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Champ admits to skate tampering

Reigning U.S. short-track speed skating champ Simon Cho faces discipline after confessing Friday he tampered with a Canadian's skate at a 2011 event. Interim coach Jun Hyung Yeo was suspended for failing to report the tampering. And coach Jae Su Chun, who remains suspended, could be disciplined for not reporting it. A hearing has not been scheduled.

But investigators hired by U.S. Speed­skating said they found no evidence Chun committed "physical and emotional abuse," as alleged by skaters, or ordered a blade bent after he thought Canada helped oust the Americans, as Cho alleged.

Investigators said the most serious abuse allegation, beating up a skater, could not be proved. Cho said he saw Chun douse a skater with water and hit another with a notebook.

A hearing is set for Nov. 1. But the fall season starts next week, and many said they won't skate for Chun if reinstated. The federation said it hopes to name an interim coach Monday.

Et cetera

Autos: NASCAR will not stage a Nationwide race in Montreal next season after the promoter ended a six-year relationship. Francois Dumontier said he needed a Sprint Cup race to make the race profitable. … IndyCar's Andretti Autosport said it will test Jarett Andretti, 19, son of John and great nephew of Mario, in a USF2000 car next week. … Jack Beckman topped Funny Car qualifying in the Auto Plus Nationals at Mohnton, Pa. Morgan Lucas led Top Fuel, V. Gaines topped Pro Stock and Eddie Krawiec led Pro Stock Motorcycle.

WNBA: Tina Charles scored 18 as host Connecti­cut beat Indiana 76-64 in Game 1 of the East final. Game 2 of the best-of-three is Monday in Indiana.

Tennis: Novak Djokovic needed 53 minutes to beat Jurgen Melzer 6-1, 6-2 and reach the semis of the China Open in Beijing. He faces Florian Mayer. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga faces Feliciano Lopez. Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova got to the semis and face Li Na and Marion Bartoli, respectively. … Andy Murray advanced to the semis of the Japan Open in Tokyo and faces Milos Raonic.

Soccer: Jill Ellis, development director and ex-assistant for the U.S. women's team, will be interim coach for two games against Germany. She's not a candidate to replace Pia Sundhage, who resigned Sept. 1.

Times wires

Sports in Brief 10/05/12 [Last modified: Friday, October 5, 2012 10:32pm]
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