Corruption in sports

FILE - In this April 14, 2016, file photo, University of Southern California's new athletic director Lynn Swann pauses during his appointment news conference at the USC campus in Los Angeles. Southern California athletic director Swann has resigned. USC President Carol L. Folt announced the decision in a letter Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
September 09, 2019 - 4:21 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California athletic director Lynn Swann resigned Monday after three tumultuous years on the job at his alma mater. New USC President Carol Folt announced the decision in a letter expressing her "sincere appreciation" for the former Trojans receiver. "Lynn has been a...
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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 - 10:54 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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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 23, 2019 file photo, Michael Avenatti makes a statement to the press as he leaves federal court, in New York. Lawyer Michael Avenatti says charging Nike $25 million to probe corruption at the sportswear giant was a bargain rather than extortion. An attorney for Avenatti told a judge Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 that a November extortion trial should be postponed until January so he can gather more proof. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 22, 2019 - 5:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — California attorney Michael Avenatti hopes to show that charging Nike $25 million to probe corruption at the sportswear giant was a bargain rather than extortion, his lawyer told a judge Thursday. Avenatti was seated and quiet as attorney Scott Srebnick asked that a trial for his...
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Argentina's Lionel Messi, center left, and Chile's Gary Medel, center right, scuffle as referee Mario Diaz, from Paraguay shows the red card to both of them during the Copa America third-place soccer match at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, July 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
July 06, 2019 - 10:16 pm
SÃO PAULO (AP) — After another frustrating Copa América ending, Lionel Messi boycotted the medal ceremony to protest the refereeing and "corruption," claiming Argentina had not been treated fairly. Following defeats in the last two finals, Messi had a sudden end to this year's tournament by being...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2015, file photo, Penn head coach Jerome Allen shouts instructions to his players during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Princeton in Princeton, N.J. The former Penn coach, now an assistant coach in the NBA with the Boston Celtics, has been sentenced to probation and ordered to pay a fine for accepting $300,000 in bribes to get a wealthy Florida businessman’s son into the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to four years’ probation, the 47-year-old Allen must pay a $202,000 fine and forfeit another $18,000. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
July 02, 2019 - 10:12 am
MIAMI (AP) — A Boston Celtics assistant coach has been sentenced to probation and ordered to pay a fine for accepting $300,000 in bribes to get a wealthy Florida businessman's son into the University of Pennsylvania. Court records show a federal judge imposed the sentence Monday on Jerome Allen,...
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FILE - In this Nov.12, 2011file photo, President of the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) Lamine Diak poses at 2011 World Athletics Gala Awards, in Monaco. French legal authorities have decided to hold a trial for Lamine Diack, once one of the most influential men in Olympic sport, who was disgraced by investigations that uncovered corruption, extortion and doping cover-ups during his 16-year reign as head of the world governing body of track and field. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, File)
June 24, 2019 - 7:48 am
PARIS (AP) — French legal authorities have decided to hold a trial for Lamine Diack, once one of the most influential men in Olympic sport, but who has been disgraced by investigations that uncovered corruption, extortion and doping cover-ups. A French judicial official says Diack will stand trial...
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FILE - In this file photo dated June 17, 1986, Michel Platini, left, of France dribbles past Italian forward Alessandro Altobelli in their World Cup eight finals in Mexico City's Azteca Stadium. France won 2-0 to advance to the quarterfinals of the tournament and Italy was eliminated. Affectionately nicknamed “Le Roi” (The King), Michel Platini bestrode the soccer field with inimitable elegance as the world’s best player of the early 1980s, but his lofty reputation seems to have been tainted. (AP Photo, FILE)
June 19, 2019 - 12:45 am
Affectionately nicknamed Le Roi, or The King, Michel Platini bestrode the soccer field with inimitable elegance as the world's best player of the early 1980s, helping to bridge the gap between the eras of Pele and Diego Maradona. Repeatedly voted Europe's best player, the Frenchman instantly...
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Police officers guard the Anti-Corruption Office of the Judicial Police headquarters in Nanterre, outside Paris,Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Former UEFA president Michel Platini has been arrested in relation to a corruption probe into the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, a judicial official said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
June 18, 2019 - 7:44 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French investigation involving Michel Platini (all times local): ___ 2:40 p.m. Michel Platini has denied wrongdoing in the corruption case related to the vote that gave the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. His public relations team says the former UEFA president is "...
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June 06, 2019 - 6:52 am
PARIS (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says FIFA vice president Ahmad has been detained in Paris, a day before the start of the Women's World Cup. The person says the African Football Confederation president was detained for questioning on Thursday morning in the French capital. The...
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Former assistant basketball coach for the University of Southern California Tony Bland leaves federal court in New York, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Bland was the first of four ex-coaches charged with crimes to plead guilty to bribery conspiracy. He was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and two years of probation. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
June 05, 2019 - 12:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge says a former assistant basketball coach for the University of Southern California won't be going to prison for accepting a bribe to steer young athletes to a manager. Tony Bland dropped his head in relief Wednesday when he was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and...
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