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MONACO — Sebastian Coe declared an "historic" new dawn for the scandal-wounded governing body of track and field after its members Saturday overwhelmingly backed his package of broad changes to the way the IAAF operates and polices doping. The IAAF president's reforms won 95 percent support from 192 countries that cast valid votes at a special meeting and vociferous backing from some of the sport's biggest names.

The launching of a new, largely independent unit to fight doping; broader vetting of IAAF officials, and a greater say for women and athletes won't immediately repair the scorching reputational damage done by revelations of doping coverups and alleged IAAF corruption under Coe's predecessor, Lamine Diack. French prosecutors working to unpick webs of alleged payoffs for IAAF protection of athletes who were doping are still gathering evidence, with Russia now cooperating, so there could be more dark headlines for Coe, a two-time Olympic 1,500-meter champion, to deal with.


Real Madrid, Barcelona tie

Sergio Ramos stepped up once more for Real Madrid in a major match, scoring in the 90th minute to secure a 1-1 draw at Barcelona's Camp Nou Stadium.

"(Ramos) always shows up for games like this one," Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said. "He never gives up."

The Spain defender charged in to head Luka Modric's free kick past goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, who got a hand on the ball but couldn't keep it out.

Luis Suarez's header from a free kick by Neymar had given Barcelona the lead in the 53rd minute over its fierce rival. The tie favored Madrid, which left Camp Nou with its six-point advantage atop the league standings intact, with Barcelona second.

England: In a feisty, action-packed game between two of the Premier League's heavyweights, Chelsea scored three goals in the final half-hour and rallied for a 3-1 win at Manchester City. It was an eighth straight victory for the league leaders. City dropped four points behind Chelsea in fourth place. Second-place Arsenal beat injury-hit host West Ham 5-1 as forward Alexis Sanchez displayed his skills in scoring a 15-minute hat trick.

et cetera

Baseball: Free agent OF/DH Carlos Beltran, who turns 40 in April, and the Astros agreed on a one-year deal for $16 million, reports said.

Diving: Sammy Lee, the son of Korean immigrants who overcame discrimination to become the first Asian-American to win an Olympic medal and the first diver to win back-to-back golds in two Olympics, died Friday in Newport Beach, Calif., after suffering from pneumonia. He was 96. Mr. Lee, a retired doctor, won platform gold in the 1948 and 1952 Games. He later coached Olympians, including four-time American gold medalist Greg Louganis.

Horses: Trainer Gerald Bennett won both $100,000 stakes races with Chance of Luck ($9.80) in the Inaugural and R Angel Katelyn ($5.40) in the Sandpiper at Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar.

Don Jensen, Times correspondent; Times wires

Sports in brief 12/03/16 [Last modified: Saturday, December 3, 2016 9:04pm]
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