Sports governance

FILE - In this May 21, 2016, file photo, WNBA President Lisa Borders smiles as she speaks to reporters before a WNBA basketball game between the San Antonio Stars and the Dallas Wings in Arlington, Texas. TIME’S UP has named Borders as its first president and CEO. In a statement Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, the organization said Borders will lead the organization’s efforts to “ensure equal opportunity and protection for all working women.” (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
October 02, 2018 - 11:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — WNBA President Lisa Borders stepped down as WNBA president Tuesday, the third executive to leave the league in six months. She will become the first president and CEO of Time's Up — an organization dedicated to safe, fair and dignified work for women. NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark...
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FILE - This Oct. 25, 2014 file photo shows two footballs before a college football game between Harvard and Princeton universities in Princeton, N.J. A new study published Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, shows the number of concussions plunged in Ivy League football after the kickoff and touchback lines were moved. The rule change was intended to limit kickoff returns, which some experts consider the game’s most dangerous play. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)
October 01, 2018 - 2:59 pm
Concussions plunged in Ivy League football after the kickoff line was moved to thwart what might be the game's most dangerous play, according to a study published Monday. The aim of the 5-yard move was to have more kickoffs land in the end zone and reduce returns. That play is one of the only times...
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Baltimore Ravens wide receiver John Brown, left, catches a pass from quarterback Joe Flacco for a 33-yard touchdown in front of Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back Joe Haden (23) in the first half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Fred Vuich)
September 30, 2018 - 10:48 pm
The Latest on Week 4 in the NFL (all times EDT): 10:45 p.m. The Baltimore Ravens are 15 minutes away from ending a three-game losing streak to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Ravens lead 17-14 through three quarters at Heinz Field. Justin Tucker pushed Baltimore in front with a 47-yard field goal. The...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) throws as Chicago Bears defensive end Akiem Hicks (96) pressures him during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
September 30, 2018 - 6:56 pm
The Latest on Week 4 in the NFL (all times EDT): 6:51 p.m. Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas has been carted off the field after injuring his left leg in the fourth quarter against the Arizona Cardinals. Thomas was injured while covering Chad Williams, who caught a 22-yard touchdown pass from...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2018, file photo, then-Connecticut coach Kevin Ollie watches during the first half the team's NCAA college basketball game in Storrs, Conn. The University of Connecticut and former coach Ollie have been notified by the NCAA of alleged recruiting and other violations during his tenure at the school. The notice of allegations, released Friday night, Sept. 28, by UConn with the names of recruits redacted, includes numerous charges, including unethical conduct by Ollie for allegedly provided false or misleading information about video calls to a recruit from two former UConn stars, Hall of Famer Ray Allen and San Antonio Spurs guard Rudy Gay. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
September 29, 2018 - 10:56 am
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn has opened basketball practice under new coach Dan Hurley a day after being notified by the NCAA of alleged recruiting and other violations during Kevin Ollie's tenure at the school. Hurley says he's aware of the allegations and trusts the judgment of the administration...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2018, file photo, Green Bay Packers’ Clay Matthews tackles Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins during the second half of an NFL football game, in Green Bay, Wis. Matthews was penalized for roughing the passer on the play. The NFL is getting roughed up over its amplified enforcement of roughing the passer penalties that has produced head-scratching, game-changing calls and a season-ending injury to a defender trying to comply with the league’s mandate not to land on the quarterback. What constitutes a clean hit anymore is anyone's guess. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer, File)
September 27, 2018 - 4:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL is sticking with its officiating emphasis on quarterback hits, including those in which the tackler uses all or most of his body weight when falling on the quarterback. NFL football operations chief Troy Vincent said Thursday that the powerful competition committee has...
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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Sam Bradford throws the ball against the Chicago Bears during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
September 23, 2018 - 7:21 pm
The Latest on the third Sunday of the NFL regular season (all times EDT): 7:15 p.m. Josh Rosen is finally getting his shot to lead the Arizona Cardinals. The 10th overall pick in this year's NFL draft replaced struggling Sam Bradford with the Cardinals trailing the Chicago Bears 16-14 with 4:31...
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Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell, right, flips the ball in the air after tagging out Arizona Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt, left, trying to steal second base for the final out during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Phoenix. The Cubs defeated the Diamondbacks 5-1. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
September 21, 2018 - 2:01 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell has been placed on administrative leave following fresh allegations of domestic violence by his ex-wife. Last year, Melisa Reidy posted a photo on her Instagram account with a caption suggesting her husband of about 18 months had been unfaithful...
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Russian National Anti-doping Agency RUSADA building in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. The World Anti-Doping Agency has reinstated Russia, ending a nearly three-year suspension caused by state-sponsored doping. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
September 20, 2018 - 4:40 pm
The World Anti-Doping Agency declared Russia's scandal-ridden drug-fighting operation back in business Thursday, a decision designed to bring a close to one of sports' most notorious doping scandals but one bitterly disputed by hundreds of athletes and described as "treachery" by the lawyer for the...
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FILE - This Aug. 30, 2018 file photo, shows Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston before an NFL preseason football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Tampa, Fla. A female Uber driver in Arizona is suing Winston, accusing him of sexual assault. Court documents say the woman filed the suit in Arizona on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, and is seeking more than $75,000 in damage. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio, File)
September 19, 2018 - 4:16 am
PHOENIX (AP) — A female Uber driver in Arizona is suing Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston, accusing him of sexual assault. Court documents say the woman filed the suit in Arizona on Tuesday and is seeking more than $75,000 in damages. She said Winston grabbed her crotch in the drive-...
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