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Trial of Fox executives in FIFA case delayed to January

May. 09, 2022 22:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The trial of a pair of former 21st Century Fox Inc. executives and a sports marketing company on charges related to the U.S government investigation of corruption in soccer was postponed to Jan. 3. Hernan Lopez and Carlos Martinez were charged in March 2020 as part...

Netherlands coach Van Gaal says Qatar World Cup 'ridiculous'

Mar. 21, 2022 15:51 PM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal believes it is “ridiculous” the World Cup is being played in Qatar. The finalists discover on April 1 who they will be playing at the Nov. 21-Dec. 18 tournament that is one of the most controversial hosting selections in FIFA's...

AP source: Louisville to hire Kenny Payne as men's coach

Mar. 16, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

Louisville and Kenny Payne have agreed on a deal for the former Cardinals player and current New York Knicks assistant to become the men’s basketball program’s first Black head coach, said a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press...

Ex-Kansas standout De Sousa back in NCAAs with Chattanooga

Mar. 16, 2022 13:57 PM EDT

Former Kansas standout Silvio De Sousa has been to the NCAA Tournament and told his new Chattanooga teammates just how much fun playing in the postseason can be. Now the Mocs are about the find out firsthand for themselves. For De Sousa, it has been a tumultuous trek...

Arizona's Lloyd leads Wildcats' rapid rise to a No. 1 seed

Mar. 13, 2022 21:15 PM EDT

Tommy Lloyd has quickly returned Arizona to national prominence after a tumultuous stretch that included NCAA charges tied to a federal corruption investigation into college basketball, the firing of its men's coach and no postseason play. This new group of Wildcats is working to...

Kansas earns No. 1 seed in Midwest Region; Auburn gets No. 2

Mar. 13, 2022 19:59 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas fought its way through arguably the toughest league in college basketball this season, ultimately sharing the Big 12 regular-season title with Baylor before romping past Texas Tech to win the conference tournament. Maybe it's karma that the Jayhawks...

Column: 1 betting rule remains sacrosanct in the NFL

Mar. 08, 2022 12:55 PM EST

Calvin Ridley had no inside information and, apparently, no idea how to bet. In other words, he was just like millions of other neophyte bettors lured in by promises of riches from sports betting operators and the leagues they cohabitate with. Except Ridley plays for the Atlanta...

After Beijing bubble bursts, can the IOC save the Olympics?

Feb. 20, 2022 04:37 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Before he got out of town, the great Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris called the Beijing Games a version of “sports prison.” He was joking — sort of — but his vision wasn't that far off. The cordoned-off Olympic bubble that folds up when the closing...

Figure skating age debate also exposes body image challenges

Feb. 19, 2022 22:22 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Some figure skaters are hoping an Olympic doping scandal that is fueling a push to raise the minimum age of competitors will also focus attention on what they see as the sport’s most pressing issue: body image, body shaming and disordered eating. The sport is...