Corruption in sports

Former amateur basketball league director Merl Code leaves federal court after sentencing, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in New York. Code was sentenced to three months in prison for his role in a college basketball bribery scheme that focused on NBA-bound athletes. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 04, 2019 - 1:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An amateur coach was sentenced to three months in prison Friday for his role in a college basketball bribery scheme that sought to steer impressionable NBA-bound athletes toward fledgling money managers and handlers. Merl Code, 45, was sentenced in Manhattan federal court by Judge...
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FILE- In this file photo dated Monday, July 23, 2012, newly appointed CONCACAF Secretary General Enrique Sanz speaks during an interview in Miami, U.S.A.. FIFA has imposed a life ban for bribery on Enrique Sanz, Tuesday oct. 1, 2019, the former general secretary of North American soccer body CONCACAF, who allegedly arranged and took bribes linked to commercial deals for international soccer tournaments. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, FILE)
October 01, 2019 - 2:48 pm
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has imposed a life ban for bribery on Enrique Sanz, the former general secretary of North American soccer body CONCACAF. Sanz was easily identified as an unnamed co-conspirator in U.S. Department of Justice documents in 2015 — No. 4 in the original indictment in May that year,...
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September 27, 2019 - 10:24 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The president of the IOC wants a "fresh look" at the Russian doping scandal amid allegations that critical lab data given to the World Anti-Doping Agency might have been manipulated. Thomas Bach spoke Friday at a news conference before the start of the world track and field...
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Re-elected Swiss Federal Prosecutor Michael Lauber, on the left, receives congratulations from Nicoletta della Valle, Director Fedpol, right, during the autumn session of the Swiss Federal Council in Bern, Switzerland, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. Switzerland’s lawmakers have given attorney general Michael Lauber four more years in office, he was renewed for a third mandate. (Peter Schneider/Keystone via AP)
September 25, 2019 - 11:07 am
ZURICH (AP) — Embattled attorney general Michael Lauber has been given four more years in office by Switzerland's lawmakers despite criticism of his handling of corruption investigations linked to soccer governing body FIFA. Lauber was renewed for a third mandate with the support of 129 federal...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 29, 2017 file photo Britain's former Prime Minister David Cameron gestures as he delivers a public lecture "Ukraine's Place in a changing world" at the Institute of International Relations of the National University in Kiev, Ukraine. David Cameron said in an interview published Saturday that he thinks about the consequences of the Brexit referendum “every single day” and worries “desperately” about what will happen next. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky,file)
September 19, 2019 - 8:50 am
LONDON (AP) — Former British Prime Minister David Cameron has recalled being told by Prince William to imagine an American FIFA voter naked to ease nerves at a presentation for England's World Cup bid in a process that was mired in wrongdoing. Cameron and the prince led an English delegation to...
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2016, file photo, Louisville NCAA college basketball head coach Rick Pitino answers a question during the Atlantic Coast Conference media day in Charlotte, N.C. The University of Louisville Athletic Association and Rick Pitino have agreed to settle a federal lawsuit, with the former Cardinals men's basketball coach's changing his termination to a resignation. The settlement unanimously approved Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, by the ULAA states that Pitino has received compensation and the school agrees not to pursue further legal action. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, FIle)
September 18, 2019 - 11:29 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A fiercely competitive coach on the court, Rick Pitino didn't want to fight in one anymore. So the University of Louisville Athletic Association and Pitino settled lawsuits stemming from his departure from the school, with the former men's basketball coach's personnel file...
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Roger Federer serves to Sumit Nagal during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 26, 2019 - 11:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 11:50 p.m. Roger Federer bounced back from a shaky start to keep a perfect record. The five-time champion improved to 19-0 in the first round of the U.S. Open by beating Sumit Nagal 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 in the last match...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 23, 2019 file photo, Michael Avenatti makes a statement to the press as he leaves federal court, in New York. Lawyer Michael Avenatti says charging Nike $25 million to probe corruption at the sportswear giant was a bargain rather than extortion. An attorney for Avenatti told a judge Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 that a November extortion trial should be postponed until January so he can gather more proof. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 22, 2019 - 6:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — California attorney Michael Avenatti hopes to show that charging Nike $25 million to probe corruption at the sportswear giant was a bargain rather than extortion, his lawyer told a judge Thursday. Avenatti was seated and quiet as attorney Scott Srebnick asked that a trial for his...
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FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2006, file photo, former Baltimore Orioles baseball player Doug DeCinces smiles after being inducted into the Orioles Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Baltimore. DeCinces has been sentenced to eight months of home detention and ordered to pay a $10,000 fine for his role in an insider-trading scheme. (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)
August 13, 2019 - 1:59 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Former Major League Baseball player Doug DeCinces was sentenced to eight months of home detention and ordered to pay a $10,000 fine for his role in an insider-trading scheme, a newspaper reported. DeCinces, who played third base for the California Angels and Baltimore...
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Former Auburn University assistant basketball coach Chuck Person arrives at federal court in New York for sentencing in a bribery scandal that has touched some of the biggest schools in college basketball, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
July 17, 2019 - 1:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Auburn University assistant basketball coach Chuck Person has avoided prison in a bribery scandal that has touched some of the biggest schools in college basketball. Person was sentenced on Wednesday to 200 hours of community service during the two years the Probation...
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