Corruption in sports

FILE - In this April 29, 2017, file photo, fans cheer as the Oakland Raiders announce their fourth round draft pick during an NFL football draft event in Las Vegas. The NFL was so petrified of being associated with gambling or sports betting that up until recently players were forbidden to go into casinos, and anything associated with Las Vegas was suspect. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
September 13, 2019 - 9:18 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — When Roxy Roxborough set the lines for the big Las Vegas sports books in the '80s and '90s, he was also working behind the scenes to help the head of the NFL's security team keep a close eye on point spreads that moved suddenly for suspicious reasons. He remembers a few, like when...
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September 12, 2019 - 2:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New Jersey financial adviser was praised for his cooperation and a judge spared him from prison after he admitted his role in a college basketball scandal. Munish Sood was fined $25,000 Thursday but was not sentenced to prison or forced to be supervised by probation authorities. U...
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September 11, 2019 - 6:44 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Police have arrested two people, including a player's agent, as part of an international money laundering and corruption investigation in soccer. Brussels prosecutors said that several raids took place in Monaco, Belgium and London on Tuesday and Wednesday. Belgian police cooperated...
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September 10, 2019 - 2:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former Adidas consultant was sentenced Tuesday to one year of probation after prosecutors credited him with helping secure convictions against an executive for the shoe company and two others in a college basketball corruption scandal. Thomas "T.J." Gassnola had pleaded guilty to...
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September 09, 2019 - 11:26 am
LONDON (AP) — Brazilian player Diego Matos was banned for life from professional tennis on Monday after being found guilty of match-fixing. Matos, aged 31, was also fined $125,000 and ordered to repay illicit winnings of $12,000 by the Tennis Integrity Unit. The TIU said he contrived the outcome of...
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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2010, file photo, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at a media conference at the New Orleans Saints training facility in Metairie, La. There's Spygate and deflated footballs, a bullying incident and a bounties case. Those are just a few of the biggest scandals that have plagued the NFL just in the past 15 years, excluding all the players suspended for allegations of domestic violence. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
September 06, 2019 - 9:11 am
There's Spygate and Deflategate, bullying and bounties. Those are just a few of the NFL's biggest scandals in just the past 15 years. And that's not taking into account all the players suspended for allegations of domestic violence. The most divisive of all — Colin Kaepernick's protest for social...
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Venus Williams, of the United States, reacts after losing a point to Elina Svitolina, of Ukraine, during the second round of the US Open tennis championships Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Michael Owens)
August 28, 2019 - 4:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It took all of five minutes in the U.S. Open's second round for Venus Williams to drop twice as many games as she had in her opening match a couple of days earlier. And although she eventually made things interesting against No. 5 seed Elina Svitolina, the 39-year-old Williams could...
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Roger Federer serves to Sumit Nagal during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 26, 2019 - 8:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 11:50 p.m. Roger Federer bounced back from a shaky start to keep a perfect record. The five-time champion improved to 19-0 in the first round of the U.S. Open by beating Sumit Nagal 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 in the last match...
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August 20, 2019 - 2:07 am
LONDON (AP) — Chilean tennis player Juan Carlos Saez has been banned for eight years for match-fixing. The Tennis Integrity Unit says Saez refused to cooperate with its investigation and also failed to report "a corrupt approach" at a tournament. Saez originally attracted the TIU's attention...
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July 30, 2019 - 10:43 am
LONDON (AP) — An Egyptian tennis player whose brother was banned from the sport for life for match-fixing has been suspended from tennis for alleged integrity violations. The Tennis Integrity Unit announced Tuesday that 21-year-old Youssef Hossam has been provisionally suspended while its...
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