Sports governance

FILE - This Jan. 1, 2017, file photo, shows DeMaurice Smith, Executive Director of the NFL Players Association, walking along the sidelines before an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants, in Landover, Md. 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/Mark Tenally, File)
September 20, 2017 - 11:46 am
DeMaurice Smith has been re-elected as executive director of the players' union in a special committee vote. Under guidelines passed since his last election as NFL Players Association head in 2015, a 14-player selection committee could bypass a full membership election. That committee, made up of...
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NBA players Markieff, left, and Marcus Morris arrive at Superior Court for the second day of their aggravated assault trial, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, in Phoenix. The twins, along with Gerald Bowman, are charged with assaulting Erik Hood outside a recreation center in 2015 in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
September 19, 2017 - 7:44 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the assault trial of NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris (all times local): 4:33 p.m. A defense lawyer has pressed the man the Morris brothers are accused of beating on whether knowing about the NBA players' substantial assets was relevant to him. Erik Hood said he...
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September 18, 2017 - 5:29 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the assault trial of NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Defense lawyers insist that NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris had nothing to do with a 2015 beating that resulted in felony assault charges against them. Their lawyers...
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September 18, 2017 - 1:58 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in Texas has denied the NFL's request to suspend his injunction that blocked a six-game suspension for Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott. The ruling from U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant on Monday was expected and came after the NFL had already moved...
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September 18, 2017 - 1:58 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in Texas has denied the NFL's request to suspend his injunction that blocked a six-game suspension for Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott. The ruling from U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant on Monday was expected and came after the NFL had already moved...
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September 18, 2017 - 3:29 am
PHOENIX (AP) — NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris go on trial Monday on felony assault charges stemming from a beating outside a Phoenix recreation center more than two years ago. The twin brothers could face a maximum of nearly four years in prison if they are found guilty. A conviction would...
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September 18, 2017 - 3:29 am
PHOENIX (AP) — NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris go on trial Monday on felony assault charges stemming from a beating outside a Phoenix recreation center more than two years ago. The twin brothers could face a maximum of nearly four years in prison if they are found guilty. A conviction would...
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September 16, 2017 - 3:13 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs catcher Willson Contreras was suspended for two games and fined an undisclosed amount for what Major League Baseball called "inappropriate actions" during Chicago's win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday. Cubs pitcher John Lackey also was fined an undisclosed amount, MLB...
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September 16, 2017 - 3:13 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs catcher Willson Contreras was suspended for two games and fined an undisclosed amount for what Major League Baseball called "inappropriate actions" during Chicago's win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday. Cubs pitcher John Lackey also was fined an undisclosed amount, MLB...
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September 16, 2017 - 12:08 pm
The last time they faced off in Atlanta, the Falcons routed the Packers for the NFC title. When they meet Sunday night, the site will be different, with the Falcons playing their first regular-season game in Mercedes Benz Stadium. Considering how poorly Green Bay played last January at the Georgia...
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