Sports governance

New York Yankees players take part in batting practice during a workout Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in New York. The Yankees host the Baltimore Orioles on opening day Thursday. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
March 27, 2019 - 5:05 pm
Four-man outfields. High-tech anti-spying rules. A starting pitcher facing just one batter in a playoff game. But beyond all the shifts, analytics and social media outreach, here's the best way to tell Major League Baseball has zoomed into a new era: There's not a single active player left from the...
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March 26, 2019 - 10:37 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Major League Baseball has suspended San Francisco Giants President and CEO Larry Baer without pay until July 1 after a video showed him in a physical altercation with his wife. Commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday that Baer's conduct on the video was "unacceptable" and...
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Florida State's Terance Mann, left, and M.J. Walker celebrate at the bench during the second half of a second round men's college basketball game against Murray State in the NCAA Tournament, Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Hartford, Conn. Florida State won 90-62. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
March 24, 2019 - 12:19 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Scribbled in black marker on Terance Mann's left shoe was all the inspiration he needed: Mike Cofer, 3-21-19. Just a couple of days ago, Mann's close friend and Florida State teammate, Phil Cofer, found out his father had died after a long illness. Mann and the rest of the...
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March 23, 2019 - 10:29 am
The NCAA and major college conferences will appeal a judge's ruling that the governing body violates antitrust laws by limiting education-related benefits to athletes. In a statement released early Saturday, NCAA chief legal officer Donald Remy said the district court "erred by giving itself...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2014, file photo, Robert Garrigus looks at his golf ball during the third round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament at Innisbrook in Palm Harbor, Fla. Garrigus has become the first player suspended by the PGA Tour for a drug of abuse. Garrigus says on Twitter he had a relapse and tested positive for marijuana, which is banned under the tour's anti-doping policy. He has been suspended for three months. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
March 22, 2019 - 3:30 pm
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Robert Garrigus is the first PGA Tour player to be suspended for a drug of abuse. The tour announced Friday that Garrigus, whose only PGA Tour victory was at the end of the 2010 season, has been suspended for three months. Garrigus says on Twitter that he failed a drug test...
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International Olympics Committee member and head of the Japanese Olympic Committee Tsunekazu Takeda bows as he arrives at the venue of a JOC executive board meeting in Tokyo Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Takeda is resigning amid a bribery scandal that investigators suspect helped Tokyo land next year's Olympics. Takeda announced Tuesday he will stand down when his term ends in June, but he denied corruption allegations against him. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
March 19, 2019 - 9:56 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tsunekazu Takeda is stepping down as the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee amid a vote-buying scandal that French investigators suspect helped Tokyo land next year's Olympics. Takeda announced Tuesday at the committee's executive board meeting that he will resign when his...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams' Nickell Robey-Coleman (23) breaks up a pass intended for New Orleans Saints' Tommylee Lewis during the second half of the NFL football NFC championship game in New Orleans. The blatant non-call late in the NFC championship game caused passionate consternation among Saints fans and led to calls for change in the NFL’s replay system. But there is not a lot of support for such a change because of the time it would add to games. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
March 19, 2019 - 3:07 am
DENVER (AP) — In no sport but the NFL do players, fans, coaches and general managers annually debate the rules of the game, advocating ways to make pro football better, safer, fairer. Officiating is especially a hot topic around the league after a blown call late in the NFC championship game pretty...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2018, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict walks the field during practice before an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Cincinnati. The Bengals terminated the contract of Burfict on Monday, March 18, 2019, releasing him to free agency. (AP Photo/Frank Victores, File)
March 18, 2019 - 4:43 pm
The Cincinnati Bengals released oft-suspended linebacker Vontaze Burfict on Monday. Burfict's career was marked more by his behavior than his tackling skills. In his seven years with the Bengals, he was suspended by the NFL to start each of the past three seasons, mostly for egregious hits that...
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March 18, 2019 - 3:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge ordered a sports marketing group on Monday to pay a total of $1 million in fines in the FIFA soccer scandal. U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen fined Traffic Sports International and Traffic Sports USA at a hearing federal court in Brooklyn. The companies had been implicated in...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2019, file photo, FIFA President Gianni Infantino holds the official ball of the upcoming Women’s Soccer World Championship as he poses for photographers during a press conference at the end of an executive committee meeting in Rome. FIFA's financial results underscore the glaring disparity between men and women’s soccer. “We need to try to find what is the most balanced way and I think we made a step and there will be many more steps going ahead,” Infantino said in October before his ruling council approved the 2019 Women’s World Cup prize scale. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
March 15, 2019 - 3:25 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the FIFA Council meeting (all times local): ___ 3:20 p.m. The European members attending the FIFA Council voted against introducing a 24-team Club World Cup in 2021, and clubs are refusing to participate. The seven dissenting voices Friday could not stop FIFA President...
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