Latest Sports governance News

2008 Beijing Olympics vs. 2022: No lofty promises this time

Jan. 25, 2022 00:32 AM EST

The 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics showcased China's reemergence on the world stage. In awarding those Games to China, the International Olympic Committee predicted the Olympics could improve human rights, and Chinese politicians hinted at the same. Soaring promises are absent this...

ECHL suspends Panetta after he is accused of racial gesture

Jan. 24, 2022 00:30 AM EST

The ECHL suspended Jacob Panetta on Sunday after the brother of longtime NHL defenseman P.K. Subban accused the Jacksonville defenseman of making “monkey gestures" in his direction. The league said the indefinite suspension is pending a hearing under its collective bargaining...

Bucks G Allen suspended for 1 game for foul on Bulls' Caruso

Jan. 23, 2022 19:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks guard Grayson Allen was suspended by the NBA for one game on Sunday for his hard foul on Alex Caruso that resulted in a broken right wrist for the Chicago Bulls guard. Allen will serve his suspension Wednesday when the Bucks visit the Cleveland...

It's men only in Nordic combined at the Olympics for now

Jan. 23, 2022 10:54 AM EST

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Like her brother, Annika Malacinski dreams of going to the Olympics in Nordic combined. As wintry weather settled in at the Olympic Jumping Complex and Mount Van Hoevenberg last fall, she and Niklas trained together in this tiny town that hosted the 1980...

Sharks' minor leaguer suspended 30 games for racial gesture

Jan. 21, 2022 16:29 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The American Hockey League has suspended San Jose Barracuda forward Krystof Hrabik for 30 games for making a racial gesture toward Tucson Roadrunners forward Boko Imama during a recent game. Hrabik was suspended Friday for making the gesture during a Jan. 12...

CAS judges 'lacked anti-doping expertise' at Tokyo Olympics

Jan. 21, 2022 11:41 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The Court of Arbitration for Sport has been criticized for picking judges to work at the Tokyo Olympics who were not expert enough to handle doping cases. Days before the highest court in sports opens its special Olympic tribunals at the Winter Games in Beijing, it...

UN General Assembly head urges peace during Beijing Olympics

Jan. 21, 2022 00:24 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The president of the General Assembly appealed to the U.N.’s 193 member nations on Thursday to take “concrete actions” to promote peace during next month’s Winter Olympics in Beijing. Abdulla Shahid also called on all warring parties in conflicts...

Penn pledges to work with NCAA, support transgender swimmer

Jan. 20, 2022 21:00 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The University of Pennsylvania said it will work with the NCAA under its newly adopted standards for transgender athletes. Swimmer Lia Thomas, who competed for the men's team at Penn before transitioning, has qualified to compete in March at the 2022 NCAA...

Cowboys' Prescott fined $25,000 for comments about officials

Jan. 20, 2022 20:34 PM EST

The NFL fined Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott $25,000 for comments condoning fans throwing objects at officials after a wild-card loss to San Francisco. The fine was issued Thursday, a day after Prescott apologized in a series of tweets. Told after the game that fans were...

La. woman accused of defrauding NFL fund for ex-players

Jan. 20, 2022 19:34 PM EST

GRETNA, La. (AP) — A woman who had a son with former NFL defensive lineman Norman Hand was arrested Thursday on allegations of defrauding a healthcare fund for retired players and their dependents out of about $60,000. A Louisiana State Police investigation alleges that Toni...