LONDON -- The Russian couple who felt betrayed by the International Olympic Committee after blowing the whistle on state-sponsored doping in their homeland are now being offered financial and other assistance by the Olympic body.The IOC said Monday that it was providing career opportunities to 800-meter runner Yuliya Stepanova and her husband, Vitaly Stepanov, a former Russian anti-doping official.Stepanova is being given financial support, while her husband will work as a consultant for the IOC on doping matters, the committee said in a statement to The Associated Press.The couple have been living at an undisclosed location in the United States since providing information to German broadcaster ARD and others that helped expose systematic cheating in Russia.Their testimony played a central role in the IAAFs decision to suspend Russias track and field federation from global competition and exclude all but one member of its team from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in August.The IOC faced harsh criticism after rejecting calls to ban Russia entirely from the Games and turning down Stepanovas application to compete in Rio as an independent athlete.The couple met with IOC president Thomas Bach in September to discuss the committees offer of assistance in their careers, the IOC said in an email.After the couple reached out to the IOC, Yuliya Stepanova is being given financial and other assistance so that she can continue her sports career and potentially join a national Olympic committee, the IOC said.Its unclear which national Olympic body Stepanova could represent, although the U.S. would be a possibility since the couple have been living there.Her husband, meanwhile, will be providing a consultancy service to the IOC on all aspects of doping control and the protection of clean athletes, the statement said.Stepanova was part of the Russian doping system for years and served a two-year drug ban imposed by the IAAF. After she and her husband turned whistleblowers, the IAAF recommended that she be eligible to compete as a neutral athlete.She did run as an independent athlete at the European Championships in July but finished last in her 80-meter heat as she struggled with a foot injury.The IOC rejected her bid to run at the Olympics, citing her past doping case and saying she did not satisfy the ethical requirements to compete at the Games.At the time, Stepanov labeled the IOCs offer to bring them to the Olympics to watch the Games as VIP guests a bribe.Stepanova also criticized the IOC, saying, They never tried to understand our situation. They simply say whatever is going to serve them.The couple said recently they feared for their safety and had switched residences after hackers breached a World Anti-Doping Agency database that records Stepanovas whereabouts.Bach said in Rio that the IOC was not responsible for dangers to which Mrs. Stepanova may be exposed. Michy Batshuayi Jersey . 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The ball bounced high and came down in the hands of Tar Heel tight end Jake Bargas for a first down that set up a touchdown that gave North Carolina a 38-23 lead.Sometimes, its just your night, and Saturday was Trubiskys.The junior quarterback threw for 265 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more scores Saturday to lead the Tar Heels to a 48-23 win at Illinois.We took what the defense gave us, Trubisky said. We were just rolling; whoever was open was making plays. Our o-line did a good job all night. We just kept attacking the areas they were giving us on the field.Trubisky was coming off a workmanlike performance a week earlier against Georgia that wasnt enough to deliver a win.On Saturday, he was 19-24 passing and didnt throw an interception. And he carried the ball nine times for 42 yards.He played well tonight, he took care of the football, North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said. He ran the ball effectively and I thought he was into it, sharp, focused and tough and thats what I expect from him.Early on, Trubisky had to lead the Tar Heels (1-1) from behind.Illinois (1-1) went up 7-0 on the opening drive on a 65-yard KeShawn VAugh touchdown run while North Carolinas offense started slow.Trubisky jump-started the attack, rushing for two short touchdowns by the end of the first quarter and giving UNC a 17-14 lead it never gave up.The Tar Heels held Illinois quarterback Wes Lunt to 127 yards and two touchdowns on 17-35 passing.Illinois also struggled with penalties. They were flagged 13 times for 99 yards.First-year Illinois coach Lovie Smith called the game a learning experience for his team, but had no explanation for the penalties.If you have a penalty, how do you explain it? Dont do it, he said. Sometimes you have to see whatt they do to your team.dddddddddddd Winning teams dont do it.A year ago North Carolina easily handled Illinois at home, winning 48-14 and beginning a run that took the Tar Heels to the ACC title game and a bowl game.THE TAKEAWAYNORTH CAROLINA: Trubisky looked like a quarterback who can take North Carolina places, and while he was sacked twice his line otherwise protected him against an Illinois defensive line that punished Murray State in its opener. But before a late 62-yard touchdown when the game was all but decided, North Carolina struggled to get tailback Elijah Hood going. Aside from that TD he finished with 26 yards on 14 carries. UNC will need him when ACC play starts Sept. 24.ILLINOIS: A week after a 52-3 win over Murray State gave the beginning of Smiths tenure a feel-good start, the new Illinois coach has a much better idea of what he needs to fix. The Illini ran the ball well at times and the defense limited the Tar Heels run game. But 13 penalties cost Illinois 99 yards. And North Carolinas speed exposed Illinois secondary.LUNT IN CHECKLunt credited the North Carolina defense for shutting off his receivers for much of the night, calling the Tar Heel secondary the strength of their defense. Just seven of Lunts 17 completions went to Illinois wideouts.INJURY REPORTThe game was potentially costly for Illinois. Starting left guard Gabe Megginson had to be helped off the field in the fourth quarter with a leg injury and a Tar Heel defender fell over the back of his legs. And backup safety Caleb Day had to be helped off the field late I the second quarter after injuring his left leg. He did not return. The Illini also played without starting punter Ryan Frain, who Smith said was injured in a biking accident. It was not clear when Frain will return.UP NEXTNORTH CAROLINA: The Tar Heels will finally see their home field on Saturday, playing their first game at Kenan Memorial Stadium this season, against James Madison. 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