Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Professional Sports
UEFA tells Spanish league to accept 2022 World Cup dates

European football's governing body says the Spanish league should stop challenging the decision to move the dates of the World Cup in 2022 to November-December.

A Spanish appeal against FIFA's scheduling decision was filed with the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

FIFA hopeful Bility says would step aside for Hayatou

The Liberian who wants to be FIFA president says he would step aside if African soccer head Issa Hayatou decided to run.

Musa Bility, the Liberia Football Association president, says if Hayatou "puts up his hand to run, I will definitely bow out of the race."

Catania's president admits fixing 5 Serie B matches

The president of Catania has admitted to fixing five Serie B matches aimed at preventing the Sicilian club from relegation to the third division.

Antonino Pulvirenti also claimed to have made payoffs totaling 500 million euros ($550 million) during his admission on Monday at a preliminary hearing. He was one of seven people arrested last week on sports fraud charges.

The Latest: 2006 champion Mauresmo arrives at Wimbledon

The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):

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2017 Champions League final at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium

The Champions League final will be played in Wales for the first time in 2017 at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.

The venue, with around 74,000 seats, was awarded the hosting rights by UEFA's executive committee at a meeting on Tuesday in Prague, after unsuccessfully bidding for matches at the pan-continent 2020 European Championship.

Bullpen blows 4-run lead, Dodgers lose 10-6 to Diamondbacks

Mike Bolsinger was so sick he couldn't pitch past the fourth inning. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly didn't feel good, either, for a much different reason.

Pedro Baez gave up a tiebreaking double to Welington Castillo in the eighth inning, and the Los Angeles bullpen blew a four-run lead Monday night in a 10-6 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Monday's Sports In Brief

WIMBLEDON

LONDON (AP) — Serena Williams dropped three of the first four games of her opening match at Wimbledon before recovering to beat 113th-ranked qualifier Margarita Gasparyan 6-4, 6-1.

Daub retiring after 22 years as W&M tennis coach

William & Mary men's tennis coach Peter Daub is retiring after 22 years in the position.

The college announced Daub's decision Monday. It comes after Daub led the Tribe to its fourth Colonial Athletic Association Championship and a spot in the NCAA Tournament this past season.

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