Selected The World Golf Hall of Fame has selected its 2016 induction class, which includes Ian Woosnam, Davis Love III, Meg Mallon and Lorena Ochoa. Also selected Tuesday for induction was Henry Longhurst, a London Sunday Times columnist who later became a golf commentator for the BBC. The induction will be Sept. 26 in New York. The five inductees were chosen by a 16-member “selection commission” led by Jack Nicklaus, Nancy Lopez, Gary Player and Annika Sorenstam, along with nine golf administrators and three journalists.
Moved Negotiations for a Gennady Golovkin-Daniel Jacobs middleweight title fight remain active, but they won’t be concluded in time to allow for a bout by Dec.10 as originally planned.Golovkin promoter Tom Loeffler told the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday that while a site and date will follow an agreement on financial terms, the bout appears headed to a February or March date.
Diagnosed Louisiana Tech running back Jaqwis Dancy has been sidelined for the rest of the 2016 season after being diagnosed with cancer. Coach Skip Holtz said that the 19-year-old sophomore from Junction City, Arkansas, was rehabbing an ankle injury when he first complained about a lymph node. Tests results came back Oct. 7 positive for Stage 3 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Banned Former FIFA executive committee member Worawi Makudi of Thailand was banned from soccer for five years on Tuesday for election forgery. The judging chamber of FIFA’s ethics committee said it found Makudi guilty of forgery and falsification of documents and refusing to cooperate with investigators. Makudi was also fined 10,000 Swiss francs ($10,100).
Forfeited Russian weightlifter Apti Aukhadov was stripped of his silver medal from the 2012 London Olympics after testing positive for steroids in a reanalysis of his doping samples. Aukhadov tested positive for turinabol and drostanolone and was retroactively disqualified from the London Games, the International Olympic Committee said.
Banned Mexican tennis player Daniel Garza has been suspended six months and fined $5,000 after being found guilty of a match-fixing offense. The Tennis Integrity Unit says Garza “attempted to influence the outcome of a match” at a low-level Futures tournament in Calabasas, California, in March 2015.
Decided With Serena Williams’ decision to withdraw from next week’s WTA Finals, the final spot in the year-end tournament will be decided in Moscow. Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia and Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain each know that winning the Kremlin Cup will guarantee a place at the eight-player finals in Singapore.
Dismissed A federal judge has dismissed track coach Trevor Graham’s lawsuit against the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, saying Graham failed to submit more than “unadorned, the defendant-unlawfully-harmed-me accusations.” USADA imposed a lifetime coaching ban on Graham in 2008 for his role in helping athletes obtain performance-enhancing drugs. Graham coached Marion Jones and Tim Montgomery, each involved in high-profile doping cases.
Elected League MVP Nneka Ogwumike is the new WNBA players’ union president. She succeeds Tamika Catchings, who held that role since 2004 before retiring from the league at the end of this past season. Ogwumike is joined on the executive committee by Layshia Clarendon (first vice president), Monique Currie and Chiney Ogwumike (vice presidents) and Monica Wright (secretary-treasurer).
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