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SOCCER

fifa indictments shake up federations

MIAMI — CONCACAF will go without a president until May after its past three leaders were indicted in the FIFA bribery case. The North and Central American and Caribbean confederation says its executive committee decided Monday to have a collective leadership. The organization's presidential election is May 12. Acting president Alfredo Hawit was arrested in Zurich on Dec. 3 on a U.S. Department of Justice request. Previous presidents Jeffrey Webb and Jack Warner were charged in an indictment published last May. In Brazil, Marco Polo del Nero, president of the Brazilian federation, started his 150-day leave of absence to prepare his defense against corruption charges. Del Nero was one of 16 soccer officials indicted last week by the United States

ENGLAND: Romelu Lukaku scored his 50th goal for Everton in his 100th appearance to give the hosts a 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace in the Premier League. Scott Dann scored Crystal Palace's goal in the 76th minute.

TENNIS

Concussion threatens Dellacqua's career

Doubles specialist Casey Dellacqua withdrew from the Australian Open due to the lingering effects of a concussion she sustained at the China Open in October. The 30-year-old Australian, who reached two doubles Grand Slam finals this year, fell during the Beijing tournament and was hospitalized. Her manager, Sam Maxwell, said Friday that Dellacqua has been diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome, putting her playing future in doubt.

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FIGHTING: Ronda Rousey has broken her silence following her second-round knockout loss to Holly Holm on Nov. 15. In an interview with ESPN The Magazine, the former world bantamweight champion discloses information about the injuries she is still dealing with in the wake of the fight. "It might be three to six months before I can eat an apple, let alone take an impact," Rousey said.

ROWING: International Olympic Committee member Anita DeFrantz said she no longer believes ice cream caused members of the American junior team to fall ill in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, last August. Thirteen rowers came down with a stomach illness during the world junior championships. DeFrantz, a bronze medalist at the 1976 Olympic Games, sent an apology via text message.

GOLF: The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, Scotland, added Canadian Marlene Stewart Streit, 81, and American Judy Bell, 79, as honorary members. Streit is the only player to win the Canadian, British, U.S., and Australian women's amateurs. Bell was the first female president of the United States Golf Association. The club voted to admit its first female members in September 2014. Streit and Bell join seven women in the club.

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