Corruption in sports

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds the championship trophy after the AFC Championship NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
January 21, 2019 - 4:25 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Many Americans in places where sports betting is legal for the first time are beginning to make wagers on the Super Bowl, including some bets on the performances of individual athletes. But if the National Football League had its way, bets on things like passing...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds the championship trophy after the AFC Championship NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
January 21, 2019 - 1:26 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Many Americans in places where sports betting is legal for the first time are beginning to make wagers on the Super Bowl, including some bets on the performances of individual athletes. But if the National Football League had its way, bets on things like passing...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds the championship trophy after the AFC Championship NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
January 21, 2019 - 12:55 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Wagers on how many touchdown passes New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will throw or how many rushing yards Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley will gain are likely to be popular options for bettors on the Super Bowl. But if the National Football League had...
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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2018, file photo, Miami's Dewan Hernandez speaks to the media during a news conference at the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college basketball media day in Charlotte, N.C. Miami Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga says junior forward Dewan Hernandez deserves to be declared eligible by the NCAA because he unwittingly became entangled in a college basketball corruption case when he was duped by an AAU coach. Larranaga spoke at length about Hernandez’s status for the first time Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, as the school awaited an NCAA ruling. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
January 18, 2019 - 4:27 pm
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga says junior forward Dewan Hernandez deserves to be declared eligible by the NCAA because he unwittingly became entangled in a college basketball corruption case when he was duped by an AAU coach. Hernandez has sat out the first 16 games...
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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2018, file photo, Miami's Dewan Hernandez speaks to the media during a news conference at the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college basketball media day in Charlotte, N.C. Miami Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga says junior forward Dewan Hernandez deserves to be declared eligible by the NCAA because he unwittingly became entangled in a college basketball corruption case when he was duped by an AAU coach. Larranaga spoke at length about Hernandez’s status for the first time Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, as the school awaited an NCAA ruling. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
January 18, 2019 - 3:39 pm
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga says junior forward Dewan Hernandez deserves to be declared eligible by the NCAA because he unwittingly became entangled in a college basketball corruption case when he was duped by an AAU coach. Larranaga spoke at length about...
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January 17, 2019 - 1:41 pm
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — An investigative journalist in Ghana who helped expose a high-ranking official at world soccer body FIFA as corrupt was shot dead by gunmen on a motorbike as he drove home alone at night, police said Thursday. His employers said he was assassinated. Ahmed Hussein-Suale was...
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January 17, 2019 - 12:26 pm
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — An investigative journalist in Ghana who helped expose a high-ranking official at world soccer body FIFA as corrupt was shot dead by gunmen on a motorbike as he drove home alone at night, police said Thursday. His employers said he was assassinated. Ahmed Hussein-Suale was...
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January 17, 2019 - 9:59 am
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — An investigative journalist whose work exposed deep-rooted corruption in African soccer and led to the downfall of a member of the sport's high-powered FIFA Council was shot dead by gunmen on a motorbike, police said Thursday. Ahmed Hussein-Suale was killed Wednesday night, with...
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FILE - This is a 2017 file photo showing the shadow of a tennis player. Four people are in French custody on suspicion of fixing matches for an Armenian based in Belgium believed behind an illegal gambling syndicate suspected of fixing hundreds of matches. It’s part of months of digging by police working across Europe to unravel a match-fixing scheme of breath-taking scale involving more than 100 players from at least half a dozen countries. Sources close to the investigation told The Associated Press that four French players were in police custody on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/File)
January 17, 2019 - 9:55 am
PARIS (AP) — European police agency Europol says it has identified links between match-fixing gambling syndicates being unraveled in Spain and Belgium that are thought to have paid off dozens of players and corrupted lower-level tennis tournaments on a massive scale. Pedro Felicio, who heads...
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January 17, 2019 - 8:00 am
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Police in Ghana say an investigative journalist whose work exposing corruption in African soccer led to the downfall of a member of the sport's high-powered FIFA Council has been shot dead by gunmen on a motorbike. Police said Thursday that Ahmed Husein was killed Wednesday...
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