FIFA provisionally suspended two executive committee members and four lower-ranking officials in a World Cup vote-selling scandal involving the 2018 and 2022 events. Executive committee members Amos Adamu of Nigeria and Reynald Temarii from Tahiti are barred from soccer-related duties until the probe ends, said Claudio Sulser, chairman of FIFA’s ethics committee.
Former Seattle University basketball star Keith Harrell has lost his battle with spinal cancer. Harrell, 54, died Monday in Scottsdale, Ariz. … Ernie Els ran off three straight birdies on the back nine and turned a three-shot deficit into a one-shot victory over David Toms in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf at Southhampton, Bermuda. Els closed with a 2-under 69 and earned $600,000. … Aliya Mustafina led Russia to the team title at the World Gymnastics Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands, ahead of the United States and China. Alicia Sacramone’s great vault gave the U.S. the lead, but Mustafina responded with a 14.666 floor exercise score to clinch the gold.
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