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October 08, 2007
Alleged By Jeff Novitzky, a lead investigator in the BALCO case, that boxer Shane Mosley (below) engaged in a doping regimen before his 2003 fight against Oscar De La Hoya. As reported by SI.com, Novitzky told an international antidoping conference last November that Mosley took the clear and the cream—steroids that other BALCO clients, including Barry Bonds, have been accused of using—as well as the blood-doping drug EPO. Mosley won a unanimous decision over De La Hoya in '03; later that year he testified before the BALCO grand jury. "I'm disappointed that this is coming out again, four years after I've been to the Grand Jury and gave my truthful testimony," Mosley, who denied knowingly taking the drugs, said in a statement.
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October 08, 2007

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Alleged
By Jeff Novitzky, a lead investigator in the BALCO case, that boxer Shane Mosley (below) engaged in a doping regimen before his 2003 fight against Oscar De La Hoya. As reported by SI.com, Novitzky told an international antidoping conference last November that Mosley took the clear and the cream—steroids that other BALCO clients, including Barry Bonds, have been accused of using—as well as the blood-doping drug EPO. Mosley won a unanimous decision over De La Hoya in '03; later that year he testified before the BALCO grand jury. "I'm disappointed that this is coming out again, four years after I've been to the Grand Jury and gave my truthful testimony," Mosley, who denied knowingly taking the drugs, said in a statement.

Died
At age 77 of cancer, Blackhawks owner William Wirtz. The team was purchased by Wirtz's father, Arthur, in 1954, and 12 years later the younger Wirtz became team president. Wirtz was one of the NHL's most influential owners—he helped negotiate the NHL-WHA merger in 1979—but Chicago fans came to resent some of his tactics. He balked at spending on player salaries and rarely televised home games in an attempt to spur attendance. Wirtz never produced a championship—the Blackhawks last won the Stanley Cup in 1961.

Died
After being shot while driving near campus on Sunday, Memphis defensive lineman Taylor Bradford. Police believe that the 21-year-old Bradford, a junior who had yet to play in a game this year, was the victim of a planned attack. He was driving near a university housing complex around 9:45 p.m. when he was struck; he then crashed his car into a nearby tree and was pronounced dead at a Memphis hospital. Classes at Memphis were canceled on Monday as a precaution.

Died
At age 71, four-time U.S. Olympic gold medalist Al Oerter (below, center), of heart failure. Oerter won the discus gold at the 1956, '60, '64 and '68 Games; he and Carl Lewis (long jump) are the only athletes to take gold in the same event in four straight Olympics. After he retired, Oerter became an abstract artist, sometimes using a discus to paint (SI, July 2). He had a history of high blood pressure, and in 2003 doctors recommended a heart transplant, but Oerter demurred. "I've had an interesting life," he told SI last summer. "I'm going out with what I have."

Elected
Chairman of Yankee Global Enterprises, the umbrella company of the team and the YES Network, Hal Steinbrenner, 38, son of Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. The post was previously held by Steve Swindal, the elder Steinbrenner's son-in-law. Hal is now the likely successor when his father, 77, cedes control.

Resigned
From the Florida State athletic department, a learning specialist and an academic tutor implicated in a cheating scandal involving 23 athletes. Florida State ordered an internal investigation in March after an unidentified athlete reported that the learning specialist directed him to take a quiz for another athlete. (The school has not named the learning specialist or the tutor.) The school determined that several athletes were given test and quiz answers, or had papers written for them.

Chosen
As a presidential candidate by a coalition opposed to Russian president Vladimir Putin, former chess champion Garry Kasparov (above). Kasparov has been one of Putin's harshest critics, accusing him of corruption and retarding the growth of democracy. Still, Kasparov is expected to have little chance of defeating the candidate Putin backs next March. "Chess has rules," Kasparov said on 60 Minutes on Sept. 23. "In Russian politics there are no rules at all. Except one rule: the Kremlin ... changing rules at their convenience."

Dismissed
From the Louisville football team, linebacker Willie Williams, after his Sept. 26 arrest for marijuana possession. Louisville police stopped Williams because he was playing his car stereo too loudly; he allegedly tried to hide marijuana in his mouth, and more was found in his car. Williams, 22, a senior, was the nation's top high school linebacker when he came to Miami as a freshman in 2004, but he had already been arrested 11 times. He left Miami after the '05 season, and after a year of community college he transferred to Louisville. He played in three games this season.

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