Political issues

FILE - In this Friday, May 5, 2017 file photo, Incumbent head of Kenya's National Olympic Committee Kipchoge 'Kip' Keino, attends a meeting on the day committee elections were supposed to take place in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya's director of public prosecutions said on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 that distance-running great Keino and six other former officials will be charged with corruption relating to the alleged misappropriation of more than $545,000 that was meant to help fund the country's team at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Keino, a trailblazer for Kenyan runners and a gold medalist at the 1968 Olympics, was head of the national Olympic committee until last year. (AP Photo/Sayyid Abdul Azim, File)
October 15, 2018 - 11:55 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Running great Kip Keino was given more time to report to police in Kenya after being one of seven current and former Olympic and government officials accused of corruption and misappropriating more than $545,000 around the time of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. The seven were...
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October 11, 2018 - 10:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A government witness at a college basketball corruption trial testified Thursday that he made a secret $40,000 payment to the inner circle of a North Carolina State recruit through an assistant coach at the school. Testifying in federal court in Manhattan, self-described recruitment...
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The olympic rings are craned into position at the Obelisk, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, two days ahead of the III Youth Olympic Games. Promoted by the International Olympic Committee, the summer games will gather close to 4,000 athletes from over 200 countries in Buenos Aires. ( Joel Marklund/OIS/IOC via AP)
October 05, 2018 - 4:12 pm
GENEVA (AP) — A coalition of athletes, their global trade union, and human rights activists want the IOC to postpone an athlete charter due to be adopted next week. The Olympic body's Athletes' Rights and Responsibilities Declaration is set for approval at a meeting in Argentina to help safeguard...
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This image provided by Common Pictures shows the 1955 Orlando Kiwanis little league baseball team. In 1955, one of the most significant games in American history took place in Orlando, Fla, but hardly anyone knows about it. For the first time, an integrated Little League Baseball game, a group of white kids playing a team of African-American youngsters, was held in the Jim Crow South. The new documentary "Long Time Coming: A 1955 Baseball Story" has brought this amazing snippet in the American experience back to life. (via AP)
September 14, 2018 - 2:44 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — It was a seminal moment in the civil rights movement. In hindsight, one of the most significant games in American history. Yet most people have never heard the baseball story. Not even Hank Aaron, who is all too familiar with this nation's resistance to racial equality. "I didn't...
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This Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, combo of file photos shows athletic shoes worn by professional athletes. After years of building billion-dollar brands around sports celebrities, shoe and apparel makers now find themselves flashpoints in the political, racial and cultural clashes surrounding the Trump administration and some athletes are increasingly using their shoes as a form of expression. (AP Photo)
September 07, 2018 - 3:14 pm
A pair of shoes are set aflame with a cigarette lighter, captured on video and shared widely online to protest a political statement made by the manufacturer. The New Balance shoes were burned by their owners two years ago after a spokeswoman indicated the company's support for President Donald...
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August 29, 2018 - 10:54 am
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Idaho State University says athletic director Jeff Tingey has been fired. School President Kevin Satterlee on Tuesday told the Idaho State Journal that Tingey's removal does not involve any scandal or violation. Tingey will receive his $150,000 annual salary until his...
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In this Sunday Aug. 26, 2018 photo, the China eSports team play Taiwan in the eSports exhibition at the 18th Asian Games Arena of Valor, Britama Arena, Jakarta. Esports is debuting as an exhibition sport in the on-going Asian Games and is targeted for full inclusion in four years at the games in Hangzhou, China. (Dhemas Reviyanto,INASGOC via AP)
August 29, 2018 - 3:45 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Esports organizers say don't blame the games. Executives at the Asian Games have expressed sympathy for the victims of the deadly shooting at a video game tournament in a Florida shopping mall. But Kenneth Fok, president of the Asian Electronic Sports Federation, said the...
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August 17, 2018 - 4:53 pm
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Olympic cycling gold medalist Marty Nothstein says an anonymous tip intended to foil his bid for a Pennsylvania congressional seat led to his leave from a world-class velodrome. The Morning Call newspaper reports a sexual-misconduct claim led to Nothstein's dismissal by the...
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August 15, 2018 - 4:08 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University's alumni magazine has opted for a positive message after the original issue addressing the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal was scrapped by Interim President John Engler. The issue is the first since the former sports doctor was sentenced to...
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Chicago Cubs' Ben Zobrist (18) argues a strike call with umpire Phil Cuzzi (10) during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
August 14, 2018 - 8:39 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Ben Zobrist figured plate umpire Phil Cuzzi was going to give him the boot regardless, so the Chicago Cubs veteran didn't hold back during his first career ejection. Zobrist told Cuzzi he would prefer an "electronic strike zone" before being ejected in the eighth inning of Chicago's...
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