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IOC voices Olympic concern at FIFA's biennial World Cup plan

Oct. 16, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The International Olympic Committee said on Saturday it has “concerns” about FIFA’s push for soccer World Cups every two years. Though IOC President Thomas Bach said last month “we will not interfere in this discussion,” his organization stepped...

Crackdown on taunting is working the way the NFL intended

Oct. 16, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

The NFL’s crackdown on unsportsmanlike penalties is working the way the league intended. Officials threw 11 flags for taunting in the first two weeks of this season — the same number called in the entire 2020 season for the same foul — but only three over the next...

AP source: No one else in NFL cited with email violations

Oct. 15, 2021 23:02 PM EDT

The NFL has found no other current team or league personnel to have sent emails containing racist, homophobic or misogynistic language similar to messages written by Jon Gruden that led to his resignation as Las Vegas Raiders coach, according to a person familiar with the documents. ...

Josh Gordon gets another chance in NFL with Chiefs

Oct. 15, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — At age 30 and after five suspensions handed out by the NFL for violations of the league’s substance abuse policies that cost him three full seasons, wide receiver Josh Gordon describes his landing with the Kansas City Chiefs as “a dream...

NHL suspends Red Wings C Dylan Larkin 1 game for punch

Oct. 15, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL suspended Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin for a game for roughing Tampa Bay forward Mathieu Joseph. The league announced the penalty Friday, adding Larkin will give up $30,500 in pay that will go toward the Players’ Emergency Assistance...

Column: Imagine what else lurks in those 650,000 emails

Oct. 15, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

Just imagine what else lurks in those 650,000 emails. Surely the racism and misogyny and homophobia weren't a Jon Gruden exclusive. But the NFL, instead of thoroughly addressing what is likely just the tip of a very toxic iceberg, hopes we'll all just...

Tennessee sports betting panel picks executive director

Oct. 15, 2021 04:15 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A panel that regulates sports betting in Tennessee has selected an executive director. On Thursday, the Sports Wagering Advisory Council voted to select Mary Beth Thomas for the position. Thomas currently serves as the...

NCAA close to expanding women's field to 68 teams

Oct. 14, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

The NCAA women's basketball tournament is close to expanding its field to 68 teams — equaling the men's bracket. Both the Division I women's basketball committee and the oversight committee unanimously voted to approve a proposal to add four teams to the NCAA...

Avalanche's Gabriel Landeskog suspended 2 games for boarding

Oct. 14, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Colorado Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog was suspended for two games without pay by the NHL on Thursday for boarding Chicago Blackhawks forward Kirby Dach. Landeskog was assessed a minor penalty for boarding with 3:38 left in Colorado's 4-2 home...

Former Kansas football coach Beaty withdrawn from NCAA case

Oct. 14, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Former Kansas football coach David Beaty is no longer part of an NCAA infractions case against the school, according to the independent agency investigating the case. Marc Quigley of the Independent Accountability Review Process' Complex Case Unit...