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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Argentine golfer Angel Cabrera, a two-time major winner, was arrested in Brazil on Thursday, January 14th, in connection with assault charges leveled against him in his homeland, police and diplomats said.

A federal police statement about the arrest on suspicion of crimes committed in Argentina between 2016 and 2020 did not name Cabrera, but Argentine diplomats confirmed it was the golfer.

Consul Claudio Gutiérrez said Cabrera was taken to prison in a Rio suburb pending extradition proceedings.

The police statement was that a 51-year-old Argentine who was on the Interpol red list . . .

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