Sports governance

FILE - In this May 9, 2016, file photo, Indiana Fever's Tamika Catchings jokes with head coach Stephanie White, right, and Kelly Krauskopf, president and general manager, during WNBA basketball media day in Indianapolis. The Indiana Pacers have hired Kelly Krauskopf as their new assistant general manager, making her the first woman in league history to hold the title. Krauskopf has a long history with the franchise. She spent 19 seasons as the top executive of the WNBA's Indiana Fever and helped oversee Indiana's new NBA2K league team. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
December 17, 2018 - 12:58 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers have hired Kelly Krauskopf as their new assistant general manager, making her the first woman in league history to hold the title. Krauskopf has a long history with the franchise. She spent 19 seasons as the top executive of the WNBA's Indiana Fever and helped...
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FILE - This Feb. 8, 2002, file photo, shows U.S. champion Michelle Kwan practicing for the women's short program for the Winter Olympic Games at the Salt lake Ice Center in Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City got the green light to bid for an upcoming Winter Olympics most likely for 2030 in an attempt to bring the Games back to the city that hosted in 2002 and provided the backdrop for the U.S. winter team's ascendance into an international powerhouse. (AP Photo/Doug Mills, file)
December 14, 2018 - 8:51 pm
Salt Lake City got the green light to bid for the Winter Olympics — most likely for 2030 — in an attempt to bring the Games back to the city that hosted in 2002 and provided the backdrop for the U.S. winter team's ascendance into an international powerhouse. The U.S. Olympic Committee said Friday...
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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks to reporters during a news conference after the football leagues' meeting in Irving, Texas, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
December 12, 2018 - 6:27 pm
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday the NFL won't pay for video evidence in cases involving domestic violence, and he defended the league's handling of those investigations. Speaking after owners held their annual winter meeting, Goodell said the NFL's approach to dealing...
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Poland's Environment Minister Henryk Kowalczyk talks of the efforts that Poland is taking to limit its greenhouse gas emissions during a session of U.N. climate summit in Katowice, Poland, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
December 11, 2018 - 3:40 pm
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on U.N. climate talks in Poland (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Germany's environment minister says it's crucial to offer mining industry workers other options for a transition from coal to energy sources that don't contribute to global warming to succeed. Svenja...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2018, file photo, Clemson's Derion Kendrick (10) hurdles Duke's Chris Rumph ll (96) on a kickoff return as Jarrett Garner reaches for him during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Clemson, S.C. Kickoff returns are down about 20 percent in the first year of a new NCAA rule that gives the receiving team possession at its 25-yard line if the kick is fair caught anywhere between the goal line and 25. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)
December 11, 2018 - 3:08 am
Kickoff returns are down about 20 percent in the first year of a new NCAA rule that gives the receiving team possession at its 25-yard line if a fair catch is made anywhere between the goal line and 25. According to NCAA figures provided to The Associated Press on Monday, kick return men in the...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 30, 2017 file photo, Hungary's Katinka Hosszu celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's 400-meter individual medley final during the swimming competitions of the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Three Olympic and world champion swimmers have filed an anti-trust suit in California challenging governing body FINA’s control of organizing competitions, it was announced Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. The legal action by Hungarian great Katinka Hosszu and Americans Tom Shields and Michael Andrew follows Switzerland-based FINA shutting down an independent meet in Italy with threats to ban competitors. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
December 08, 2018 - 11:05 pm
Three Olympic and world champion swimmers have filed an antitrust suit in California challenging governing body FINA's control of organizing competitions. The legal challenge is the latest faced by Olympic bodies from athletes seeking greater prize money and more say in running their sport. It was...
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2018, file photo, Seattle Seahawks linebacker Mychal Kendricks gestures during the team's NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. Kendricks is eager to get back to the normalcy provided by life on a football field. The 28-year old Kendricks is returning from an eight-game suspension due to violations of the NFL’s personal conduct policy stemming from guilty pleas to insider trading charges in September. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
December 08, 2018 - 8:36 pm
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks linebacker Mychal Kendricks is eager to get back to the normalcy provided by life on a football field. The 28-year old Kendricks is returning from an eight-game suspension due to violations of the NFL's personal conduct policy stemming from guilty pleas to...
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File - In this June 24, 2018, file photo, Atlanta United midfielder Miguel Almiron (10) has a shot defended by Portland Timbers defender Larrys Mabiala (33) in the second half of an MLS soccer match in Atlanta. Before an expected crowd of more than 70,000, Atlanta United will host the Portland Timbers in the MLS Cup championship game Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Brett Davis, File)
December 07, 2018 - 6:38 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The commissioner of Major League Soccer wants his teams to get in the selling business. In his annual state of the league address leading up to the MLS Cup final, Don Garber said the transfer deals that sent teenagers Alphonso Davies and Tyler Adams to the German Bundesliga should be...
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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2015, file photo, Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze watches his team warmup before an NCAA college football game against Texas A&M in Oxford, Miss. Liberty has hired former Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze to lead its football program. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that the Flames have tabbed Freeze as their next coach. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because neither the school nor Freeze has publicly announced the decision. Liberty has scheduled a news conference to "name Liberty's next head football coach" for Friday afternoon, Dec. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
December 07, 2018 - 12:12 pm
Liberty has hired former Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze to lead its football program. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that the Flames have tabbed Freeze as their next coach. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because neither the school nor Freeze...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2018, file photo, Ohio State defensive back Jordan Fuller tackles Nebraska tight end Kurt Rafdal during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, in Columbus, Ohio. Fuller was ejected from the game for a targeting penalty on the play. The NCAA says the number of enforced targeting penalties in the Football Bowl Subdivision this regular season was the same as in 2017. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)
December 06, 2018 - 2:47 pm
The NCAA says the number of enforced targeting penalties in the Football Bowl Subdivision this season was the same as in 2017, ending four straight years of increased calls. NCAA national coordinator of officials Rogers Redding reported 179 enforced calls in 817 games compared with 179 in 816 games...
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