Latest Corruption in sports News

Progress slow for USA Gymnastics in wake of Nassar scandal

Aug. 15, 2018 10:35 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Simone Biles is not here to save gymnastics. Or at least USA Gymnastics. The reigning Olympic champion understands how bumpy of a ride it has been for her sport's national governing body since she stepped off the podium in Rio de Janeiro two years ago, a fourth Olympic gold medal around her...

FIFA defends bans for 'false' info, tarnishing reputations

Aug. 14, 2018 8:38 PM EDT

Justifying an overhaul of its ethics code, FIFA asserted Tuesday that people who "tarnish the reputations of others" must be banned from soccer. The Associated Press revealed Monday that a new offense of defamation had been added to the document governing the conduct of participants in soccer, with scope for a...

Court dismisses Rick Pitino's lawsuit against Adidas

Aug. 14, 2018 7:11 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed former Louisville coach Rick Pitino's lawsuit against Adidas, agreeing with the sportswear maker that his claim requires arbitration and should be heard out of court. Pitino sued Adidas last October in U.S. District Court for breach of contract, alleging...

Keep bribes quiet for 10 years, FIFA won't punish you

Aug. 13, 2018 10:09 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — FIFA has officially eradicated corruption. All it took was pressing the delete key. Soccer officials and players who bother checking out the new code of ethics governing their conduct will find the word "corruption" missing. They also will discover how to avoid being banned for paying and...

Krzyzewski: No 'plan of execution' for NCAA hoops reforms

Aug. 10, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski doesn't believe the NCAA went far enough with its reforms when it comes to how the changes were coordinated. Speaking two days after the governing body announced numerous changes following a high-profile corruption scandal in college basketball, Krzyzewski on...

NCAA adopts college basketball reforms for agents, NBA draft

Aug. 8, 2018 8:04 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The NCAA is taking steps to try to clean up college basketball, carving out a limited role for agents to work with players and changing pivotal parts of its rules-enforcement system as part of numerous reforms in the wake of a corruption scandal. The Indianapolis-based governing body...

The Latest: Agents land a place in NCAA rule reforms

Aug. 8, 2018 3:02 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on reforms adopted Wednesday by the NCAA aimed at cleaning up college basketball (all times local): 3 p.m. Agents will have at least a limited place within the NCAA structure when it comes to college basketball. The NCAA's rule changes include allowing players to work with an...

Drug tests for gamers as soccer's eWorld Cup jackpot climbs

Aug. 3, 2018 10:25 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The players finished their soccer matches and huddled waiting to discover who would have to undergo doping tests. The random draw completed, two men went off to provide urine samples. They just had to put their controllers down first. Less than three weeks after the World Cup finished, the...

Senator to USOC, USAG: Take legal responsibility for abuse

Jul. 24, 2018 7:00 PM EDT

Senators questioned the sincerity of reforms at the U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University in the wake of sex-abuse scandals — using legal papers, emails and accounts of conversations to portray organizations that still don't fully grasp the pain they inflicted. At a hearing...

Feds: Basketball coach bribed by indicted Florida man

Jul. 21, 2018 2:43 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Federal authorities say a Florida businessman already charged with orchestrating a massive Medicare fraud scheme bribed a former university basketball coach to help get his son admitted to an Ivy League university. Prosecutors allege the payments were intended to help the son of nursing home...