Sports Shorts

Galil hoopsters have off-night in Sofia

Galil/Gilboa dug a hole it couldn't get out of in Bulgaria last night, falling to Group A rival Levski Sofia 87-79 in the Balkan League. Levski didn't look hindered by the recent loss of its marquee American players to financial problems, breaking the game open in the first quarter. Levski built up a 15-point halftime lead, pushed it to 20 and never let Galil trail by single digits until the final minute. Marko Marinovic was devastating with 32 points, including four threes and a 16-of-18 night from the free-throw line. Jamar Smith paced Galil with 17 points. (Steve Klein )

FIFA extends bin Hammam ban during ethics probe over voter bribery

Former FIFA presidential candidate Mohamed bin Hammam faces further disciplinary charges after the governing body's ethics prosecutor finished investigating his financial affairs. FIFA says bin Hammam's suspension from world soccer, which was due to expire today, has therefore been extended "given the seriousness of the violations" alleged. FIFA says prosecutor Michael Garcia has led a search for fresh evidence that bin Hammam bribed Caribbean voters last year, and examined an audit of the Qatari's financial management of Asian Football Confederation accounts and contracts. Bin Hammam denies wrongdoing and got his FIFA life ban lifted in a sports court. (AP )

Larsen's perfect game uniform sold for $756k

The uniform Don Larsen wore when he pitched the only perfect game in World Series history has been sold for $756,000. The former New York Yankees right-hander achieved perfection in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers. The pinstriped uniform with No. 18 on the back received 22 bids in an online auction on The winning bidder was Pete Seigel, CEO of The price includes a 20 percent buyer's fee above the final bid of $630,000. Larsen said he was auctioning off the uniform to pay for his grandchildren's education. (AP )