Sports governance

January 30, 2018 - 5:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on legislation to protect amateur athletes from sexual abuse (all times local): 4:50 p.m. The Senate has approved legislation prompted by the sex abuse scandal involving sports doctor Larry Nassar that requires governing bodies for amateur athletics to swiftly report...
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January 30, 2018 - 10:01 am
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Croatia will host England in an empty stadium for its home Nations League game in October to fulfil a ban imposed in 2015. UEFA says the closure on Oct. 12 completes a two-game stadium ban ordered after fans marked a swastika on the pitch in Split ahead of a 2016 European...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while speaking during a meeting with his supporters in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. Putin is expected to easily win another six-year term in this year's presidential election.(AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
January 30, 2018 - 9:29 am
MOSCOW (AP) — While branding the World Anti-Doping Agency's key witness a "nutjob," Vladimir Putin said Tuesday he hopes Russia can soon leave its years of doping scandals behind. There are 168 Russians due to compete at the Pyeongchang Olympics under a neutral flag as punishment for past doping...
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January 29, 2018 - 11:06 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Patriots safety Devin McCourty thinks this offseason will include a more open and meaningful dialogue between NFL players and league officials after a series of player-led demonstrations during the national anthem this season attempted to raise awareness for social issues. "I...
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January 29, 2018 - 11:24 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Olympic Committee says an athlete banned for doping has been accredited as a coach for the Pyeongchang Olympics. According to an ROC list of 80 coaches it says received International Olympic Committee accreditation, Sergei Chudinov is listed as the only skeleton coach...
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FILE - This Sept. 12, 2015, file photo, shows Michigan State athletics director Mark Hollis, at left. This Nov. 9, 2012 file photo, shows Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon, at right. Hollis announced his retirement Friday, Jan. 26,m 2018, the second university official to step down in as many days amid sharp criticism over the school's handling of sexual abuse allegations against disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar. Michigan State President Lou Anna Simon submitted her resignation late Wednesday, Jan. 24, hours after Nassar, a former employee at Michigan State, was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for molesting young girls and women under the guise of medical treatment. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, left, Carlos Osorio, right, File)
January 27, 2018 - 7:56 pm
A day after a report suggested the NCAA could have years ago looked into problems at Michigan State, President Mark Emmert said Saturday that sexual assault allegations against Spartans athletes in 2010 were "widely reported" and already being investigated by law enforcement and the school. Emmert...
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FILE - This Sept. 12, 2015, file photo, shows Michigan State athletics director Mark Hollis, at left. This Nov. 9, 2012 file photo, shows Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon, at right. Hollis announced his retirement Friday, Jan. 26,m 2018, the second university official to step down in as many days amid sharp criticism over the school's handling of sexual abuse allegations against disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar. Michigan State President Lou Anna Simon submitted her resignation late Wednesday, Jan. 24, hours after Nassar, a former employee at Michigan State, was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for molesting young girls and women under the guise of medical treatment. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, left, Carlos Osorio, right, File)
January 27, 2018 - 5:17 pm
NCAA President Mark Emmert says sexual assault cases involving Michigan State athletes referenced in a letter sent by an advocacy group in 2010 were "widely reported" and already being investigated by law enforcement and the school. Emmert made the comments in an email sent Saturday to the NCAA...
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January 27, 2018 - 11:07 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An official described as "one of Uzbekistan's leading criminals" by United States authorities has been named interim president of Olympic boxing's governing body. The International Boxing Federation (AIBA) says vice president Gafur Rakhimov was promoted on...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, the logo of the Russian Olympic Committee at the entrance of the head office in Moscow, Russia. The International Olympic Committee said Thursday Jan. 25, 2018, that it has obtained new evidence of steroid use in Russian sports, and will be using it to vet Russian athletes ahead of next month’s Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, FILE)
January 27, 2018 - 10:42 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC says it has invited 169 Russian athletes to compete at the Pyeongchang Olympics. The number confirms the team size announced Thursday by the suspended Russian Olympic Committee. The International Olympic Committee did not publish names of which athletes were...
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Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant, right, celebrates a score as Minnesota Timberwolves' Nemanja Bjelica reacts during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
January 26, 2018 - 7:25 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Kevin Durant was steaming mad over officiating this week, then eventually apologized after realizing he could have better handled his frustrations. The NBA hopes all players and referees take the time for such reflection. The league introduced a five-pronged plan Friday to try and...
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