Latest Corruption in sports News

Former Auburn assistant basketball coach avoids prison

Jul. 17, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Auburn University assistant basketball coach and NBA star Chuck Person's lifelong generosity may have driven him to the poorhouse, but it saved him from the jailhouse Wednesday when a judge sentenced him in a bribery scandal that touched some of the biggest college basketball...

Chess player caught cheating with phone during tournament

Jul. 12, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The International Chess Federation says it has suspended a player at a tournament in France after the man was "caught red-handed using his phone during a game." The organization said Friday on Twitter that all the evidence in the case of Igors Rausis had been sent to its ethics...

Former Baylor player's sex assault conviction overturned

Jul. 11, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — A Texas appeals court has overturned for a second time the sexual assault conviction of a former Baylor University football player whose case ignited a scandal that rocked the nation's largest Baptist school. The Dallas-based 10th Court of Appeals ordered a new trial for Sam Ukwuachu. It...

Ex-Caribbean soccer official hit with $79 million judgment

Jul. 10, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former Caribbean soccer official fighting extradition in the FIFA bribery scandal has been ordered to pay $79 million in damages from a related U.S. lawsuit. U.S. District Judge William Kuntz ordered the default judgment against Jack Warner in the 2017 civil action accusing him of...

NBA's Silver says changes to rules on draft trades possible

Jul. 10, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants the hat game fixed. Mindful that it was awkward for draft picks this year who were selected by one team and had already been traded to another — but because of league rules, were unable to be introduced by their actual franchise for more than two...

Messi slams referees, corruption after Copa America red card

Jul. 6, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

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...

Olympic greats Bubka, Popov deny Rio 2016 vote-buying claims

Jul. 5, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic gold medalists Sergey Bubka and Alexander Popov have denied claims made in a Brazilian court they were paid to vote for Rio de Janeiro's winning bid to host the 2016 Summer Games. The International Olympic Committee said Friday its ethics commission has contacted both...

Lawyers: Ex-NBA star Chuck Person was broke in NCAA scandal

Jul. 2, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for former Auburn University assistant basketball coach Chuck Person said Tuesday the 13-year NBA veteran was broke and financially desperate when he joined a bribery conspiracy that cheated young athletes by steering them toward bribe-paying advisers and managers. They asked a...

Celtics assistant gets probation in college bribery case

Jul. 2, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

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, the former...

Pacers sign former Louisville, South Carolina player Bowen

Jul. 1, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Louisville and South Carolina player Brian Bowen II, caught up in the college basketball corruption scandal, has signed a two-way contract with the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers announced the move Monday. Bowen played professionally in Australia during the 2018-19 for the Sydney...