Sports governance

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson (2) is tackled by Clemson during the first half of an NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game in New Orleans. The NCAA's latest guidance for playing college sports during the COVID-19 pandemic recommends testing players once a week within 72 hours of competition. For typical Saturday football games, that means Wednesday would be the soonest athletes would be tested. Is that enough for a team of about 100 athletes playing a contact sport to get through a season without major disruptions? Especially, considering simply being exposed to someone who tests positive can land an athlete in quarantine for two weeks? (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
July 22, 2020 - 2:48 pm
The NCAA football oversight committee is asking the association’s Board of Governors to avoid making a decision later this week on whether to conduct fall championships as college sports tries to find a path to play through the pandemic. A letter dated July 21 was sent by committee chairman Shane...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2020, file photo, Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee President Yoshiro Mori speaks during a press conference in Tokyo. Mori says the delayed games could not be held next year if conditions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic continue as they are. In an interview aired Wednesday, July 22, with Japanese broadcaster NHK, Mori said he was hopeful the situation would improve and suggested a vaccine was the key.(Kyodo News via AP, File)/Kyodo News via AP)
July 22, 2020 - 5:10 am
TOKYO (AP) — The delayed Tokyo Olympics could not be held next year if conditions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic continue as they are, the president of the organizing committee said Wednesday. In an interview with Japanese broadcaster NHK, Yoshiro Mori said he was hopeful the situation would...
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New York Mets relief pitcher Drew Smith (62) slips on the grass trying to reach an infield grounder hit by Thairo Estrada during the sixth inning of an exhibition baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, July 19, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
July 21, 2020 - 3:05 pm
MIAMI (AP) — As an official scorer for Major League Baseball, Ron Jernick has worked at the World Series, the All-Star Game and the World Baseball Classic. This season he'll work at home. Baseball is back, but because of the coronavirus, official scorers this season will rule remotely on hits and...
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Mick Hoffman, executive director of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, poses for a photo, Thursday, July 16, 2020, sitting in the empty stands of the Renton School District's Renton Memorial Stadium, which is used for high school football, soccer, and track events in Renton, Wash. Hoffman and other administrators across the country are facing difficult decisions regarding the overwhelming uncertainty of whether high school sports can go forward this fall as the clock ticks closer to the start of the 2020-21 school year with little clarity in place for an obvious and safe path moving forward for athletics. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
July 21, 2020 - 12:36 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Storied Russian hockey club CSKA Moscow says that seven players have tested positive for the coronavirus. The club says the unnamed players tested positive Tuesday and that none of them are displaying symptoms...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2019, file photo, NFL chief medical officer Dr. Allen Sills gestures while speaking during a health and safety tour at Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game in Atlanta. NFL players will be tested daily for the coronavirus for at least the first two weeks of training camp per the league’s new testing protocols. The NFL and the players’ union reached an agreement as rookies for Houston and Kansas City were set to report to camp Monday, July 20, 2020. Rookies for other teams begin arriving Tuesday. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
July 20, 2020 - 7:44 pm
The NFL has offered to scrap all preseason games, a person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press. The players’ association had sought no preseason games and the league had reduced the exhibition schedule to two games. But on Monday evening, the NFL said it would eliminate those...
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Nathan Chen with coach Raf Arutunian learn Chen's score after his the men's senior free skate program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Greensboro, N.C. (AP Photo/Lynn Hey)
July 20, 2020 - 5:06 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on sports around the world: ___ The University of Texas says it anticipates hosting football games this season at 50% capacity in the stands. Athletic Director Chris Del Conte emailed season ticket holders Monday telling them the school is...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees' starting pitcher Domingo German winds up during the first inning in the first game of a baseball doubleheader in New York. Suspended Yankees pitcher German cast doubt on his baseball future with a curious Instagram post Friday, July 17, 2020, night. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
July 18, 2020 - 12:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Suspended New York Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán cast doubt on his baseball future with curious Instagram posts Friday night. Germán posted a photo of himself in a Yankees uniform exclaiming in what appears to be a photo of him pitching in a game. The post included Spanish words...
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A ball carrier wears a face mask prior to the friendly soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Le Havre, in Le Havre, western France, Sunday, July 12, 2020. For the first time since the coronavirus shut down sports and chased away spectators, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and other soccer stars are going to play again in front of fans. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
July 17, 2020 - 9:49 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ AJ Pollock says he considered not playing this season after enduring a bout with COVID-19 and the premature birth of his daughter. The Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder was late arriving to summer camp after...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2019, file photo, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach speaks at the Australian Olympic Committee annual general meeting in Sydney, Australia. During an interview with a German newspaper Sunday, April 12, 2020, Bach says the International Olympic Committee will face “several hundred million dollars”of added costs because of the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics until next year. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
July 17, 2020 - 8:56 am
GENEVA (AP) — IOC president Thomas Bach warned against Olympic boycotts on Friday while also confirming he will seek re-election next year. Bach seems certain to get four more years in 2021 after almost half of the 100 International Olympic Committee members from around the world praised him in an...
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FILE - In this Dec. 26, 2015, file photo, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder walks the sidelines during an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, in Philadelphia. A new name must still be selected for the Washington Redskins football team, one of the oldest and most storied teams in the National Football League, and it was unclear how soon that will happen. But for now, arguably the most polarizing name in North American professional sports is gone at a time of reckoning over racial injustice, iconography and racism in the U.S. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
July 16, 2020 - 10:15 pm
The Washington Post reported Thursday that 15 female former employees of the city's NFL franchise said they were sexually harassed during their time with the team. In a statement, the team said it takes issues of employee conduct seriously and added, “While we do not speak to specific employee...
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