Presidential elections

FIFA President Gianni Infantino walks on the stage before the start of the 69th FIFA congress in Paris, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
June 05, 2019 - 5:50 am
PARIS (AP) — Ahead of his re-election as FIFA president on Wednesday, Gianni Infantino said he has banished scandals and corruption from the soccer body despite losing members of his council for misconduct. Infantino faced no opposition for a second presidential term through 2023, which was...
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino, left, on stage speaks during the 29th AFC Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, April 6, 2019. The Asian Football Confederation holds its presidential election on Saturday. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
April 06, 2019 - 5:18 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — On a big day for Qatar at the Asian soccer elections, the 2022 World Cup host regained a seat on FIFA's ruling committee and saw defeats for candidates from its regional rivals which are boycotting Doha and want the tournament shared with other Middle East countries...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2012 file photo, former Sen. Birch Bayh, D-Ind., the author of Title IX in Congress, speaks during a forum in the South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington in a gathering to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Title IX. Bayh, who championed the federal law banning discrimination against women in college admissions and sports, has died. He was 91. Bayh died early Thursday, March 14, 2019, surrounded by his family at his home in Easton, Md., according to a statement released by his family. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
March 14, 2019 - 1:53 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Birch Bayh pushed in the U.S. Senate for the landmark 1972 federal law banning discrimination against women in college admissions and athletics, women received fewer than 10 percent of all medical and law degrees and only one in 27 high school girls played sports. Now,...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2012 file photo, former Sen. Birch Bayh, D-Ind., the author of Title IX in Congress, is applauded by Senior Adviser to the President and Chair of the Council on Women and Girls Valerie Jarrett, left, and tennis great Billie Jean King, center during a forum in the South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington in a gathering to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Title IX. Bayh, who championed the federal law banning discrimination against women in college admissions and sports, died from pneumonia at his home in Easton, Md., Thursday, March 14, 2019, at age 91. King, who worked with Bayh on women's rights issues, released a statement with his family Thursday saying the former senator was "one of the most important Americans of the 20th century." (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
March 14, 2019 - 1:14 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh, who championed the Title IX federal law banning discrimination against women in college admissions and sports, died at his home Thursday at age 91. Bayh was surrounded by family at his home in Easton, Maryland, when he died shortly after midnight...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2017, file photo, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban yells after a technical foul during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks in Milwaukee. Cuban is talking once again about running for president and this time no one is laughing--at least publicly--at the thought. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
March 07, 2019 - 2:41 am
Mark Cuban is talking once again about running for president and this time no one is laughing — at least publicly — at the thought. After all, if a billionaire reality TV star can be elected to the highest office in the land, what's to prevent a fellow billionaire and reality show star — and NBA...
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Sheikh Ahmad al Fahad al Sabah, president of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) delivers a speech during the ANOC general assembly in Tokyo Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. The ANOC general assembly opened on Wednesday, overshadowed by a corruption case involving its powerful president, the sheikh. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
November 28, 2018 - 5:44 am
TOKYO (AP) — The corruption case involving a powerful IOC member promised to sow confusion as 206 national Olympic committees — known by the acronym ANOC — started two days of meetings in Tokyo on Wednesday. It did just that and offered some good theater. Sheikh Ahmad al Fahad al Sabah, known as...
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November 27, 2018 - 5:02 pm
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Patrick Galbraith is the new board chairman and president of the U.S. Tennis Association. The USTA announced the election of Galbraith on Tuesday. He succeeds Katrina Adams, who served an unprecedented two consecutive terms. Adams was the first African-American and first...
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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2018 file photo, Olympic Council of Asia President Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah gestures as he addresses the closing ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. A corruption case involving a powerful International Olympic Committee member promises to overshadow meetings this week in Tokyo with local Olympic organizers, IOC officials, and the heads of 206 national Olympic committees. Under pressure, Sheikh Ahmad al Fahad al Sabah stepped down temporarily last week as an IOC member amid a pending criminal trial in Switzerland. He denies any wrongdoing and has said the charges against him are "politically motivated." (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)
November 26, 2018 - 7:48 am
TOKYO (AP) — A corruption case involving a powerful International Olympic Committee member is overshadowing meetings this week in Tokyo with local 2020 Olympic organizers, IOC officials, and the heads of 206 national Olympic committees. Under pressure from a pending criminal trial in Switzerland,...
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The new president of the amateur boxing federation Gafur Rakhimov speaks to the media upon becoming the head of AIBA in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. Rakhimov, an Uzbek businessman who has been accused of ties to organized crime was elected president of the amateur boxing federation on Saturday, putting the sport on a collision course with the International Olympic Committee. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
November 03, 2018 - 3:04 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — An Uzbek businessman who has been accused of ties to organized crime was elected president of the amateur boxing association on Saturday, putting the sport on a collision course with the International Olympic Committee. The IOC criticized Gafur Rakhimov's bid to become head of AIBA,...
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President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence smile as former basketball coach Bob Knight speaks to an overflow crowd at a campaign rally at Southport High School, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 03, 2018 - 1:24 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump campaigned back-to-back Friday as he launched a feverish push to help elect Republicans in next week's voting — but he also looked ahead to facing off against "one of the lefties" he expects to challenge his re-election effort in 2020. Trump opened a rally...
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