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Atlanta businessman spared prison in college hoops scandal

Oct. 17, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An Atlanta businessman and former NBA referee was spared prison time Thursday after pleading guilty in a college basketball scandal that paid bribes to steer top athletes to certain schools and money managers. Rashan Michel wiped his eyes when U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska in New...

Wade, Pearl trying to build on success amid NCAA questions

Oct. 16, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Auburn coach Bruce Pearl and LSU's Will Wade are both hoping to build on big seasons while dealing with a major potential challenge for their respective programs off the court. Both programs were at the center of a federal corruption investigation into college basketball. Pearl and...

The Latest: Stackhouse headlines 4 new SEC head coaches

Oct. 16, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on Southeastern Conference men's basketball media day (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Former NBA standout Jerry Stackhouse is back in school — now as a coach. Stackhouse, who played for 18 years in the NBA, is a first-time college coach at Vanderbilt after receiving...

Amateur basketball coach gets 3 months prison in NCAA case

Oct. 4, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An amateur coach was sentenced to three months in prison Friday for his role in a college basketball bribery scheme that sought to steer impressionable NBA-bound athletes toward fledgling money managers and handlers. Merl Code, 45, was sentenced in Manhattan federal court by Judge Edgardo...

NC State’s Keatts aims to keep focus on team, not NCAA case

Oct. 3, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State coach Kevin Keatts is trying to keep the focus on what happens on the basketball court and not a suspension or the ongoing NCAA infractions case swirling around the program. There is no end in sight for the balancing act. Not with the indefinite suspension of D.J....

Sports business manager gets year in prison in NCAA scandal

Oct. 3, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An aspiring sports business manager convicted of bribery conspiracy in a college basketball scandal that shook amateur athletics was sentenced Thursday to a year and a day in prison as his lawyer promised to continue to fight to clear his name. Christian Dawkins, 26, of Atlanta, was...

Feds: Mob bullies spoke of plot to fix college hoops game

Oct. 3, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities bringing a racketeering indictment against purported members of a New York City organized crime family say their tactics are reminiscent of playground bullies. Federal prosecutors say 11 Colombo members or associates are among 20 people charged Thursday with extortion,...

FIFA imposes life ban on former CONCACAF official Sanz

Oct. 1, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has imposed a life ban for bribery on Enrique Sanz, the former general secretary of North American soccer body CONCACAF. Sanz was easily identified as an unnamed co-conspirator in U.S. Department of Justice documents in 2015 — No. 4 in the original indictment in May that year, and...

Ex-Louisville players, NCAA settle suit over vacated title

Sep. 30, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A group of former Louisville men's basketball players have reached a confidential settlement of a lawsuit with the NCAA that did not restore the Cardinals' vacated 2013 national championship and 2012 Final Four but retains the players' statistics and honors "without an asterisk." The...

Better late: Montano gets medals, but the fight goes on

Sep. 30, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Alysia Montano walked off the track with a pair of bronze medals that were placed around her neck several years too late. Were those tears of joy still drying on her face? Sadness? Frustration? Yes, all of that. "I mean, I got two medals in the span of 3 minutes," Montano said Monday...