June 17 Sports news in brief from around the
Volleyball - World volleyball's governing body FIVB voted on
Tuesday to introduce controversial quotas on foreign players in
Spokesman Fabrizio Rossini said the proposals, approved by
the organisation's executive committee last month, had been
accepted by the FIVB Congress in Dubai.
Similar to the "6+5" proposals being championed for soccer
by FIFA president Sepp Blatter, volleyball's own quota system
will ensure that at least half the six players on court are
eligible to play for the country where their club is based.
Soccer - Liverpool have given AS Roma the green light to
talk to Norway defender John Arne Riise about a possible move
but media reports that the deal is done are "premature", the
Serie A club said in a statement.
Cycling - Italian Ruggero Marzoli has been banned for six
months for frequenting Carlo Santuccione, a doctor who is
alleged to have supplied athletes with banned substances, the
Italian Olympic Committee said on its Web site (www.coni.it).
Marzoli quit the Tinkoff Credit Systems team last year after
being charged with involvement in the case.
(editing by Justin Palmer)