Corruption in sports

Billie Jean King, second from left, and Angela Buxton, third from left, applaud after the unveiling of a statue of Althea Gibson before the start of the first round of the US Open tennis championships, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 26, 2019 - 7:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 7:05 p.m. A sculpture of tennis great Althea Gibson has been unveiled at the U.S. Open, honoring the accomplishments of the first African-American to win her country's national title. Gibson, who died in 2003 at age 76...
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Reilly Opelka, of the US, reacts after a point against Fabio Fognini, of Italy,during the first round of the US Open tennis tournament Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
August 26, 2019 - 5:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Reilly Opelka's first main-draw match at the U.S. Open went about as well as possible: The 6-foot-11 (2.11-meter) American hit 26 aces in a 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3 victory over 11th-seeded Fabio Fognini of...
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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, dances for fans after beating Roberto Carballes Baena, of Spain, during the first round of the US Open tennis tournament Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 26, 2019 - 5:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 5 p.m. Top-seeded Novak Djokovic felt good enough after his workmanlike first-round victory at the U.S. Open to do a little dancing. Djokovic, who is now 34-1 in his last 35 Grand Slam matches, dispatched Spaniard...
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Karolina Pliskova, of the Czech Republic, reacts during the first round of the US Open tennis tournament against Tereza Martincova, of the Czech Republic, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
August 26, 2019 - 12:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Kei Nishikori became the first player into the second round at the U.S. Open when qualifier Marco Trungelliti had to retire with the 2014 U.S. Open runner-up leading 6-1, 4-1. Nishikori is the No. 7 seed...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 23, 2019 file photo, Michael Avenatti makes a statement to the press as he leaves federal court, in New York. Lawyer Michael Avenatti says charging Nike $25 million to probe corruption at the sportswear giant was a bargain rather than extortion. An attorney for Avenatti told a judge Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 that a November extortion trial should be postponed until January so he can gather more proof. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 22, 2019 - 6:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — California attorney Michael Avenatti hopes to show that charging Nike $25 million to probe corruption at the sportswear giant was a bargain rather than extortion, his lawyer told a judge Thursday. Avenatti was seated and quiet as attorney Scott Srebnick asked that a trial for his...
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FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2006, file photo, former Baltimore Orioles baseball player Doug DeCinces smiles after being inducted into the Orioles Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Baltimore. DeCinces has been sentenced to eight months of home detention and ordered to pay a $10,000 fine for his role in an insider-trading scheme. (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)
August 13, 2019 - 2:48 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Former Major League Baseball player Doug DeCinces was sentenced to eight months of home detention and ordered to pay a $10,000 fine for his role in an insider-trading scheme, a newspaper reported. DeCinces, who played third base for the California Angels and Baltimore...
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FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2006, file photo, former Baltimore Orioles baseball player Doug DeCinces smiles after being inducted into the Orioles Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Baltimore. DeCinces has been sentenced to eight months of home detention and ordered to pay a $10,000 fine for his role in an insider-trading scheme. (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)
August 13, 2019 - 1:59 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Former Major League Baseball player Doug DeCinces was sentenced to eight months of home detention and ordered to pay a $10,000 fine for his role in an insider-trading scheme, a newspaper reported. DeCinces, who played third base for the California Angels and Baltimore...
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August 13, 2019 - 1:13 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Former Major League Baseball player Doug DeCinces was sentenced to eight months of home detention and ordered to pay a $10,000 fine for his role in an insider-trading scheme, a newspaper reported. DeCinces, who played third base for the California Angels and Baltimore...
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Former Auburn University assistant basketball coach Chuck Person arrives at federal court in New York for sentencing in a bribery scandal that has touched some of the biggest schools in college basketball, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
July 17, 2019 - 1:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Auburn University assistant basketball coach Chuck Person has avoided prison in a bribery scandal that has touched some of the biggest schools in college basketball. Person was sentenced on Wednesday to 200 hours of community service during the two years the Probation...
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Argentina's Lionel Messi, center left, and Chile's Gary Medel, center right, scuffle as referee Mario Diaz, from Paraguay shows the red card to both of them during the Copa America third-place soccer match at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, July 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
July 06, 2019 - 11:16 pm
SÃO PAULO (AP) — After another frustrating Copa América ending, Lionel Messi boycotted the medal ceremony to protest the refereeing and "corruption," claiming Argentina had not been treated fairly. Following defeats in the last two finals, Messi had a sudden end to this year's tournament by being...
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