Sports governance

FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 file photo, Arizona head coach Sean Miller in the first half during an NCAA college basketball game against Utah in Tucson, Ariz. The Arizona Board of Regents has scheduled a special meeting on Thursday, March 1, 2018jan. 27, 2018 file photo to get legal advice and discuss the men’s basketball program at the University of Arizona and the contract of coach Sean Miller.(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
March 01, 2018 - 2:59 pm
Arizona coach Sean Miller vehemently shot down a report claiming he discussed a six-figure payment to a top recruit and said he looks forward to continuing to coach the team. ESPN reported last Friday, using anonymous sources, that the FBI had Miller on a wiretap discussing a $100,000 payment to...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2017, file photo, Scott Blackmun, CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee, speaks at Yongsan Garrison, a U.S. military base in Seoul, South Korea. Blackmun is resigning as CEO of the US Olympic Committee, citing health problems as the reason he'll depart after leading the federation for more than eight years. The 60-year-old CEO was diagnosed with prostate cancer earlier this winter, and did not attend the Pyeongchang Games. He announced his resignation Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, and Susanne Lyons, a member of the board, will serve as acting CEO. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
February 28, 2018 - 6:24 pm
Scott Blackmun resigned as chief executive of the U.S. Olympic Committee on Wednesday, stepping aside so he can tackle his worsening bout with prostate cancer and to allow the federation to move forward under new leadership to address the sex-abuse scandal that has rocked gymnastics and other...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2017, file photo, Scott Blackmun, CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee, speaks at Yongsan Garrison, a U.S. military base in Seoul, South Korea. Blackmun is resigning as CEO of the US Olympic Committee, citing health problems as the reason he'll depart after leading the federation for more than eight years. The 60-year-old CEO was diagnosed with prostate cancer earlier this winter, and did not attend the Pyeongchang Games. He announced his resignation Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, and Susanne Lyons, a member of the board, will serve as acting CEO. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
February 28, 2018 - 4:48 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Scott Blackmun resigned as chief executive of the U.S. Olympic Committee on Wednesday, citing difficulties with prostate cancer and the federation's need to urgently move forward to address the sex abuse scandal that has rocked gymnastics. The 60-year-old CEO was...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, file photo, Agua Caliente Clippers' J.J. O'Brien (22) looks for an outlet as Erie BayHawks' Andrew White (4) defends during the first quarter of an NBA G-League basketball game at the Erie Insurance Arena in Erie, Pa. The NBA and NFL essentially set up college sports to be a de facto farm system for professional teams and the people who defend college sports want no part of that. LeBron James said the NBA should explore expanding its developmental G League to make it more like major league baseball’s farm systems.(Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP, File)
February 28, 2018 - 4:11 pm
The cracked facade of NCAA hoops appears to be crumbling and while LeBron James, John Calipari and many agree that college basketball should be overhauled, there's no consensus on how to repair the system. A federal investigation has alleged hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks...
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Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia speaks during a press conference at the NFL football scouting combine, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
February 28, 2018 - 2:32 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the NFL combine (all times EST): 2:15 p.m. Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst says that the team would like to extend the contract of quarterback Aaron Rodgers "sooner rather than later." Gutekunst was asked about the two-time NFL MVP at the combine...
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Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph speaks during a press conference at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
February 28, 2018 - 1:35 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the NFL combine (all times EST): 1:45 p.m. Browns coach Hue Jackson hopes to avoid starting a rookie quarterback in 2018. Cleveland owns the No. 1 overall pick, and is expected to use it to select a quarterback from a talented group that includes Southern Cal's Sam...
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February 28, 2018 - 11:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — So long Papa John's, hello Pizza Hut. The NFL announced a multiyear marketing deal with Pizza Hut on Wednesday, one day after the league and Papa John's said that they mutually agreed to cut ties. The league's relationship with Papa John's frayed last year when the pizza maker's...
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 file photo, athletes from Russia wave during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Russia says the IOC has reinstated the country to the Olympic movement despite two failed doping tests by its athletes at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. In quotes carried by the TASS news agency, Russian Olympic Committee President Alexander Zhukov said a letter had been received earlier Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 from the IOC announcing the nation's reinstatement. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, file)
February 28, 2018 - 10:07 am
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Russia's ban from the Olympic movement was lifted on Wednesday despite two failed doping tests by its athletes at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. The decision by the International Olympic Committee appears to be an attempt to draw a line under the state-concocted doping...
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Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, right, grabs a rebound ahead of Brooklyn Nets' DeMarre Carroll, left, as Larry Nance Jr. watches during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 129-123. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
February 28, 2018 - 9:13 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James had quite a February in a one-of-a-kind career. He finished the month averaging a triple-double for the first time in his career after producing 31 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists on Tuesday night in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 129-123 win over the Brooklyn Nets. James...
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February 28, 2018 - 8:59 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Russia says the IOC has reinstated the country to the Olympic movement despite two failed doping tests by its athletes at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Russia was banned from the Olympics because of a massive doping scandal at the 2014 Sochi Games. In quotes...
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