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Former Brazil Olympic boss sentenced to jail for corruption

Nov. 26, 2021 10:51 AM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Carlos Arthur Nuzman, the head of the Brazilian Olympic Committee for more than two decades, was sentenced to 30 years and 11 months in jail for buying votes for Rio de Janeiro to host the 2016 Olympics. The ruling by Judge Marcelo Bretas became public...

WADA approves reforms; athlete groups say they're not enough

Nov. 25, 2021 13:42 PM EST

The World Anti-Doping Agency approved a series of reforms designed to give athletes a bigger voice in decision-making, though the changes were roundly criticized by activist groups that said they didn't go far enough. At its board meeting Thursday, WADA announced it was...

WNBA suspends Williams, Bradford for May altercation roles

Nov. 23, 2021 18:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA suspended former Atlanta Dream players Courtney Williams and Crystal Bradford for their roles in an altercation outside of an Atlanta-area club in May and for related health and safety protocol violations. Williams received a two-game suspension...

World Cup host Qatar used ex-CIA officer to spy on FIFA

Nov. 23, 2021 15:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tiny Arab nation of Qatar has for years employed a former CIA officer to help spy on soccer officials as part of a no-expense-spared effort to win and hold on to the 2022 World Cup tournament, an investigation by The Associated Press has found. ...

Cooper approves bill formalizing NC prep sports oversight

Nov. 23, 2021 15:15 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper approved a measure Tuesday for a new governing structure for high school sports. The new law allows the State Board of Education to create a formal agreement with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association,...

Ole Miss trying to continue Kiffin, Corral-led turnaround

Nov. 23, 2021 14:42 PM EST

Lane Kiffin took over a Mississippi program trying to regain its footing after NCAA sanctions, two coaching changes in 864 days and back to back losing seasons. On the bright side, Kiffin had a promising young quarterback in Matt Corral. Nearly two...

LPGA Tour seizing on more sponsor interest in women's sports

Nov. 23, 2021 13:56 PM EST

Ten years ago, the LPGA Tour had eight players earn at least $1 million in the season. One indication of how much has changed is Nasa Hataoka. The 22-year-old from Japan earned more than $1 million from two runner-up finishes this year. They came at...

LeBron suspended 1 game, Stewart 2 games for altercation

Nov. 23, 2021 03:40 AM EST

LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers has been suspended for one game and Detroit's Isaiah Stewart was suspended two games for their roles in an ugly incident during Sunday's Lakers-Pistons game. The NBA announced the suspensions Monday, and both will affect games on...

Analysis: After another fracas, the NBA had to hit back

Nov. 23, 2021 02:11 AM EST

LeBron James is missing one game. Markieff Morris is missing his eighth, with no end in sight. Those two things are more connected than some might realize. By suspending James for Tuesday night’s game...

World Cup host Qatar used ex-CIA officer to spy on FIFA

Nov. 23, 2021 01:47 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former CIA officer has spied on top soccer officials for years while working for Qatar, the tiny Arab country hosting next year’s World Cup tournament, an investigation by The Associated Press has found. Qatar sought an edge in securing hosting...