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Extended The Minnesota Twins signed newly minted American League Manager of the Year Ron Gardenhire to a two-year contract extension through the 2013 season. The Twins announced the deal Thursday, the day after Gardenhire was voted the league’s top manager for the first time.

Charged Federal prosecutors in Lawrence, Kan., charged five former University of Kansas employees with conspiring to steal more than $2 million in tickets to athletic events. Former associate athletic directors Charlette Blubaugh and Ben Kirtland, former assistant athletic director Rodney Jones, systems analyst Kassie Liebsch and ticket office consultant Thomas Blubaugh are all scheduled to appear Dec. 8 in federal court in Wichita.

Awarded Hall of Fame basketball coaches Jody Conradt (Texas) and Bob Hurley Sr. (St. Anthony HS, Jersey City, N.J.) and former Purdue men’s basketball coach Gene Keady have been presented with Lapchick Character Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York. The award recognizes those who have shown the character of Hall of Fame coach Joe Lapchick, who coached St. John’s and the New York Knicks.

Hospitalized Former University of Indiana basketball player A.J. Moye has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke following a head-on collision with a teammate in practice in Frankfurt, Germany. Moye’s team, Deutsche Bank Skyliners Frankfurt, said the 28-year-old forward had been taken to a hospital for “intensive examinations.” Club officials believe the stroke was the result of the collision because Moye had visited another doctor that morning to examine an injured finger and displayed no signs of being unwell.

Suspended FIFA suspended two officials from voting for World Cup hosts in 2018 and 2022 after completing an investigation into corruption. FIFA’s ethics court suspended Amos Adamu from all soccer activity for three years and Reynald Temarii for one year. Both were investigated after being secretly filmed appearing to offer their votes for sale to British undercover reporters.

Announced Runner Haile Gebrselassie will run the Tokyo Marathon in his first race since coming out of his short-lived retirement. The Ethiopian world record-holder announced on Twitter that he has no more pain in his knee and plans to compete in the Feb. 27 race.