Weekend Sports in Brief


MONACO (AP) The IAAF said U.S.-based Russian long jumper Daria Klishina meets the ''exceptional eligibility criteria'' to take part in international competition as a neutral athlete, clearing the way for her to possibly compete at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

It said its doping review board ''unanimously accepted the application of Daria Klishina who, subject to completing the formalities, is now eligible to compete in international competitions as an independent neutral athlete.''

It said Klishina's participation was still subject to acceptance by the IOC.

In a post on Facebook, Klishina said she was ''really happy'' and ''would like to thank IAAF for its expert decision.''

TROON, Scotland (AP) – Rickie Fowler said on Twitter that he's going to the Olympics, and Patrick Reed said he would be joining him in Rio.

All that's left to fill out the four-man American team is Jordan Spieth.

Spieth says he has not yet decided whether to play, though a decision is due some time Monday.

Fowler played at St. Andrews upon his arrival in Scotland. He tweeted Sunday evening, ''Looking forward to wearing some red white and blue in Rio.''

Reed was first alternate for the Americans when Dustin Johnson withdrew. After playing the Scottish Open on Sunday, he said he was ''all in.''

If Spieth chooses not to play, the fourth American would be Matt Kuchar, who is No. 15 in the world at the Olympic deadline.

UNDATED – The UK anti-doping agency has sent investigators to Kenya to probe allegations that four British athletes used the banned blood-booster EPO in a well-known high-altitude training region, claims that could increase the scope of the problem in the East African nation and show foreign runners are also doping there.

The allegations, made using secretly filmed video footage in a joint sting operation by German broadcaster ARD and British newspaper The Sunday Times, and published late Saturday and early Sunday, were ''of grave concern and of significant interest,'' UKAD chief executive Nicole Sapstead said.

''We have opened an investigation and are taking the necessary steps to corroborate the evidence and investigate it further,'' she said in a statement . ''I can confirm that this evidence is being treated with the utmost importance and urgency, and two members of UKAD staff are currently in Kenya pursuing a number of lines of enquiry.''

The World Anti-Doping Agency said it would also review the evidence ''and take the necessary action.'' WADA would support the British investigation if needed, it said.


ARCALIS, Andorra (AP) – Two-time champion Alberto Contador has pulled out of the Tour de France during the ninth stage due to a fever.

Slightly more than 100 kilometers (60 miles) from the end of the stage, the Spaniard stopped at the side of the road, hopped off his bike and got into the passenger seat of his team car.

Contador crashed in each of the opening stages and had lost time on the other overall favorites.

He was in 20th position at the end of Saturday's eighth stage, 3 minutes, 12 seconds behind leader Chris Froome.

During Sunday's stage, Contador dropped back to his team car four times before finally withdrawing.


WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) – Two former football players for a state university in western Pennsylvania have been sentenced to probation in an off-campus beating in 2014.

Twenty-year-old D'Andre Dunkley and 22-year-old Shelby Wilkerson each pleaded guilty in earlier this month to a misdemeanor simple assault charge and were sentenced to 18 months' probation. Other charges, including aggravated assault and conspiracy, were dropped.

They were among six California University of Pennsylvania players charged following an October 2014 beating outside a restaurant that left 30-year-old Lewis Campbell in intensive care with severe brain trauma.

Twenty-four-year-old Corey Ford pleaded no contest to aggravated assault last month. Charges against 22-year-old James Williamson were dismissed. Cases against 22-year-old Jonathan Barlow and 21-year-old Rodney Gillin are pending.


PARIS (AP) – UEFA says it will publish details of its top officials' pay for the first time.

The UEFA executive committee decided to create a three-member compensation panel to ''oversee matters linked to remuneration'' of senior management, including the president and general secretary.

UEFA says ''detailed information will be disclosed'' in the annual accounts published in March.

Both top posts are formally vacant after outgoing president Michel Platini was banned by FIFA and former general secretary Gianni Infantino was elected FIFA president in February. Infantino has no contract after rejecting a $2 million salary offer from FIFA's compensation panel.

UEFA never revealed Platini's salary.

UEFA members elect a new president on Sept. 14.


CHICAGO (AP) – Slipping on the dugout steps has sent Chicago White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodon to the 15-day disabled list.

Baseball's latest bizarre injury claimed the 23-year-old starter, who sprained his left wrist bracing his fall as he stumbled trying to get on the field for the national anthem before Friday night's game against the Atlanta Braves.

Rodon was wearing a brace on his left wrist Saturday morning. Manager Robin Ventura said Rodon is ''not too graceful.''

The DL stint is retroactive to Wednesday. Rodon was tagged for six runs and a season high-tying 12 hits over five innings in a 9-0 loss to the New York Yankees a day earlier.

Right-handed reliever Tommy Kahnle was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte. He has a 6.23 ERA in five appearances with Chicago this season.