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Running Former Olympic hurdles great Edwin Moses is a candidate to become the next president of the World Anti-Doping Agency. The IOC says the two-time Olympic gold medalist in the 400-meter hurdles submitted his candidacy last week. Moses is currently chairman of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.

Withdrawn Golfer Hunter Mahan has withdrawn from the Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio, to spend time at home with his newborn daughter. Mahan had a two-shot lead in the Canadian Open heading into the third round when he learned his wife had gone into labor in Dallas. He withdrew from the tournament and flew home Saturday, and she gave birth to a girl the next day.

Suspended Sweden defenseman Alex Edler has been suspended for two games during the Sochi Olympics for a dangerous hit at the world hockey championships.

Sidelined Golfer Louis Oosthuizen will take two months off to let a series of injuries heal. Oosthuizen had to withdraw from the U.S. Open and the British Open because of injuries to his neck, back and hip.

Signed The San Jose Sharks have signed center Joe Pavelski to a five-year, $30 million contract extension that will keep him off the NHL free-agent market next summer.

Closed The Columbus, Ohio, police department says it closed the case against Ohio State running back and leading-scorer Carlos Hyde because the alleged female assault victim did not wish to pursue charges. Hyde had been suspended from all team activities in the wake of the incident, which occurred July 20 at a downtown bar. Ohio State did not immediately offer comment on whether he will be reinstated to the football team.

Retired Rutgers will retire the jersey number of paralyzed former football player Eric LeGrand. LeGrand and his No. 52 will be honored in a ceremony Sept. 14 when Rutgers plays at home against Eastern Michigan. LeGrand broke two vertebrae in October 2010 while making a tackle against Army. LeGrand is going into his third season as an analyst for Rutgers radio broadcasts.

Died Former Arkansas Tech All-American and longtime football coach Don Dem psey has died at 83. Dempsey was an All-American in 1954 when he played center and linebacker. He became football coach in 1967.

• Former New York Knicks guard Oscar “Ossie” Schectman, who scored the first basket in NBA history, died Tuesday. He was 94. Schectman scored the opening basket of a game in what was then known as the BAA on Nov. 1, 1946 for the Knicks against the Toronto Huskies.


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