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NCAA asks members for help with NIL violation investigations

Aug. 18, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

NCAA officials sent a letter to its membership Thursday noting its enforcement's staff pursuit of “potential violations” of the name, image and likeness compensation policy and emphasizing the need for schools to help investigations. The email came from Stan Wilcox, NCAA...

Japan makes arrests on bribery suspicions in Tokyo Olympics

Aug. 17, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A former Tokyo Olympic organizing committee board member and three people from a clothing company that was a surprise sponsor of the 2020 Games were arrested on bribery suspicions Wednesday. Haruyuki Takahashi, 78, a former executive at advertising company Dentsu, is...

Column: One last salute to four of our greatest athletes

Aug. 12, 2022 23:28 PM EDT

To call them four of the greatest athletes in the history of women's sports is a bit of a slight. Let's just call them four of the greatest. Period. In what should be a melancholy, reflective time for all sports fans, Serena Williams, Sue Bird, Sylvia...

PGA Tour postseason begins in Memphis in chase for FedEx Cup

Aug. 09, 2022 12:31 PM EDT

PGA TOUR FEDEX ST. JUDE CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Memphis, Tennessee. Course: TPC Southwind. Yardage: 7,243. Par: 70. Prize money: $15 million. Winner's share: $2.7 million. Television: Thursday-Friday, 3-7 p.m. (Golf Channel);...

LA man among 3 killed in lightning strike near White House

Aug. 07, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 29-year-old Los Angeles bank executive was one of three people killed last week when lightning struck in a park across from the White House, his employer said. Brooks Lambertson, a vice president for City National Bank, was in Washington, D.C., on business...

EA Sports to become title sponsor of Spanish league in 2023

Aug. 02, 2022 10:05 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — EA Sports will become the title sponsor of the Spanish league beginning in 2023-24. The league said on Tuesday the videogaming company will replace Spain-based bank Santander, which is entering its final season as the main sponsor of the second-richest European...

Iowa basketball league to settle youth exploitation lawsuit

Aug. 01, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa-based youth basketball league agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by former players whose coach secretly recorded them undressing or obtained nude photos of them and is now serving a lengthy prison sentence for sexual exploitation of minors. ...

Kyle Busch open to racing 'for under my market value' in '23

Jul. 30, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kyle Busch started his Saturday by joining past winners at the hallowed Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a class photo on the Yard of Bricks. He was seated next to Arie Luyendyk, in front of Marcus Ericsson, Alexander Rossi and Helio Castroneves — a combined...

Report: Tokyo Olympic board member under investigation

Jul. 26, 2022 01:48 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Prosecutors searched the home of former Tokyo Olympic organizing committee executive board member Haruyuki Takahashi on Tuesday in connection with payments made to him by an Olympic sponsor of the Tokyo Games, the Japanese news agency Kyodo reported. Kyodo said...

Police open investigations into Canadian junior teams

Jul. 22, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Alleged group sexual assaults by members of the 2003 and 2018 Canadian world junior hockey teams are being investigated by police in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and London, Ontario. Halifax Regional Police confirmed Friday that it is investigating an assault at the 2003...