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Sports briefs: English Premier League to use goal-line technology

Published April 11, 2013 9:22 pm

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Soccer • The English Premier League is the first major domestic competition to approve a goal-line technology system to help referees with close calls.

Hawk-Eye, the camera-based ball-tracking system, will be used next season. Tennis and cricket use Hawk-Eye, which was chosen ahead of three FIFA-sanctioned products.

U.S. in 2nd at world skating competition

Figure skating • Three-time world champion Patrick Chan of Canada has the lead after the men's short program on the opening day of the figure skating World Team Trophy in Tokyo.

Japan led the standings with 47 points. The U.S. also had 47 points but was second because of Japan's two second-place finishes.

Experts: More Iowa St. sanctions likely

College basketball • Two NCAA compliance experts say Iowa State is likely to face sanctions beyond what the school has already imposed for major recruiting contact violations.

Expert John Infante said Thursday he wouldn't be surprised if men's basketball coach Fred Hoiberg received a suspension for one to three games next season because of an NCAA push to hold head coaches accountable for what happens in their programs. Infante said it was possible the university would lose a small number of scholarships in men's basketball and football.

From wire reports