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Sports in Brief: NFLPA to hold rookie seminar

The NFL Players Association will stage a two-day educational program for rookies at the end of June and cover all costs.

The NFL Players Association will stage a two-day educational program for rookies at the end of June and cover all costs.

One week after the league canceled its annual rookie symposium because of the owners lockout of the players, the NFLPA has set up what it calls "The Business of Football, Rookie Edition" for Washington on June 28-29. Every drafted rookie is invited.

Hall of Famer Andy Robustelli, who played for the New York Giants and Los Angeles Rams during a 14-year NFL career, has died. He was 85.

It wasn't immediately clear where and when Robustelli died. His death was first reported by The Advocate of Stamford, Conn.

SOCCER: Chris Harmon's goal in stoppage time earned host Reading United A.C. a 1-1 tie with the Union in a friendly at Don Thomas Stadium in Exeter. Gabriel Farfan scored for the Union.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter acknowledged that corruption scandals have left FIFA "shaking on its foundations" on the eve of an election in Zurich, Switzerland, which should give him four more years in charge. It was a stunning turnaround in 24 hours for Blatter, after he flatly denied Monday that the bribery case that led to the suspension of his only challenger for the presidency had caused even a hint of crisis within FIFA.

The Independence will collaborate with the United Arab Emirates' women's national team on a 21-day visit to Philadelphia, New York, and Washington this summer. The program will include joint training sessions, visits to area youth clubs, and community service activities.

TENNIS: Roger Federer made his way back into the French Open semifinals by defeating Gael Monfils of France, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (3). He'll now get a chance to end Novak Djokovic's perfect season. Earlier, Andy Murray completed his darkness-suspended fourth-round match, reaching the quarterfinals with a 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 win over Viktor Troicki.

On the women's side, defending champion Francesca Schiavone reached the semifinals by beating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia, 1-6, 7-5, 7-5, and No. 11 Marion Bartoli defeated 2009 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, 7-6 (4), 6-4.

Austria's Daniel Koellerer became the first tennis player to be banned for life for attempting to fix matches. Koellerer was found guilty of three violations of the sport's anticorruption rules, including "contriving or attempting to contrive the outcome of an event."

TRACK AND FIELD: Usain Bolt remained unbeaten in two races this season, winning the 100 meters in 9.91 seconds at the Golden Spike meet in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

CYCLING: Alberto Contador is free to defend his Tour de France title after the Court of Arbitration for Sport decided to hear his doping case after the race ends.

- Staff and wire reports