Sports governance

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2018, file photo, referee Reggie Smith reviews a targeting penalty during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Lubbock, Texas. The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel adjusted the targeting rule in college football, allowing video review officials to overturn calls if any element of the penalty cannot be confirmed. The adjustment to the rule announced Tuesday, April 23, 2019, means there will be no option for letting the call on the field "stand" during a targeting review. It must either be confirmed or overturned. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson, File)
April 24, 2019 - 2:21 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel adjusted the targeting rule in college football, allowing video review officials to overturn calls if any element of the penalty cannot be confirmed. The adjustment to the rule announced Tuesday means there will be no option for letting the...
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Georgia running back D'Andre Swift (7) runs the ball in the first half of the NCAA football spring G-Day game at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, April 20, 2019. (Jenn Finch/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)
April 24, 2019 - 10:37 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel adjusted the targeting rule in college football, allowing video review officials to overturn calls if any element of the penalty cannot be confirmed. The adjustment to the rule announced Tuesday means there will be no option for letting the...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper, left, is restrained while arguing with umpire Mark Carlson, right, during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Monday, April 22, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
April 23, 2019 - 10:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is reviewing Bryce Harper's rant at an umpire, trying to determine whether the Philadelphia Phillies star should be disciplined. "Hope not. We'll see," Harper said after Tuesday night's 9-0 loss to the New York Mets. There was no decision by then, a day after...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper, left, is restrained while arguing with umpire Mark Carlson, right, during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Monday, April 22, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
April 23, 2019 - 6:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is reviewing Bryce Harper's rant at an umpire, trying to determine whether the Philadelphia Phillies star should be disciplined. There was no decision Tuesday, a day after Harper went wild during a game against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Harper was...
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The covered Kate Smith statue sits outside Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Friday, April 19, 2019. The Philadelphia Flyers covered the statue of singer Kate Smith outside their arena, following the New York Yankees in cutting ties and looking into allegations of racism against the 1930s star with a popular recording of “God Bless America.” Flyers officials said Friday they also plan to remove Smith’s recording of “God Bless America” from their library. They say several songs performed by Smith “contain offensive lyrics that do not reflect our values as an organization.” (David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
April 21, 2019 - 7:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers removed a statue of late singer Kate Smith outside NHL team's arena Sunday, two days after covering it amid allegations of racism against the 1930s star with a popular recording of "God Bless America." "The NHL principle 'Hockey is for Everyone' is at the...
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April 19, 2019 - 10:40 pm
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — A jockey has been suspended 60 days for misusing his whip — not on a horse — but on another rider in a race at an Arkansas track. A stewards' ruling posted Thursday on the Association of Racing Commissioners International website alleges that David Cohen "deliberately"...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2016, file photo, Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff, right, is hit by Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Ra'Shede Hageman during the second half of an NFL football game in Los Angeles. The Falcons have signed Hageman, giving a second chance to the defensive tackle the team released in 2017 after he was charged with domestic violence. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
April 19, 2019 - 2:29 pm
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons signed Ra'Shede Hageman to a one-year deal on Friday, giving a second chance to the defensive tackle the team released in 2017 after he was charged with domestic violence. Hageman, 28, was a second-round pick from Minnesota in 2014. He started a...
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Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Brad Keller, right, looks at the umpires after Chicago White Sox's Tim Anderson was hit by a pitch by him as benches cleared during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. The Royals won 4-3. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
April 19, 2019 - 1:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kansas City Royals pitcher Brad Keller has been suspended for five games by Major League Baseball, which concluded he intentionally threw a pitch that hit Tim Anderson of the Chicago White Sox this week. Anderson was suspended one game for his actions after benches cleared, and...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, Burundi's Francine Niyonsaba reacts after winning a Women's 800m semifinal during the World Athletics Championships in London. Olympic and world championships medalist in the 800 meters, Niyonsaba, acknowledged in an interview with the Olympic Channel Wednesday April 17, 2019, that she has the hyperandrogenism condition that gives her high levels of naturally occurring testosterone. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, FILE)
April 17, 2019 - 9:50 am
Caster Semenya's closest rival also has a condition that gives her high levels of naturally occurring testosterone and would be affected if track and field's governing body implements a contentious rule to control hormone levels. Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi, who won silver medals behind Semenya...
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April 17, 2019 - 8:07 am
The woman who finished second behind Caster Semenya at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics says she also has a condition that gives her high levels of naturally occurring testosterone and would be affected if the IAAF implements its hormone policy. Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi, an Olympic and world...
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