Sports governance

FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2018, file photo, cheerleaders line up before an NFL football game between Tennessee Titans and the Los Angeles Chargers at Wembley Stadium in London. As the league celebrates its 100th season, it continues to expand its foreign footprint with five international games in 2019. Four are in London, including two at Wembley Stadium, and the league returns to Mexico. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
October 04, 2019 - 11:02 am
Khalil Mack's first game against his ex-teammates comes not with a Bay Area backdrop but in the land of Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. The Chicago Bears and Oakland Raiders are playing the first NFL game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday. The new $1.22 billion multi-purpose venue features a...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2019, file, photo, workers adjust fences at the construction site of the New National Stadium, a venue for the opening and closing ceremonies at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
October 03, 2019 - 4:45 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers and two government bodies building venues for next year’s games have until the end of the month to agree to outside inspections on construction sites. Ambet Yuson, the general secretary of the Building and Wood Workers’ International, made the request on...
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Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict (55) speaks with Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle (84) after his helmet-to-helmet hit on Doyle during the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. Burfict has been suspended for the rest of the season for the hit. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)
October 02, 2019 - 4:19 pm
The Oakland Raiders are upset about the lengthy suspension handed down to linebacker Vontaze Burfict for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Indianapolis tight end Jack Doyle. Burfict was suspended Monday for the final 12 games of the season and any playoff games for "repeated violations of unnecessary...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft leaves his seat during an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Miami Heat, in New York. A judge made several errors when he threw out video evidence allegedly showing New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft twice paying for sex at a Florida massage parlor, prosecutors argued in a court document, keeping alive their case against one of the NFL’s most prominent personalities. The state attorney general’s office filed its argument with the Fourth District Court of Appeal late Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, just before a deadline that likely would have meant the dismissal of Kraft’s second-degree misdemeanor charge. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
October 02, 2019 - 12:19 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge made several errors when he threw out video evidence allegedly showing New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft twice paying for sex at a Florida massage parlor, prosecutors argued in a court document, keeping alive their case against one of the NFL’s most...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 file photo, Nantes soccer team supporters stand by a poster of Argentinian player Emiliano Sala and reading "Let's keep hope" outside La Beaujoire stadium in Nantes, western France. FIFA says Cardiff must pay 6 million euros ($6.5 million) to Nantes as a first installment of the transfer fee for Emiliano Sala, agreed in January before he died in an airplane crash. FIFA says on Monday, Sept. 30 its players’ status panel “never lost sight of the specific and unique circumstances of this tragic situation” in the dispute between the two clubs. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, file)
October 02, 2019 - 1:58 am
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Cardiff says it will appeal to sport's highest court against FIFA's ruling that the club should pay 6 million euros ($6.5 million) to Nantes as a first installment of the transfer fee for Emiliano Sala. The Argentine striker died in an airplane crash near the Channel Island of...
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FILE- In this file photo dated Monday, July 23, 2012, newly appointed CONCACAF Secretary General Enrique Sanz speaks during an interview in Miami, U.S.A.. FIFA has imposed a life ban for bribery on Enrique Sanz, Tuesday oct. 1, 2019, the former general secretary of North American soccer body CONCACAF, who allegedly arranged and took bribes linked to commercial deals for international soccer tournaments. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, FILE)
October 01, 2019 - 11:48 am
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has imposed a life ban for bribery on Enrique Sanz, the former general secretary of North American soccer body CONCACAF. Sanz was easily identified as an unnamed co-conspirator in U.S. Department of Justice documents in 2015 — No. 4 in the original indictment in May that year,...
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October 01, 2019 - 9:55 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Bio Kim won the tournament and then lost his job. The Korea PGA suspended him Tuesday for three years for making an obscene gesture at the crowd on the 16th hole of the final round because of noise from a cellphone camera. Yonhap News Agency reports that Kim knelt before...
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2019, file photo, Oakland Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict (55) runs to help make the stop on a rushing play during an NFL football game, in Oakland, Calif. Burfict has been suspended for the rest of the season for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle, on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. NFL Vice President of football operations Jon Runyan announced the suspension Monday.(AP Photo/Peter Joneleit, FIle)
September 30, 2019 - 11:40 pm
Jon Gruden tried retrofitting the Raiders into their renegade, rabble-rousing best for one final season in Oakland. Harkening to the time when Jack "The Assassin" Tatum patrolled the defense with a menacing stare and a villainous vibe emanated from Oakland Alameda Coliseum, Gruden added mischief-...
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Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict (55) speaks with Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle (84) after his helmet-to-helmet hit on Doyle during the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. Burfict has been suspended for the rest of the season for the hit. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)
September 30, 2019 - 4:45 pm
Oakland Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict was suspended Monday for the rest of the season for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle, the most severe punishment in NFL history for an on-field infraction. Burfict will miss the final 12 games of the season and any playoff...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, file photo, penalty flags lie on the field after a play during the first half of an NFL football preseason game between the Miami Dolphins and the Jacksonville Jaguars, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The guys in stripes are getting plenty of NFL face time, and there's plenty of blame to go around as the league deals with a troubling barrage of penalties. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
September 27, 2019 - 7:52 pm
In the early weeks of the NFL season, the biggest stars are the guys in the stripes. They're certainly getting the most face time. The league is awash in yellow — yellow flags, that is — with penalties being called at an alarming rate. There seems plenty of blame to go around, from confusing edicts...
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