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Foe autopsy: heart attack

By Compiled from Times wires
Published July 8, 2003

LYON, France - Cameroon's Marc-Vivien Foe died during the Confederations Cup because of a heart attack caused by an enlarged left ventricle.

State prosecutor Xavier Richaud presented the results of Foe's autopsy and said the 28-year-old forward's heart problems might have been congenital.

Richaud said the autopsy did not show doping or toxic substances, and the results were turned over to the International Olympic Committee.

Foe collapsed June 26 during a game against Colombia in the semifinal round and was pronounced dead 45 minutes later. Cameroon lost 1-0 to France in the final.

Cameroon remembered Foe on Monday with a state funeral. About 12,000 people lined the roads near the main cathedral in Yaounde. Thousands more watched the funeral, attended by 100 people, including President Paul Biya, on national television.

GOLD CUP: Steve Ralston replaced Josh Wolff on the U.S. roster for the championship of North and Central America and the Caribbean. Wolff injured a knee Friday. Also, midfielder DaMarcus Beasley rejoined the soccer team after X-rays of his right arm were negative.

RENEWED RIVALRY: Teams from Iraq and Kuwait played each other for the first time since Saddam Hussein's Iraqi army invaded its southern neighbor in 1990. They tied at 2 Sunday in Cairo.

COLLEGES: FAMU players charged

Two Florida A&M football players face charges connected to a drug buy and a high-speed chase in Mount Pleasant, Mich. Ray Eddington Jr. and Carl Shazor Jr. were charged with delivery of crack cocaine and aggravated assault on a police officer, according to an officer at the Isabella County Jail. Shazor also is charged with burglary and reckless driving. Judge Thomas Beale ruled that Eddington should stand trial on the drug charges, while Shazor should stand trial on the assault accusations, the Morning Sun reported. Beale said he needed more information to try each on both charges.

NEUHEISEL APPEAL: Rick Neuheisel appealed his gambling-related firing as Washington football coach to university vice president Norm Arkans. Neuheisel plans to sue should the appeal fail.

NCAA BASKETBALL: The men's committee made two significant changes starting with the 2004 tournament. The top two No. 1 seeds will be placed in opposite brackets. The fourth-best No. 1 seed will be placed in the region opposite the overall No. 1 seed with the third-best No. 1 seed placed with the other No. 1 seed. The committee will do away with the directional names for the four regions. Each will be referred to by the host city's name. In 2004, the regions will be East Rutherford (formerly East), Atlanta (South), St. Louis (Midwest) and Phoenix (West).

AUBURN: Linebacker Lemarcus Rowell was suspended indefinitely after being charged with marijuana possession and driving under the influence. Rowell, 20, was stopped for speeding early Sunday, Opelika police Capt. Melvin Harrison said. A search of his vehicle also led to a charge of carrying a pistol without a permit. All charges are misdemeanors.

MISSOURI: Basketball player Ricky Clemons must serve jail time in a domestic violence case after violating terms of his work-release program, Judge Gene Hamilton ruled.

NORTH FLORIDA: Arkansas assistant golf coach John Sadie was named coach.

PITTSBURGH: The Rev. Henry Krawczyk resigned as pastor of St. Maximilian Kolbe parish in Homestead, Penn., partly because of an ongoing investigation into the death of a football player who fell to his death after drinking at a church cookout. Police are determining whether charges should be filed over the death of 19-year-old Billy Gaines, a wide receiver who fell 25 feet from a church catwalk after drinking at a cookout at St. Anne Catholic Church.

OLYMPICS: IOC may not cut 2012 list

The IOC might retain all nine cities bidding for the 2012 Games rather than cut the field to a short list of finalists. The marquee lineup features New York, Paris, London, Moscow, Madrid and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The IOC will vote in 2005.

[Last modified July 8, 2003, 01:33:13]


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