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The NCAA headquarters is pictured, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Indianapolis. The Commission on College Basketball led by Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, released a detailed 60-page report Wednesday, seven months after the NCAA formed the group to respond to a federal corruption investigation that rocked college basketball. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
April 25, 2018 - 1:27 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The NCAA is unfit to tackle complex, high-stakes investigations that can linger on for years, and should bring in professional outside enforcement on the biggest cases, a panel tasked with reforming corruption in college basketball concluded Wednesday after a seven-month...
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In this Jan. 18, 2018, photo, Native Youth Olympics Games member Tony Rivera practices the Alaskan high kick in Juneau, Alaska. The high school state championships in Native Youth Olympics will be held beginning Thursday, April 26, in Anchorage, Alaska, and Juneau will send a team for the first time in nearly three decades. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
April 25, 2018 - 1:22 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — To most spectators, the term "Olympics" means world-class swimming competitions, downhill skiing or the 100-meter dash. But near the Arctic Circle, a different type of Olympics for young people pays homage to the region's subsistence hunters and the methods they've used for...
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This Jan. 18, 2018, photo shows a type of decorative ball that organizers use in most kicking events in Native Youth Olympics Games in Juneau, Alaska. The high school state championships in Native Youth Olympics will be held beginning Thursday, April 26, in Anchorage, Alaska, and Juneau will send a team for the first time in nearly three decades. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
April 25, 2018 - 1:15 pm
Students from across Alaska are gathering in Anchorage this week for the Native Youth Olympic Games , which are based in Alaska Native cultural traditions and test hunting and survival skills. Here's a look at the events: ALASKAN HIGH KICK EVENT: Athletes begin seated on the floor and balance on...
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Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks during a news conference at the NCAA headquarters, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Indianapolis. The Commission on College Basketball led by Rice, released a detailed 60-page report Wednesday, seven months after the NCAA formed the group to respond to a federal corruption investigation that rocked college basketball. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
April 25, 2018 - 12:14 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Commission on College Basketball danced around whether college athletes should be able to cash in on their names, images and likenesses, but Condoleezza Rice's remarks to the NCAA suggested she thinks it is good idea. "We don't believe that the NCAA can legislate in this...
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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2017, file photo, former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick stands on the sidelines before an NFL football game between the Falcons and the New Orleans Saints in Atlanta. Vick’s second try for a football championship in Atlanta will come as a coach. Atlanta was announced on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, as the choice to join Orlando as franchises in the new Alliance of American Football that will begin play next February.The Atlanta Alliance has hired former NFL coach Brad Childress as its head coach. Vick, the former Falcons quarterback, will serve as Childress’ offensive coordinator.(AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
April 25, 2018 - 12:14 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Michael Vick's second try for a football championship in Atlanta will come as a coach. Atlanta was announced on Wednesday as the choice to join Orlando as franchises in the new Alliance of American Football that will begin play next February. The Atlanta Alliance has hired former NFL...
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Lawyer Adam Lewis speaking to the media during a press conference at he launch of the Independent Review of Integrity in Tennis interim report in London, Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Lewis is one of three members of the panel along with Beth Wilkinson and Marc Henzelin. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
April 25, 2018 - 12:09 pm
An independent review of corruption in tennis found that the sport "faces a serious integrity problem" at its lower levels — a "tsunami," according to one person interviewed — but did not determine there are widespread problems at ATP, WTA and Grand Slam tournaments. The report released Wednesday...
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FILE - Adidas basketball shoes and socks are worn by a college basketball player during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Los Angeles. The Commission on College Basketball sharply directed the NCAA to take control of the sport, calling for sweeping reforms to separate pro and college tracks, permit players to return to school after going undrafted by the NBA and ban cheating coaches for life. The commission also called for greater financial transparency from shoe and apparel companies such as Nike, Under Armour and Adidas. These companies have extensive financial relationships with colleges and coaches worth hundreds of millions of dollars, and Adidas had two former executives charged by federal prosecutors in New York in the corruption case. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)
April 25, 2018 - 11:39 am
Apparel companies are heavily involved in elite-level youth basketball, with Nike, Adidas and Under Armour all running their own circuits. The shoe companies also have lucrative sponsorship deals with schools and coaches worth millions of dollars. When a federal investigation revealed some of the...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2011, file photo, a player lies on the court as others huddle up at the Nike Elite 100 basketball camp in St. Louis. The Commission on College Basketball sharply directed the NCAA to take control of the sport, calling for sweeping reforms to separate pro and college tracks, permit players to return to school after going undrafted by the NBA and ban cheating coaches for life. The commission offered harsh assessments of toothless NCAA enforcement, as well as the shady summer basketball circuit that includes AAU leagues and brings together agents, apparel companies and coaches looking to profit on teenage prodigies. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam, File)
April 25, 2018 - 11:30 am
Every July, Las Vegas becomes the epicenter of elite youth basketball. Hundreds of top-level AAU teams descend upon Sin City during the summer evaluation windows for college coaches, playing games at dozens of sites across the city. The Commission on College Basketball would like the NCAA to...
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This image provided by FOX Sports shows the broadcast team of play-by-play announcers, match analysts, studio hosts and commentators for FOX Sports coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament in Russia. Front row from left are; Sergey Gordeev, Cobi Jones, Kate Abdo, Stu Holden, John Strong, Alexi Lalas, Aly Wagner, Rob Stone, Mariano Trujillo and Jenny Taft. Second row from left are: Tony Meola, Fernando Fiore (center, standing behind Lalas), JP Dellacamera, Glenn Davis and Derek Rae. Third row from left: Maria Komandnaya, Ian Joy, Mark Followill, Rachel Bonnetta, Warren Barton and Rodolfo Landeros (upper right, seated). Top from left are Joe Machnik and Jorge Perez-Navarro. (Joe Pugliese/FOX Sports via AP)
April 25, 2018 - 11:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox's World Cup debut will have an American accent, even though the United States failed to qualify for the tournament. And many of the game broadcasters will be based in the U.S. The network told The Associated Press it will announce Wednesday that eight of its 12 match...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2017, file photo, top draft prospects gather for a group photo before the NBA basketball draft in New York. The commission proposing reforms to college basketball wants 18-year-olds to be eligible again for the NBA draft, and the NBA Players Association would make that deal today. Change will take longer than that. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver senses the league’s age limit isn’t working. Requiring U.S. players to be 19 years old and one year removed from high school has sent many of them to a year of college they don’t want, and delayed the full-time basketball instruction pro teams prefer. But whether the league would agree to allow players to come straight from high school again, or want them to wait two years before becoming draft eligible, has been a sticking point practically since the age limited was enacted in 2005 and remains unclear now. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
April 25, 2018 - 11:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The commission proposing reforms to college basketball wants 18-year-olds to be eligible again for the NBA draft, and the NBA Players Association would make that deal today. Change will take longer than that. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver senses the league's age limit isn't working...
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