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Russ Conway, writer who brought down hockey union boss, dies

Aug. 20, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Russ Conway, a hockey writer who was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1992 for his stories about corruption in the NHL Players Association that helped bring down union head Alan Eagleson, has died. He was 70. His death was reported by the Eagle-Tribune of Lawrence, Massachusetts, where...

Chilean tennis player banned 8 years for match-fixing

Aug. 20, 2019 5:08 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Chilean tennis player Juan Carlos Saez has been banned for eight years for match-fixing. The Tennis Integrity Unit says Saez refused to cooperate with its investigation and also failed to report "a corrupt approach" at a tournament. Saez originally attracted the TIU's attention because of...

Ex-baseball star gets home detention in insider trading case

Aug. 13, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Former Major League Baseball player Doug DeCinces was sentenced to eight months of home detention and ordered to pay a $10,000 fine for his role in an insider-trading scheme, a newspaper reported. DeCinces, who played third base for the California Angels and Baltimore Orioles, was...

Art Briles back on field in Texas, not talking about Baylor

Aug. 6, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

MOUNT VERNON, Texas (AP) — Art Briles was back at his roots Monday, coaching a high school football team in Texas following a season in Italy and more than three years after the two-time Big 12 champion coach was fired by Baylor in the wake of a sexual assault scandal. Briles is now coaching at Mount...

Banned tennis player's brother suspended for integrity probe

Jul. 30, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An Egyptian tennis player whose brother was banned from the sport for life for match-fixing has been suspended from tennis for alleged integrity violations. The Tennis Integrity Unit announced Tuesday that 21-year-old Youssef Hossam has been provisionally suspended while its investigation...

Former Auburn assistant basketball coach avoids prison

Jul. 17, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Auburn University assistant basketball coach and NBA star Chuck Person's lifelong generosity may have driven him to the poorhouse, but it saved him from the jailhouse Wednesday when a judge sentenced him in a bribery scandal that touched some of the biggest college basketball...

Chess player caught cheating with phone during tournament

Jul. 12, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The International Chess Federation says it has suspended a player at a tournament in France after the man was "caught red-handed using his phone during a game." The organization said Friday on Twitter that all the evidence in the case of Igors Rausis had been sent to its ethics...

Former Baylor player's sex assault conviction overturned

Jul. 11, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — A Texas appeals court has overturned for a second time the sexual assault conviction of a former Baylor University football player whose case ignited a scandal that rocked the nation's largest Baptist school. The Dallas-based 10th Court of Appeals ordered a new trial for Sam Ukwuachu. It...

Ex-Caribbean soccer official hit with $79 million judgment

Jul. 10, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former Caribbean soccer official fighting extradition in the FIFA bribery scandal has been ordered to pay $79 million in damages from a related U.S. lawsuit. U.S. District Judge William Kuntz ordered the default judgment against Jack Warner in the 2017 civil action accusing him of...

NBA's Silver says changes to rules on draft trades possible

Jul. 10, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants the hat game fixed. Mindful that it was awkward for draft picks this year who were selected by one team and had already been traded to another — but because of league rules, were unable to be introduced by their actual franchise for more than two...