MOSCOW -- Russian investigators are pressing graft charges against a former deputy governor of St. Petersburg linked to the construction of a trouble-plagued stadium that is to host World Cup matches in 2018.The Investigative Committee said in a statement on Wednesday that Marat Oganesyan, the citys deputy governor in 2013-2015, has been detained on suspicion of embezzling 50 million rubles ($777,000) on a single contract to supply display screens for the new stadium. However, it could be only part of a much larger corruption case.Investigators said Oganesyan arranged for a friendly subcontractor to win the contract and funneled the money out via shell companies. Investigators said they have filed a motion with a local court to jail Oganesyan pending the probe.One official in the St. Petersburg city hall as well as three employees of the subcontractor are also under investigation in relation to the 69,000-seat stadium, provisionally called the Zenit Arena.Current deputy governor Igor Albin said on Twitter that the total sum of damages at the stadium ... exceeds 700 million rubles ($10.7 million), citing evidence presented to the city governments construction department.No external events will influence the construction of the Zenit Arena now: the budget for the construction is balanced and everything that is needed has been bought, Albin added.Wednesdays announcement came amid a blitz of corruption-related arrests and investigations in Russia. Late Monday, Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev was detained over an alleged $2 million bribe, while Wednesday also saw reports of investigations at a state technology firm and a helicopter manufacturer.The St. Petersburg stadium has taken almost a decade to build, prompting Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to publicly call it disgraceful. The stadium, which is to host a 2018 World Cup semifinal match, is set to cost more than $600 million. Until the ruble dropped sharply in value in 2014 against the backdrop of international sanctions and a low oil price, the same ruble budget was worth more than $1 billion, making it one of the most expensive soccer stadiums in history.The St. Petersburg City Hall in July fired the general contractor over repeated delays and cost overruns, also saying that authorities have gone to the police because it has allocated $39 million for the construction which has been unaccounted-for. Later than month President Vladimir Putin issued a special decree, ordering officials in St. Petersburg to speed up the construction.FIFA expects Zenit Arena to be delivered in December so that it is ready to host the Confederations Cup next year.There have also been several deaths of workers during construction. In the past 12 months, three have died in accidents, and investigators said Tuesday a North Korean man working on the stadium had died of an apparent heart attack in a workers communal area at the stadium. Cheap Jim Rice Jersey . Once again, DeLaet finished tied for second at a PGA Tour stop on the weekend, this time at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The pride of Weyburn, Sask. Cheap Jimmie Foxx Jersey .com) - The Pittsburgh Penguins placed forward James Neal on injured reserve Tuesday. http://www.cheapredsoxjerseys.com/?tag=cheap-pedro-martinez-jersey . -- Linebacker Myles Jack ran for four touchdowns, defensive end Cassius Marsh caught a scoring pass, and No. Cheap Boston Red Sox Jerseys . Rinne played two periods in his first game since left hip surgery in early May. Gabriel Bourque scored 3:07 into the second period and Austin Watson tallied 5:15 later for Nashville. Wholesale Red Sox Jerseys . SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. LAS VEGAS -- Tyrell Green scored 23 points with seven rebounds as UNLV held on late to beat Western Kentucky 71-61 on Saturday night in the Global Sports Classic.Green was 8 of 12 from the field including five 3-pointers for the Rebels (4-2). Jalen Poyser added 22 points and nine assists and Dwayne Morgan chipped in eight points with six rebounds.UNLV led early and was up 21-11 with 6:17 left in the half. But the Hilltoppers (3-3) surged to pull ahead 24-23 on a 3-pointer by Que Johnnson and they led 30-28 at the break.ddddddddddddIn the second half Poyser and Jovan Mooring made back-to-back 3-pointers to lift UNLV into lead again, 46-38, with 11:59 to play. The teams battled until a Mooring layup and a Green 3-pointer gave the Rebels a 58-52 edge with 5:12 to go and they held on for the win.Johnson led the Hilltoppers with 16 points. ' ' '