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APNewsBreak: Horse racing regulator ousted over comments

Jul. 19, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of the five commissioners responsible for overseeing New Mexico's horse racing industry has been ousted over comments she made regarding changes in the way horses are tested for certain medications. The governor's office confirmed Friday that Freda McSwane was removed from the...

Cost of Raiders stadium in Las Vegas rises to $1.9 billion

Jul. 19, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials have raised the budget to $1.9 billion for the 65,000-seat Las Vegas Stadium being built for the NFL's relocated Raiders and UNLV football. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the stadium authority board on Thursday approved $40 million in construction additions. They include 20...

NFL won't suspend Chiefs' Tyreek Hill in case involving son

Jul. 19, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tyreek Hill has been cleared to report to Chiefs training camp next week after the NFL said Friday it would not suspend the star wide receiver under its personal conduct policy after a domestic violence case involving his 3-year-old son. The league spent eight hours interviewing...

Swim star Sun Yang wants CAS public hearing over WADA appeal

Jul. 19, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — China's star swimmer Sun Yang wants a public trial at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in September to defend himself against alleged doping rule violations that risk a ban from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. In a statement provided to The Associated Press on Friday, lawyers for Sun said he will...

Vos wins La Course, still no women's Tour de France planned

Jul. 19, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

PAU, France (AP) — There is nothing bigger for male riders than victory at the Tour de France. It's the pinnacle of cycling. But there is no such prize for female riders. Despite calls from cycling's governing body UCI for the creation of a women's Tour, organizers of cycling's marquee race have yet to...

Alibaba to run Olympic ticketing for Beijing, likely beyond

Jul. 19, 2019 7:16 AM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC says top-tier sponsor Alibaba will run ticketing services for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, putting the Chinese online retail giant in line to do the same for future hosts Paris and Los Angeles. The International Olympic Committee says the Beijing contract to sell...

FIFA-backed students sent out to help run world sports

Jul. 19, 2019 1:41 AM EDT

NEUCHATEL, Switzerland (AP) — It's the Swiss finishing school that has prepared hundreds of post-graduate students to lead, manage and litigate world sports. Graduates have later headed campaigns to host soccer's World Cup, run Olympic sports federations, and prosecuted landmark cases in international...

State court suit over 'no-call' can proceed against NFL

Jul. 18, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana judge ruled Thursday that a damage lawsuit can continue against the NFL over the playoff "no-call" that helped the Los Angeles Rams beat the New Orleans Saints and advance to the Super Bowl. State Civil District Court Judge Nicole Sheppard also ruled that attorney Antonio...

The Latest: Mendenhall using 2018 setbacks as teaching tool

Jul. 18, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Atlantic Coast Conference media days (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall says the team is placing an increased emphasis on what he calls "critical moment" situations in spring practice. The Cavaliers lost two games late last season in overtime...

Mississippi State ex-coach Sherrill and NCAA settle lawsuit

Jul. 18, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — The NCAA and former Mississippi State University football coach Jackie Sherrill have settled a lawsuit in which Sherrill accused the college sports governing body of damaging his reputation. Sherrill also said the NCAA hurt his future coaching opportunities by publicly naming him in...