Sports governance

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008 file photo, President of the Kenyan National Olympic Committee and International Olympic Committee executive member, Kipchoge Keino, right, delivers a speech near the town of Eldoret, Kenya. Running great Kip Keino has handed himself over to police and is under arrest following allegations he and six other Kenyan sports and government officials embezzled and misappropriated more than $545,000 set aside for their team at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Keino, former sports minister Hassan Wario and two other former sports ministry officials surrendered to police Thursday and are due in court Friday to plead to charges of corruption and abuse of office. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File )
October 19, 2018 - 7:18 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Running great Kip Keino denied wrongdoing in the Kenyan Olympic corruption scandal in an interview with The Associated Press and didn't appear in court as expected Friday as prosecutors consider dropping charges against him. Instead, they might make the honorary IOC member a...
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Houston Astros general manager, Jeff Luhnow speaks during a news conference before Game 4 of a baseball American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 17, 2018 - 11:07 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Houston Astros didn't cheat. They didn't want to get cheated. That's their story, and Major League Baseball agrees. Following an investigation into two incidents this postseason, MLB said that the defending World Series champions were conducting surveillance — not spying — when...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 file photo, former NBA basketball all-star Kobe Bryant gestures as he moderates a panel about youth sports during the Aspen Institute's Project Play Summit in Washington. Kobe Bryant has been dropped from the jury of an animated film festival after calls for the former NBA star’s ouster over a 2003 rape allegation. The CEO of the organization behind the Animation Is Film Festival said in a statement Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 that the festival’s stakeholders decided to drop Bryant to keep its focus on films.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
October 17, 2018 - 7:45 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant was dropped Wednesday from the jury of an animated film festival after calls for the former NBA star's ouster over a 2003 rape allegation. Eric Beckman the CEO of GKIDS, the company that organizes the Animation Is Film Festival, announced the move. "After discussions...
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October 17, 2018 - 6:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers at a trial exploring corruption in big-time college basketball clashed in closing arguments Wednesday over the question of whether major programs were harmed by an alleged scheme to give secret cash payments to the families of top recruits. Assistant U.S. Attorney Noah...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2017, file photo, South Africa's Caster Semenya celebrates after winning the gold in the final of the Women's 800m during the World Athletics Championships in London. The governing body of track and field will not apply rules to limit natural testosterone levels in female runners until the Court of Arbitration for Sport concludes a case involving Olympic champion Caster Semenya. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
October 16, 2018 - 5:40 pm
MONACO (AP) — The governing body of track and field will not apply rules to limit natural testosterone levels in female runners until the Court of Arbitration for Sport concludes an appeal case brought by Olympic champion Caster Semenya. The IAAF said Tuesday it agreed to postpone the intended Nov...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, file photo, Pittsburgh Penguins' Eric Godard, left, and Philadelphia Flyers' Riley Cote (32) fight in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh. As Cote took and delivered countless punches over more than a decade of junior and pro hockey, he was eager to avoid painkillers. Now a handful of years into retirement, Cote is a proponent of cannabis and its oils as an alternative to more addictive drugs commonly used by athletes to play through pain. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
October 15, 2018 - 5:35 pm
As Riley Cote took and delivered countless punches over more than a decade of junior and pro hockey, he was eager to avoid painkillers. Early on, marijuana was touted to the enforcer as a healing option. "I started noticing some therapeutic benefits," Cote said. "It helped me sleep, helped with my...
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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) runs for a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 in Cincinnati. The Steelers defeated the Bengals 28-21. (Albert Cesare/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)
October 15, 2018 - 5:15 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals' depleted defense went with an all-out blitz, hoping to push the Steelers out of field goal range. Instead, Ben Roethlisberger threw a short pass that Antonio Brown turned into a 31-yard touchdown with 10 seconds left, and the Bengals' litany of last-second losses grew...
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FILE - In this Monday May 15, 2017 file photo, International Olympic Committee Evaluation Commission Chair Patrick Baumann smiles as he visits the Stade de France stadium, in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. Patrick Baumann, the CEO-like secretary general of basketball’s world governing body who was seen as a potential IOC president, has died at the Youth Olympics it was announced on Sunday, Oct, 14 2018. He was 51. The International Basketball Federation says Baumann “unexpectedly succumbed to a heart attack” in Buenos Aires. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, file)
October 14, 2018 - 12:25 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Patrick Baumann, the secretary general of basketball's world governing body who was seen as a potential IOC president, has died at the Youth Olympics. He was 51. Baumann "unexpectedly succumbed to a heart attack" in Buenos Aires despite getting immediate medical help...
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FILE - In this April 14, 2018, file photo, Nashville Predators left wing Austin Watson waits for play to resume during the team's NHL hockey playoff game against the Colorado Avalanche in Nashville, Tenn.Watson's 27-game suspension for domestic abuse has been reduced to 18 games by an arbitrator. The NHL and the NHL Players' Association announced arbitrator Shyam Das' decision Thursday, Oct. 11. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
October 12, 2018 - 7:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL is criticizing an arbitrator's decision to reduce the suspension of Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson, who pleaded no contest in July to a domestic assault charge. Watson received a 27-game suspension from NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman last month. The NHL and NHL...
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FILE - This Aug. 25, 2018, file photo, shows a general aerial view of the dismantled stadium for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics with the Olympic cauldron, right, in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Pyeongchang is already considering razing some of the venues it built for this year's Winter Games because there's simply no use for them, while Tokyo is reportedly set to spend a staggering $25 billion on the next Summer Games. (Yang Ji-woong/Yonhap via AP, File)
October 12, 2018 - 3:01 pm
What if they threw an Olympic party, but no one was willing to host it? That day could be coming, and sooner than you might think. With news Friday that Stockholm is likely to pull out of the race for the 2026 Winter Games — just days after it was approved as a candidate city by the International...
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