Sports governance

September 30, 2019 - 7:20 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will let college athletes hire agents and make money from endorsements, defying the NCAA and setting up a likely legal challenge that could reshape amateur sports in the U.S. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday he signed the law that would let athletes...
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Tori Bowie, of the United States, and Xiaojing Liang, of China, right, compete in a women's 100 meter race heat during the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
September 29, 2019 - 10:28 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on track and field world championships in Qatar (all times local): 8:20 p.m. The United States team says defending champion Tori Bowie is out of the women's 100-meter semifinals. No reason has been given for the withdrawal of Bowie, who won the Olympic silver medal in...
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The stadium is sparsely filled for the second session at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
September 29, 2019 - 5:54 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Problem solved. Divine Oduduru and Blessing Okagbare will be given a spot at the starting line for the 200 meters at world championships. Okagbare tells The Associated Press that track's governing body, the IAAF, has approved the appeal from the two Nigerians and reinstated them...
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September 27, 2019 - 7:24 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The president of the IOC wants a "fresh look" at the Russian doping scandal amid allegations that critical lab data given to the World Anti-Doping Agency might have been manipulated. Thomas Bach spoke Friday at a news conference before the start of the world track and field...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, file photo, then-Georgia Tech assistant coach Darryl LaBarrie gestures during the first half of an NCAA basketball game against Boston College, in Atlanta. Georgia Tech's basketball team was banned from postseason play for the upcoming season and slapped with four years of probation for major recruiting violations committed by a former assistant coach and an ex-friend of head coach Josh Pastner. The NCAA says former assistant coach Darryl LaBarrie gave $300 to a highly touted prospect for a visit to an Atlanta strip club and arranged for him to meet with a former Georgia Tech athlete who played for the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, including a visit to the player's home and a free meal at a lounge owned by the player.(AP Photo/Danny Karnik, File)
September 26, 2019 - 9:51 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech's basketball team was banned from postseason play for the upcoming season and slapped with four years of probation for major recruiting violations committed by a former assistant coach and an ex-friend of head coach Josh Pastner. The sanctions handed down Thursday by the...
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September 25, 2019 - 2:06 am
BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Switzerland's lawmakers have given embattled attorney general Michael Lauber four more years in office despite criticism of his handling of corruption investigations linked to soccer governing body FIFA. Lauber was renewed for a third mandate with the support of 129 federal...
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September 25, 2019 - 2:00 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Sebastian Coe has been re-elected to lead track and field's governing body for another four years. Ahead of the world championships opening Friday in Doha, Coe was unopposed at the IAAF congress in Qatar to continue in the presidency he first assumed in 2015. Coe has overseen...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2019, file photo, Kansas head coach Bill Self reacts in the first half during a first round men's college basketball game against Northeastern in the NCAA Tournament in Salt Lake City. A person familiar with the situation says the University of Kansas received a notice of allegations from the NCAA on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, that alleges significant violations within its storied men's basketball program. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither the NCAA nor the school had announced the notice, which was first reported by Yahoo Sports. That initial report, citing unnamed sources, said the notice included three Level 1 violations tied primarily to recruiting, lack of institutional control and a responsibility charge leveled against Hall of Fame coach Self. (AP Photo/Jeff Swinger, File)
September 24, 2019 - 3:04 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas wasted little time issuing a forceful response to the NCAA after it received a notice of allegations that leveled serious accusations against its storied men's basketball program and its Hall of Fame coach. Not only did the school deny many of the...
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September 23, 2019 - 4:31 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas received a notice of allegations from the NCAA on Monday that alleges significant violations within its storied men's basketball program, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because...
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Former professional cyclist Armando Cardenas props himself up against his bike after pedaling from the towns of Madrid to Zipacon, Colombia, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. In a decade-long career racing professionally, Cardenas never reached the same heights as the country's biggest cycling stars. Though with seven national titles and a medal at the Pan-American Games, the 37-year-old got to live his dream of cycling professionally. Like many of his fellow Colombian cyclists, he also made the decision to dope. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
September 23, 2019 - 7:39 am
MADRID, Colombia (AP) — After a punishing climb in the Andean mountains surrounding Colombia's capital, Armando Cardenas leans against his bike to catch his breath. In a decade-long career racing professionally, Cardenas never reached the same international heights as the country's biggest cycling...
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