Corruption in sports

Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow speaks during a media availability during the Major League Baseball general managers annual meetings Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
November 13, 2019 - 8:25 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Not too long ago, the Houston Astros were the feel-good story of baseball. Led by their diminutive Venezuelan dynamo and featuring smart play on the field and in the front office, they emerged from a morass of awful seasons that got them mocked as the ‘Lastros and ascended to the top...
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Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow speaks during a media availability during the Major League Baseball general managers annual meetings Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
November 13, 2019 - 8:09 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Not too long ago, the Houston Astros were the feel-good story of baseball. Led by their diminutive Venezuelan dynamo and featuring smart play on the field and in the front office, they emerged from a morass of awful seasons that got them mocked as the ‘Lastros and ascended to the top...
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Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow speaks during a media availability during the Major League Baseball general managers annual meetings Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
November 13, 2019 - 7:57 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Not too long ago, the Houston Astros were the feel-good story of baseball. Led by their diminutive Venezuelan dynamo and featuring smart play on the field and in the front office, they emerged from a morass of awful seasons that got them mocked as the ‘Lastros and ascended to the top...
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Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow speaks during a media availability during the Major League Baseball general managers annual meetings Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
November 13, 2019 - 7:45 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Not too long ago, the Houston Astros were the feel-good story of baseball. Led by their diminutive Venezuelan dynamo and featuring smart play on the field and in the front office, they emerged from a morass of awful seasons that got them mocked as the ‘Lastros and ascended to the top...
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FILE - In this July 23, 2016, file photo, a representation of the Olympic rings are displayed in the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee will add athletes to its board and enhance its oversight of individual sports organizations. It’s part of a package of reforms stemming from the Larry Nassar sex-abuse scandal. The reforms were approved Thursday, Nov. 8, 2019 and go into effect in January. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)
November 08, 2019 - 4:25 pm
The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee will add athletes to its board and enhance its oversight of individual sports organizations in a package of reforms stemming from the Larry Nassar sex-abuse scandal. The reforms were approved Thursday and go into effect in January. They come with Congress...
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November 08, 2019 - 3:54 pm
The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee will add athletes to its board and enhance its oversight of individual sports organizations in a package of reforms stemming from the Larry Nassar sex-abuse scandal. The reforms were approved Thursday and go into effect in January. They come with Congress...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2018, file photo, Olivier Niggli, world anti-doping agency (WADA) Director General, delivers his speech during the opening day of the 2018 WADA annual symposium, at the Swiss Tech Convention Center, in Lausanne, Switzerland. A key American delegate at the World Anti-Doping Agency meetings lashed out at the agency’s director for using government money in an attempt to reshape U.S. legislation designed to fight drugs in sports. At the WADA board meeting Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, Kendel Ehrlich of the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy seized on an Associated Press story from the previous day that described efforts by WADA and the International Olympic Committee to lobby for substantive changes to the Rodchenkov Act. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP, File)
November 07, 2019 - 4:52 pm
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — A key American delegate at the World Anti-Doping Agency meetings lashed out at the agency's director for using government money in hopes of reshaping U.S. legislation designed to fight drugs in sports. At the WADA board meeting Thursday, Kendel Ehrlich of the U.S. Office of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2018 file photo, Russia's sports minister Pavel Kolobkov attends a press conference in Moscow, Russia. Speeches by representatives from the U.S. and Russia delivered Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Poland, illustrated the wide gap in perceptions about the Russian doping scandal that has upended Olympic sports. U.S. Anti-Doping Agency head Travis Tygart said Russia can no longer be allowed to steal medals from clean athletes. A few minutes later, Kolobkov said Russia has paid the price for its misdeeds and should be welcomed back into the fold. Russia is under threat of missing the Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)
November 07, 2019 - 11:38 am
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — For years, Russian leaders portrayed pursuit of the doping scandal that has paralyzed the country's Olympic aspirations as a mission driven by political interests in the West. On Thursday, fissures erupted between their own countrymen, ratcheting up the tension in advance of...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2019, file photo, Craig Reedie, President of the World Anti-Doping Agency, attends the opening day of the 2019 WADA annual symposium at the Swiss Tech Convention Center in Lausanne, Switzerland. Because the International Olympic Committee provides half of WADA’s annual $34.6 million budget, its members hold six of the 12 seats on its executive board, which makes most of the key decisions. Reedie is an IOC member, soon to be replaced by Witold Banka, who also serves as Poland’s minister of sports.(Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP, File)
November 06, 2019 - 5:01 pm
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Not long after a bill that would criminalize international doping conspiracies advanced in the U.S. Congress, world Olympic and anti-doping leaders made clear how they felt about the development. They started lobbying for changes in Washington. The International Olympic...
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CORRECTS SPELLING OF LAST NAME TO KOLOBKOV INSTEAD OF KOLOBOV - FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2017, file photo, Travis Tygart, the chief executive officer of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Speeches by representatives from the U.S. and Russia delivered Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Poland, illustrated the wide gap in perceptions about the Russian doping scandal that has upended Olympic sports. Tygart said Russia can no longer be allowed to steal medals from clean athletes. A few minutes later, Russian sports minister Pavel Kolobkov said Russia has paid the price for its misdeeds and should be welcomed back into the fold. Russia is under threat of missing the Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
November 06, 2019 - 10:29 am
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The fight was about doping. The United States delivered haymakers. Russia came back with jabs. The proverbial blows were delivered Wednesday in a vast conference room in Poland during a pair of 3-minute speeches that cut through the tedium of an otherwise sleepy rule-making...
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