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OFFICIAL QUITS AFTER SEXIST REMARK

LOS ANGELES — The tournament director of the BNP Paribas Open who said women's pro tennis players "ride on the coattails of the men" resigned late Monday, ending his 29-year association with the event.

Raymond Moore, 69, was quitting as chief executive officer and tournament director of the $7 million event featuring men's and women's players in the California desert, tournament owner Larry Ellison said in a statement. Moore informed Ellison of his decision when they spoke earlier in the day.

"Ray let me know that he has decided to step down from his roles as CEO and tournament director effective immediately," Ellison said. "I fully understand his decision."

A tournament spokesman could offer no further details on Moore's resignation, citing only Ellison's statement.

Moore apologized after he was roundly criticized by executives and players and on social media.

SOCCER

Women's team calls up teen

The U.S. women's soccer team called up 17-year-old F Ashley Sanchez for the first time before two exhibitions against Colombia. Sanchez recently captained the United States to a berth in the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.

FIFA SCANDAL: A former aide to the CONCACAF president has been extradited from Switzerland to face bribery charges in the United States in the FIFA case. Costas Takkas, the former secretary general of the Cayman Islands Football Association, was flown from Zurich to New York accompanied by U.S. police officers.

EXHIBITIONS: Chelsea will face AC Milan on Aug. 3 in the first major event at the Vikings' U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, and Real Madrid and Bayern Munich will play Aug. 3 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

ET CETERA

AUTOS: Roger Penske is bringing former IndyCar owner John Menard back to the series as a team sponsor.

BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Kerri Walsh Jennings said she's pain-free after testing her surgically repaired shoulder and hopes to qualify for the Rio Games with teammate April Ross.

DOPING: Russia's Olympic wrestling team reported "tens" of doping cases that could rule top athletes out of the Rio Games.

MMA: New York's Assembly voted to legalize mixed martial arts, clearing the way for fights late this year and expanding the combat sport into the last state to still prohibit it. The state Senate has already passed the identical measure.

WNBA: Candice Wiggins, 29, announced her retirement after eight seasons.

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Sports in brief 03/22/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 9:01pm]
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