Spanish Soccer Federation President Is Suspended – New York Times

The council’s president, José Ramon Lete, said the 14-member board voted unanimously to suspend Villar and the federation’s vice president for economic affairs, Juan Padron.

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Katie Ledecky competing in the 1,500-meter freestyle final, which she won easily. She also had the fastest time in the 200 free semifinals.

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SWIMMING

Ledecky Earns Third Gold at Worlds

Katie Ledecky breezed to her third gold medal of the world championships, backing off a bit on her most grueling night of the meet in Budapest. It was left to Lilly King, Kylie Masse and Adam Peaty to take down the swimming record book.

Ledecky captured the 1,500-meter freestyle by more than half the length of the pool, and returned 49 minutes later to post the fastest time in the semifinals of the 200 free.

King’s performance in the 100 breaststroke marked another notch for the finger-wagging American in her rivalry with the Russian star Yulia Efimova.

Efimova nearly broke Ruta Meilutyte’s four-year-old record in the semifinals, giving her the prime lane. But King, racing right beside her, got off to a blistering start and led all the way, touching in 1 minute 4.13 seconds to shave 0.22 off Meilutyte’s mark from the 2013 worlds in Barcelona.

Ledecky covered the metric mile in 15:31.82 — more than six seconds off her world-record pace from the world championships in Kazan, Russia, two years ago. But she did not really have to push it, especially with another race to go in an event that will most likely be the stiffest challenge of her bid for a record-tying six gold medals by a female swimmer at worlds.

Peaty, Britain’s breaststroke lion with the tattoo to match, broke two 50 breaststroke marks — one in the preliminaries, another in the semifinals. And Masse, of Canada, took down another record from the rubber-suit era. She won the women’s 100 backstroke in 51.10.

BASEBALL

Royals Win Their Seventh Straight

Whit Merrifield homered on the first pitch of the game, and visiting Kansas City led the entire way, defeating the Detroit Tigers, 3-1, for its seventh consecutive victory.

Danny Duffy (7-6) pitched into the seventh inning for the Royals, who added two runs in the fourth to keep the pressure on the first-place Cleveland Indians in the American League Central.

BREWERS POUND NATIONALS Travis Shaw, Eric Thames and Manny Pina homered, Zach Davies threw seven and two-thirds shutout innings, and Milwaukee rolled in Washington, 8-0.

PRO BASKETBALL

Rose Signs One-Year Deal With Cavaliers

Derrick Rose signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who now have a possible replacement for Kyrie Irving. Rose received a one-year, $2.1 million contract from the Cavaliers. Rose, who was a free agent, gives Cleveland a proven player to handle point-guard duties if it chooses to trade Irving, who recently told the team he wanted to be traded.

CURRY FINALIZES DEAL Stephen Curry finalized his new contract with the Warriors, signing his $201 million, five-year deal after he reached agreement when the free-agency period began July 1. His contract initially was the richest ever, until James Harden topped it with a $228 million extension from the Rockets.

TRAIL BLAZERS TRADE CRABBE TO NETS The Portland Trail Blazers traded Allen Crabbe to the Nets for forward Andrew Nicholson. The deal, first reported by ESPN, comes a year after the Nets offered Crabbe a four-year, $75 million deal as a restricted free agent.

LYNX EDGE THE LIBERTY Maya Moore scored a season-high 27 points, Lindsay Whalen made a go-ahead baseline jumper with 47.7 seconds left and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Liberty, 76-75, in St. Paul. Tina Charles scored 24 points and grabbed 16 rebounds for the Liberty (10-10).

PRO FOOTBALL

Kubiak Back as Scout for Broncos

Gary Kubiak’s separation from the N.F.L. is over. Kubiak is returning to the Denver Broncos in a scouting capacity seven months after stepping down as their coach over health concerns. Kubiak will be a senior personnel adviser, scouting college and professional players.

Kubiak went 24-11 in two seasons as Broncos coach, guiding the team to a win over Carolina in Super Bowl 50 in his first season. He retired after the Broncos finished 9-7 and missed the playoffs, and General Manager John Elway hired Vance Joseph, a Kubiak protégé, as his replacement.

HOCKEY

Rangers Sign Zibanejad to 5-Year Deal

The Rangers signed center Mika Zibanejad, whom they will count on to take on a bigger role after the trade of Derek Stepan, to a $26.75 million, five-year deal.

Zibanejad, 24, had 14 goals and 23 assists in 56 games last season, his first with the team. The Rangers acquired him from Ottawa for Derick Brassard a year ago.


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