Corruption in sports

Business manager Christian Dawkins arrives to court in New York, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Federal prosecutors have recommended multi-year prison sentences for Dawkins and two other men convicted of fraud for channeling secret payments to the families of top-tier basketball recruits to influence where the players went to school. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
March 05, 2019 - 12:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Three men have received prison sentences in the widespread college basketball recruiting scandal that has tainted two dozen schools. Former Adidas executive James Gatto, business manager Christian Dawkins and amateur league director Merl Code were convicted of conspiracy to commit...
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February 22, 2019 - 4:12 pm
Misbehaving owners of sports teams have drawn headlines pretty much since sports have been around. Now, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft faces misdemeanor charges of soliciting a prostitute after police said he was twice videotaped paying for a sex act at a massage parlor in Florida amid a...
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In this Jan. 27, 2019, photo traffic passes by the statue of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson at the intersection Traffic passes by the statue of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson at the intersection of Monument Avenue and The Boulevard in Richmond, Va., Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. A city councilwoman and others are attempting to get the Boulevard named after tennis star Arthur Ashe. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
February 10, 2019 - 4:26 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A movement to rename a Richmond, Virginia, thoroughfare for groundbreaking black tennis player Arthur Ashe Jr. is cresting just as the state finds itself in turmoil over a blackface scandal involving the governor and attorney general. The man behind the street renaming says the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2012 file photo, online brokerage TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts speaks during a ceremonial unveiling of his portrait which will hang in company headquarters in Omaha, Neb. The patriarch of the family behind the Chicago Cubs has apologized after an online media outlet published emails in which he took part in racist comments and conspiracy theories. Some of the emails Splinter News published Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, featured Ricketts making Islamophobic comments. Others included conspiracies about former President Barack Obama's birthplace and education. Ricketts apologized for the emails, saying he believes "bigoted ideas are wrong." (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
February 05, 2019 - 3:12 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The patriarch of the family behind the Chicago Cubs has apologized after an online media outlet published emails in which he took part in racist comments and conspiracy theories. Some of the emails Splinter News published Monday featured Joe Ricketts making Islamophobic comments,...
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Kansas coach Bill Self reacts to a play during the second half on the team's NCAA college basketball game against Texas in Austin, Texas, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. Texas won 73-63. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
February 01, 2019 - 7:23 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The NCAA declared Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa ineligible for the rest of this season and next season late Friday, dealing a significant blow to a team that began the season with national title hopes. De Sousa's name surfaced last summer in an FBI probe into corruption in...
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February 01, 2019 - 6:36 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The NCAA has declared Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa ineligible for the remainder of this season and next season after his name surfaced in the FBI probe into college basketball corruption. In a statement late Friday, the NCAA said that De Sousa's guardian received a $2,500...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 1, 2011 file photo, referee Ibrahim Chaibou, second left, is surrounded by Argentina soccer players after he awarded a penalty against them during an international friendly soccer match with Nigeria Super eagles at the National stadium in Abuja, Nigeria. An international soccer referee who has long been implicated in fixing matches has been banned for life for taking bribes, it was reported on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. FIFA says its ethics committee judges found Ibrahim Chaibou guilty of taking bribes and also fined him 200,000 Swiss francs ($201,000). (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, file)
January 24, 2019 - 2:14 pm
GENEVA (AP) — One of soccer's most infamous match-fixing cases was settled Thursday when a referee notorious for corrupt calls was banned for life. The corrupt games in Ibrahim Chaibou's career were key to revealing how easily international friendlies could be manipulated for betting scams, forced...
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Russian National Anti-doping Agency RUSADA head Yuri Ganus speaks during a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) forgave Russia on Tuesday for its tardiness in turning over lab data, but they are still analyzing what it says are vast amounts of data from lab servers and equipment, data which until recently was sealed off by Russian law enforcement. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
January 22, 2019 - 5:53 pm
The World Anti-Doping Agency straddled the wide gulf between vindication and capitulation Tuesday, agreeing to keep Russia's anti-doping operation in business after receiving much-sought-after lab data that could be used to prosecute hundreds of cheaters. But the decision came with a warning: Fool...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, University of Arizona assistant men's basketball coach Emanuel Richardson leaves Manhattan federal court in New York. Richardson, no longer with the team, is expected in federal court, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, for a development in a criminal case in which he is charged with taking bribes from a sports agent. (AP Photo/Larry Neumeister, File)
January 22, 2019 - 4:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former University of Arizona assistant coach Emanuel "Book" Richardson on Tuesday became the latest person to plead guilty in a federal prosecution that exposed corruption in college basketball recruiting. Richardson, 46, wiped tears from his eyes after telling the judge he accepted...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, University of Arizona assistant men's basketball coach Emanuel Richardson leaves Manhattan federal court in New York. Richardson, no longer with the team, is expected in federal court, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, for a development in a criminal case in which he is charged with taking bribes from a sports agent. (AP Photo/Larry Neumeister, File)
January 22, 2019 - 1:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former University of Arizona assistant coach Emanuel Richardson on Tuesday became the latest person to plead guilty in a federal prosecution that exposed corruption in college basketball recruiting. Richardson, 46, wiped tears from his eyes after telling the judge he accepted $20,...
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