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Cyclist CHRIS FROOME "wants to see drug cheats in cycling handed lifetime bans." While Froome "feels the sport has now moved on from past scandals," he believes that "harsher sanctions still need to be handed down to anyone testing positive for drugs." Froome: "I definitely think there need to be harsher penalties for people who break the rules. I'm not so sure they should be allowed back into the sport at all" (SKY SPORTS, 8/18). ... Former Colombian football player CARLOS VALDERRAMA will star in Argentine film director NÉSTOR MONTALBANO's upcoming movie, "Por Un Puñado De Pelo," ("For A Handful Of Hairs"). The movie "will hit the big screen on Nov. 7" (MARCA, 8/18). ... Police said that a young Australian baseball player gunned down while jogging along a road in Oklahoma "was the victim of a random drive-by shooting by a 15-year-old and two other teenagers." CHRIS LANE, 22, "who grew up in the northern Melbourne suburb of Oak Park," had a scholarship to play baseball at Oklahoma's East Central University (SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 8/19).