Sports governance

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks to reporters during a news conference after the football leagues' meeting in Irving, Texas, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
December 12, 2018 - 6:27 pm
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday the NFL won't pay for video evidence in cases involving domestic violence, and he defended the league's handling of those investigations. Speaking after owners held their annual winter meeting, Goodell said the NFL's approach to dealing...
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Poland's Environment Minister Henryk Kowalczyk talks of the efforts that Poland is taking to limit its greenhouse gas emissions during a session of U.N. climate summit in Katowice, Poland, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
December 11, 2018 - 3:40 pm
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on U.N. climate talks in Poland (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Germany's environment minister says it's crucial to offer mining industry workers other options for a transition from coal to energy sources that don't contribute to global warming to succeed. Svenja...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2018, file photo, Clemson's Derion Kendrick (10) hurdles Duke's Chris Rumph ll (96) on a kickoff return as Jarrett Garner reaches for him during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Clemson, S.C. Kickoff returns are down about 20 percent in the first year of a new NCAA rule that gives the receiving team possession at its 25-yard line if the kick is fair caught anywhere between the goal line and 25. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)
December 11, 2018 - 3:08 am
Kickoff returns are down about 20 percent in the first year of a new NCAA rule that gives the receiving team possession at its 25-yard line if a fair catch is made anywhere between the goal line and 25. According to NCAA figures provided to The Associated Press on Monday, kick return men in the...
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As she stands with Michigan State teammates Claire Hendrickson, left, and Taryn McCutcheon, right, Jenna Allen, center, reacts after leading an upset of Oregon in an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
December 10, 2018 - 1:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A win over Oregon vaulted Michigan State into the women's AP Top 25. The Spartans enter the poll at No. 23 on Monday, a day after upsetting the then-third ranked Ducks 88-82. Michigan State (8-1) only had three votes from the 31-member national media panel last week. It's the first...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 8, 2018, file photo, the Golden State Warriors celebrate after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-85 in Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals to win the NBA championship, in Cleveland. The three-time NBA champion Golden State Warriors are the fourth team to be honored as Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year, the magazine announced Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
December 10, 2018 - 7:03 am
The three-time NBA champion Golden State Warriors are the fourth team to be honored as Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year . The Warriors join the 1980 U.S. hockey team, the 1999 U.S. Women's World Cup soccer squad and the 2004 Boston Red Sox as the other team honorees. Sports Illustrated...
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Oregon coach Kelly Graves gives instructions during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan State, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
December 10, 2018 - 3:15 am
Kelly Graves thought his Oregon Ducks hadn't really done anything to deserve the No. 3 ranking in the AP Top 25 — the school's best ever. Now after suffering their first loss of the season on Sunday at Michigan State, the Ducks will fall in the poll. "We hadn't earned the ranking," the coach said...
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December 09, 2018 - 7:58 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said he was shocked by security camera footage showing Kareem Hunt shoving and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel, and that it was a collective decision by the organization to cut their star running back within hours. In his first comments since...
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2018, file photo, Seattle Seahawks linebacker Mychal Kendricks gestures during the team's NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. Kendricks is eager to get back to the normalcy provided by life on a football field. The 28-year old Kendricks is returning from an eight-game suspension due to violations of the NFL’s personal conduct policy stemming from guilty pleas to insider trading charges in September. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
December 08, 2018 - 8:36 pm
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks linebacker Mychal Kendricks is eager to get back to the normalcy provided by life on a football field. The 28-year old Kendricks is returning from an eight-game suspension due to violations of the NFL's personal conduct policy stemming from guilty pleas to...
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River Plate supporters cheer during a gathering at the Sol Square in Madrid, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. The Copa Libertadores Final between River Plate and Boca Juniors will be played on Dec. 9 in Madrid, Spain, at Real Madrid's stadium. (AP Photo/Andrea Comas)
December 08, 2018 - 4:08 pm
MADRID (AP) — Hundreds of Boca Juniors fans gathered outside their team's hotel in Madrid on Saturday, chanting "It doesn't matter where you play, we will always follow you." A few hours later, thousands of River fans packed the iconic Plaza del Sol in the heart of the Spanish capital, one day...
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December 08, 2018 - 1:21 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee has slowed its support for recognizing electronic gaming as a sport. After an Olympic leaders' meeting on Saturday, the IOC says "discussion about the inclusion of esports/egames as a medal event on the Olympic program is premature."...
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