Sports governance

The Vince Lombardi Trophy is seen before a news conference by Commissioner Roger Goodell in advance of the Super Bowl 52 football game, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Philadelphia Eagles play the New England Patriots on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
January 31, 2018 - 2:53 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Super Bowl activities on Wednesday including NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's annual Super Bowl week news conference. (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Commissioner Roger Goodell has reiterated his stance that it's not the NFL's place to get involved in whether Colin...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, receives a jersey from ice hockey player Ilya Kovalchuk, left, during a meeting with the Russian athletes who will take part in the upcoming 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. (Grigory Dukor/Pool Photo via AP)
January 31, 2018 - 8:56 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has told the country's athletes to forget about doping scandals when they compete at the Pyeongchang Olympics. As punishment for what it deemed a doping scheme during the 2014 Sochi Olympics, the International Olympic Committee has invited 169 Russians...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to his supporters during a meeting for his campaign in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. Putin said on Tuesday the Trump administration made a "hostile step" when it published a list of Russian businessmen and politicians as part of a sanctions law against Moscow. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
January 31, 2018 - 8:08 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has told the country's athletes to forget about doping scandals when they compete at the Pyeongchang Olympics. As punishment for what it deemed a doping scheme during the 2014 Sochi Olympics, the International Olympic Committee has invited 169 Russians...
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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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