional crisis sparked by President Maithripala Sirisena’s move to oust Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, replace … Continue reading COLOMBO, Sri Lanka | Tens of thousands march to support new Sri Lanka government

MOSCOW  | Russian rocket lifts off for 1st time since failure

MOSCOW  — A Russian Soyuz rocket has put a military satellite in orbit, its first successful launch since a similar rocket recently failed to deliver a crew to the International Space Station. The Russian military said a Soyuz-2 booster rocket lifted off from the Plesetsk launch facility in northern Russia Thursday. A Soyuz-FG rocket carrying … Continue reading MOSCOW  | Russian rocket lifts off for 1st time since failure

LOUISVILLE, Ky. | Louisville player charged with threat to kill girlfriend

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  — Louisville football player Kemari Averett was charged Tuesday with putting a gun to his girlfriend’s head and threatening to kill her. The tight end was suspended from the team. The 20-year-old sophomore remains in Louisville Metro jail on $10,000 bond after pleading not guilty and faces an Oct. 26 hearing. University police … Continue reading LOUISVILLE, Ky. | Louisville player charged with threat to kill girlfriend

HONG KONG | Rain saves Svitolina in Hong Kong quarterfinals

HONG KONG — Top-seeded Elina Svitolina of the Ukraine was close to bowing out of the Hong Kong Open when rain disrupted the quarterfinals on Friday. Sixth-seeded Wang Qiang of China was leading Svitolina 6-2, 5-2, and serving at 15-30, when their match was suspended until Saturday. Svitolina entered this week as one of five … Continue reading HONG KONG | Rain saves Svitolina in Hong Kong quarterfinals

MADISON, Wis | Wisconsin receiver sues university over discipline probe

MADISON, Wis.— Embattled University of Wisconsin receiver Quintez Cephus is suing the school because he says a disciplinary probe it is conducting while he’s trying to defend himself in a criminal sexual assault case violates his rights. Cephus was suspended from the Badgers in August after he was charged with sexually assaulting two drunken women … Continue reading MADISON, Wis | Wisconsin receiver sues university over discipline probe

BOSTON | Yanks’ Sabathia banned 5 games for hitting batter, appeals

BOSTON — New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia was suspended five games Saturday for hitting a Tampa Bay batter, a penalty that won’t take effect until next year. Sabathia appealed the ban that was issued by Major League Baseball. Any games he misses will come at the start of the 2019 season. The Yankees will … Continue reading BOSTON | Yanks’ Sabathia banned 5 games for hitting batter, appeals