Latest Corruption in sports News

Rockets get USC's Melton, Purdue's Edwards on draft night

Jun. 22, 2018 1:23 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets believe they got a steal by adding Southern California's De'Anthony Melton with the 46th pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday night — and they aren't worried about his off-court headlines. Melton was drafted by the Rockets following a season in which he was ruled...

In scandal's wake, USA Gymnastics elects new directors

Jun. 21, 2018 4:54 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics has elected a new Board of Directors in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal involving former national team doctor Larry Nassar. The organization also has created a Programs Council with two representatives from each of the five competitive disciplines. Athlete directors...

Argentina's Kicker, ranked 100th, banned for match-fixing

Jun. 19, 2018 1:15 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Top-100 tennis player Nicolas Kicker has been suspended for six years and fined $25,000 for fixing two matches. The Tennis Integrity Unit announced Kicker's punishment Tuesday, saying that he can reduce his ban to three years if he "commits no further breaches." Kicker was kicked out of the...

South Carolina's Martin understands Bowen's choice to leave

Jun. 18, 2018 1:19 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's Frank Martin understood all along he might never get to coach Brian Bowen in a game and is just happy the 6-foot-7 forward whose name is part of the federal corruption case in college basketball had the chance to spend a few months with the Gamecocks. Bowen gave up...

North American trio beats Morocco to host 2026 World Cup

Jun. 13, 2018 2:17 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — North America will host the 2026 World Cup after FIFA voters overwhelmingly opted Wednesday for the financial and logistical certainty of a United States-led bid over a risky Moroccan proposal for the first 48-team tournament. The soccer showpiece will return to the U.S. for the first time...

Ghana official suspected of corruption resigns from FIFA

Jun. 11, 2018 3:54 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Under investigation in Ghana for alleged corruption, FIFA Council member Kwesi Nyantakyi has resigned from the world soccer body. Confederation of African Football president Ahmad says Nyantakyi also offered his resignation as first vice president of the continental body. Ahmad tells more...

Putin-led Russian World Cup vote win investigated 8 years on

Jun. 10, 2018 1:16 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Speaking in English with a beaming smile, Vladimir Putin put his seal on Russia's World Cup hosting vote victory that eight years later is still under criminal investigation. "From bottom of my heart, thank you," Putin said , a comment directed at now-discredited FIFA executive committee...

The Latest: Nadal beats del Potro to reach 11th French final

Jun. 8, 2018 12:26 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ___ 6:20 p.m. Rafael Nadal improved to 11-0 in French Open semifinals as he seeks his 11th title at the clay-court Grand Slam tournament, saving all seven break points he faced and overwhelming 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro 6-4,...

Ghana FA dissolved, risks FIFA ban ahead of 2026 WCup vote

Jun. 7, 2018 6:42 PM EDT

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghana risks being suspended from the 2026 World Cup hosting vote by FIFA after its government said Thursday it had disbanded the national soccer federation amid allegations of "widespread" corruption made in an undercover documentary. The allegations implicated, among others, the...

Texas court reinstates Baylor sex assault conviction

Jun. 6, 2018 4:26 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' highest criminal appeals court on Wednesday reinstated the 2015 sexual assault conviction of a former Baylor University football player whose case ignited a scandal that engulfed the nation's largest Baptist school. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals said a lower court erred by...