Sports governance

Volunteers shield from the rain with umbrellas during a rainy day at the Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, Pa., Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. The BMW Championship final round is delayed due to weather. (Jose F. Moreno/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
September 09, 2018 - 3:37 pm
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Two putts began taking on more significance with each rain delay until there was no golf at all Sunday at the BMW Championship. Aronimink Golf Club already was saturated when a steady rain caused tiny streams and large puddles in the fairways, leaving the PGA Tour little...
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Tottenham Hotspur's Lucas Moura, left, celebrates with Harry Kane after scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
September 09, 2018 - 1:32 pm
GENEVA (AP) — In a record result for European soccer, top-tier clubs combined to make a first-time profit of 600 million euros ($694 million) last year with spending on player transfers included. UEFA research — involving 711 clubs' financial accounts ending in 2017 — showed they turned around a...
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September 09, 2018 - 11:18 am
President Donald Trump has tweeted his disapproval of the NFL on Sunday morning before the first full slate of games. The president has criticized players for their demonstrations protesting social injustice during the national anthem, and the league for not requiring players to be on the sideline...
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September 06, 2018 - 2:40 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. appeals court has revived a lawsuit against the NFL by former players who claim the league illegally plied them with powerful prescription painkillers to keep them on the field. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the lawsuit...
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September 03, 2018 - 7:42 pm
The NCAA will be back in court Tuesday in California, defending its amateurism rules against plaintiffs who say capping compensation at the value of a scholarship violates federal antitrust law. The claim against the NCAA and the 11 conferences that have participated at the highest level of college...
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Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Austin Davis, left, talks with umpire Marty Foster, right, during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Philadelphia. Umpire Joe West confiscated a card from Davis in the eighth inning of Philadelphia's 7-1 loss. Davis and Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said he was using the card merely for information on the Cubs hitters. But West said it was illegal under Rule 6.02(c)(7), which states that the pitcher shall not have on his person, or in his possession, any foreign substance. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
September 02, 2018 - 4:22 pm
Major League Baseball has told teams that it's OK for pitchers to use the kind of scouting cards that umpire Joe West confiscated from Philadelphia reliever Austin Davis on the mound this weekend. Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said Sunday that he'd been informed the cards were legal. They are,...
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File- This May 16, 2018, file photo shows Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt skating with the puck against the Winnipeg Jets during Game 3 of the NHL Western Conference finals hockey playoff series in Las Vegas. The NHL has suspended Schmidt the first 20 games of the regular season for violating the league and Players’ Association’s performance enhancing substances policy. The league announced the suspension Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. Schmidt released a statement saying he did not intentionally take a banned substance, adding, “I will not accept being labelled a cheater.” (AP Photo/David Becker, File)
September 02, 2018 - 2:06 pm
Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt will miss the first 20 games of the season after he was suspended for violating the NHL's performance-enhancing substances policy. It's the league's first suspension under the policy since Jarred Tinordi in 2016 and just the fifth since the most recent...
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Colin Kaepernick, left and Eric Reid look watch Serena Williams play Venus Williams during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
August 31, 2018 - 11:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams said every athlete "should be completely grateful and honored" for the protests started by former NFL players Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid. Kaepernick and Reid, two former San Francisco 49ers now out of the league, were each given huge ovations when they were...
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In this Aug. 28, 2018, file photo, Justice Department official Bruce Ohr arrives for a closed hearing of the House Judiciary and House Oversight committees on Capitol Hill in Washington. A former British spy told Ohr, a senior Justice Department lawyer, at a breakfast meeting on July 30, 2016, that Russian intelligence believed it had Donald Trump “over a barrel,” according to multiple people familiar with the encounter. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
August 31, 2018 - 6:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Justice Department lawyer says a former British spy told him at a breakfast meeting two years ago that Russian intelligence believed it had Donald Trump "over a barrel," according to multiple people familiar with the encounter. The lawyer, Bruce Ohr, also says he learned...
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August 30, 2018 - 4:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An arbitrator is sending Colin Kaepernick's grievance with the NFL to trial, denying the league's request to throw out the quarterback's claims that owners conspired to keep him out of the league because of his protests of social injustice. Kaepernick's lawyer Mark Geragos...
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