Sports governance

FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2019, file photo, rain drops are seen on the NFL logo on padding of a goal post at an NFL stadium. An NFL and players union-run fund that helps ailing retired players shut down its application process for nearly six months because of the coronavirus. That has irritated retirees who complained the league devoted resources toward safely starting the 2020 season on time but not to their medical needs. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
September 11, 2020 - 3:47 pm
An NFL and players union-run fund that helps ailing retired players shut down its application process for nearly six months because of the coronavirus, irritating retirees who complained the league devoted resources toward safely starting the 2020 season on time but not to their medical needs. The...
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FILE - In this March 25, 2020, file photo, Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), attends an interview after the decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games because of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Lausanne, Switzerland. Bach suggested that the Tokyo Olympics are a moving target. (Denis Balibouse/Keystone via AP, File)
September 11, 2020 - 4:15 am
TOKYO (AP) — The postponed Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to open in just over 310 days. But if you're looking for answers about how they'll look — or how the International Olympic Committee and local organizers will pull it off in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic — you'll be disappointed. IOC...
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Visitors to Chongli, one of the venues for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, past by the Olympics logo in Chongli in northern China's Hebei Province on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. China’s repression in Tibet, the status of the exiled Dalai Lama, and its treatment of ethnic minorities spurred violent protests ahead of Beijing’s 2008 Olympics. It could happen again. China is host to the 2022 Winter Olympics with rumblings of a boycott and calls to remove the games from Beijing because of widespread human rights violations. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
September 09, 2020 - 4:02 am
TOKYO (AP) — China's repression in Tibet, the status of the exiled Dalai Lama, and its treatment of ethnic minorities spurred violent protests ahead of Beijing's 2008 Olympics. It could happen again. China is to host the 2022 Winter Olympics with rumblings of a boycott and calls to move the games...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2018, file photo, John Coates, the leader of the IOC's coordination commission for the Tokyo Olympics, speaks during a press conference in Tokyo. The International Olympic Committee and Japanese organizers are trying to remove public doubts that the postponed Tokyo Olympics will take place next year despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Tokyo organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto said last week that the games could go ahead without a vaccine. This week John Coates, the IOC member from Australia who oversees the Tokyo Olympics, said the games would happen despite the pandemic.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
September 08, 2020 - 3:56 am
TOKYO (AP) — The International Olympic Committee and Japanese organizers are trying to convince the public that the postponed Tokyo Olympics will take place next year despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Tokyo organizing committee CEO T oshiro Muto said last week that the games could go ahead without a...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2018, file photo, a deliveryman stands near a mural displaying Chinese yuan and other world currency symbols on the outside of a bank in Beijing. The Tokyo Olympics are already the most expensive Summer Games on record with costs set to go higher, a wide-ranging study from Britain's University of Oxford indicates. This is even before the costs of the one-year delay from the COVID-19 pandemic are known with the cost overrun already at over 200%, lead author Bent Flyvbjerg explained in an interview with the Associated Press. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
September 03, 2020 - 11:32 pm
TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics are already the most expensive Summer Games on record with costs set to go higher, a wide-ranging study from Britain's University of Oxford indicates. The Tokyo cost overrun already exceeds 200%, lead author Bent Flyvbjerg explained in an interview with The...
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PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan holds a live press conference with the media during the season-ending Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
September 02, 2020 - 6:52 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Not since 1962 has the PGA Tour had 50 official tournaments in one season, much less six majors. “A dream season,” Commissioner Jay Monahan said. Concluding a season shut down for three months by the coronavirus, the tour announced a 2020-21 schedule Wednesday that includes two...
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Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter appears in front of the building of the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland, on Tuesday, Sept.1, 2020, in Bern, Switzerland. Sepp Blatter and former UEFA president Michel Platini each face interrogation from the Swiss public prosecutor as part of the proceedings opened in 2015 over a payment of 2 million Swiss francs. (Peter Schneider/Keystone via AP)
September 01, 2020 - 4:16 am
BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter was questioned Tuesday by Swiss investigators about a $2 million payment he authorized in 2011 to then-UEFA president Michel Platini. Blatter was quizzed about suspected criminal mismanagement at FIFA one day after Platini spent about...
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August 31, 2020 - 1:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NFL end zones will be inscribed this season with two slogans: “It Takes All Of Us” on one end line, “End Racism” on the other. As part of its social justice awareness initiatives, the NFL also will allow similar visuals on helmets and caps. Previously announced were decals on the...
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FILE - This July 23, 2020, file photo shows the Olympic flame in a lantern, after the "One Step Forward - +1 Message - TOKYO 2020" video message unveiling event at the Olympic Stadium, in Tokyo. The Olympic flame is going on display in Tokyo, just a short walk from the new National Stadium where it was supposed to be burning a month ago. The flame arrived in Japan from Greece in March and has been largely hidden away in Tokyo since the Olympics were postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic until next year. The flame is scheduled to be unveiled on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, at a small ceremony with Yoshiro Mori, the president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee, and Yasuhiro Yamashita, the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee.(Du Xiaoyi/Pool Photo via AP)
August 31, 2020 - 2:32 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Olympic flame is going on display in Tokyo, just a short walk from the new National Stadium where it was supposed to be burning a month ago. The flame arrived in Japan from Greece in March and has been largely hidden away in Tokyo since the Olympics were postponed until next year...
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A woman wearing a mask to protect against the coronavirus walks through the Place Massena in Nice, southern France, Friday, Aug 28, 2020. The Tour de France sets off Saturday Aug. 29, shrouded in uncertainty in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and mounting infections in France. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
August 29, 2020 - 8:56 am
NICE, France (AP) — French authorities have made it harder for Tour de France teams to reach the finish line in Paris by deciding they will be expelled from the race if two or more of their members, including staff, test positive for COVID-19 within a week. Following guidelines issued by the health...
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