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Chaney grad to have jersey honored
Anthony Floyd, a 1999 Chaney graduate, will become the 22nd player to have his jersey number honored at Louisville. His number 24 will be honored on Saturday during the Cardinals’ homecoming game against Boston College.
Floyd is Louisville’s all-time leader in interceptions with 18, which is also tied for the all-time Conference USA record.
Floyd now works as the director of men’s player development for the Youngstown City School District.
YSU basketball team to hold open practice
Youngstown State’s men’s basketball team will host an open practice on Saturday at the Beeghly Center. The practice is open to the public.
The first 100 people to show up will receive YSU mens basketball T-shirt.
Court lifts injunction on Cowboys’ Elliott
A federal appeals court has lifted an injunction that blocked a six-game suspension for Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott, clearing the way for the NFL’s punishment over domestic violence allegations and likely leading to the running back’s legal team seeking further relief.
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans on Thursday granted the league’s emergency request to set aside the injunction and ordered the district court in Texas to dismiss Elliott’s case. The three-judge panel voted 2-1 to back the NFL’s argument.
A federal judge in Texas issued an injunction that blocked the suspension last month, agreeing with NFL players’ union attorneys who argued that the investigation of the allegations in Ohio and subsequent appeal were unfair to Elliott.
The NFL countered that it followed procedures under the league’s labor deal and that the union improperly filed a lawsuit before the appeals process was complete.
Auburn receives federal subpoena
Auburn says it has received a federal grand jury subpoena in the bribery case against basketball associate head coach Chuck Person.
The university confirmed that in a statement Thursday in response to an open records request from The Associated Press. Auburn’s statement said it won’t yet release the documents because they are typically “sent with the understanding that they will be treated confidentially,” including on whether they were received in the first place.
Oklahoma State provided AP and other media outlets with a copy of the subpoena it received in the widespread corruption case, prompting Auburn to acknowledge that it has also gotten one.
Person was suspended without pay after prosecutors said the former NBA player accepted about $91,500 in bribes to steer clients to a Pittsburgh-based financial adviser when they reached the NBA.
Swiss authorities announce bribe probe
Swiss federal prosecutors have announced a criminal case for suspected bribery linked to World Cup broadcast rights against Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the Qatari president of Paris Saint-Germain.
The office of Switzerland’s attorney general says the investigation concerns bribes offered to former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke to award 2026 and 2030 World Cup rights to Qatari-owned BeIN Media Group.
The proceeding in the Swiss authorities’ broader FIFA investigation is against “Jerome Valcke, the Chief Executive Officer of the BEIN MEDIA GROUP LLC Nasser Al-Khelaifi and a businessman in the sports rights sector,” federal prosecutors say.
Swiss prosecutors say Valcke was questioned on Thursday and properties were searched in France, Greece, Italy and Spain.