Sports governance

In this Friday, Nov. 29, 2019 photo, Missouri head coach Barry Odom leads his team onto the field to play Arkansas during an NCAA college football game in Little Rock, Ark. Missouri fired Odom on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, ending the four-year stay of a respected former player who took over a program in disarray but could never get the Tigers over the hump in the brutal SEC. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)
November 30, 2019 - 7:59 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri fired football coach Barry Odom on Saturday, ending the four-year stay of a respected former player who took over a program in disarray but could never get the Tigers over the hump in the brutal SEC. The Tigers finished 6-6 and 3-5 in the conference after beating...
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FILE - In this July 27, 2018, file photo, New York Jets wide receiver Terrelle Pryor talks to reporters during NFL football training camp in Florham Park, N.J. Allegheny County, Pa., District Attorney spokesman Mike Manko confirmed Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, that Pryor, a free agent, was the victim of a stabbing, but said he had no other information, such as Pryor’s condition or where and when the stabbing occurred. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
November 30, 2019 - 5:49 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman was charged with attempted homicide in a Pittsburgh stabbing that critically injured former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor, who is also facing a charge, police said. Pryor was taken to the hospital just after 4:30 a.m. Saturday following a dispute with “mutual...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2018, file photo, new Calgary Flames NHL hockey team head coach Bill Peters speaks to the media in Calgary, Alberta. Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving said the team is looking into an accusation that head coach Bill Peters directed racial slurs toward a Nigerian-born hockey player a decade ago in the minor leagues, then arranged for the player’s demotion when he complained. Akim Aliu tweeted Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, that Peters “dropped the N bomb several times towards me in the dressing room in my rookie year because he didn’t like my choice of music.” (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
November 29, 2019 - 8:47 pm
Bill Peters resigned as coach of the Calgary Flames after it was disclosed he directed racist slurs at a Nigerian-born player in the minors a decade ago and kicked and punched players behind the bench during his recent time with Carolina. General manager Brad Treliving said he received a...
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November 29, 2019 - 4:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Arizona Cardinals cornerback Josh Shaw has been suspended indefinitely for betting on NFL games on multiple occasions this season, the first time in more than 35 years a player has been banned for gambling. The league announced the suspension on Friday. Shaw was banned for at least...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2018, file photo, new Calgary Flames NHL hockey team head coach Bill Peters speaks to the media in Calgary, Alberta. Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving said the team is looking into an accusation that head coach Bill Peters directed racial slurs toward a Nigerian-born hockey player a decade ago in the minor leagues, then arranged for the player’s demotion when he complained. Akim Aliu tweeted Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, that Peters “dropped the N bomb several times towards me in the dressing room in my rookie year because he didn’t like my choice of music.” (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
November 26, 2019 - 9:12 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Bill Peters’ status as the Calgary Flames coach — and whatever future he might have in the sport — have been placed into question while the NHL and the team investigate allegations he directed racist slurs at a Nigerian-born player in the minors 10 years ago. Asking for...
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Missouri quarterback Kelly Bryant warms up before an NCAA college football game against Tennessee, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)
November 26, 2019 - 3:43 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The NCAA rejected an appeal by the University of Missouri to limit or overturn sanctions for infractions tied to the case of a former tutor Tuesday, angering school officials and leaving in place postseason bans in three high-profile sports along with scholarship and...
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov listens to Iceland's Minister for Foreign Affairs Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. Lavrov cast the WADA's compliance review committee's proposal of a four-year ban on hosting major events in Russia and a ban for the same period on flying the Russian flag at major competitions as part of Western efforts to sideline Russia by accusing it of misconduct in various spheres. (Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP)
November 26, 2019 - 7:24 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian foreign minister cast calls for new anti-doping sanctions on Russian sports as one more Western effort to sideline Russia, while the country’s top anti-doping official called the step “justified” on Tuesday. A key panel at the World Anti-Doping Agency recommended on Monday...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2014, file photo, a Russian flag is held above the Olympic Rings at Adler Arena Skating Center during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. A World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) panel on Monday Nov. 25, 2019, has recommended Russian athletes be forced to compete as neutrals at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo and other major upcoming events. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
November 25, 2019 - 4:46 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — Russian athletes should be forced to compete as neutrals at next year’s Olympics in Tokyo and other major events, a key World Anti-Doping Agency panel recommended on Monday. WADA’s compliance review committee proposed a four-year ban on hosting major events in Russia and a ban for...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 file photo, Gold medalist Mariya Lasitskene, who participates as a neutral athlete, poses during the medal ceremony for the women's high jump at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Three-time world high jump champion Mariya Lasitskene has assailed Russian track leaders after they were charged with using fake medical documents during an investigation. Lasitskene has called for swift and radical reforms and the removal of officials appointed by track federation president Dmitry Shlyakhtin. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)
November 22, 2019 - 6:54 pm
The chances of the Russian flag flying at next year’s Olympics took a potentially lethal hit Friday when anti-doping regulators recommended the country be declared noncompliant for tampering with data that was supposed to help bring the entire cheating episode to a close. The World Anti-Doping...
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Ohio State wide receiver Jaelen Gill (26) celebrates his touchdown reception during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Rutgers on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 in Piscataway, N.J. Ohio State won 56-21. (Andrew Mills/NJ Advance Media via AP)
November 22, 2019 - 6:32 pm
The 13th week of the college football season has no nickname. After this it’s rivalry weekend and then championship weekend. Both will be packed with packed with high stakes. This weekend has some good stuff, too, like the Big Ten’s game of the year between No. 2 Ohio State and No. 9 Penn State and...
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