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In brief: Rutgers Kyle Flood awaits investigation, expects to coach opener

From Staff And Wire Reports

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Rutgers coach Kyle Flood says he expects to be on the sidelineSaturday despite an investigation into whether he improperly communicated with a faculty member about the academic status of a player.

Flood said Tuesday that his part in the investigation is complete after he spoke with officials Monday.

Rutgers’ office of ethics raised the issue about two weeks ago and initiated an investigation. The school’s office of general counsel is investigating the severity of the alleged violation.

UCLA suspends Adams: UCLA has suspended cornerback Ishmael Adams indefinitely following his arrest last weekend on suspicion of felony robbery.

The redshirt junior was arrested early Sunday morning after allegedly taking a phone from an Uber driver.

Coach Jim Mora says the team is disappointed in Adams, who likely would have been a starter.

U.S. women beat Cuba in World Cup

VOLLEYBALL: The United States overpowered Cuba 25-15, 25-11, 25-15 to remain atop the standings at the women’s volleyball World Cup in Okayama, Japan.

Tetori Dixon led the way with 13 points and five blocks as the U.S. improved to 7-1 for 22 points in the standings.

The third round of the 12-nation tournament begins on Friday in Nagoya.

Argentina tops Canada in qualifier

OLYMPICS: Luis Scola had 35 points and 13 rebounds, and Argentina beat Canada 94-87 in the men’s Olympic qualifying tournament in Mexico City.

Kelly Olynyk (Gonzaga) of the Boston Celtics had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Canada and his college teammate Rob Sacre had three points.

Argentina improved to 2-0 in Group B, Canada is 0-1.

The top two teams in the tournament qualify for Rio.

Water testing: Olympic organizers have promised to introduce viral testing in the polluted waters in Rio de Janeiro where about 1,400 athletes will compete in next year’s games.

The IOC and Brazilian organizers have repeatedly insisted that only bacterial testing was required despite an independent five-month analysis by The Associated Press showing dangerously high levels of viruses from human sewage at all Rio Olympic water venues.

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