Sports governance

FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2019, file photo, "Let's Go Heat" is displayed on t-shirts in the stands as the Miami Heat and the Memphis Grizzlies practice before an NBA basketball in Miami, Fla. There's a clear desire for basketball to resume but, perhaps mindful of how rushing back too quickly hurt other leagues around the world, the NBA seems to be taking very cautious baby steps back to the court. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
May 08, 2020 - 7:12 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The NBA took tiny steps toward a return to normalcy Friday, as a small number of practice facilities reopened for workouts and at least one team received permission from the league to test players and staff for the coronavirus. Meanwhile, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver took part in a...
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2019, file photo, BC Lions' Ryan Lankford (17) leaps past Edmonton Eskimos defenders during the first half of a Canadian Football League game in Edmonton, Alberta, CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie said the most likely scenario is to cancel the season because of the coronavirus pandemic. Ambrosie made the admission Thursday, May 7, in testimony to a House of Commons standing committee on finance in Ottawa, Ontario. He appeared via video during a panel on arts, culture, sports and charitable organizations after news broke last week that the CFL requested up to $150 million Canadian in assistance from the federal government. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
May 07, 2020 - 9:07 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canadian Football League Commissioner Randy Ambrosie said the most likely scenario is to cancel the season because of the coronavirus pandemic. Ambrosie made the admission Thursday in testimony to a House of Commons standing committee on finance. He appeared via video during...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2017 file photo, players challenge for the ball in front of the empty south tribune because of a ban following fan trouble during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and VfL Wolfsburg at Germany's biggest stadium in Dortmund, Germany. Bundesliga will now restart on May 16, 2020 when Dortmund will play the derby against Schalke at home without spectators due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, file)
May 07, 2020 - 8:56 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The head of China’s football association says teams will implement temporary player pay cuts of 30% to 50% to help teams manage losses from the coronavirus outbreak. Chen Xuyuan also told state broadcaster CCTV...
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May 07, 2020 - 5:05 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The NCAA struck back at the University of Kansas and its men's basketball program Thursday, calling five Level I violations that are alleged to have occurred “egregious” and arguing that they undermine and threaten" college athletics. In the latest in a series of back-and-...
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NHL profile photo on Chicago Blackhawks player Patrick Kane at a game against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Alta. on Sat, Feb. 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Larry MacDougal
May 07, 2020 - 12:06 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Copa Libertadores champions Flamengo of Brazil say three players have tested positive for COVID-19 but are asymptomatic. The Rio de Janeiro-based club said in a statement 293 employees were tested, including all...
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May 05, 2020 - 5:58 pm
While planning to play a full regular-season schedule, the NFL has formulated a ticket refund plan for canceled games or those held without fans. In a memo sent to the 32 teams by Commissioner Roger Goodell and obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday, a uniform baseline for full refunds on any...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2018, file photo, former Louisville basketball Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino talks to reporters during a news conference in New York. Louisville has received a notice of allegations from the NCAA that accuses the men’s basketball program of committing a Level I violation with an improper recruiting offer and extra benefits and several Level II violations that accuse former Cardinals coach Rick Pitino of failing to promote an atmosphere of compliance. The notice released on Monday, May 4, 2020, is the completion of a two-year NCAA investigation following a federal corruption probe into college basketball.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
May 04, 2020 - 8:03 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The NCAA has accused the Louisville men’s basketball program of committing a Level I violation with an improper recruiting offer and extra benefits and several Level II violations, including an accusation that former Cardinals coach Rick Pitino failed to promote an atmosphere...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2020, file photo, John Isner of the U.S., front, returns a ball in his semifinal match against Taylor Fritz of the U.S. at the Mexican Tennis Open in Acapulco, Mexico. According to an email obtained by The Associated Press on Monday, May 4, the WTA and ATP professional tours, the groups that run the four Grand Slam tournaments and the International Tennis Federation are expected to establish eligibility rules that will factor in the players’ rankings and past prize money earnings. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
May 04, 2020 - 5:27 pm
The governing bodies of tennis plan to announce as soon as this week they are launching a fund of more than $6 million aimed at lessening the financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic for about 800 singles and doubles players. According to an email obtained by The Associated Press on Monday,...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, file photo, coach John Galligan, left, directs players during a Rookie Tackle youth football game in Islip, N.Y. USA Football is implementing its Football Development Model nationwide, after six youth organizations around the country took part in a pilot program last year. (AP Photo/Ralph Russo, File)
May 04, 2020 - 1:03 am
USA Football is launching an app that can help coaches and parents on all youth levels of the sport. At a key time, too, with so many youngsters across the nation unable to gather for any games or practices — now or for who knows how long? The free app, called Coach Planner by USA Football, was...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2018, file photo, the NCAA headquarters is shown in Indianapolis. The NCAA is moving closer to permitting Division I college athletes to earn money from endorsements and sponsorship deals they can strike on their own. Recommendations for changes to NCAA rules that would permit athletes to earn money for their names, images and likeness are being reviewed by college sports administrators this week before being sent to the association's Board of Governors. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
April 29, 2020 - 5:25 pm
For more than 60 years, NCAA leaders have insisted college athletes had to be amateurs and to be amateurs they could not be paid for being athletes — by anybody. That will no longer be the case. The NCAA announced Wednesday it is moving forward with a plan to allow college athletes to earn money...
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