Sports governance

FILE - In this July 17, 2018, file photo, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahatir Mohamad, left, passes the opening speech to King Sultan Muhammad V during the opening of the 14th parliament session at the Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Sultan Muhammad V shocked the nation by announcing his abdication in January 2019, days after returning from two months of medical leave. The 49-year-old sultan from eastern Kelantan state only reigned for two years as Malaysia's 15th king and didn't give any reason for quitting. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun, File)
January 22, 2019 - 10:17 pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — After stripping Malaysia's royal families of some of their powers during his 22-year stint as prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad almost didn't make it to the premiership a second time. Though largely a ceremonial post, Malaysia's monarch still signs off on most laws and...
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New Orleans Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis (11) works for a coach against Los Angeles Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman (23) during the second half the NFL football NFC championship game Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in New Orleans. The Rams won 26-23. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
January 22, 2019 - 4:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL will consider expanding replay reviews to include certain penalties, including pass interference. Two people with direct knowledge of the NFL's plans tell The Associated Press that the league's competition committee once again will look into including more plays for video...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds the championship trophy after the AFC Championship NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
January 21, 2019 - 12:55 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Wagers on how many touchdown passes New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will throw or how many rushing yards Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley will gain are likely to be popular options for bettors on the Super Bowl. But if the National Football League had...
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Allen Crowder, right, falls down after Greg Hardy delivered a knee to his head during the second round of a heavyweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC Fight Night, early Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in New York. Crowder won the fight after Hardy was disqualified for an illegal knee. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
January 20, 2019 - 12:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the UFC card in New York with T.J. Dillashaw and Henry Cejudo fighting for the 125-pound title (all times local): 12:35 a.m. Henry Cejudo did his part to defend the UFC 125-pound title and perhaps the fate of the flyweight division with a punishing first-round win over...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2018, file photo, Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie watches from the sideline during the first half an NCAA college basketball game in Storrs, Conn. The University of Connecticut has announced it is self-imposing penalties, including the loss of a scholarship for the 2019-20 season, for violations of NCAA rules under former basketball coach Kevin Ollie, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. The school said it also will restrict its recruiting and pay a fine of $5,000.(AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
January 18, 2019 - 10:29 pm
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut announced Friday that it is self-imposing penalties, including the loss of a scholarship for the 2019-20 season, for violations of NCAA rules by its basketball program under former coach Kevin Ollie. UConn fired Ollie after a 14-18 season a year...
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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2018, file photo, Miami's Dewan Hernandez speaks to the media during a news conference at the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college basketball media day in Charlotte, N.C. Miami Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga says junior forward Dewan Hernandez deserves to be declared eligible by the NCAA because he unwittingly became entangled in a college basketball corruption case when he was duped by an AAU coach. Larranaga spoke at length about Hernandez’s status for the first time Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, as the school awaited an NCAA ruling. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
January 18, 2019 - 4:27 pm
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga says junior forward Dewan Hernandez deserves to be declared eligible by the NCAA because he unwittingly became entangled in a college basketball corruption case when he was duped by an AAU coach. Hernandez has sat out the first 16 games...
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January 17, 2019 - 1:41 pm
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — An investigative journalist in Ghana who helped expose a high-ranking official at world soccer body FIFA as corrupt was shot dead by gunmen on a motorbike as he drove home alone at night, police said Thursday. His employers said he was assassinated. Ahmed Hussein-Suale was...
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January 17, 2019 - 11:14 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on the extremist attack on a Nairobi hotel complex (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Kenyan police say nine more people have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the extremist attack in Nairobi this week, bringing the total number of suspects in detention to 11...
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January 15, 2019 - 8:20 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Swimming governing body FINA says athletes no longer face being banned for taking part in independently run competitions. FINA has been criticized by top swimmers wanting more say in their sport and more opportunities to earn prize money. Olympic and world champions...
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International Olympics Committee member and head of the Japanese Olympic Committee Tsunekazu Takeda pauses during a press conference in Tokyo Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Takeda has denied corruption allegations against him concerning reported bribes paid to be awarded the rights to host the 2020 Olympics. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
January 15, 2019 - 2:34 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tsunekazu Takeda, the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee and a powerful IOC member, has again denied corruption allegations against him, suggesting on Tuesday that any guilt was with others in the bureaucracy at the Japanese body. Takeda read a seven-minute prepared text and...
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