Sports governance

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 14, 2017, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, looks on from the bench during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild in Washington. Ovechkin has decided to skip the All-Star Weekend in San Jose to get some extra rest and will serve an automatic one-game suspension. The Capitals announced Ovechkin's decision Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
January 02, 2019 - 2:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin will skip the All-Star Weekend in San Jose to get some extra rest and serve an automatic one-game suspension. The Washington Capitals announced Ovechkin's decision Wednesday. The team says the NHL's leading goal-scorer wants to take advantage of the adjoining bye...
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Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence, left, and defensive end Clelin Ferrell talk as honorary captain Layton Horner, center, stands by during a hospital visit at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. Clemson will play against Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl on Saturday. (Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
December 27, 2018 - 8:03 pm
The Latest on media days for the College Football Playoff semifinals (all times EST): 8:55 p.m. Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence will not play against No. 3 Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl after the NCAA confirmed a suspension for a failed test for performance-enhancing drugs, possibly ending...
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Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence stretches during team practice at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Monday, Dec. 24, 2018. Clemson is scheduled to play Notre Dame in the NCAA Cotton Bowl semi-final playoff Saturday. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)
December 27, 2018 - 5:41 pm
Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence says he has no idea what may have led to his failed NCAA test for performance-enhancing drugs and still holds out hope he will be able to play for the No. 2 Tigers against No. 3 Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl. The 6-foot-4, 350-pound Lawrence participated in...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady winds up to throw the ball during an NFL football practice, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
December 21, 2018 - 3:43 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady has a 29-3 record against the Buffalo Bills, the most victories by a quarterback against one opponent. A 30th will give the Patriots their 10th straight AFC East crown. But he won't have suspended receiver Josh Gordon, who was starting to carve out a vital role in...
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New Orleans Saints' Alvin Kamara (41) tries to jump over Carolina Panthers' Eric Reid (25) in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
December 20, 2018 - 4:31 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — While Eric Reid is "not surprised" he's been drug tested by the NFL six times in the past 11 weeks, his Panthers teammates and coaches are growing increasingly annoyed at the frequency of the league's "random" drug testing policy. Coach Ron Rivera quipped Thursday at his news...
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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon is congratulated after an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings at Gillette Stadium, in Foxborough, Mass. Patriots receiver Josh Gordon says he is stepping away from football in order to focus on his mental health. In a statement posted on Twitter on Thursday morning, Dec. 20, 2018, Gordon said his decision was spurred by him feeling recently that he could have a better grasp on things mentally. He thanked the Patriots for their support and vowed to work his way back. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)
December 20, 2018 - 3:57 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots receiver Josh Gordon was suspended indefinitely Thursday by the NFL for violating an agreement that allowed him to play after multiple drug suspensions, casting doubt on whether the talented but troubled playmaker would ever play in the league again. League...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, file photo, gamblers place bets in the temporary sports betting area at the SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia. The federal government would regulate sports betting nationwide under a bill to be introduced Wednesday, Jan. 19,2018. The bill would have the U.S. Justice Department set minimum standards states must meet in order to offer sports betting, but denies the sports leagues the so-called “integrity fees” they have been seeking in new legislation, essentially a cut of sport betting revenue. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
December 19, 2018 - 3:57 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A pair of U.S. senators from opposing parties is proposing that the federal government take back control of sports gambling in America, the first formal move by Congress after a Supreme Court ruling reopened a complex debate over fans betting on games and who controls the...
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Salt Lake City Council Chairwoman Erin Mendenhall, Fraser Bullock, chief operating officer of the 2002 Winter Games, Jeff Robbins, president and CEO of the Utah Sports Commission, Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski, Gov. Gary Herbert, USA Olympic speed skater Catherine Rainey-Norman and Salt Lake County Councilman Jim Bradley raise their arms in celebration after the USOC choose Salt Lake over Denver to bid on behalf of the U.S. for future Winter Games, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 in Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City got the green light to bid for the Winter Olympics — most likely for 2030 — in an attempt to bring the Games back to the city that hosted in 2002 and provided the backdrop for the U.S. winter team's ascendance into an international powerhouse. (Steve Griffin/The Deseret News via AP)
December 18, 2018 - 12:27 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — When Salt Lake City pursued the Winter Olympics more than two decades ago, competition was so fierce that hardly anyone thought twice about lavishing International Olympic Committee members with gifts and favors. Salt Lake City got caught in a bribery scandal that nearly...
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December 17, 2018 - 12:31 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers have hired Kelly Krauskopf as their new assistant general manager, making her the first woman in league history to hold the title. Krauskopf has a long history with the franchise. She spent 19 seasons as the top executive of the WNBA's Indiana Fever and helped...
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FILE - This Feb. 8, 2002, file photo, shows U.S. champion Michelle Kwan practicing for the women's short program for the Winter Olympic Games at the Salt lake Ice Center in Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City got the green light to bid for an upcoming Winter Olympics most likely for 2030 in an attempt to bring the Games back to the city that hosted in 2002 and provided the backdrop for the U.S. winter team's ascendance into an international powerhouse. (AP Photo/Doug Mills, file)
December 14, 2018 - 8:51 pm
Salt Lake City got the green light to bid for the Winter Olympics — most likely for 2030 — in an attempt to bring the Games back to the city that hosted in 2002 and provided the backdrop for the U.S. winter team's ascendance into an international powerhouse. The U.S. Olympic Committee said Friday...
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