Oosthuizen leads in South Africa, Els in con­tention

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Louis Oosthuizen, the 2010 Bri­tish Open cham­pion, led the South African Open by a shot after a 9-un­der 62 in the first round on Thurs­day in Jo­han­nes­burg.

Oosthuizen, play­ing his home Open for the first time in eight years, made a bril­liant start at Rand­burg Golf Club in Jo­han­nes­burg with nine birdies, in­clud­ing six in an eight­hole surge on the back nine, and no bo­geys. N.J.

former FIFA of­fi­cial from Gu­atemala who was co­op­er­at­ing in the U.S. in­ves­ti­ga­tion of cor­rup­tion in in­ter­na­tional soc­cer’s gov­ern­ing body was sen­tenced to time served.

Ex-Gu­atemalan soc­cer chief Rafael Salguero had been un­der house ar­rest since 2016 while pro­vid­ing in­for­ma­tion to pros­e­cu­tors in a sprawl­ing case ac­cus­ing sev­eral soc­cer of­fi­cials of ac­cept­ing more than $ 200 mil­lion dol­lars in bribes.

The head of Peru’s soc­cer fed­er­a­tion was ar­rested, just a few months after lead­ing his coun­try back to the World Cup for the first time in 36 years.

Pros­e­cu­tors said Ed­win Oviedo would be held ini­tially for 15 days dur­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion of his al­leged role in a crim­i­nal net­work that paid for sev­eral judges to at­tend the World Cup in Rus­sia.

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