Corruption in sports

July 11, 2018 - 12:00 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An attorney representing a group of former Louisville men's basketball players says they have filed a lawsuit against the NCAA over the organization's vacation of the Cardinals' 2013 national championship and 2012 Final Four. John Morgan, one of several attorneys representing...
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July 10, 2018 - 7:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Spain-based sports media company must pay a hefty penalty after its U.S. affiliate pleaded guilty to charges it bribed Latin American soccer officials. A New York City judge ordered the company Imagina on Tuesday to pay more than $24 million in fines and restitution on charges...
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June 21, 2018 - 4:53 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics has elected a new Board of Directors in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal involving former national team doctor Larry Nassar. The organization also has created a Programs Council with two representatives from each of the five competitive disciplines. Athlete...
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FILE - In this May 17, 2018, file photo, Brian Bowen, from South Carolina, participates in the NBA draft basketball combine in Chicago. South Carolina's Frank Martin shrugs his shoulders with a "What can you do?" expression. The Gamecocks coach had made peace with the NCAA's decision that led highly regarded prospect Brian Bowen to opt for a pro career instead of staying in college. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
June 18, 2018 - 1:19 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's Frank Martin understood all along he might never get to coach Brian Bowen in a game and is just happy the 6-foot-7 forward whose name is part of the federal corruption case in college basketball had the chance to spend a few months with the Gamecocks. Bowen...
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Delegates of Canada, Mexico and the United States celebrate after winning a joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup at the FIFA congress in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. Standing on front row from left: Steve Reed, president of the Canadian Soccer Association, Carlos Cordeiro, U.S. soccer president and Decio de Maria, President of the Football Association of Mexico. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
June 13, 2018 - 9:56 am
MOSCOW (AP) — North America will host the 2026 World Cup after FIFA voters overwhelmingly opted Wednesday for the financial and logistical certainty of a United States-led bid over a risky Moroccan proposal for the first 48-team tournament. The soccer showpiece will return to the U.S. for the first...
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June 11, 2018 - 3:53 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Under investigation in Ghana for alleged corruption, FIFA Council member Kwesi Nyantakyi has resigned from the world soccer body. Confederation of African Football president Ahmad says Nyantakyi also offered his resignation as first vice president of the continental body. Ahmad tells...
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Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro returns a shot against Spain's Rafael Nadal during their semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Friday, June 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
June 08, 2018 - 11:25 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ___ 5:20 p.m. Caty McNally and Cori Gauff will meet in an all-American girls' final at the French Open after winning their semifinals. The 16th-seeded Gauff, who is 14 years old, beat 15th-seeded Leylah Annie Fernandez of Canada 6-4, 6-3...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal, left, and Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro pose for photographers prior to their semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Friday, June 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
June 08, 2018 - 10:10 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ___ 4:05 p.m. Rafael Nadal held serve in the opening game against Juan Martin del Potro in their French Open semifinal. Nadal can become just the second male player in the Open era to reach 11 finals at the same Grand Slam tournament,...
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May 29, 2018 - 2:40 pm
LONDON (AP) — Ukraine's Dmytro Badanov has been banned for life and fined $100,000 by an independent hearing officer after being found guilty of tennis match fixing. Badanov, 30, was found to have broken rules of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program by fixing the outcome of two matches on the ITF...
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U.S. Olympic Committee Acting CEO Susanne Lyons testifies before the House Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee about the Olympic community's ability to protect athletes from sexual abuse, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 23, 2018 - 5:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The tears and anger this time came from lawmakers who spent the day fuming over a growing sex-abuse problem in Olympic sports that leaders have taken too much time to solve while devoting too little money for the fixes. "I just hope everyone here realizes the time to talk is over...
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