Sports governance

May 30, 2018 - 1:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge in Philadelphia heard arguments Wednesday in the NFL's request for a special investigator to look into what the league says are fraudulent claims in a $1 billion concussion settlement. The league last month cited an independent study it said found that more than...
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FILE - In this May 11, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo speaks during a news conference at the NBA basketball team's practice facility in Camden, N.J. Colangelo is denying a report connecting the executive to Twitter accounts that criticized Sixers players Joel Embiid and Markelle Fultz, among other NBA figures. The accounts also took aim at former Sixers GM Sam Hinkie, Toronto Raptors executive Masai Ujiri and former Sixers players Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel, according to a report by The Ringer. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
May 30, 2018 - 11:57 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are investigating whether team president Bryan Colangelo used Twitter accounts to anonymously trash some of his own players and fellow executives and to defend himself against criticism from fans and the sports media. The five accounts took aim at...
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FILE - In this May 11, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo speaks during a news conference at the NBA basketball team's practice facility in Camden, N.J. Colangelo is denying a report connecting the executive to Twitter accounts that criticized Sixers players Joel Embiid and Markelle Fultz, among other NBA figures. The accounts also took aim at former Sixers GM Sam Hinkie, Toronto Raptors executive Masai Ujiri and former Sixers players Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel, according to a report by The Ringer. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
May 30, 2018 - 9:21 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers have started an investigation into tweets linked in a report to team president Bryan Colangelo that criticized Sixers players Joel Embiid and Markelle Fultz, among other NBA figures. The Sixers said Wednesday: "The allegations are serious and we have...
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FILE - In this Saturday, April 28, 2012 file photo, Zenit's fans march prior to their national soccer Championship in downtown St.Petersburg, Russia. Racist and anti-gay chants have become more common in Russian soccer as the country prepares to host the World Cup, even as overall incidents of discrimination declined. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)
May 30, 2018 - 8:44 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Racist and anti-gay chants have become more common in Russian soccer as the country prepares to host the World Cup, even as overall incidents of discrimination declined. Nineteen incidents of abusive chants were recorded this season, according to an annual report from the anti-...
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FILE - In this May 11, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo speaks during a news conference at the NBA basketball team's practice facility in Camden, N.J. Colangelo is denying a report connecting the executive to Twitter accounts that criticized Sixers players Joel Embiid and Markelle Fultz, among other NBA figures. The accounts also took aim at former Sixers GM Sam Hinkie, Toronto Raptors executive Masai Ujiri and former Sixers players Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel, according to a report by The Ringer. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
May 30, 2018 - 2:01 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers team president Bryan Colangelo is denying a report connecting the executive to Twitter accounts that criticized Sixers players Joel Embiid and Markelle Fultz, among other NBA figures. The accounts also took aim at former Sixers GM Sam Hinkie, Toronto Raptors...
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May 30, 2018 - 12:26 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge in Philadelphia is scheduled to hear arguments in the NFL's request for a special investigator to look into what the league says are fraudulent claims in a $1 billion concussion settlement. The league last month cited an independent study it said found that more...
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In this Monday, May 28, 2018 photo, Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Elias Diaz throws to first after getting the force out at home plate as Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo slides in hard during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh. Diaz's errant throw to first allowed two runs to score. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
May 29, 2018 - 8:01 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon believes Anthony Rizzo's slide that upended Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Elias Diaz at home plate on Monday is still perfectly legal. So does Maddon's superstar first baseman. Major League Baseball? Not so much. MLB chief baseball officer Joe Torre...
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New York Jets' Jermaine Kearse, left, Kelvin Beachum talk to reporters after a practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Florham Park, N.J., Tuesday, May 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
May 29, 2018 - 5:59 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Jermaine Kearse was far from pleased last week when he heard the details of the NFL's new policy on the national anthem. The veteran wide receiver and his New York Jets teammates couldn't be happier, though, to have the full support of acting owner Christopher Johnson. "...
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May 26, 2018 - 9:31 pm
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Goalkeeper Luis Robles was honored in a pregame ceremony for the conclusion of the longest Ironman streak in MLS history and the New York Red Bulls and the Philadelphia Union both had their winning streaks snapped as they played to a scoreless draw Saturday night. Robles sat...
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Caster Semenya, right, wins the wome's 800 meters at the Prefontaine Classic track and field meet in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP)
May 26, 2018 - 9:29 pm
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — South Africa's Caster Semenya set a meet record in the 800 meters at the Prefontaine Classic on Saturday while controversy swirls about a rule that could limit her from competing at the distance. Semenya defended her title in the event in 1 minute, 55.92 seconds, which is also...
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