Sports governance

April 19, 2018 - 6:20 am
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA closed a racism investigation Thursday that involved a Spain player and an England opponent from the Under-17 World Cup final. FIFA said its disciplinary panel dismissed the charge against the Spanish player because of a "lack of sufficient evidence that could corroborate the...
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April 19, 2018 - 5:39 am
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has closed an investigation into a Spain player allegedly racially abusing an England opponent in the Under-17 World Cup final. FIFA says its disciplinary panel dismissed the charge due to "lack of sufficient evidence that could corroborate the English player's claim." It is the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2017, file photo, Canelo Alvarez attends a news conference in Las Vegas. Nevada boxing regulators have suspended Canelo Alvarez for six months for doping violations. Neither Alvarez nor representatives from Golden Boy Promotions appeared Wednesday, April 18, 2018, during the Nevada Athletic Commission's monthly meeting, where the suspension was handed down (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
April 18, 2018 - 1:23 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada boxing regulators suspended Canelo Alvarez on Wednesday for six months for doping violations. Alvarez also must undergo drug tests. No fine was recommended because past ones have been based on future purses. With Alvarez's May 5 rematch with Gennady Golovkin canceled, there...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2017, file photo, Canelo Alvarez attends a news conference in Las Vegas. Nevada boxing regulators have suspended Canelo Alvarez for six months for doping violations. Neither Alvarez nor representatives from Golden Boy Promotions appeared Wednesday, April 18, 2018, during the Nevada Athletic Commission's monthly meeting, where the suspension was handed down (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
April 18, 2018 - 1:17 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada boxing regulators suspended Canelo Alvarez on Wednesday for six months for doping violations. Alvarez also must undergo drug tests. No fine was recommended because past ones have been based on future purses. With Alvarez's May 5 rematch with Gennady Golovkin canceled, there...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 file photo, people gather in the landmark Jemaa el-Fnaa square, in Marrakesh, Morocco. A FIFA task force arrived in Morocco on Monday, April 16, 2018 to inspect a World Cup bid that obscures one potential impediment to hosting the 2026 soccer showpiece: homosexuality is a criminal offense in the north African country. An Associated Press review of 483 pages of documents submitted to FIFA found Morocco failed to declare its anti-LGBT law as a risk factor and provide a remedy, appearing to flout stringent new bidding requirements.(AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy, file)
April 16, 2018 - 3:13 pm
A FIFA task force arrived in Morocco on Monday to inspect a World Cup bid that obscures one potential impediment to hosting the 2026 soccer showpiece: Homosexuality is a criminal offense in the north African country. An Associated Press review of 483 pages of documents submitted to FIFA found...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 file photo, people gather in the landmark Jemaa el-Fnaa square, in Marrakesh, Morocco. A FIFA task force arrived in Morocco on Monday, April 16, 2018 to inspect a World Cup bid that obscures one potential impediment to hosting the 2026 soccer showpiece: homosexuality is a criminal offense in the north African country. An Associated Press review of 483 pages of documents submitted to FIFA found Morocco failed to declare its anti-LGBT law as a risk factor and provide a remedy, appearing to flout stringent new bidding requirements.(AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy, file)
April 16, 2018 - 12:38 pm
A FIFA task force arrived in Morocco on Monday to inspect a World Cup bid that obscures one potential impediment to hosting the 2026 soccer showpiece: Homosexuality is a criminal offense in the north African country. An Associated Press review of 483 pages of documents submitted to FIFA found...
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April 13, 2018 - 5:05 pm
The NFL accused some lawyers representing players in the $1 billion concussion settlement of fraud and wants a special investigator appointed. Plaintiffs' lawyers contend the league is not awarding settlement funds fast enough. So far, $227 million in claims have been awarded. The league made its...
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April 13, 2018 - 4:17 pm
The NFL accused some lawyers representing players in the $1 billion concussion settlement of fraud and wants a special investigator appointed. Plaintiffs' lawyers contend the league is not awarding settlement funds fast enough. So far, $227 million in claims have been awarded. The league made its...
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April 13, 2018 - 3:39 pm
The NFL is accusing some attorneys representing players in the $1 billion concussion settlement of fraud, and has asked to have a special investigator appointed to investigate. Plaintiffs' lawyers have said the league is not expeditiously awarding funds from the settlement, claiming the review...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2017, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict prepares to take the field before an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Cincinnati. Burfict will be sidelined to start a season for the fourth year in a row, this time serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. The league rejected his appeal without comment and upheld the full suspension on Thursday, Aoril 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)
April 12, 2018 - 5:18 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict will be sidelined to start a season for the fourth year in a row, this time serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancers. The NFL rejected Burfict's appeal without comment and upheld the full suspension...
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