Sports governance

Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch, left, and Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora hug before Game 3 of a baseball American League Championship Series on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 17, 2018 - 4:37 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Major League Baseball has concluded that a Houston Astros employee was only monitoring opposing dugouts during the postseason to make sure other teams weren't breaking rules. The Cleveland Indians filed a complaint following Game 3 of the AL Division Series after an Astros employee...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2017, file photo, South Africa's Caster Semenya celebrates after winning the gold in the final of the Women's 800m during the World Athletics Championships in London. The governing body of track and field will not apply rules to limit natural testosterone levels in female runners until the Court of Arbitration for Sport concludes a case involving Olympic champion Caster Semenya. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
October 16, 2018 - 5:40 pm
MONACO (AP) — The governing body of track and field will not apply rules to limit natural testosterone levels in female runners until the Court of Arbitration for Sport concludes an appeal case brought by Olympic champion Caster Semenya. The IAAF said Tuesday it agreed to postpone the intended Nov...
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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) runs for a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 in Cincinnati. The Steelers defeated the Bengals 28-21. (Albert Cesare/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)
October 15, 2018 - 5:15 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals' depleted defense went with an all-out blitz, hoping to push the Steelers out of field goal range. Instead, Ben Roethlisberger threw a short pass that Antonio Brown turned into a 31-yard touchdown with 10 seconds left, and the Bengals' litany of last-second losses grew...
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FILE - In this April 14, 2018, file photo, Nashville Predators left wing Austin Watson waits for play to resume during the team's NHL hockey playoff game against the Colorado Avalanche in Nashville, Tenn.Watson's 27-game suspension for domestic abuse has been reduced to 18 games by an arbitrator. The NHL and the NHL Players' Association announced arbitrator Shyam Das' decision Thursday, Oct. 11. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
October 12, 2018 - 7:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL is criticizing an arbitrator's decision to reduce the suspension of Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson, who pleaded no contest in July to a domestic assault charge. Watson received a 27-game suspension from NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman last month. The NHL and NHL...
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FILE - In this April 14, 2018, file photo, Nashville Predators left wing Austin Watson waits for play to resume during the team's NHL hockey playoff game against the Colorado Avalanche in Nashville, Tenn.Watson's 27-game suspension for domestic abuse has been reduced to 18 games by an arbitrator. The NHL and the NHL Players' Association announced arbitrator Shyam Das' decision Thursday, Oct. 11. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
October 12, 2018 - 2:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL is criticizing an arbitrator's decision to reduce the suspension of Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson, who pleaded no contest in July to a domestic assault charge. Watson received a 27-game suspension from NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman last month. The NHL and NHL...
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October 11, 2018 - 10:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A government witness at a college basketball corruption trial testified Thursday that he made a secret $40,000 payment to the inner circle of a North Carolina State recruit through an assistant coach at the school. Testifying in federal court in Manhattan, self-described recruitment...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 file photo, Chelsea FC chairman Bruce Buck speaks during the Qatar National Sports Day 2018 event at Stamford Bridge Stadium, in London. Railing against attempts to make soccer more equal, Chelsea chairman Buck said on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 that big teams should not be forced to join the “great unwashed” through new regulations. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)
October 11, 2018 - 10:58 am
LONDON (AP) — Railing against attempts to make soccer more equal, Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck said Thursday that big teams should not be forced to join the "great unwashed" through new regulations. UEFA has been exploring ways to improve the competitive balance, to close the divide between clubs...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 5, 2015, file photo, the U.S. team celebrates with the trophy after it defeated Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia. FIFA is rolling out a global strategy to grow the women's game in advance of next year's World Cup in France. Soccer's governing body has been ramping up its attention to the women's side of the sport for the past several years, partly in response to calls for more equity. The result is a five-pronged proposal that starts at the ground level among FIFA's 211 member associations, FIFA Chief Women's Football Officer Sarai Bareman said. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
October 10, 2018 - 8:22 pm
FIFA is rolling out a global strategy to grow the women's game in advance of next year's World Cup in France. Soccer's governing body has been ramping up its attention to the women's side of the sport for the past several years, partly in response to calls for more equity. The result is a five-...
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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2016, file photo, San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon, left, talks to Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, right, on the court during a timeout in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in San Antonio. Popovich sees one simple way for both the NBA and women to mark real progress in the league: hire more women in positions of power. (AP Photo/Darren Abate, File)
October 09, 2018 - 3:05 am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich sees one simple way for both the NBA and women to mark real progress in the league. Hire more women in positions of power. "I think there just has to be more, more of the same," said Popovich, who during the offseason promoted assistant...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady signals on the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
October 05, 2018 - 12:39 am
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — On a night when he reached 500 career touchdown passes, Tom Brady welcomed back a buddy with one of his three scoring tosses Thursday, then connected with a newcomer who could help him reach more milestones. Brady also sneaked in for a rushing touchdown and the New England...
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