Sports governance

May 17, 2019 - 2:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Retired NFL players seeking testing as part of a $1 billion concussion settlement must see a doctor close to home to prevent fraud and "doctor shopping," the federal judge overseeing the case ruled. Lawyers for thousands of ex-players complain their clients agreed to the 2013...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012 file photo, Arizona Cardinals' Patrick Peterson warms up prior to an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Glendale, Ariz. Arizona Cardinals All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson has been suspended for the first six games of the 2019 season for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy. The NFL did not specify Thursday, May 16, 2019 which illegal substance Peterson allegedly used. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
May 16, 2019 - 7:04 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Cardinals All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson has been suspended for the first six games of the 2019 season for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy. The NFL did not specify Thursday which illegal substance Peterson allegedly used. Peterson can...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo, Beckie Scott speaks at a news conference following the World Anti-Doping Agency's first Global Athlete Forum in Calgary, Alberta. A law firm found no evidence that WADA members bullied Scott, though it concluded that one member’s comments to her “could be viewed as aggressive, harsh or disrespectful.” WADA released a 58-page report Wednesday night, May 15, 2019, that was conducted to determine whether Scott, the Canadian Olympic champion, was bullied at a contentious meeting last September when officials lifted the suspension of Russia’s anti-doping agency over her protest. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
May 16, 2019 - 2:23 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — The culture of bullying and harassment collided with the Olympic universe after two strong-voiced women in the World Anti-Doping Agency received back-to-back rejections over the span of 48 hours. Among conclusions from an investigation into one of those episodes was that WADA...
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Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola holds the trophy as he celebrates with supporters at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Sunday May 12, 2019 the day they won the English Premier League title. Manchester City retained the Premier League trophy after coming from behind to beat Brighton 4-1 and see off Liverpool's relentless challenge on the final day of the season on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
May 16, 2019 - 1:57 am
GENEVA (AP) — UEFA club finance investigators have sent their Manchester City file to independent judges for a verdict which could be a one-year ban from the Champions League. The English champion is suspected of breaking rules that monitor clubs' commercial income and spending on player transfers...
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May 15, 2019 - 7:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the decision says Deloitte CEO Cathy Engelbert will be the new WNBA president. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the league hasn't publicly announced the hiring. Since 2015, Engelbert has been CEO of Deloitte...
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FILE - In this July 27, 2007, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Greg Spires walks off the practice field after the morning session at NFL football training camp in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Authorities in New Hampshire say Spire, a former player for the pro football player, has been arrested in the state's capital city for violating a protective order. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
May 14, 2019 - 7:04 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A judge set bail at $50,000 for a former New England Patriots player accused of violating a protective order. Greg Spires says he is innocent in a video arraignment Monday from jail in Concord, New Hampshire. The 44-year-old Spires, of Cypress, Texas, was a defensive end in the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2018, file photo Ali AlAhmed poses for a photograph in his office in Washington. Citizen Lab says a fake Twitter account unmasked by The Associated Press was but one piece of a vast years-old and multi-lingual campaign aimed at seeding anti-Saudi, anti-Israel and anti-American stories across the internet. The Associated Press was on the verge of publishing a story about how AlAhmed, who is based in the Washington area, had been targeted by hackers posing as a female journalist. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
May 14, 2019 - 12:11 am
LONDON (AP) — When an attractive young Middle Eastern woman contacted Saudi dissident Ali AlAhmed over Twitter last November, he was immediately suspicious. The Associated Press was on the verge of publishing a story about how AlAhmed, who is based in the Washington area, had been targeted by...
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May 11, 2019 - 4:14 pm
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The owner of a Southern California yoga studio is accusing Dennis Rodman of helping three people steal more than $3,500 in merchandise from his business. Ali Shah says security cameras captured the former NBA star walking into Vibes Hot Yoga in Newport Beach on Tuesday...
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Brooks Koepka lines up to putt on the first green during the first round of the Byron Nelson golf tournament Thursday, May 9, 2019, at Trinity Forest in Dallas. (Ryan Michalesko/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
May 09, 2019 - 5:15 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Denny McCarthy shot a career-low 8-under 63 for the first-round lead Thursday at the Byron Nelson, where the local spotlight is on Trinity Forest members Jordan Spieth and Tony Romo. McCarthy had 10 birdies over a 12-hole stretch after a double bogey in his morning round. The former...
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May 09, 2019 - 2:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants half of all new referees joining the league to be women — and he would like to see teams hire female coaches, too. In an appearance Thursday for The Economic Club of Washington, D.C., Silver said two of the past five refs added from the...
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