Sports governance

Several New England Patriots players kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
September 24, 2017 - 11:08 pm
President Donald Trump's criticism of players who kneel during the national anthem sparked angry protests around the National Football League Sunday, as about 200 players sat, knelt or raised their fists in defiance. A week ago, just six players protested. Most NFL players on Sunday locked arms...
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Several New England Patriots players kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
September 24, 2017 - 10:59 pm
President Donald Trump's criticism of players who kneel during the national anthem sparked a mass increase in such protests around the National Football League Sunday, as about 200 players sat, knelt or raised their fists in defiance during early games. A week ago, just six players protested. Most...
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FILE - A Friday, Nov. 11, 2016 file photo showing a banner with the silhouette of troops and a large red poppy with the words 'Lest We Forget' is held up by a fan prior to the start of the World Cup 2018 Group F qualification soccer match between England and Scotland at Wembley stadium in London. FIFA is set to relax the rules that ban teams from commemorating non-sporting events at soccer matches in response to high-profile disputes with British associations over honoring war dead. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
September 24, 2017 - 6:10 pm
FIFA is set to relax the rules that ban teams from commemorating non-sporting events at soccer matches in response to high-profile disputes with British associations over honoring war dead. England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales were fined by FIFA last year for displaying poppies at World...
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September 24, 2017 - 5:27 pm
BEACHWOOD, Ohio (AP) — Nicholas Lindheim made a downhill birdie putt from about 30 feet on the first playoff hole after bogeying the final two holes in regulation and won the DAP Championship on Sunday to regain his PGA Tour card. Lindheim hit every green in regulation on the front nine and held...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2015, file photo, NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith speaks during a news conference for NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game, in Phoenix. DeMaurice Smith has been re-elected as executive director of the players' union in a special committee vote. The 14-0 vote took place Tuesday night, Sept. 19, 2017.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
September 23, 2017 - 12:15 pm
SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — The National Football League and its players' union on Saturday angrily denounced President Donald Trump for suggesting that owners fire players who kneel during the national anthem and that fans consider walking out in protest "when somebody disrespects our flag." "Divisive...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2015, file photo, NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith speaks during a news conference for NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game, in Phoenix. DeMaurice Smith has been re-elected as executive director of the players' union in a special committee vote. The 14-0 vote took place Tuesday night, Sept. 19, 2017.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
September 23, 2017 - 12:15 pm
SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — The National Football League and its players' union on Saturday angrily denounced President Donald Trump for suggesting that owners fire players who kneel during the national anthem and that fans consider walking out in protest "when somebody disrespects our flag." "Divisive...
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September 23, 2017 - 10:30 am
ADA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio factory that makes footballs for the National Football League has been fined by federal regulators over workplace safety violations. Wilson Sporting Goods is facing more than $65,000 in fines after two inspections at its factory in Ada, which makes about 700,000 footballs...
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September 23, 2017 - 8:47 am
MLB-SCHEDULE Goins' trickery, grand slam doom Yankees...Bosox widen lead UNDATED (AP) — Ryan Goins hit a grand slam and pulled off the hidden ball trick on Friday as the Toronto Blue Jays tried to make the New York Yankees' division title hopes disappear. Goins launched his slam in the sixth inning...
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