Sports governance

FILE - This is a Monday, Sept. 14, 2015 file photo of Switzerland's Attorney General Michael Lauber, left and US Attorney General and Loretta Lynch, attend a news conference on soccer related criminal proceedings, in Zurich, Switzerland. Switzerland’s attorney general is the subject of a disciplinary case over his handling of a four-year investigation of FIFA that involves 25 criminal proceedings of alleged financial wrongdoing. The federal office overseeing the work of chief prosecutor Michael Lauber says it is examining possible violations of his duties in the FIFA investigation. (Anthony Anex/Keystone, File via AP, File)
May 10, 2019 - 9:59 am
BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Switzerland's attorney general is the subject of a disciplinary case related to his handling of a four-year investigation of FIFA that involves 25 criminal proceedings for financial wrongdoing. The federal office overseeing the work of chief prosecutor Michael Lauber said...
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Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell speaks to the media in the dugout before a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Chicago. Russell rejoins the team after completing a 40-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy and spending extra time in the minors to get ready. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
May 08, 2019 - 8:26 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Addison Russell and the Chicago Cubs don't believe the 2016 All-Star has become a completely changed man since his ex-wife accused him of physical and emotional abuse. They do believe he's made positive strides, and with the Cubs needing an infielder for a depleted roster, Russell...
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FILE - This March 20, 2019, file photo shows the emblem of the Olympic torch of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games during a press conference in Tokyo. Tokyo organizers said Wednesday, May 8, 2019, they are trying to cut spending, under pressure from the International Olympic Committee, which has been widely criticized for driving Olympic cities to build “white elephant” venues, often at the taxpayers expense. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
May 08, 2019 - 9:00 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics are caught between the proverbial rock and hard place. Tokyo organizers are trying to cut spending, under pressure from the International Olympic Committee, which has been widely criticized for pushing host cities to build "white elephant" venues — often at the...
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Attorney Gene Locks, who represents many former NFL players, walks from the federal courthouse in Philadelphia after a hearing, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. The NFL concussion fund has paid out $485 million since 2017, but some players lawyers, including Locks, told a federal judge in Philadelphia on Tuesday that there aren't enough doctors in the fund's network to diagnose dementia cases. They oppose a rule to require that players be evaluated by doctors within 150 miles of home to prevent "doctor shopping." (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
May 07, 2019 - 2:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL concussion fund has paid out nearly $500 million in its first two years, but some players' lawyers say there aren't enough doctors in the approved network to evaluate dementia claims. They went to court Tuesday to oppose a rule to require retired players to be tested by...
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FILE - In this Saturday, March 23, 2019, file photo, Macarena Sanchez, a soccer player who is taking legal action against her club and the Argentine soccer association for not recognizing her as a professional player, heads a ball before a mixed soccer match as part of the "I play for equality" event in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Players in Latin America face obvious economic and cultural challenges when it comes to soccer and sports overall. (AP Photo/Daniel Jayo, File)
May 06, 2019 - 2:13 am
For women in many parts of the world, a level playing field in soccer can simply mean having a playable practice field. Players in Latin America face clear political, cultural and even historical challenges when it comes to soccer and sports overall. Their struggle to close gender gaps is entirely...
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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks, center, celebrates with Anthony Rizzo, left, and Willson Contreras, right, after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals in a baseball game, Friday, May 3, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)
May 03, 2019 - 6:58 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Hendricks could sense he had his command as soon as he stepped on the mound. He walked off 81 pitches later with possibly his best performance to date. Hendricks tossed a four-hitter, Anthony Rizzo homered in his third straight game and the Chicago Cubs beat the NL Central-...
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South Africa's Caster Semenya crosses the line to win the gold in the women's 800-meter final during the Diamond League in Doha, Qatar, Friday, May 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
May 03, 2019 - 4:25 pm
Caster Semenya was defiant in every way at what very well could be her last 800 meter race. Her raised fist at the start. Her unstoppable victory. And with her reply Friday to the big question of whether she will now submit to new testosterone regulations in track and field and take hormone-...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 10, 2018 file photo South Africa's Caster Semenya runs to the finish line to win the women's 1500m final at Carrara Stadium during the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. Caster Semenya lost her appeal Wednesday May 1, 2019 against rules designed to decrease naturally high testosterone levels in some female runners. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
May 02, 2019 - 5:12 pm
Track and field's governing body said Thursday it plans to enforce its new rules on testosterone levels in female runners more widely than sports' highest court is recommending, dealing another setback to Olympic sensation Caster Semenya. On Wednesday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled that...
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In this image made from video, Caster Semenya during a training session ahead of the Diamond League event, in Doha, Thursday, May 2, 2019. Track and field's governing body said Thursday it plans to enforce its new rules on testosterone levels in female runners more widely than sports' highest court is recommending, dealing another setback to Olympic sensation Caster Semenya. (AP Photo)
May 02, 2019 - 4:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A court ruling requiring Olympic running sensation Caster Semenya to lower her testosterone levels goes to the heart of a dilemma facing the sports world: How to avoid discrimination against intersex or transgender athletes while ensuring that competitions are fair. The challenges...
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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 18,2019 file photo, South Africa's runner Caster Semenya, current 800-meter Olympic gold medalist and world champion, arrives for the first day of her hearing at the international Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS, in Lausanne, Switzerland. Caster Semenya will find out Wednesday, May 1, 2019 if she has won her appeal against IAAF rules to curb female runners' high natural levels of testosterone. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP, File)
May 01, 2019 - 6:20 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Caster Semenya lost her appeal Wednesday against rules designed to decrease naturally high testosterone levels in some female runners. The Court of Arbitration for Sport's panel of three judges gave a complex verdict and "dismissed both requests for arbitration" from...
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