Corruption in sports

FILE - In this Thursday, March 15, 2018, file photo, Stephen F. Austin guard Kevon Harris (1) reacts after losing to Texas Tech during the first-round game at the NCAA college basketball tournament in Dallas. The rule adopted by the NCAA amid the college basketball scandal and that is designed to help players explore their pro potential and still return to school surprisingly applies only to Division I players. An agent helped Harris get feedback on his game before he withdrew from the draft to return to school. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)
May 29, 2019 - 3:31 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on underclassmen who hired an agent before entering the NBA draft (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Several college basketball players from lower divisions are among the 233 early entrants in the NBA draft. Six players from Division II and one from Division III declared...
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FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2016 file photo, President of Paris Saint-Germain soccer club, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, gestures during the UEFA Champions League draw at the Grimaldi Forum, in Monaco. A French judicial official says the president of Paris Saint-Germain has been placed under investigation for suspected corruption. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, File)
May 23, 2019 - 8:54 am
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi is under investigation for corruption related to Qatar's bids to host the 2017 and 2019 track world championships, a judicial official said Thursday. The official told The Associated Press the preliminary charge of "active corruption"...
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May 08, 2019 - 2:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An aspiring sports business manager and an amateur basketball coach have been convicted of bribery conspiracy at a trial that showed top college coaches were paid off to steer NBA-bound athletes to favored handlers. The verdict Wednesday capped a two-week trial of Christian Dawkins...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2019, file photo, Christian Dawkins arrives at federal court in New York. Dawkins denied on Wednesday allegations that he paid a $2,500 bribe to then-University of South Carolina assistant Lamont Evans. He told a federal jury that the money was meant to pay expenses for the family of South Carolina basketball player P.J. Dozier, a top NBA prospect at the time. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
May 01, 2019 - 12:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former recruiter for a professional sports agent has taken the witness stand at his New York City trial, where he's accused of bribing a college basketball coach. Christian Dawkins denied on Wednesday allegations that he paid a $2,500 bribe to then-University of South Carolina...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2019, file photo, Duke forward Zion Williamson warms up before the start of an NCAA men's East Regional final college basketball game against Michigan State, in Washington. The player widely projected to be the NBA draft’s top overall pick came up at a college basketball corruption trial as jurors heard a recording of a Clemson coach who seemed eager for help recruiting him. The charismatic Zion Williamson played one year at Duke before entering the draft scheduled for June. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
April 25, 2019 - 4:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The player widely projected to be the NBA draft's top overall pick came up at a college basketball corruption trial Thursday as jurors heard a recording of a Clemson coach who seemed eager for help from an aspiring agent. The charismatic Zion Williamson played one year at Duke...
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April 24, 2019 - 5:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A key prosecution witness at a trial highlighting corruption in college basketball testified for a second day Wednesday about money he paid to college football players to secure them as clients as he described how vulnerable young athletes become prey for vulture-like agents and...
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FILE - In this May 28, 2018 file photo, Argentina's Marco Trungelliti riases his fist after defeating Australia's Bernard Tomic during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Blowing the whistle on betting-related corruption that is eating at tennis' credibility has come at a cost for the Argentine whose mad-dash road trip to Roland Garros last year caused a sensation. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
April 17, 2019 - 4:58 am
ORDINO, Andorra (AP) — As a brave whistleblower, Marco Trungelliti should be feeling good about himself. The Argentine player exposed match-fixing crooks in tennis, helped the fight against the criminal gambling syndicates that are corroding his sport from within and testified about dishonest...
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Rudy Meredith, former Yale women's soccer coach, departs federal court in Boston on Thursday, March 28, 2019, where he pleaded guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
March 28, 2019 - 4:24 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A former women's soccer coach at Yale University pleaded guilty Thursday to taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes in exchange for pretending applicants were recruits to boost their chances of getting into the school. Rudy Meredith, 51, is the third person to plead guilty...
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Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl speaks during a news conference at the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. Auburn plays North Carolina in a Midwest Regional semifinal on Friday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
March 28, 2019 - 3:14 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The last four teams standing in the Midwest Region are a celebration of everything that is good about college basketball: star players, over-achievers, tradition-rich programs and successful coaches. They also exemplify everything wrong with the game. Top-seeded North...
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Attorney Michael Avenatti delivers remarks in front of federal court after his initial appearance in an extortion case Monday, March 25, 2019, in New York. Avenatti was arrested Monday on charges that included trying to shake down Nike for as much as $25 million by threatening the company with bad publicity. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
March 26, 2019 - 6:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Attorney Michael Avenatti came out swinging Tuesday against Nike, accusing the shoemaker of "rampant" corruption mere hours after he was released from U.S. custody on charges he tried to extort up to $25 million from the company. In a string of posts on Twitter — a medium he often...
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