Sports governance

Spain head coach Fernando Hierro checks the grass on the pitch during a training session of Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Krasnodar, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
June 30, 2018 - 9:11 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local): 4 p.m. Spain says some members of the World Cup squad have been screened for doping at the team's hotel in Moscow. The tests have been conducted a day before the team's round-of-16 match against host Russia in the capital. The...
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Uruguay's Luis Suarez listens to a question during a news conference prior Uruguay's official training on the eve of the round of 16 match between Portugal and Uruguay at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, June 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
June 29, 2018 - 12:01 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the World Cup (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Luis Suarez says any personal rivalry he may have with Cristiano Ronaldo from their time playing against each other in La Liga is not a factor when Uruguay meets Portugal on Saturday night in the World Cup. Suarez says...
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Referee Mark Geiger from the US gestures before the VAR decision on the Korea goal during the group F match between South Korea and Germany, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
June 29, 2018 - 10:31 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the World Cup (all times local): 5:20 p.m. FIFA is content for now not to give yellow cards to players who appeal for video reviews with a TV-screen gesture. Referees can caution players for gestures like showing an imaginary card to an opponent, or...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, and FIFA President Gianni Infantino, right of him, attend an opening friendly soccer match between two children teams and FIFA legends at a Football Park in Red Square during the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
June 28, 2018 - 7:04 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the World Cup (all times local): 2 p.m. FIFA president Gianni Infantino has been elusive for international media during the World Cup, but he made a brief exception Thursday. Opening a soccer exhibition on Red Square with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Infantino...
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FILE - In this Sunday, March 18, 2018 file photo, AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso celebrates with his players after winning the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Chievo Verona at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy. UEFA has on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 given AC Milan a one-year Europa League ban for overspending on player transfer and wages. Milan last year spent more than 200 million euros (then nearly $250 million) on new players amid questions over the financial stability of the Chinese-led consortium that purchased the Italian club from Silvio Berlusconi for $800 million in April 2017. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, file)
June 27, 2018 - 2:59 pm
MILAN (AP) — UEFA banned AC Milan from European competition for one year on Wednesday for overspending on player transfers and wages in one of the toughest sentences handed down for breaching financial fair play regulations. Milan will be excluded from next season's Europa League unless an appeal...
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England flags are seen as fans watch the group G match between England and Panama at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod , Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
June 27, 2018 - 2:02 pm
KALININGRAD, Russia (AP) — Relaxing strict visa requirements for the World Cup, Russia made entry even easier than intended for foreigners. Supporters from England are being advised to exploit the loophole. To cope with its biggest influx of foreigners, Russia just asked for ticket details to be...
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June 27, 2018 - 12:03 pm
MILAN (AP) — UEFA effectively banned AC Milan from European competition for one year on Wednesday for overspending on player transfers and wages in one of the toughest sentences handed down for breaching financial fair play regulations. That means Milan will be excluded from next season's Europa...
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Iceland's Aron Gunnarsson lies on the pitch at the end of the group D match between Iceland and Croatia, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
June 26, 2018 - 4:15 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the World Cup (all times local): 11:13 p.m. A Croatian side filled with reserves has ended Iceland's first World Cup run with a 2-1 win in Rostov-on-Don. Milan Badelj crashed a volley against the bar, and moments later scored for Croatia in the 53rd minute, sprinting...
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Iceland's Gylfi Sigurdsson scores on a penalty kick his side's first goal during the group D match between Iceland and Croatia, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
June 26, 2018 - 3:41 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the World Cup (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Iceland is even with Croatia on a penalty kick by Gylfi Sigurdsson in the 76th minute after substitute Dejan Lovren handled the ball in the area. It made the score 1-1 but with Argentina and Nigeria tied as well, Iceland needs...
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June 25, 2018 - 8:56 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal appeals court has backed an NCAA rule requiring most football players who transfer schools to sit out a year. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago upheld a lower-court finding that NCAA transfer rules don't violate U.S. antitrust laws. Monday's decision was in a...
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