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BRIEFLY EX-TOLEDO BASKETBALL PLAYER CHARGED WITH POINT-SHAVING.



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A former University of Toledo National recognition
In its 125-year history UT has garnered several national accolades. The University’s programs, faculty and facilities have been highlighted in the media, including
 basketball player was charged with fixing games, a little over a year after a former Toledo football player was charged with point-shaving, according to according to
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 a federal bill of information filed in U.S. District Court in Detroit.

Sammy Villegas, who played for four years at Toledo, is accused of shaving points in games during the 2004-05 and 2005-06 seasons.

Villegas, a guard who finished his career in 2006, also paid money to another player who took part in the point-shaving scheme, prosecutors said. The other player was not charged or named in the bill of information, filed June 30.

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 programs since the days when then-powerhouse City College was hit with accusations against three players in 1951. Scandals rocked Arizona State and Northwestern a decade ago.

Villegas was charged with conspiracy to influence sports contests by bribery and received money and other gifts in exchange for fixing games, prosecutors said.

Bill Self, the Kansas basketball coach who guided the Jayhawks to their first NCAA NCAA
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 championship in 20 years, signed a 10-year, $30 million contract.

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 pledged to stay with Manchester United for at least the coming season but still wants to join Real Madrid, according to a Portuguese newspaper interview published Wednesday.

The winger was quoted as telling Publico that he believed the Spanish champion submitted a "very high bid" after he expressed a desire to join them.

"For some time what I wanted was for Manchester to have agreed to my transfer to Madrid," Ronaldo told the paper. "Saying otherwise would be fooling myself and others."

The United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area.  dropped one spot to 31st in the FIFA FIFA International Association Football Federation [French Fédération Internationale de Football Association]

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 world soccer rankings, matching its low since 1997.

GOLF: Matt Hoffenberg of Simi Valley Simi Valley (sē`mē, sĭm`ē), city (1990 pop. 100,217), Ventura co., SW Calif. in an oil, fruit, and farm region; laid out 1887, inc. 1969.  shot an even-par 70 and is 11 shots back after the second round of the Pacific Coast Amateur Championship in Victoria, British Columbia. Hoffenberg is at 2-over 142 for the tournament.

Valencia's Nick Delio shot a 73 in the second round and is 14shots back with a two-round score of 145. Brian Edick, also of Valencia, withdrew after shooting a first-round 78.

NCAA champion Azahara Munoz of Arizona State avoided an upset with a 2-and-1 victory over Valencia's Alison Lee in the first round of match play at the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship in Eugene, Ore. Lee, 13, was the youngest player to advance to match play. Munoz was the eighth seed, and Lee was seeded 57th.
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Date:Aug 7, 2008
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