Sports briefs

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 26 2011 8:20 p.m. MST

Cycling star Contador facing one-year ban

MADRID — Spanish cycling officials want three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador banned for one year for failing a 2010 Tour doping test.

Contador confirmed the proposed sanction Wednesday in a statement relmeased by his spokesman. He said the Spanish federation's disciplinary committee informed him of the decision.

If banned, Contador would lose his third Tour title because of the positive clenbuterol result he blames on contaminated meat. The Spanish cyclist also would be ineligible to compete in this year's Tour.

MWC puts TCU game at Boise State

BOISE — The Mountain West Conference has made a scheduling change in favor of incoming Boise State over outgoing TCU.

The board of directors voted Tuesday in Las Vegas to hold the lone Mountain West football matchup between Boise State and TCU in Boise this fall.

The Broncos had been slated to visit Fort Worth, Texas, this fall, but the conference issued a statement saying it switched the host team to help "address current and future scheduling concerns created by the new set of circumstances which stemmed from another change in membership."

TCU is leaving the Mountain West for the Big East in 2012. The change also means Boise State will play San Diego State in San Diego, rather than at home this fall.

Vonn, Miller on US team for Alpine Worlds

PARK CITY — Vancouver Olympic gold medalists Lindsey Vonn and Bode Miller are among 19 skiers chosen for the U.S. team at next month's Alpine World Championships. Turin Games champions Ted Ligety and Julia Mancuso are also on the American roster announced Wednesday for the Feb. 8-20 championships at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

Magic waive veteran guard Williams

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Magic have waived point guard Jason Williams.

The team announced the move in a statement on Wednesday. Williams didn't make the trip for the Magic's road game against Indiana Wednesday night.

Jewish player sues ECHL's Bakersfield

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A Jewish hockey player has sued the Anaheim Ducks and its ECHL affiliate alleging his coaches made anti-Semitic remarks and discriminated against him because of his religion.

Jason Bailey, 23, who has since been traded to the Ottawa Senators, filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Orange County Superior Court.

It alleges that coaches for the Bakersfield Condors, then an ECHL affiliate of the Ducks, repeatedly made anti-Semitic remarks and denied Bailey ice time because he was Jewish.

—Deseret News staff and wire reports

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