Corruption in sports

A name plate of Sheikh Ahmad al Fahad al Sabah, temporary ousted president of Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) is placed on a chair during the ANOC general assembly in Tokyo Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
November 29, 2018 - 5:29 am
TOKYO (AP) — Sheikh Ahmad al Fahad al Sabah, who has stepped away temporarily from the presidency of an Olympic umbrella group to fight a criminal court case in Switzerland, was praised by IOC President Thomas Bach on Thursday. "We have said, first of all, that we respect the decision he took under...
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MGM Resorts CEO James Murren, left, and MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred speak during a news conference at MLB headquarters in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
November 27, 2018 - 6:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — MGM Resorts International became Major League Baseball's official gambling partner in the U.S. and Japan, a deal made as the sport tries to ensure more prevalent legal sports betting does not lead to any scandals of the type sparked by illegal wagers in its past. "Over the past 18...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018 file photo, Olympic Council of Asia president Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah gestures as he addresses the closing ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. Olympic powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad has stepped aside from his IOC work while facing a criminal trial in Switzerland. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)
November 19, 2018 - 8:29 am
GENEVA (AP) — Facing a criminal trial in Switzerland, Olympic powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad al Fahad al Sabah temporarily stepped aside from his IOC work on Monday. The Kuwaiti sheikh denies wrongdoing but said in a statement he did not want "these politically motivated allegations to distract attention...
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November 14, 2018 - 8:09 pm
MIAMI (AP) — FIFA President Gianni Infantino says he doesn't know why the lead investigator into corruption within the organization was suspended from that role. Infantino was a childhood friend of the prosecutor, Olivier Thormann. The FIFA president said he had no contact with Thormann that might...
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November 14, 2018 - 7:55 pm
MIAMI (AP) — FIFA President Gianni Infantino says he doesn't know why the lead investigator into corruption within the organization was suspended from that role. Infantino was a childhood friend of the prosecutor, Olivier Thormann. The FIFA president said he had no contact with Thormann that might...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2018, file photo, Kerry Perry, president of USA Gymnastics, speaks during a Senate Commerce subcommittee hearing in Washington. The U.S. Olympic Committee is moving to revoke USA Gymnastics' status as the governing body for the sport at the Olympic level, meting out the nuclear option to an organization that has botched its own reorganization in the wake of a sex-abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry Nassar. The organization, even with a newly constructed board of directors, made repeated mistakes after the revelations Nassar molested Olympians while working as a volunteer. They included the botched hiring of a program coordinator and an interim CEO to replace Perry, who lasted less than a year on the job. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
November 05, 2018 - 9:11 pm
The U.S. Olympic Committee took steps Monday to decertify USA Gymnastics as the governing body for the sport at the Olympic level, choosing to pursue the nuclear option for an organization that botched its own rebuilding attempt in the wake of a sex-abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry...
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November 05, 2018 - 5:40 pm
The U.S. Olympic Committee is moving to revoke USA Gymnastics' status as the governing body for the sport at the Olympic level, meting out the nuclear option to an organization that has botched its own reorganization in the wake of a sex-abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry Nassar. In...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, file photo, former amateur basketball league director Merl Code arrives at federal court, in New York. Code and two co-defendants were convicted Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, of committing fraud by plying families of college basketball prospects with cash so the prospects would attend colleges sponsored by Adidas. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
October 25, 2018 - 2:37 am
A federal jury found three men guilty of fraud charges for channeling secret payment to the families of top-tier recruits to influence their choices of schools, apparel companies and agents. Wednesday's verdicts place the blame firmly on the men for exposing the universities to NCAA sanctions,...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2018, file photo, Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa (22) tips the ball away from West Virginia guard James Bolden (3) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the finals of the Big 12 men's tournament, in Kansas City, Mo. Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa, whose name surfaced as part of the FBI’s investigation into corruption in college basketball, will be withheld from competition pending a review of his eligibility. Jayhawks coach Bill Self said in a statement before appearing at the Big 12’s annual media day Wednesday, Oct. 24,2018, that the sophomore forward would be held out beginning with Thursday’s exhibition game. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)
October 24, 2018 - 9:00 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas basketball coach Bill Self emphatically denied Wednesday night that members of his staff ever offered impermissible benefits to prospective players, hours after Jayhawks forward Silvio De Sousa was indefinitely benched amid questions about his relationship with an...
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October 24, 2018 - 11:17 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa, whose name has surface as part of the FBI's investigation into corruption in college basketball, will be withheld from competition pending a review of his eligibility. Jayhawks coach Bill Self said in a statement before appearing at the Big 12...
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