Latest Corruption in sports News

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),...

9 arrests in Belgian football fraud, match-fixing scandal

Oct. 12, 2018 10:15 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Three days into Belgium's biggest football scandal in decades, nine people are behind bars, including one top referee and three agents. In all, 19 people faced charges ranging from match fixing to money laundering. Yet, after Wednesday's extraordinary police operation covering 57 raids in...

Fixer says he made cash payment in college hoops scheme

Oct. 11, 2018 10:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A government witness at a college basketball corruption trial testified Thursday that he made a secret $40,000 payment to the inner circle of a North Carolina State recruit through an assistant coach at the school. Testifying in federal court in Manhattan, self-described recruitment...

Pac-12 coaches paying close attention to corruption trial

Oct. 11, 2018 5:09 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stanford coach Jerod Haase believes that in due time college basketball will get past its recruiting corruption scandal and regain its credibility. Programs everywhere are paying close attention to the federal trial on college basketball corruption in Manhattan. "Certainly the echo...

Authorities charge 5 in Belgian soccer corruption case

Oct. 11, 2018 12:43 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian authorities charged five people Thursday in relation to a massive financial fraud and match-fixing probe into soccer. Four were charged with belonging to a criminal organization and corruption, while a fifth person was charged with money laundering. Prosecutors said match-fixing...

Big Ten's Delany: 'Storm clouds' hang over college sports

Oct. 11, 2018 12:14 PM EDT

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany said Thursday significant "storm clouds" are hanging over college athletics because of a basketball recruiting scandal displaying what many see as the sleazy side of the sport. Delany cited a federal trial that began in New York last week following an...

Jayhawks begin as questions swirl around sophomore De Sousa

Oct. 10, 2018 5:55 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Silvio De Sousa mugged for a couple cameras, then did a couple dance moves for video, before finally settling into a chair on the floor of Allen Fieldhouse. He looked relaxed. Completely at ease. Chill, even. He certainly didn't seem concerned that, at almost the exact same time...