Posts Tagged Sports governance

Gibbs doesn’t remember talk of deflated footballs in past

NASCAR Championship team owner Joe Gibbs speaks to the media during the NASCAR Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joe Gibbs said he was shocked when he learned the NFL is investigating whether the New England Patriots deflated footballs to gain an advantage over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC championship game.

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Dutch football association chief to challenge FIFA’s Blatter

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In the biggest challenge yet to Sepp Blatter, Dutch football association leader Michael van Praag entered the FIFA presidential election race on Monday.

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Browns “disappointed” by report Gordon failed drug test

In this Nov. 30, 2014, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon carries the ball after a reception against the Buffalo Bills during the first half of an NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Browns say they are disappointed about a report that troubled wide receiver Gordon has failed another drug test and could be facing a one-year NFL ban. Gordon was suspended for 10 games last season for another violation of the league's drug policy. He appeared in just five games and was suspended by the Browns for violating team rules before the season finale. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert, File)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Gordon’s troubles have deepened. He may be out of chances — and time.

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Bookmaker-funded Ginola campaign could breach FIFA rules

LONDON (AP) — Even if David Ginola gains the nominations required by Thursday’s deadline to stand against Sepp Blatter, his improbable bookmaker-funded campaign could be scuppered by FIFA’s gambling rules.

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Olympic steeplechase champ Zaripova faces doping ban

In this Aug. 6, 2012 file photo, Russia's Yuliya Zaripova celebrates as she wins the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Zaripova faces a doping ban in the latest scandal to hit Russian athletics. Athletics' world governing body, the IAAF, told The Associated Press on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 that Zaripova is under suspicion under biological passport rules, a means to track extreme blood values which indicate doping. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

MOSCOW (AP) — Olympic 3,000 meters steeplechase champion Yulia Zaripova faces a doping ban and the potential loss of several major titles in the latest scandal to hit Russian athletics.

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