Sports governance

November 16, 2017 - 12:00 pm
GENEVA (AP) — FIFA was judged wrong to fine Mexico's soccer federation for fans chanting gay slurs at opposition goalkeepers at World Cup qualifying games. The Court of Arbitration for Sport judges hearing Mexico's appeal accepted the chants were "insulting words," even if fans did not intend to...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys NFL football star Ezekiel Elliott walks out of federal court in New York. Elliott has dropped his appeal on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, with five games remaining on his six-game suspension over alleged domestic violence. The 22-year-old Elliott was suspended in August after the league concluded following a yearlong investigation that he had several physical confrontations in the summer of 2016 with Tiffany Thompson, his girlfriend at the time. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
November 15, 2017 - 11:45 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is ending his legal fight with five games remaining on a six-game suspension over alleged domestic violence. Elliott's agents said Wednesday the decision by last year's NFL rushing leader "is in no way an admission of wrongdoing."...
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2014, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones talk at the NFL football game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Cowboys at Wembley Stadium in London. The Associated Press has obtained a letter sent to Jerry Jones’ attorney accusing the Cowboys owner of “conduct detrimental to the league’s best interests” over his objection to a contract extension for Goodell. The letter accusing Jones of sabotaging the negotiations was sent to David Boies on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
November 15, 2017 - 11:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has obtained a letter sent by the NFL to Jerry Jones' attorney accusing the Dallas Cowboys owner of "conduct detrimental to the league's best interests" over his objection to a contract extension for Commissioner Roger Goodell. The letter accusing Jones of...
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Former New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi talks with reporters at the annual MLB general managers' meetings, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
November 14, 2017 - 7:27 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Joe Girardi expected to be back for an 11th season as New York Yankees manager. "I was a little shocked," he said of his dismissal Tuesday after attending a meeting of Major League Baseball's competition committee. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman announced his decision...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2015, file photo, CONMEBOL delegate Roger Bello, of Bolivia, left, talks with Boca Juniors goalkeeper Agustin Orion, center, and Alejandro Burzaco, president of Torneos y Competencias, during a Copa Libertadores soccer match between Boca Juniors and River Plate, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Burzaco, the former CEO of a marketing firm based in Argentina, testified Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at the U.S. trial of three former South American soccer officials accused of taking bribes in a sprawling corruption investigation of FIFA, that Fox was among several media companies paying bribes through sham contracts for the Copa America and other events. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)
November 14, 2017 - 2:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox Sports partnered with a South American marketing firm to make millions of dollars in bribes to high-ranking soccer officials in exchange for broadcasting rights to major tournaments, the marketing company's former CEO testified Tuesday at a U.S. corruption trial. Alejandro...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2015, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos speaks at a press conference in Toronto. The Atlanta Braves have selected a young but experienced leader to guide their team, hiring former Dodgers and Blue Jays executive Alex Anthopoulos as their general manager, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press. Anthopoulos, 40, is expected to be introduced as general manager on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, the person told the AP, speaking on condition of anonymity Monday because the hiring has yet to be announced. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
November 13, 2017 - 4:17 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have hired former Dodgers and Blue Jays executive Alex Anthopoulos as their general manager, giving the team a young but experienced leader to provide stability amid a crisis. Anthopoulos also was named executive vice president in control of baseball operations...
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Jose Maria Marin, center, from Brazil, arrives at federal court for the first day of his trial, in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. He is one of three former South American soccer officials who are going on trial in a U.S. case highlighting widespread corruption in the sport's governing body. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
November 13, 2017 - 1:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Three former South American soccer officials went on trial Monday in a scandal that's shaken the sport's governing body, with U.S. prosecutors accusing them of taking millions of dollars in bribes and defense lawyers portraying them as innocent bystanders to corruption. Jose Maria...
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November 12, 2017 - 10:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. prosecutors say Brazilian businessman Jose Maria Marin was a soccer official on the take — and wasn't always discreet about it. "It's about time to have it coming my way. True or not?" Marin said while negotiating a bribe in 2014, according to hours of recordings collected by...
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November 11, 2017 - 2:13 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — Led by freshman Kris Wilkes with 18 points, No. 21 UCLA overcame the loss of three other freshmen who were held out to beat Georgia Tech 63-60 in the teams' season opener on Saturday in China. Fellow freshman Jaylen Hands added 14 points, Aaron Holiday had 11 and Thomas Welsh had 10...
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November 10, 2017 - 11:25 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The attorney for North Carolina State's Braxton Beverly says he believes the NCAA will clear him to play this season after an eligibility dispute over summer courses the freshman took at Ohio State. The NCAA ruled Beverly must sit this year, then denied an appeal. In a...
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