Corruption in sports

Del. Mark Sickles, D-Fairfax., right, holds the Washington Nationals World Series trophy as Nationals president and General Manager, Mike Rizzo, left, looks on as the Virginia House of Delegates honors the team during the session at the Capitol Tuesday Jan 28, 2020, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
February 18, 2020 - 11:47 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred apologized Tuesday for what he called a disrespectful reference to the World Series trophy as a “piece of metal.” Even before being asked about it, Manfred said he made a mistake with those comments while trying to deliver a rhetorical point in...
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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw looks on during spring training baseball Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
February 18, 2020 - 4:43 pm
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Clayton Kershaw is pleased practically everybody in the sport seized the opportunity to tee off on the cheating Houston Astros and Commissioner Rob Manfred's handling of the scandal over the past several days. The Los Angeles Dodgers' veteran ace also believes it's time for...
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Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Markakis lays down a bunt during spring training baseball practice in North Port, Fla., Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. (Curtis ompton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
February 18, 2020 - 2:16 pm
NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — Before taking batting practice, Atlanta outfielder Nick Markakis teed off on the scam-ridden Houston Astros. "I feel every single guy over there deserves a beating," he said Tuesday. Markakis wasn't happy with commissioner Rob Manfred, either. “I think the commissioner...
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2015, file photo former owner of the San Francisco 49ers Edward DeBartolo, Jr., is interviewed before the Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremony at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio. President Donald Trump pardoned DeBartolo, who is convicted in gambling fraud scandal. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
February 18, 2020 - 1:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday pardoned Edward DeBartolo Jr., the former San Francisco 49ers owner convicted in a gambling fraud scandal who built one of the most successful NFL teams in the game's history. DeBartolo, who owned the San Francisco 49ers during their 1980s-1990s...
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Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker leans against at fence during spring training baseball practice Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
February 16, 2020 - 3:04 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker has gone from hoping aloud that fallout from his new team's sign-stealing scandal would go away quickly to accepting that the back-and-forth is lingering. "You realize it's going to take a while to move on. You don't just move on, just...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2017, file photo, Houston Astros' Carlos Correa celebrates his two-run home run during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball's World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Houston. While the Astros have been punished by Major League Baseball for a sign-stealing scheme in their run to the 2017 championship, and Correa says Houston won that World Series “fair and square.” (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
February 15, 2020 - 5:19 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The verbal sparring between the Houston Astros and others around the majors over the team's sign-stealing scandal is reaching new levels of absurdity — from accusations of illiteracy to claims about a player's partial tattoo. Yes, really. And spring training is only a...
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Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo, right, signs autographs for fans during spring training baseball practice Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
February 14, 2020 - 3:56 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Count Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo among those not impressed or satisfied by the Houston Astros' attempts to apologize for -- and put behind them -- their sign-stealing scandal. "They cheated. They were found guilty of it. And I haven't heard it yet...
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South Carolina coach Frank Martin reacts during the team's NCAA college basketball game against Georgia on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Athens, Ga. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)
February 13, 2020 - 7:31 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina became the latest school to receive an NCAA notice of allegations over the federal probe into college basketball. Athletic director Ray Tanner said ThursdayWe the school received the notice about a violation alleged to have been commtited by former assistant...
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Houston Astros infielder Alex Bregman, left, and teammate Jose Altuve sit in chairs as the wait to deliver statements during a news conference before the start of the first official spring training baseball practice for the team Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) ;
February 13, 2020 - 5:17 pm
Ah, the Houston Astros. Good at stealing signs. Not so good at pretending they’re sorry about it. The team’s official mea culpa Thursday in Florida turned out to be as predictable as it gets. From owner to star players the message was the same, almost as if it had been rehearsed the night before. A...
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February 12, 2020 - 10:34 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A Cypriot court on Wednesday ordered the detention of a soccer club president and a referee for eight days as police investigate allegations that the two men were involved in fixing the outcome of a second-division match. A police investigator told the court during a custody...
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