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Sat., May 28, 2011, midnight

Placed FIFA placed its president under investigation Friday in a widening bribery scandal just days before Sepp Blatter faces re-election against Mohamed bin Hammam. With both candidates now under investigation, it is unclear whether Wednesday’s election will proceed as planned.

Indicted Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib has been indicted in Dallas on a charge accusing him of firing a gun at his sister’s boyfriend. Police in the Dallas suburb of Garland said they believe Talib and his mother shot at the man in March. The man was not injured. Talib is out of jail on bond.

Denied The head of Switzerland’s anti-doping laboratory denied claims that Lance Armstrong tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs at the 2001 Tour de Suisse and the results were covered up. Martial Saugy said his Lausanne lab did find suspicious levels of banned blood- booster EPO in four urine samples from the race that Armstrong won, but he didn’t know if any belonged to Armstrong.

Cleared Vancouver Canucks center Manny Malhotra has been cleared for light contact in practice for the first time since a career-threatening eye injury in mid-March.

Approved The Texas A&M System Board of Regents approved a five-year, $5 million contract for new Aggies’ basketball coach Billy Kennedy. The former Murray State coach will earn $500,000 a year in salary and another $500,000 in a media supplement.

Announced Forward Eric Wise will transfer to Southern California after playing his first three basketball seasons at UC Irvine. Wise will have to sit out the 2011-12 season.

Withdrew PGA golfer Rory Sabbatini withdrew from next week’s Memorial. Sabbatini says he no longer needs to play the Memorial because he is exempt from qualifying for the U.S. Open. His decision comes amid speculation he’s facing a suspension over his behavior on the course in recent months.

Purchased An animal rights group bought NFL star Michael Vick’s former dogfighting compound in Norfolk, Va., and plans to turn it into a rehabilitation center for chained and penned dogs. Dogs Deserve Better of Tipton, Pa., bought the five-bedroom home for about $600,000.


 

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