Sports governance

In this Dec. 6, 2014, photo, Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer, right, listens to athletic director Gene Smith near the end of the Big Ten championship football game in Indianapolis. Ohio State suspended Meyer for three games on Wednesday night, Aug. 22, for mishandling repeated professional and behavioral problems of an assistant coach. Smith was suspended without pay from Aug. 31 through Sept. 16. (Jonathan Quilter/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)
August 26, 2018 - 10:59 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Any attempt by Ohio State coach Urban Meyer to eliminate work-related text messages on his university-issued phone to hide information would be illegal, open records experts said following a two-week investigation into his handling of domestic violence allegations against an...
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August 25, 2018 - 3:35 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say NBA free agent Nick Young was arrested in Hollywood during a late-night stop for a routine traffic violation. Officer Mike Lopez, a department spokesman, says Young was arrested Friday for delaying an investigation, a misdemeanor. Lopez says Young didn't...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 29, 2015 file photo Jibril Rajoub, president of the Palestinian Football Association speaks during the 65th FIFA Congress held at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland. FIFA has banned the head of the Palestinian Football Association from attending soccer games for a year for inciting hatred and violence toward Lionel Messi. Jibril Rajoub called on Arab soccer fans to burn Messi posters and shirts if he participated in an Argentina game in Israel in June. (Patrick B. Kraemer/Keystone via AP, File)
August 25, 2018 - 9:28 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The head of Palestinian soccer said Saturday he will appeal FIFA's year-long ban on him for inciting fans against Argentine superstar Lionel Messi as part of his campaign to stop Argentina's national team from playing in Israel. Jibril Rajoub told The Associated Press he...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 29, 2015 file photo Jibril Rajoub, president of the Palestinian Football Association speaks during the 65th FIFA Congress held at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland. FIFA has banned the head of the Palestinian Football Association from attending soccer games for a year for inciting hatred and violence toward Lionel Messi. Jibril Rajoub called on Arab soccer fans to burn Messi posters and shirts if he participated in an Argentina game in Israel in June. (Patrick B. Kraemer/Keystone via AP, File)
August 25, 2018 - 7:38 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The head of Palestinian soccer said Saturday he will appeal FIFA's year-long ban on him for inciting against Argentine superstar Lionel Messi as part of his campaign to stop Argentina's national team from playing in Israel. Jibril Rajoub told The Associated Press he was...
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August 25, 2018 - 6:28 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian soccer federation is lashing out at FIFA for banning its chief from games for a year for inciting against superstar Lionel Messi as part of his campaign to stop Argentina's national team from playing in Israel. The Palestine Football Association says...
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Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer makes a statement during a news conference in Columbus, Ohio, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. Ohio State suspended Meyer on Wednesday for three games for mishandling domestic violence accusations, punishing one of the sport's most prominent leaders for keeping an assistant on staff for several years after the coach's wife accused him of abuse. Athletic director Gene Smith was suspended from Aug. 31 through Sept. 16. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
August 23, 2018 - 4:33 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State suspended coach Urban Meyer for three games on Wednesday night for mishandling repeated professional and behavioral problems of an assistant coach, with investigators finding Meyer protected his protege for years through domestic violence allegations, a drug problem...
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Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer makes a statement during a news conference in Columbus, Ohio, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. Ohio State suspended Meyer on Wednesday for three games for mishandling domestic violence accusations, punishing one of the sport's most prominent leaders for keeping an assistant on staff for several years after the coach's wife accused him of abuse. Athletic director Gene Smith was suspended from Aug. 31 through Sept. 16. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
August 23, 2018 - 1:11 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State suspended coach Urban Meyer for three games on Wednesday night for mishandling repeated professional and behavioral problems of an assistant coach, with investigators finding Meyer protected his protege for years through domestic violence allegations, a drug problem...
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August 22, 2018 - 6:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL Competition Committee has recommended not making any changes to the helmet rule approved by owners in the offseason, which means instant replay use for officials will not be instituted for such calls. After members of the powerful committee held a conference call Wednesday,...
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FILE - In this Monday, April 2, 2018 file photo, Villanova's Eric Paschall (4) reacts as he loses the control of the ball against Michigan's Moritz Wagner (13) and Charles Matthews (1) during the first half in the championship game of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament in San Antonio. The NCAA has a new ranking system to replace RPI when evaluating college basketball teams for the NCAA Tournament. The NCAA Evaluation Tool announced on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 will rely on game results, strength of schedule, game location, scoring margin, net offensive and defensive efficiency and quality of wins and losses. NET will be used for the 2018-19 season by the committee that selects schools and seeds the tournament.(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
August 22, 2018 - 5:21 pm
The NCAA is ditching the RPI for its own evaluation tool to select teams for the NCAA Tournament. The NCAA Evaluation Tool will rely on game results, strength of schedule, game location, scoring margin, net offensive and defensive efficiency and quality of wins and losses. NET will be used for the...
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FILE - This Nov. 17, 2017, file photo, shows Jose Maria Marin leaving federal court in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Marin, the former president of Brazil's soccer federation, was sentenced sentenced to four years in prison on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, for his conviction on corruption charges in the sprawling FIFA bribery scandal.(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
August 22, 2018 - 4:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former South American soccer official convicted on corruption charges in the sprawling FIFA bribery scandal was sentenced in federal court to four years in prison on Wednesday. Jose Maria Marin, a former president of Brazil's soccer federation, also was ordered to forfeit $3.3...
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