Latest Corruption in sports News

Report: Tokyo Olympic board member under investigation

Jul. 26, 2022 01:48 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Prosecutors searched the home of former Tokyo Olympic organizing committee executive board member Haruyuki Takahashi on Tuesday in connection with payments made to him by an Olympic sponsor of the Tokyo Games, the Japanese news agency Kyodo reported. Kyodo said...

Leadership of Scottish cricket engulfed in racism scandal

Jul. 25, 2022 18:57 PM EDT

STIRLING, Scotland (AP) — The leadership of Scottish cricket was found to be institutionally racist by an independent review, dealing another major blow to the sport after a similar scandal in the English game. The review was published Monday following a seven-month investigation...

MLB union willing on international draft but for more money

Jul. 08, 2022 22:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball players said Friday for the first time that they are prepared to accept a draft of international amateur players but proposed it include far more money than management’s plan and a more liberal structure. The union made its proposal Friday...

Man sentenced on lesser charges in NBA player's slaying

Jul. 08, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man serving life in prison after his first-degree murder conviction in the slaying of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright was sentenced Friday on lesser charges of conspiracy and attempted murder in the 12-year-old case. Shelby County Judge Lee...

Bettman expects players in Hockey Canada review to cooperate

Jul. 08, 2022 10:35 AM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Commissioner Gary Bettman said Thursday he expects full cooperation from all players involved in the NHL's investigation into the ongoing scandal involving Hockey Canada. The league began the process of holding its own review after news surfaced that Hockey Canada...

US government distributes $92M for soccer corruption victims

Jun. 30, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has distributed about $92 million in additional compensation from money forfeited by convicted officials and associated companies resulting from the government's prosecution of corruption in soccer. The money is for compensation for...

6 months' home confinement for ex-USC coach in college scam

Jun. 29, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former University of Southern California soccer coach who took bribes in exchange for helping unqualified kids into the school was sentenced Wednesday to six months in home confinement after cooperating with authorities investigating the college admissions scandal. ...

Tensions sparking change in US Olympic world, but how much?

Jun. 24, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Changes are coming at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, sparked by frustration with years of flat revenue and what some portray as heavy-handed management in the wake of sex-abuse scandals that upended the movement in America. At their...

Final case tied to college bribery scandal heads to trial

Jun. 06, 2022 08:15 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A father accused of bribing a Georgetown University tennis coach to help get his daughter into the school is set to face jurors in the final case linked to the sprawling college admissions bribery scandal to go to trial. Amin Khoury isn't accused of working with the...

Trial of Fox executives in FIFA case reset for Jan. 12

Jun. 01, 2022 12:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The trial of two former 21st Century Fox Inc. executives and a sports marketing company on charges related to a U.S government investigation of corruption in soccer was postponed again, this time to Jan. 12. U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen in Brooklyn announced the...