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Int'l Cycling Union President (UCI) President PAT MCQUAID has been replaced on a key IOC panel as he "deals with the fallout" from the LANCE ARMSTRONG doping scandal. McQuaid said, "It's quite simple. I have too much going on, and I can't afford to be spending two weeks away from the office in March" (AP, 1/23). ... F1 team Red Bull Racing "has extended its contract with test driver SÉBASTIEN BUEMI for the '13 season." The 24-year-old Swiss native has been the team's test driver since '12 (SID, 1/22). ... FC Barcelona has agreed to a contract extension with CARLES PUYOL through June 30, 2016 (INTERECONOMIA, 1/22). ... FC Barcelona defender GERARD PIQUÉ and his wife SHAKIRA had their first child Tuesday night. MILAN was born at 10:30pm local time at the Clinica Teknon in Barcelona (INTERECONOMIA, 1/22).