Sports governance

Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr. (13) is tended to by a member of the training staff as Ozzie Albies talks to him after Acuna was hit by a pitch from Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Urena during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
August 16, 2018 - 6:57 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Rookie star Ronald Acuna Jr. was back in the lineup for the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, one day after being plunked in the left arm with a pitch that sparked a national debate about whether it's ever acceptable to throw at a hitter intentionally. Acuna said his elbow felt fine — less...
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In this Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, photo, former UConn head basketball coach Jim Calhoun wraps his arm around former UConn and NBA star Ray Allen during Connecticut's alumni basketball game in Uncasville, Conn. Calhoun, who hosted the biannual charity game, believes the UConn program remains championship caliber. (Mark Mirko/Hartford Courant via AP)
August 15, 2018 - 1:47 pm
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — UConn's struggles in men's basketball the past few years haven't stopped its greats from considering the program elite. UConn went 30-35 over the past two seasons and has missed the NCAA Tournament three times in four years. The school is also under investigation by the...
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Brooks Koepka puts his hat on as he walk off the 14th tee during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
August 11, 2018 - 6:44 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on the PGA Championship, golf's final major of the year (all times local): 6:43 p.m. Brooks Koepka will take a two-shot lead over Adam Scott into the final round of the PGA Championship after shooting a 4-under 66 that left him at 12 under for the tournament. Koepka is...
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Miami Dolphins defensive end Robert Quinn (94) raises his right fist during the singing of the national anthem, before the team's NFL preseason football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
August 10, 2018 - 10:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — While the NFL continues discussions with the players' union regarding a national anthem policy, players who demonstrate are emphasizing they are protesting social injustice, racial inequality and systematic oppression. They are not against the country, military, flag or "The...
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FileThis March 22, 2018, file photo shows Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski speaking during a news conference at the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Omaha, Neb. Krzyzewski doesn’t believe the NCAA coordinated its reforms well enough. Speaking two days after the governing body announced numerous changes following a high-profile corruption scandal in college basketball, Krzyzewski on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, said he approves the intent behind the changes but added that “they don’t have a plan of execution.” Among the notable changes, the NCAA included provisions allowing agent relationships.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
August 10, 2018 - 3:29 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski doesn't believe the NCAA went far enough with its reforms when it comes to how the changes were coordinated. Speaking two days after the governing body announced numerous changes following a high-profile corruption scandal in college basketball,...
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Miami Dolphins defensive end Robert Quinn (94) raises his right fist during the singing of the national anthem, before the team's NFL preseason football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
August 10, 2018 - 9:14 am
NFL players demonstrated during the national anthem at several preseason games Thursday night, protests that again drew a rebuke from President Donald Trump. Writing on Twitter from his New Jersey golf resort, Trump said Friday players "make a fortune doing what they love," and those who refuse to...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2013, file photo, taken with a fisheye lens, the NCAA logo is displayed on the court during the NCAA college basketball tournament in Philadelphia. College basketball players who go undrafted by the NBA will be allowed to return to school and play as part of sweeping NCAA reforms in the wake of a corruption scandal, the NCAA announced Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
August 08, 2018 - 7:03 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The NCAA is taking steps to try to clean up college basketball, carving out a limited role for agents to work with players and changing pivotal parts of its rules-enforcement system as part of numerous reforms in the wake of a corruption scandal. The Indianapolis-based...
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Justin Thomas hits out of a bunker on the 15th hole during a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 08, 2018 - 3:54 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on the PGA Championship, golf's final major of the year (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Heavy rains that fell at Bellerive this week hardly slowed its massive greens, which tournament coordinator Kerry Haigh said were running right where he wants them for the PGA...
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North Carolina coach Larry Fedora makes comments during the NCAA college football team's media day in Chapel Hill, N.C., Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. Following an NCAA violation involving the sale of team-issued shoes, the university announced today that 13 football players will miss games during the 2018 season. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
August 07, 2018 - 8:00 am
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Less than a year after emerging from a long run of NCAA issues, North Carolina is dealing with rule violations again — this time for football players selling team-issued shoes. The school announced Monday that 13 players will miss games serving suspensions for the secondary...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, file photo, Houston Astros relief pitcher Roberto Osuna is interviewed in the dugout before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles. Osuna got the win in his first appearance with Houston after Marwin Gonzalez hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the Astros over the San Francisco Giants 3-1 on Monday, Aug. 6. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong, File)
August 07, 2018 - 1:10 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Roberto Osuna needed five pitches for a clean inning and a nice on-field impression on his new teammates. Osuna earned the win in his first appearance with Houston after Marwin Gonzalez hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the Astros over the San...
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