Sports governance

In this March 15, 2018 photo, people watch coverage of the first round of the NCAA college basketball tournament at the Westgate Superbook sports book in Las Vegas. The Supreme Court has struck down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states, giving states the go-ahead to legalize betting on sports. (AP Photo/John Locher)
May 14, 2018 - 11:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court ruling striking down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states (all times local): 11:29 a.m. Tony Clark, the head of the Major League Baseball Players Association, calls the Supreme Court's...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016 file photo, Fiji's Alvin Singh is yellow carded by referee Fahad Al Mirdasi of Saudi Arabia during a group C match of the men's Olympic football tournament between Germany and Fiji at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. A World Cup-bound referee, who is one of Asian football’s most experienced officials, has been placed under investigation in Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Football Federation removed Fahad Al Mirdasi from overseeing the King’s Cup final on Saturday, May 12, 2018 after referred him to administrative investigators. (AP Photo/Eugenio Savio, file)
May 13, 2018 - 8:20 am
A referee selected by FIFA to go to the World Cup has been placed under investigation in Saudi Arabia and prevented from taking charge off a cup final. Fahad Al Mirdasi was due to referee the King's Cup final on Saturday before being referred to administrative investigators, the Saudi Football...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016 file photo, Fiji's Alvin Singh is yellow carded by referee Fahad Al Mirdasi of Saudi Arabia during a group C match of the men's Olympic football tournament between Germany and Fiji at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. A World Cup-bound referee, who is one of Asian football’s most experienced officials, has been placed under investigation in Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Football Federation removed Fahad Al Mirdasi from overseeing the King’s Cup final on Saturday, May 12, 2018 after referred him to administrative investigators. (AP Photo/Eugenio Savio, file)
May 13, 2018 - 7:16 am
A World Cup-bound referee, who is one of Asian football's most experienced officials, has been placed under investigation in Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Football Federation removed Fahad Al Mirdasi from overseeing the King's Cup final on Saturday after referring him to administrative investigators. The...
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Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
May 12, 2018 - 6:49 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Major League Baseball has warned Ben Zobrist of the Chicago Cubs against wearing black cleats. Zobrist posted a letter from the league office on Instagram saying the cleats he wore May 2 against Colorado violated the collective bargaining agreement. MLB says they must be at least 51...
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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2016, file photo, Khloe Kardashian participates in the panel for "Kocktails with Khloe" at the FYI 2016 Winter TCA in Pasadena, Calif. Kardashian has debuted baby True on Instagram with a video snippet wishing her chubby-cheeked daughter a happy first month. The tiny reveal, complete with a flower filter, came Saturday, May 12, 2018 as allegations swirl that the reality star's NBA boyfriend, Tristan Thompson, cheated on her while she was pregnant. The two have been spotted out regularly since True was born April 12. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
May 12, 2018 - 12:01 pm
Khloe Kardashian has debuted baby True on Instagram with a video snippet wishing her chubby-cheeked daughter a happy first month. The tiny reveal, complete with a flower filter, came Saturday as allegations swirl that the reality star's NBA boyfriend, Tristan Thompson, cheated on her while she was...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2017 file photo Hajo Seppelt, journalist for the German ARD Television, poses for photographer on the side line of the International Olympic Committee, IOC, Executive Board meeting, in Lausanne, Switzerland. German officials called Saturday on the global soccer federation FIFA to intervene after the journalist who exposed systematic doping in Russian athletics was denied entry to Russia to report on the upcoming World Cup. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
May 12, 2018 - 11:48 am
BERLIN (AP) — German officials called on the global soccer federation FIFA to intervene Saturday after a journalist who exposed systematic doping in Russian athletics was denied entry to Russia to report on the upcoming World Cup. German lawmaker Dagmar Freitag, who chairs the sports committee in...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2017 file photo Hajo Seppelt, journalist for the German ARD Television, poses for photographer on the side line of the International Olympic Committee, IOC, Executive Board meeting, in Lausanne, Switzerland. German officials called Saturday on the global soccer federation FIFA to intervene after the journalist who exposed systematic doping in Russian athletics was denied entry to Russia to report on the upcoming World Cup. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
May 12, 2018 - 10:23 am
BERLIN (AP) — German officials called on the global soccer federation FIFA to intervene Saturday after a journalist who exposed systematic doping in Russian athletics was denied entry to Russia to report on the upcoming World Cup. Dagmar Freitag, who chairs the German Parliament's sports committee...
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May 12, 2018 - 9:11 am
BERLIN (AP) — German officials are calling on the global soccer federation FIFA to intervene after a journalist who exposed systematic doping in Russian athletics was denied entry to Russia to report on the upcoming World Cup. Dagmar Freitag, who chairs the German Parliament's sports committee,...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2017, file photo, TCU catcher Evan Skoug (9) hits a grand slam home run during the sixth inning of an NCAA college baseball game against UT Arlington in Fort Worth, Texas. Skoug had a decision to make his senior year of high school in 2014: go pro or go to college? NCAA rules governing baseball and ice hockey allow high school players to hire advisers as long as those advisers are paid their normal fees. Also, baseball and hockey players who are drafted are allowed to retain college eligibility as long as they don’t sign a contract. Under proposals put forth last week by the Condoleezza Rice-headed Commission on College Basketball, facets of those baseball-hockey rules would be applied to high school and college basketball players. (Max Faulkner/Star-Telegram via AP, File)
May 08, 2018 - 3:16 am
Evan Skoug had a decision to make his senior year of high school in 2014: go pro or go to college? He was rated the No. 1 prospect in Illinois for the Major League Baseball draft that year, and he had signed a letter of intent to play catcher at TCU. Skoug ended up going to TCU, but not before he...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2017, file photo, TCU catcher Evan Skoug (9) hits a grand slam home run during the sixth inning of an NCAA college baseball game against UT Arlington in Fort Worth, Texas. Skoug had a decision to make his senior year of high school in 2014: go pro or go to college? NCAA rules governing baseball and ice hockey allow high school players to hire advisers as long as those advisers are paid their normal fees. Also, baseball and hockey players who are drafted are allowed to retain college eligibility as long as they don’t sign a contract. Under proposals put forth last week by the Condoleezza Rice-headed Commission on College Basketball, facets of those baseball-hockey rules would be applied to high school and college basketball players. (Max Faulkner/Star-Telegram via AP, File)
May 08, 2018 - 3:08 am
Evan Skoug had a decision to make his senior year of high school in 2014: go pro or go to college? He was rated the No. 1 prospect in Illinois for the Major League Baseball draft that year, and he had signed a letter of intent to play catcher at TCU. Skoug ended up going to TCU, but not before he...
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