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Beijing Olympic Bronze Medalist boxer VIJENDER SINGH "will not take part in two upcoming events following police accusations that he consumed heroin" (SHANGHAI DAILY, 4/7). The boxer, who finds himself at the center of a drug scandal, "will not be considered for selection" for two upcoming int'l events for missing the trials (PTI, 4/6). ... Russian cyclist ALEXANDER SEREBRYAKOV "has been suspended" after traces of EPO, the blood booster, were found in his urine" (LONDON TIMES, 4/7). ... National Rugby League Cronulla Sharks captain PAUL GALLEN "will ride his Harley Davidson motorcycle naked through Cronulla" to raise A$10,000 ($10,385) for charity. Sportsbet.com issued the challenge and put up the $10,000 donation, "with Gallen later accepting on Triple M radio" (NEWS LIMITED NETWORK, 4/7).