Sports governance

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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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 26, 2018 - 2:16 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University's athletic director announced his retirement Friday, becoming the second university official to step down this week over the school's handling of sexual abuse allegations against disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar. Mark Hollis, who had...
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Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie watches play during an NCAA college basketball game against SMU, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Storrs, Conn. The University of Connecticut confirms it is the target of an NCAA investigation into its men's basketball program. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
January 26, 2018 - 2:08 pm
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut is the target of an NCAA investigation into its men's basketball program. University President Susan Herbst said in a statement Friday the school will cooperate in a "thorough and transparent manner reflective of the model athletic and academic...
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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 26, 2018 - 1:34 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University's athletic director announced his retirement Friday, the second university official to step down this week amid sharp criticism of the school's handling of sexual abuse allegations against disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar. Mark Hollis...
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Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie watches play during an NCAA college basketball game against SMU, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Storrs, Conn. The University of Connecticut confirms it is the target of an NCAA investigation into its men's basketball program. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
January 26, 2018 - 11:13 am
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut is the target of an NCAA investigation into its men's basketball program. University President Susan Herbst said in a statement Friday the school will cooperate in a "thorough and transparent manner reflective of the model athletic and academic...
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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 26, 2018 - 9:25 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Six-time Olympic gold medalist Viktor Ahn wants to know why he has been barred from next month's Pyeongchang Games. Ahn is a short-track speedskater who was born in South Korea but switched allegiance to Russia ahead of the 2014 Sochi Games. Russian officials say the International...
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Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie calls out to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
January 26, 2018 - 8:04 am
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut confirms it is the target of an NCAA investigation into its men's basketball program. University President Susan Herbst, in a statement released Friday morning, says the school is committed to "a culture of compliance" and intends to fully...
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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 26, 2018 - 6:36 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Six-time Olympic gold medalist Viktor Ahn wants to know why he has been barred from next month's Pyeongchang Games. Ahn is a short-track speedskater who was born in South Korea but switched allegiance to Russia ahead of the 2014 Sochi Games. Russian officials say the International...
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