Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong allegedly bribed competitors to let him win races, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. The network’s Four Corners program said Australian cyclist Phil Anderson witnessed Armstrong bribing a competitor to fix a series of races, among other allegations . . . At least 15 more cyclists have been linked to Armstrong’s banned Italian sport doctor in an intricate scheme of money laundering, tax evasion, and widespread doping. Former Giro d'Italia winners Michele Scarponi and Denis Menchov, and this year’s Olympic champion Alexandre Vinokourov, are under investigation for doping under the supervision of Dr. Michele Ferrari, Gazzetta dello Sport reported . . . The final word on Armstrong’s seven Tour de France titles could come Monday when cycling’s governing body responds to the US Anti-Doping Agency report that paints him as a longtime drug cheat.
Fever on fire in Game 3 of WNBA finals
Shavonte Zellous scored a career-high 30 points to help the host Indiana Fever beat the Minnesota Lynx, 76-59, in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals. Tamika Catchings added 17 points and Erlana Larkins had 10 points and 15 rebounds for the Fever, who took a 2-1 lead in the series and can win their first title at home Sunday night . . . Dallas Mavericks star forward Dirk Nowitzki had arthroscopic surgery on his ailing right knee Friday and the 11-time All-Star isn’t expected to resume on-court activities for about six weeks. The 34-year-old Nowitzki has averaged 22.9 points and 8.3 rebounds in 14 seasons.
Love gets in the hunt at McGladrey
Davis Love got himself into the final group at the McGladrey Classic in St. Simons, Ga., with a 4-under-par 66 to trail Arjun Atwal by one shot. Atwal, who only has two tournaments left in a last-ditch effort to keep his card, had a 63 to take the lead going into the weekend. Atwal was at 10-under 130. Jim Furyk, in his final official event of the year, had a 65 and was tied with Love . . . Suzann Pettersen shot a course-record 9-under 63 in Incheon, South Korea, to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the LPGA’s HanaBank Championship.
Northeastern star Lee out six weeks
Northeastern announced senior Jonathan Lee, a preseason All-CAA first-team selection, injured his foot and will be out six weeks, and freshman Kwesi Abakah tore his ACL and will miss the season. Lee injured his foot during routine drills Thursday. He is ranked in the top 15 in the CAA in scoring, assists, and steals.. . A Florida judge has given two more years of probation to Minnesota forward Trevor Mbakwe for a drunken-driving arrest over the summer.
Canadian sets speedskating record
Canada’s Valerie Maltais broke the world short-track speedskating record in the 1,000 meters in Calgary, winning her qualification heat at the ISU World Cup in 1 minute, 27.653 seconds . . .seconds . The Quebec skater broke the mark of 1:29.049 set by China’s Zhou Yang in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics . . . Denny Hamlin feels ‘‘100 percent and good to go’’ after a hard crash at Kansas Speedway. Hamlin was back in the car a day after hitting the wall at 202 m.p.h. during testing on the repaved surface. He’s third behind Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson in the Chase standings entering Sunday’s race.