Sports governance

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2018, file photo, Clemson's Derion Kendrick (10) hurdles Duke's Chris Rumph ll (96) on a kickoff return as Jarrett Garner reaches for him during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Clemson, S.C. Kickoff returns are down about 20 percent in the first year of a new NCAA rule that gives the receiving team possession at its 25-yard line if the kick is fair caught anywhere between the goal line and 25. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)
December 11, 2018 - 3:08 am
Kickoff returns are down about 20 percent in the first year of a new NCAA rule that gives the receiving team possession at its 25-yard line if a fair catch is made anywhere between the goal line and 25. According to NCAA figures provided to The Associated Press on Monday, kick return men in the...
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As she stands with Michigan State teammates Claire Hendrickson, left, and Taryn McCutcheon, right, Jenna Allen, center, reacts after leading an upset of Oregon in an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
December 10, 2018 - 1:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A win over Oregon vaulted Michigan State into the women's AP Top 25. The Spartans enter the poll at No. 23 on Monday, a day after upsetting the then-third ranked Ducks 88-82. Michigan State (8-1) only had three votes from the 31-member national media panel last week. It's the first...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 30, 2017 file photo, Hungary's Katinka Hosszu celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's 400-meter individual medley final during the swimming competitions of the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Three Olympic and world champion swimmers have filed an anti-trust suit in California challenging governing body FINA’s control of organizing competitions, it was announced Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. The legal action by Hungarian great Katinka Hosszu and Americans Tom Shields and Michael Andrew follows Switzerland-based FINA shutting down an independent meet in Italy with threats to ban competitors. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
December 08, 2018 - 11:05 pm
Three Olympic and world champion swimmers have filed an antitrust suit in California challenging governing body FINA's control of organizing competitions. The legal challenge is the latest faced by Olympic bodies from athletes seeking greater prize money and more say in running their sport. It was...
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2018, file photo, Seattle Seahawks linebacker Mychal Kendricks gestures during the team's NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. Kendricks is eager to get back to the normalcy provided by life on a football field. The 28-year old Kendricks is returning from an eight-game suspension due to violations of the NFL’s personal conduct policy stemming from guilty pleas to insider trading charges in September. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
December 08, 2018 - 8:36 pm
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks linebacker Mychal Kendricks is eager to get back to the normalcy provided by life on a football field. The 28-year old Kendricks is returning from an eight-game suspension due to violations of the NFL's personal conduct policy stemming from guilty pleas to...
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River Plate supporters cheer during a gathering at the Sol Square in Madrid, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. The Copa Libertadores Final between River Plate and Boca Juniors will be played on Dec. 9 in Madrid, Spain, at Real Madrid's stadium. (AP Photo/Andrea Comas)
December 08, 2018 - 4:08 pm
MADRID (AP) — Hundreds of Boca Juniors fans gathered outside their team's hotel in Madrid on Saturday, chanting "It doesn't matter where you play, we will always follow you." A few hours later, thousands of River fans packed the iconic Plaza del Sol in the heart of the Spanish capital, one day...
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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2015, file photo, Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze watches his team warmup before an NCAA college football game against Texas A&M in Oxford, Miss. Liberty has hired former Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze to lead its football program. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that the Flames have tabbed Freeze as their next coach. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because neither the school nor Freeze has publicly announced the decision. Liberty has scheduled a news conference to "name Liberty's next head football coach" for Friday afternoon, Dec. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
December 07, 2018 - 12:25 pm
Liberty has hired former Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze to lead its football program. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that the Flames have tabbed Freeze as their next coach. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because neither the school nor Freeze...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, NCAA President Mark Emmert speaks during a news conference at the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament in San Antonio. Emmert says new rules allowing the association to use information from legal proceedings will help its investigation of the college basketball corruption, but the inquiry is unlikely to be completed before the next men’s tournament. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip File)
December 05, 2018 - 9:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert said Wednesday that new rules allowing the use of information from legal proceedings will help in the investigation of college basketball corruption, though he cautioned that the inquiry is unlikely to be done before the men's tournament begins in March...
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Head of the IOC inspection team John Coates speaks during a press conference in Tokyo, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. IOC President Thomas Bach has said no city has been "as ready as Tokyo" to hold the Olympics. Bach and other International Olympic Committee are calling Tokyo the best prepared in recent memory with the games just 20 months away. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
December 05, 2018 - 7:13 am
TOKYO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach and other International Olympic Committee members are calling Tokyo the best prepared host city in memory. Still, there are obstacles ahead for the 2020 Games, though small by the standards of the corruption-plagued Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016. John Coates...
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El árbitro Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni (centro) revisa el VAR durante un partido de la Serie A de Italia entre el Milan y Juventus en el estadio San Siro de Milán, el domingo 11 de noviembre de 2018. (AP Foto/Luca Bruno)
December 02, 2018 - 5:42 pm
DUBLIN (AP) — Video review is being fast-tracked into the Champions League this season. People with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that UEFA's executive committee is set to approve video assistant referees from the round of 16 in February. The people spoke on condition of...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2017, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt warms up for the team's NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Houston. The Chiefs released Hunt on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, after video surfaced that showed the NFL's reigning rushing champion knocking over and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel hallway in February. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File)
December 01, 2018 - 3:02 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kareem Hunt went from the Kansas City Chiefs' practice field to looking for a job in about six hours, a spectacular fall for the NFL's reigning rushing champion. The Pro Bowl running back had been preparing for Sunday's game at Oakland when a months-old video surfaced online...
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