Sports governance

June 17, 2018 - 5:17 pm
MARION, Ind. (AP) — Investigators have determined a fire likely was intentionally set at an Indiana bar, one day after the brother of NBA star Zach Randolph was fatally shot there. The fire happened at Hop's Blues Room in Marion early Sunday — less than 24 hours after 35-year-old Roger Randolph was...
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Brazil's Roberto Firmino gestures during the group E match between Brazil and Switzerland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
June 17, 2018 - 4:04 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 11 p.m. Switzerland's well-organized defending held Brazil to a 1-1 draw in their World Cup opener, keeping Neymar and other attackers at bay for the most part. Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho opened the scoring in the 20th...
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Croatia's Luka Modric, left, celebrates with teammate Ante Rebic after scoring from a penalty spot during the group D match between Croatia and Nigeria at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
June 16, 2018 - 4:38 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local): 11:35 p.m. Luka Modric has scored on a penalty kick in the 71st minute to give Croatia a 2-0 lead over Nigeria in their World Cup match. The Croatia captain drilled the ball low into the corner as goalkeeper Francis Uzoho dove...
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Russian police detane Gay rights activist Peter Tatchell, center, as he holds a banner that read "Putin fails to act against Chechnya torture of gay people" near Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 14, 2018. A British LGBT activist has been detained has been detained near the Red Square for holding a one-man protest against Russia's abuse of gays. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
June 16, 2018 - 4:38 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A prominent group that campaigns against racism and anti-gay abuse in sports has accused St. Petersburg authorities of having it evicted from its premises in the city. The Fare Network, which helps FIFA and UEFA investigate cases of discriminatory behavior by fans, had planned to...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Matt Kemp, left, and Texas Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos scuffle after Chirinos was shoved by Kemp at home plate during the third inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
June 15, 2018 - 9:55 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp and Texas Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos were suspended for one game apiece by Major League Baseball on Friday because of a scuffle that followed a collision at home plate. Joe Torre, MLB's chief baseball officer, announced the...
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Girls hold a banner for Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo prior the group B match between Portugal and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
June 15, 2018 - 1:22 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the World Cup (all times local): 8:20 p.m. The lineups are as expected for the clash in Group B between Portugal and Spain. Cristiano Ronaldo is the captain for Portugal in a lineup that also features Bernardo Silva and Goncalo Guedes playing just behind the...
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Peru's Paolo Guerrero warms up on the pitch during Peru's official training on the eve of the group C match between Peru and Denmark at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
June 15, 2018 - 8:26 am
SARANSK, Russia (AP) — The mere presence of striker Paolo Guerrero on Peru's national team could have been a big distraction. Any Peruvian success in Russia might have been tainted if opponents made a fuss that Guerrero, Peru's all-time leading scorer, had no business playing in the World Cup after...
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Goalkeeper Nahuel Guzman stops a shot during a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
June 13, 2018 - 11:49 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest at the World Cup, including the FIFA Congress vote for the 2026 hosting rights (all times local): 6:47 p.m. The issue of legalizing abortion in Argentina has reached the national team at the World Cup in Russia. Goalkeepers Wilfredo Caballero and Nahuel Guzman were asked...
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Mexican soccer player Diego Lainez speaks at the FIFA congress on the eve of the opener of the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. The congress in Moscow is set to choose the host or hosts for the 2026 World Cup. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
June 13, 2018 - 7:55 am
MOSCOW (AP) — North America will host the 2026 World Cup after FIFA voters overwhelmingly opted for the financial and logistical certainty of a United States-led bid over a risky Moroccan proposal for the first 48-team tournament. The soccer showpiece will return to the U.S. for the first time...
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June 11, 2018 - 3:53 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Under investigation in Ghana for alleged corruption, FIFA Council member Kwesi Nyantakyi has resigned from the world soccer body. Confederation of African Football president Ahmad says Nyantakyi also offered his resignation as first vice president of the continental body. Ahmad tells...
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