Latest Corruption in sports News

Prince William told British PM to imagine FIFA voter naked

Sep. 19, 2019 8:51 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Former British Prime Minister David Cameron has recalled being told by Prince William to imagine an American FIFA voter naked to ease nerves at a presentation for England's World Cup bid in a process that was mired in wrongdoing. Cameron and the prince led an English delegation to Zurich in...

Pitino settles with Louisville, ready for 'new chapter'

Sep. 18, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A fiercely competitive coach on the court, Rick Pitino didn't want to fight in one anymore. So the University of Louisville Athletic Association and Pitino settled lawsuits stemming from his departure from the school, with the former men's basketball coach's personnel file changing...

NFL At 100: League is all in on the action of sports betting

Sep. 13, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — When Roxy Roxborough set the lines for the big Las Vegas sports books in the '80s and '90s, he was also working behind the scenes to help the head of the NFL's security team keep a close eye on point spreads that moved suddenly for suspicious reasons. He remembers a few, like when Dan...

NJ financier adviser praised at NCAA scandal sentencing

Sep. 12, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New Jersey financial adviser was praised for his cooperation and a judge spared him from prison Thursday after he admitted his role in a college basketball scandal. Munish Sood, 47, was fined $25,000 but was not sentenced to prison or forced to be supervised by probation authorities. U.S....

USOPC working on plan to improve life for Olympic athletes

Sep. 12, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The leaders of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee will introduce a five-year strategic plan to a world measured in four-year increments — as telling a sign as any about the challenges still facing America's Olympic leaders in the post-Larry Nassar landscape. At...

Florida businessman gets 20 years in $1B Medicare fraud

Sep. 12, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida health care executive was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison for orchestrating what prosecutors described as a massive $1 billion Medicare fraud scheme. U.S. District Judge Robert Scola imposed the sentence on Philip Esformes, 50, in one of the biggest such cases in U.S....

Player's agent arrested in money laundering soccer probe

Sep. 11, 2019 9:44 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Police have arrested two people, including a player's agent, as part of an international money laundering and corruption investigation in soccer. Brussels prosecutors said that several raids took place in Monaco, Belgium and London on Tuesday and Wednesday. Belgian police cooperated with...

Adidas fixer gets year of probation in college hoops case

Sep. 10, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former Adidas consultant was sentenced Tuesday to one year of probation after prosecutors credited him with helping secure convictions against an executive for the shoe company and two others in a college basketball corruption scandal. Thomas "T.J." Gassnola had pleaded guilty to being a...

USC athletic director Lynn Swann abruptly resigns

Sep. 9, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California athletic director Lynn Swann resigned Monday after three tumultuous years on the job at his alma mater. New USC President Carol Folt announced the decision in a letter expressing her "sincere appreciation" for the former Trojans receiver. "Lynn has been a leader on...

Brazilian player gets life ban from tennis for match-fixing

Sep. 9, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Brazilian player Diego Matos was banned for life from professional tennis on Monday after being found guilty of match-fixing. Matos, aged 31, was also fined $125,000 and ordered to repay illicit winnings of $12,000 by the Tennis Integrity Unit. The TIU said he contrived the outcome of 10...