Latest Corruption in sports News

PSG president targeted by French corruption probe

May. 23, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi is under investigation for corruption related to Qatar's bids to host the 2017 and 2019 track world championships, a judicial official said Thursday. The official told The Associated Press the preliminary charge of "active corruption" was filed...

Kenya's Olympic track coach banned 10 years for corruption

May. 22, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

The Kenyan track team coach who was sent home from the 2016 Olympics was banned for 10 years Wednesday for seeking a bribe of $12,000 to help athletes beat doping tests. Michael Rotich was banned by the IAAF ethics board following a three-year investigation prompted by an undercover sting by British newspaper The...

After a scandal and a year in Australia, Bowen targets NBA

May. 17, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — From the center of an FBI investigation that rocked college basketball, Brian Bowen hopes he is back on a path to the NBA. Consider the combine this week one important stop. "People know the situation. People know what happened, obviously," he said. "They don't really harp on that. They want...

Georgetown to expel 2 students linked to admissions scandal

May. 16, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., says it is expelling two students linked to an admissions scandal involving the school's former tennis coach. Former coach Gordon Ernst has pleaded not guilty to accepting $2.7 million in bribes to designate at least 12 applicants as tennis...

2 convicted in college basketball corruption trial

May. 8, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An aspiring sports business manager and an amateur basketball coach were convicted of bribery conspiracy Wednesday at a trial that showed top college coaches were paid off to steer NBA-bound athletes to favored handlers. The verdict capped the two-week trial of Christian Dawkins and youth...

Atlanta clothier pleads guilty in basketball corruption case

May. 7, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An Atlanta clothier and former NBA referee pleaded guilty in a college basketball scandal Tuesday, admitting to teaming up with ex-Auburn basketball assistant coach Chuck Person in a bribery scheme. Rashan Michel, 44, of Atlanta, pleaded guilty to bribery conspiracy, acknowledging a role in...

NYC jury begins deliberations at college hoops bribery trial

May. 6, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A jury began deliberating on Monday at the trial of a business manager and another defendant accused of secretly bribing assistant college basketball coaches. The deliberations in federal court in Manhattan followed closing arguments by lawyers for Christian Dawkins and youth basketball...

Prosecutor: College hoops bribery defendant lied on stand

May. 3, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal prosecutor says a defendant accused of bribing college basketball coaches lied on the witness stand at his New York City trial. Former business manager Christian Dawkins testified earlier this week as the only defense witness. He denied ever bribing coaches at major universities...

Egyptian tennis player Taweel found guilty of match-fixing

May. 3, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A low-ranked Egyptian tennis player has been found guilty of three charges related to match-fixing after an investigation by the Tennis Integrity Unit. An anti-corruption hearing officer ruled that 29-year-old Issam Taweel tried to fix the outcome of a match, failed to report being approached...

Basketball figure denies bribing coaches to get clients

May. 2, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former aspiring business manager for NBA players insisted Thursday that he never bribed college basketball coaches in exchange for their help in steering players on their rosters to him to sign up as clients. The denials came when Christian Dawkins was cross-examined as the only defense...