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Book: Louisville aide arranged sex for recruits

A former Louisville staffer brought escorts to dorm parties and paid for the women to strip and have sex with Cardinals recruits, their fathers and players, according to a book by an escort. The university is investigating the allegations involving former staffer and Louisville player Andre McGee. The book by Katina Powell, "Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen," was published by an affiliate of the Indianapolis Business Journal. The escort said during a four-year period many of the activities took place in the players' dormitory. Louisville officials say they learned of the allegations in late August and immediately notified the NCAA. McGee left Louisville in 2014 to become an assistant at Missouri-Kansas City. That school put McGee on paid leave Friday night and said the allegations were being taken seriously.


Opponent retires, Venus wins 47th tournament

Venus Williams won the Wuhan (China) Open when her opponent Garbine Muguruza retired with a left ankle injury while trailing 6-3, 3-0. It was the unseeded Williams' 47th WTA singles title. "It's not easy when you don't play your best," Williams told Muguruza, adding that "I probably didn't have a chance if you felt well."


After loss, Chelsea's Mourinho prepares for ax

Defending champion Chelsea fell to its fourth loss of the Premier League season yesterday, leaving Jose Mourinho talking about the possibility of being fired. After a 3-1 home loss to Southampton, Mourinho reminded owner Roman Abramovich that the club has a reputation for discarding managers. In the six years before Mourinho returned to the Chelsea dugout in 2013 -- after previously coaching the team from 2004 to 2007 -- Abramovich went through seven managers. "If the club wants to sack me, they have to sack me, because I'm not running away from my responsibility, my team," Mourinho told Sky Sports television

Red Bulls defeat Columbus

Bradley Wright-Phillips scored the go-ahead goal in the first half and the host New York Red Bulls held on to beat the Columbus Crew 2-1. -- AP

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