Latest Corruption in sports News

Jury deliberates fate of 3 men in college basketball scandal

Oct. 22, 2018 3:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A jury has begun deliberating the fate of three men charged with conspiring to cheat major college basketball programs by paying young athletes to sign with schools sponsored by Adidas. Attorneys for the defendants say their clients broke NCAA rules but no laws. Deliberations began Monday...

Chris Mack embraces challenge at scandal-plagued Louisville

Oct. 19, 2018 6:18 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Chris Mack expected big changes when he left a school coming off a NCAA Tournament No. 1 seeding for scandal-plagued program with a rich basketball tradition. Louisville's first-year coach hit the ground running after leaving Xavier, attracting several transfers to supplement the...

Kip Keino innocent but reputation has suffered, lawyer says

Oct. 19, 2018 4:17 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kip Keino's reputation has been damaged unfairly in the Kenyan Olympic corruption scandal, his lawyer said Friday as he pushes for charges against the running great to be dropped. Lawyer Cecil Miller said he "very much" believes that the charges will be dropped and Keino will instead...

Lawyer: Evidence shows coaches knew of NCAA family payouts

Oct. 18, 2018 7:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for a longtime Adidas employee urged jurors Thursday to use common sense and evidence to conclude college basketball coaches like Bill Self at Kansas and Rick Pitino at Louisville knew shoe companies were paying money to families of elite athletes to steer them to their schools....

Another gymnastics official faces charge in Nassar fallout

Oct. 18, 2018 1:53 PM EDT

The Texas indictment of former USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny for allegedly tampering with evidence is the latest fallout from the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Numerous other people have been criminally charged, fired or forced out of their jobs during the...

Jury hears closing arguments at college hoops fraud trial

Oct. 17, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers at a trial exploring corruption in big-time college basketball clashed in closing arguments Wednesday over the question of whether major programs were harmed by an alleged scheme to give secret cash payments to the families of top recruits. Assistant U.S. Attorney Noah Solowiejczyk...

Witness grilled over texts to Kansas college hoops coach

Oct. 15, 2018 5:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for a former Adidas executive who's a defendant at a college basketball corruption trial zeroed in on Monday on communications between a recruiting fixer and the head coach at Kansas. On cross-examination in federal court in Manhattan, a key government witness, ex-Adidas consultant...

Ukrainian brothers given tennis life bans for match fixing

Oct. 15, 2018 3:54 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Ukrainian twin brothers Gleb and Vadim Alekseenko have been banned from tennis for life and each fined $250,000 for multiple match-fixing and corrupt betting. Independent anti-corruption hearing officer Richard McLaren found the brothers guilty on Monday based on an investigation by the...

Keino given more time to report to police in corruption case

Oct. 15, 2018 12:03 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Running great Kip Keino was given more time to report to police in Kenya after being one of seven current and former Olympic and government officials accused of corruption and misappropriating more than $545,000 around the time of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. The seven were ordered...

FIFA bans Dominican Republic official in bribery case

Oct. 12, 2018 11:51 AM EDT

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA ethics committee judges have banned the former president of Dominican Republic's soccer federation for 10 years in a bribery case. FIFA says Osiris Guzman was also found guilty of charges of accepting gifts and conflicts of interest. Guzman was fined 150,000 Swiss francs ($151,000),...