Sports governance

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2018, file photo, Devin Melnyk, a long-time marijuana grower and a consultant with Pure Sunfarms, holds trimmed marijuana as it comes out of a high-volume cannabis trimming machine at a massive tomato greenhouse being renovated to grow pot in Delta, British Columbia. On Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, Canada will become the largest country in the world to legalize recreational marijuana, making it more-easily available in seven more NHL cities in addition to Denver, where it’s been legal since 2012. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
October 15, 2018 - 3:12 am
As Riley Cote took and delivered countless punches over more than a decade of junior and pro hockey, he was eager to avoid painkillers. Early on, marijuana was touted to the enforcer as a healing option. "I started noticing some therapeutic benefits," Cote said. "It helped me sleep, helped with my...
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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 14, 2018 - 5:00 pm
Kenyan distance-running great Kip Keino is one of seven suspects in a corruption investigation and has been ordered to report to police by the end of Monday to face charges of embezzlement and the misappropriation of more than $545,000. The two-time Olympic champion and honorary member of the...
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FILE - In this Monday May 15, 2017 file photo, International Olympic Committee Evaluation Commission Chair Patrick Baumann smiles as he visits the Stade de France stadium, in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. Patrick Baumann, the CEO-like secretary general of basketball’s world governing body who was seen as a potential IOC president, has died at the Youth Olympics it was announced on Sunday, Oct, 14 2018. He was 51. The International Basketball Federation says Baumann “unexpectedly succumbed to a heart attack” in Buenos Aires. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, file)
October 14, 2018 - 12:25 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Patrick Baumann, the secretary general of basketball's world governing body who was seen as a potential IOC president, has died at the Youth Olympics. He was 51. Baumann "unexpectedly succumbed to a heart attack" in Buenos Aires despite getting immediate medical help...
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FILE - In this April 14, 2018, file photo, Nashville Predators left wing Austin Watson waits for play to resume during the team's NHL hockey playoff game against the Colorado Avalanche in Nashville, Tenn.Watson's 27-game suspension for domestic abuse has been reduced to 18 games by an arbitrator. The NHL and the NHL Players' Association announced arbitrator Shyam Das' decision Thursday, Oct. 11. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
October 12, 2018 - 9:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL is criticizing an arbitrator's decision to reduce the suspension of Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson, who pleaded no contest in July to a domestic assault charge. Watson received a 27-game suspension from NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman last month. The NHL and NHL...
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October 12, 2018 - 11:50 am
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA ethics committee judges have banned the former president of Dominican Republic's soccer federation for 10 years in a bribery case. FIFA says Osiris Guzman was also found guilty of charges of accepting gifts and conflicts of interest. Guzman was fined 150,000 Swiss francs ($151,...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2014 file photo, Nadezhda Sergeeva, of Russia, prepares for the first run during the women's two-man bobsled competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it has lifted a provisional ban imposed on one of the two Russian athletes who tested positive for doping at the Pyeongchang Olympics. The court says a contaminated product caused bobsled driver Nadezhda Sergeeva's positive test for trimetazidine in South Korea in February. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)
October 12, 2018 - 5:18 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — One of the four doping cases at the Pyeongchang Olympics has been closed in an agreement between bobsled's governing body and Russian driver Nadezhda Sergeeva. The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it accepted a settlement which ended the case with an eight-month ban...
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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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Stanford head coach Jerod Haase smiles at reporters during the Pac-12 NCAA college basketball media day Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
October 11, 2018 - 5:08 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stanford coach Jerod Haase believes that in due time college basketball will get past its recruiting corruption scandal and regain its credibility. Programs everywhere are paying close attention to the federal trial on college basketball corruption in Manhattan. "Certainly the...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 5, 2015, file photo, the U.S. team celebrates with the trophy after it defeated Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia. FIFA is rolling out a global strategy to grow the women's game in advance of next year's World Cup in France. Soccer's governing body has been ramping up its attention to the women's side of the sport for the past several years, partly in response to calls for more equity. The result is a five-pronged proposal that starts at the ground level among FIFA's 211 member associations, FIFA Chief Women's Football Officer Sarai Bareman said. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
October 11, 2018 - 1:01 pm
FIFA's new global strategy to grow the women's game is prompting both praise and skepticism. Soccer's governing body has been addressing the women's side of the sport in the past several years, partly in response to calls for more equity. The result is a five-pronged proposal announced this week...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 file photo, Chelsea FC chairman Bruce Buck speaks during the Qatar National Sports Day 2018 event at Stamford Bridge Stadium, in London. Railing against attempts to make soccer more equal, Chelsea chairman Buck said on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 that big teams should not be forced to join the “great unwashed” through new regulations. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)
October 11, 2018 - 10:58 am
LONDON (AP) — Railing against attempts to make soccer more equal, Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck said Thursday that big teams should not be forced to join the "great unwashed" through new regulations. UEFA has been exploring ways to improve the competitive balance, to close the divide between clubs...
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