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In brief: Wrist injury forces Jim Furyk out of Tour Championship

Injured Jim Furyk hopes to return for the Presidents Cup. (Associated Press)
Injured Jim Furyk hopes to return for the Presidents Cup. (Associated Press)

Golf: Jim Furyk left the Tour Championship in Atlanta because of a wrist injury and doesn’t know if he can play the Presidents Cup.

Furyk still gets the $132,000 paid to the last-place finisher in the 30-man field at East Lake, though the sum will not count on the official money list.

Of greater concern is how long the bruised bone in his left wrist will keep him out of competition. He withdrew from the BMW Championship during the first round last week.

Furyk is directing his efforts to being healthy for the Presidents Cup on Oct. 8-11 in South Korea. He says he is keeping U.S. captain Jay Haas apprised of how the wrist responds to treatment.

Brigham Young adds Oregon for 2022

College Football: BYU added a game at Oregon in 2022 as part of the Cougars’ continuing strategy to raise their profile.

Athletic director Tom Holmoe has tried to schedule games against top-flight opponents to gain national exposure and recognition – and eventually an invitation to a Power 5 conference.

Holmoe calls the Oregon game scheduled for Sept. 10, 2022, a great opportunity to face a prominent Pac-12 program and a chance to build a long-term relationship with the school.

The Cougars scheduled Nebraska, Boise State, UCLA, Michigan and Missouri in 2015. They are scheduled to play Arizona, Utah, UCLA, West Virginia, Michigan State and Mississippi State in 2016.

• Montana’s QB out for homecoming gam e: Montana football coach Bob Stitt said quarterback Brady Gustafson will miss the homecoming game against Northern Arizona with a lower leg injury.

Gustafson was injured in the first quarter of Montana’s game at Liberty last Saturday. He was later seen on the sideline using crutches.

Stitt has not said how badly Gustafson was injured.

Backup Chad Chalich (Coeur d’Alene High) completed 14 of 28 passes for 228 yards and a touchdown but was sacked seven times in the 31-21 loss.

Stitt tells the Montana Kaimin that Gustafson’s injury will be re-evaluated next week.

Chalich, a junior transfer from Idaho, will start for the Grizzlies against NAU.

Chalich started seven games for the Vandals in 2013 and played in four games last season.

Chalich said getting all the reps in practice this week will help his confidence.

ATP expects Murray at World Tour Finals

Tennis: The Association of Tennis Professionals said it expects Andy Murray to compete in the World Tour Finals in London in November, after Murray indicated he may miss the event to prepare for Britain’s Davis Cup final against Belgium.

ATP president Chris Kermode said the World Tour Finals “is a mandatory event” and that “our expectations are that, if fully fit, Andy would compete in this year’s tournament.”

Murray told BBC radio that if Belgium hosts the encounter on clay, the World Tour Finals “would obviously be a question mark” because “it would mean only playing for two days on the clay before the Davis Cup final starts.”

The World Tour Finals is scheduled to run from Nov. 15-22. The Davis Cup final, Britain’s first for 37 years, is Nov. 27-29.

Allaster resigns as WTA CEO: The Women’s Tennis Association said Stacey Allaster is leaving next month as chief executive.

Her departure takes effect Oct. 2. The governing body said its board is leading a search for a successor. No timetable was announced for filling the job.

Allaster cites a change in priorities, calling the 2013 death of brother-in-law and ATP CEO Brad Drewett a “personal wake-up call.”

She joined the WTA in 2006 as its president. The 52-year-old Canadian said in a statement it has been a “privilege to lead the organization that Billie Jean King founded.”

King calls her a “visionary leader for tennis this past decade.”

Allaster was instrumental in securing equal prize money for women at six WTA tournaments and all four Grand Slams.

Soccer: Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been banned for three matches after a charge of violent conduct during Saturday’s 2-0 win over Arsenal at Stamford Bridge, England, was upheld by a disciplinary panel.

Costa had denied an English Football Association charge over the incident, not seen by referee Mike Dean, in which he appeared to raise his hands to Gunners defender Laurent Koscielny.

• Arsenal successful in appealing Gabriel’s red card: Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista had a three-match ban for violent conduct withdrawn by the English Football Association following a successful appeal by the club after his red card against Chelsea.

The FA said that the 24-year-old Brazilian still faces a separate charge of improper conduct as he did not leave the pitch immediately after being shown the red card by referee Mike Dean on Saturday.

Zico asks Blatter to change FIFA election rules: Former Brazil great Zico met with FIFA president Sepp Blatter in Zurich to ask for changes in election eligibility rules at soccer’s governing body.

Zico has announced he wants to run for FIFA’s presidency after Blatter leaves in February. He’s struggling to fulfill the requirement of having at least five federations supporting him as a candidate.

Villumsen claims time trial gold

Cycling: Linda Villumsen of New Zealand captured her first time trial world championship in Richmond, Virginia, after years of close calls, besting Anna van der Breggen of the Netherlands by just 2.54 seconds in a race that came down to the final rider.

It wasn’t until reigning world champion Lisa Brennauer of Germany crossed the finish line 5 seconds adrift that Villumsen threw her arms up in victory.

Brennauer wound up with the bronze medal. Katrin Garfoot of Australia was fourth and two-time Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong of the U.S. finished in fifth.

Rio Olympics tighten ceremonies budget

Olympics: The opening and closing ceremonies for the Rio Olympics and Paralympics will be low-budget productions compared to three years ago in London, or in Beijing in 2008.

Fernando Meirelles, the Brazilian filmmaker and part of the creative team, estimated that Rio will spend one-tenth what London did on four major ceremonies.

Meirelles, who directed the film “City of God,” is aware that Brazil is mired in recession, inflation has reached 10 percent.


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