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US players 'horrified' by report of abuse in women's soccer

Oct. 04, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

As the United States was preparing for its game Friday against England at Wembley Stadium, players were trying to process an investigation that found emotional abuse and sexual misconduct are systemic in women's soccer. “We are horrified and heartbroken and frustrated and exhausted...

Publishing executive charged in Tokyo Olympic bribes scandal

Oct. 04, 2022 03:36 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A top executive at a major Japanese publisher was charged Tuesday with bribing a former Tokyo Olympics organizing committee member. The charges against Tsuguhiko Kadokawa, a major figure in Japan’s movie and entertainment industry, are the latest in the unfolding...

Former El Salvador soccer boss sentenced in US bribery case

Sep. 29, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The former president of El Salvador’s soccer federation was sentenced on Thursday to 16 months in prison in the long-running FIFA corruption scandal. Reynaldo Vasquez, 66, told a judge in federal court in Brooklyn that he felt “great shame” over his role in a...

Tokyo Olympics bribery arrests widens to third Japan sponsor

Sep. 27, 2022 04:42 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Bribery allegations against a former Tokyo Olympics organizing committee member ensnared a third company that sponsored the Games, as Japanese prosecutors “re-arrested” Haruyuki Takahashi for the third time Tuesday. The latest allegations of dubious payments...

Mississippi agency ex-leader pleads guilty in welfare fraud

Sep. 22, 2022 19:49 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former director of Mississippi's welfare agency pleaded guilty Thursday to federal and state charges in a conspiracy to misspend tens of millions of dollars that were intended to help needy families in one of the poorest states in the U.S. — part of the largest public...

Japan makes arrests on bribery suspicions in Tokyo Olympics

Aug. 17, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A former Tokyo Olympic organizing committee board member and three people from a clothing company that was a surprise sponsor of the 2020 Games were arrested on bribery suspicions Wednesday. Haruyuki Takahashi, 78, a former executive at advertising company Dentsu, is...

Dad gets home detention for bribing Georgetown coach

Aug. 11, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty to bribing a Georgetown University tennis coach to get his daughter into the school was sentenced Thursday to about a month in home detention. Robert Repella, a former pharmaceutical executive, agreed to pay then-Georgetown...

Browns place Grant on IR after he tore Achilles in practice

Aug. 10, 2022 13:36 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl return specialist Jakeem Grant Sr. was placed on injured reserve Wednesday after tests confirmed he tore his left Achilles tendon during practice. Grant will miss the season, forcing the Browns to find another option to fix their...

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...