BLATTER LOSES APPEAL AGAINST BAN BY FIFA
geneva» Sepp Blatter lost his appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport against a six-year ban by FIFA.
Blatter said in a statement Monday it is “difficult” to accept but that “the way the case progressed, no other verdict could be expected.”
The former FIFA president, who was banned for approving a $2 million payment to Michel Platini in 2011, said he will accept the decision.
The verdict ended Blatter’s hopes of becoming honorary president of the soccer body he left in disgrace.
Blatter could have appealed the CAS ruling to Switzerland’s supreme court. It can annul verdicts if legal process was abused.
Still, his legal problems are far from over.
Blatter now faces a separate FIFA ethics investigation into suspected bribery linked to multi-million dollar bonuses in top executives’ contracts. Swiss prosecutors also opened criminal proceedings against Blatter for the Platini payment, and a sale of World Cup television rights.
Blatter denies any wrongdoing.
FIFA parts with head of security
B zurich» The FIFA official in charge of World Cup security and fighting match-fixing in soccer has left the governing body.
Ralf Mutschke is no longer its director of security and has not immediately been replaced, FIFA said.
Mutschke, a former Interpol director from Germany, is the latest senior manager hired during Sepp Blatter’s presidency to exit with little notice in recent weeks.
He leaves 18 months before Russia is to host the World Cup.
Mutschke joined FIFA in 2012 after more than 30 years of service with Germany’s federal police. He replaced Chris Eaton, an Australian recruited from Interpol who led a high-profile campaign to publicize the match-fixing threat.
In a change of strategy, Mutschke aimed to educate FIFA member federations and help them lead their own investigations.
Wyoming beats CCU.
Junior forward Alan Herndon scored 15 points off the bench to help Wyoming hang on to a 67-60 victory over Colorado Christian.
Herndon took a game-high 10 shots and made six to go along with shooting 50 percent from beyond the arc.
•Deonte Burton scored 20 points and No. 25 Iowa State pummeled Nebraska-Omaha 91-47, snapping a twogame losing streak.
Donovan Jackson had 15 for the Cyclones (6-2), who hit 15-of-29 3pointers and rolled to their third win of 40 or more points this season.
• Christian Vital made two free throws with 2.2 seconds to play to give Connecticut a 52-50 victory over Syracuse at Madison Square Garden.
Wyoming’s Roberts honored
B laramie» Wyoming guard Liv Roberts was named the Mountain West women’s basketball player of the week.
Roberts is the first Cowgirls player to win the weekly honor since Marquelle Dent won the award in December 2015.
Roberts led the Cowgirls to two wins this past weekend, over Southern Utah and South Dakota. Wyoming improved to 6-2 and is 6-0 at home.
Roberts scored a total of 40 points and grabbed 19 rebounds in those two victories.
DePaul routs Prairie View A&M
B chicago» Ashton Millender and Jacqui Grant scored 15 points each to lead the No. 16 DePaul women to a 94-62 win over Prairie View A&M.
Tanita Allen added 12 points and 10 rebounds and Jessica January added 12 points and seven assists for DePaul, which scored 30 points off 21 Prairie View A&M turnovers and outrebounded the Panthers 49-37.
• Sidney Cook scored 17 points, Regan Magarity had 10 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 25 Virginia Tech beat Gardner-Webb 76-42.