CREWE, England -- One of the most respected managers in English soccer is serving a suspension amid a widening investigation into sexual abuse by youth coaches in Britain.Dario Gradi, who was honored by Queen Elizabeth II in 1998 for services to the game, has temporarily stepped aside as director of football at Crewe Alexandra, the fourth-tier club said Monday.Gradi said he has been suspended by the Football Association since Nov. 25, after the first wave of accounts from former professionals regarding the ordeals they went through as youngsters. The FA announced on Nov. 27 that it was launching a review into the scandal.The Italian-born Gradi was manager of Crewe across two spells between 1983-2011, establishing the northwest club as a center for turning raw talent and rejects into top-flight players, mainly via its envied youth academy. He was previously an assistant coach at Chelsea.Chelsea recently apologized to a former player who said he was sexually abused repeatedly every week by youth-team coach Eddie Heath from the age of 13 until he was 16 or 17. Heath is now dead.Gradi worked at Chelsea at that time. British newspaper The Independent reported last week that Gradi went to see the parents of a Chelsea youth player in 1974 regarding a sexual assault.Crewes brief statement didnt go into detail about the reasons behind Gradis suspension.In his own separate statement, Gradi said he denies any wrongdoing and that he would do everything within my power to assist all investigatory authorities.Crewe launched a review last month into how they dealt with child abuse allegations in the 1980s and `90s, one of the many developments in a fast-moving and countrywide scandal.According to figures released by the National Police Chiefs Council, 98 clubs spanning all levels of the game have been impacted by the scandal. 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There were a handful of upsets last week in NCAA volleyball, and even a high-profile celebrity (he didnt bring Rihanna with him) taking in a game in person. Heres what you need to know.Making noise nationallyNorth Carolina was picked to win the ACC, and the Tar Heels continue to make a national statement, this time with a come-from-behind win over a Wisconsin team many project to reach the final four.North Carolina upended the Badgers 3-2 in Chapel Hill in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The Badgers, No. 6, in this weeks American Volleyball Coaches Association poll, had been ranked No. 2.After splitting the first two sets, Wisconsin nipped the Tar Heels 25-23 for the third. Instead of being deflated, the Tar Heels found energy for a 7-0 run, leading to a 25-20 fourth set. The teams were tied 8-8 in the final set before the Tar Heels won seven of the final 10 points.This is the first time in program history the Tar Heels, who improved to No. 8 in the poll, have wins over two top-10 teams. North Carolina stunned Penn State in five sets on opening weekend, only the 15th loss ever for the Nittany Lions at Rec Hall in State College, Pennsylvania.Redshirt sophomore Taylor Leaths third double-double of the season (23 kills, 19 digs) also marked the first 20-kill performance by a Tar Heel since 2013. Freshman Julia Scoles, MVP of the Penn State Invitational, added 18 kills and 15 digs, her fourth double-double in six matches.North Carolina also got inspired play from Taylor Fricano, who spent her first two years a Badger and is best buddies with Wisconsin middle blocker Haleigh Nelson, playing back near her hometown, Cary. Fricano hit .407 with a career-best 15 kills against her former team; the junior had recorded 20 kills in North Carolinas first five matches.The Badgers played without starter Lauryn Gillis, second on the team in kills, who is out with an ankle sprain. That forced Kelli Bates to move from libero to outside hitter for the first time this season. Wisconsin hit a season-low .139 in the match.North Carolina, which dropped its first match of the season the following night to No. 3 Minnesota, plays its final preconference tournament at the TCU Horned Frog Invitational starting Friday. In addition to the Horned Frogs, the Tar Heels meet Sam Houston State and SMU.Getting it done in fiveNorth Carolinas victory over Wisconsin wasnt the only nail-biter. No. 4 Kansas survived Creighton 3-2, its second five-setter in a row. The Jayhawks nipped Arkansas 3-2 on Sept. 3.In addition to strong play from its veterans, Kansas got support from its newcomers in the Bluejay Invitational, including 22 digs from redshirt freshman Patricia Montero.No. 14 Purdue rallied from two sets down to defeat then-No. 9 Stanford in five at Maples Pavilion, outhitting the Cardinal in four of the five sets.Pitt also ended Michigans unblemished season 3-2, earning what coach Dan Fisher said might be the biggest win in program history. The Panthers won the final set of their own invitational behind tournament MVP Stephanie Williams, a redshirt freshman, who finished with a team-best 21 kills and 13 digs.It was the second win over a ranked opponent for the Panthers, who became the 18th Division I program to notch 1,000 wins when they defeated Colorado State, ranked 25, when the teams played on Sept. 3.Behind 10 aces, No. 19 Ohio State survived Green Bay in five.dddddddddddd Senior middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe took home all-tournament honors.No. 6 Washington also got its first win over a ranked team this season, outlasting No. 15 Hawaii in five behind Crissy Jones career-high 22 kills and .300 hitting.Drizzy drops inIts offseason for the Toronto Raptors, so when Drake was seeking out a sporting event last Thursday, he turned up at Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, California. Turns out his goddaughter, Long Beach State junior Ashley Murray, is a starting middle blocker for the 49ers, who responded by sweeping then-No. 25 Loyola-Marymount.Social media spread the word quickly about the rapper, who has almost 34 million Twitter followers, and attendance swelled in the 5,000-seat arena.I was pretty nervous because it was the first time he had ever seen me play, said Murray, who calls Drake a family friend.But Murray, the Big West Freshman of the Year in 2014, didnt show nerves and had her best game of the season -- 11 kills, a .526 hitting percentage and six blocks. Three of the final four points were Murray kills to seal the sweep over a team that reached the Sweet 16 last year.After the game, Drake visited the 49ers locker room and wasnt shy about taking pics with the team. He gave us a motivational speech that I really think is going to help us, said Murray, who grew up in Torrance, California. It was very exciting and brought the whole team a lot closer.Murray said she recalls doing homework when she was younger while Drake sat nearby going over his latest recordings, and that made me believe anything is possible.A sports psychology major, Murray wants to have her own sports clothing line. For the record, she loves every Drake song but her new fave is Fire & Desire.Whos to say if Drake will turn up for any more Long Beach State volleyball games, but basketball season is nearing, and its not unusual for the icon to pop in on Pepperdine mens games in support of Ashleys brother, Lamond Murray Jr., who is the leading scorer for the Waves.Who hasnt lost?No. 1 Nebraska (6-0), which has won 22 straight, including the 2015 national championship, isnt the only undefeated team. Before we get to the others, two more Cornhusker notes: Only Michigan State on Nov. 11 has extended the Huskers to five sets in that span. Florida is the lone team to take a set from Nebraska this season.The other teams with perfect marks: No. 4 Kansas (9-0), No. 5 Washington (8-0), No. 9 Brigham Young (9-0), No. 17 Santa Clara (9-0), Dayton (10-0), South Carolina (9-0), Illinois-Chicago (9-0), East Carolina (8-0), UNLV (9-0) and Weber State (6-0).Filling the stat sheet at Eastern IllinoisA year ago Taylor Smith set the program record at Eastern Illinois for triple-doubles (kills, digs, assists) with seven. She was a freshman.This season the 6-0 outside hitter from Mattoon, Illinois, already has three, including two last week. On Sept. 6, Smith amassed 11 kills, 15 assists and 19 digs against Western Illinois. She followed that up last Saturday with 14 kills, 16 assists and 11 digs against Louisiana Tech. Her first triple-double this season came against Jackson State.Smiths three triple-doubles in 2016 ranks No. 1 in the NCAA. 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