Sports governance

Adam Polasek (61), of the Czech Republic, battles for the puck with Andres Ambuhl (10), of Switzerland, during the first period of the preliminary round of the men's hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
February 18, 2018 - 5:03 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 7 p.m. The Czech Republic will finish top of Group A in the men's Pyeongchang Olympic hockey tournament after beating Switzerland 4-1. Dominik Kubalik scored the game-winning goal for the Czech Republic on...
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Supporters of Russian athletes wait before the preliminary round of the men's hockey game between the team from Russia and the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
February 18, 2018 - 1:00 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Winter Olympics are more than halfway done, and the Russians still don't have a gold medal. It's an unpleasant experience for a country which finished atop the medal standings in the games it hosted four years ago in Sochi with 13 gold medals — though two of...
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National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver speaks to the media during All-Star basketball game festivities, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
February 17, 2018 - 9:27 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver believes the league's players and referees are on their way to forging an improved relationship. In his state-of-the-league news conference before the All-Star Saturday festivities at Staples Center, Silver said the NBA "should be playing a very...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2013 file photo, New York Knicks' Jason Kidd (5) shoots past Indiana Pacers' George Hill during the first half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series in Indianapolis. Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash, fellow star point guard Jason Kidd, Grant Hill and Ray Allen are among six first-year candidates for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
February 17, 2018 - 4:13 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Point guards could run the show in the next Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class, with Jason Kidd and two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash among the 13 finalists announced Saturday morning. Ray Allen, Grant Hill, Maurice Cheeks and Chris Webber also made the cut, but the two...
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Cyprus' President Nicos Anastasiades unveils the FIFA World Cup trophy during its world tour at a stop at the international airport in the southern city of Larnaca, Cyprus, on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. The trophy will visit some 50 countries as it make its journey round the world to Moscow for the start of the World Cup 2018 in Russia. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
February 17, 2018 - 2:58 pm
Russian soccer players were protected from being caught doping under direct government orders that laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov said he followed to ensure cheating was covered up as part of a far-reaching conspiracy. Outlining his involvement in soccer for the first time to The Associated...
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February 17, 2018 - 4:40 am
GOLF LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiger Woods waited 12 years to get back to Riviera and lasted only two days. Woods had three straight bogeys early on the back nine and didn't play well enough to make up for his misses. He had a 5-over 76 and missed the cut in the Genesis Open for the first time in nine...
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February 16, 2018 - 4:47 pm
OLYMPICS-DAY 8 Men's free skate, women's super-G on tap PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — There's more Alpine skiing and men's figure skating on the Olympic schedule tonight, U.S. time. The women's super-G starts at 9 p.m., Eastern time, without Mikaela Shiffrin. The American star originally planned...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 19, 2017 file photo, Carolina Panthers interim general manager Marty Hurney speaks to the media during a news conference in Charlotte, N.C. The Panthers have reinstated interim general manager Marty Hurney after an NFL investigation found no wrongdoing into charges of harassment by his ex-wife. The NFL said in a statement Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 that “our investigation identified no evidence to support an allegation of domestic violence or similar conduct that would constitute a violation of the personal conduct policy.” (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
February 16, 2018 - 4:40 pm
The Panthers have reinstated interim general manager Marty Hurney after an NFL investigation found no wrongdoing into charges of harassment by his ex-wife. Hurney had been on a paid leave of absence during the investigation. He is one of four candidates who have interviewed for the team's permanent...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2016 file phot oemployees work in Russia's national drug-testing laboratory in Moscow, Russia. Russian doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov says he is "sorry to all the clean athletes we cheated." The former Russian anti-doping laboratory director was speaking in correspondence to The Associated Press through his lawyer. Rodchenkov fled to the United States to expose the elaborate ruse to evade doping tests and he claims the Russians are still "lying and denying." (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, file)
February 16, 2018 - 11:19 am
An apology for Russia's doping scheme is now ready to be issued. Not by the state which ordered the systematic cover-up but by the chemist who helped Russian athletes trick the system. "I am very sorry to all the clean athletes we cheated," former Russian anti-doping laboratory director Grigory...
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Mikaela Shiffrin, of the United States, talks to the media after her first run of the women's slalom at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
February 16, 2018 - 10:26 am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 12:20 a.m. Mikaela Shiffrin finished a disappointing fourth in women's slalom while Sweden's Frida Hansdotter won gold on Day 7 of the Pyeongchang Olympics. Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu set an Olympic...
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