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Sports briefs: Utahn accused of threatening anti-doping official
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cyclinG • A Utahn is among two men have been charged with directing threats toward U.S. Anti-Doping Agency CEO Travis Tygart in the aftermath of USADA's decision to strip cyclist Lance Armstrong of his Tour de France titles.

One indictment, unsealed Thursday, alleges that Gerrit Keats of Clearwater, Fla., threatened Tygart via interstate communication in October. The other, unsealed Friday, makes the same charge against Robert Hutchins of Sandy.

Keats was arrested Thursday in Clearwater and Hutchins on Tuesday in Salt Lake City. Both are scheduled to make appearances in federal court in Denver on July 29.

Last August, USADA handed Armstrong a lifetime ban and stripped all seven of his Tour de France titles.

Federer battlesway to semifinals

TENNIS • Top-seeded Roger Federer struggled for a 7-6 (4), 3-6, 7-5 victory Friday over Florian Mayer and a place in the semifinals of the German Tennis Championships. Federer is playing his first tournament since losing in the second round of Wimbledon. He'll play Argentine qualifier Federico Delbonis, who upset 14th-seeded Fernando Verdasco of Spain 6-7 (5), 7-6 (8), 6-4.

The Associated Press

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