Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Digest: Mizzou Football Reinstates Defensive End

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Digest: Mizzou Football Reinstates Defensive End

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Mizzou football reinstates defensive endMissouri defensive end Tre Williams has been reinstated to the football team, the team confirmed Wednesday, and will be allowed to participate in preseason camp, which begins Friday.

Williams was suspended last December after he was arrested and charged with felony assault for an incident involving an ex-girlfriend. Earlier this month, Williams pleaded guilty to a reduced misdemeanor charge of first-offense peace disturbance. He was initially charged with second-degree domestic assault, a Class C felony punishable up to seven years.

Under Mizzou policy, any athlete charged with a felony is suspended indefinitely until the case is resolved. Had he been convicted of a felony Williams would have been barred permanently from playing at MU. Williams, a starter in six games last year, was indefinitely suspended after his Dec. 9 arrest in Columbia and sat out the Liberty Bowl. (Dave Matter)

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FIFA said Wednesday the decision was made remotely.

Nine national associations had expressed interest in hosting and were due to submit their formal bids by Oct. 4: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa and South Korea, which could bid jointly with North Korea. (AP)

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Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp was nominated for best coach along with Premier League rivals Pep Guardiola of Manchester City and Mauricio Pochettino of Tottenham. …

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