Posts Tagged Sports governance

Vehicle swap leads to trouble for Gordon, Hairston

IFLE - This is a June 3, 2014 file photo showing Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon walking off the field after organized team activities at the NFL football team's facility in Berea, Ohio. Gordon was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after speeding down a street in Raleigh on Saturday, July 4, 2014, bringing the troubled Pro Bowler's already cloudy future into more doubt.  Gordon was taken into custody after being pulled over for going 50 mph in a 35 mph zone on U.S. 70 in northwest Raleigh around 3 a.m. Saturday, police spokesman Jim Sughrue said.  (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte Hornets rookie P.J. Hairston says he and Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl receiver Josh Gordon decided to swap vehicles following a chance meeting at a grocery store. Gordon was arrested for driving while impaired in Hairston’s 2015 Cadillac Escalade in Raleigh.

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FIFA rejects Suarez appeal against ban for biting

In this June 24, 2014 file photo, Uruguay's Luis Suarez holds his teeth after running into Italy's Giorgio Chiellini's shoulder during the group D World Cup soccer match between Italy and Uruguay at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil. Suarez was banned for nine competitive international matches, four months from all football and fined for biting Chiellini's shoulder during the group D World Cup soccer match. Football's international governing body on Thursday, July 10, 2014, said its appeals committee rejected Suarez's appeal against his ban for biting his opponent. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan, File)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — FIFA has rejected Luis Suarez’s appeal against his lengthy ban for biting an opponent in a World Cup match.

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Orlando City fan groups suspended after arrests

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Orlando’s incoming Major League Soccer team is suspending four fans from its games until legal proceedings are settled following their arrests during a recent game in St. Petersburg.

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NCAA President calls for ‘scholarships for life’

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) President Mark Emmert scratches his forehead as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation hearing on the NCAA's treatment of athletes. At left is Dr. Richard M. Southall, Associate Professor, Department of Sport and Entertainment Management. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

WASHINGTON (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert told a Senate committee Wednesday he supports “scholarships for life” and other reforms in how athletes are treated, then did such a good job of casting himself as a powerless figurehead that one senator told him: “I can’t tell whether you’re in charge or whether you’re a minion.”

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Reno-Tahoe Open lands title sponsor

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Reno-Tahoe Open has landed a new title sponsor and is changing its name to the Barracuda Championship under a four-year, multimillion-dollar deal with California-based Barracuda Networks Inc., tournament and PGA Tour officials announced Wednesday.

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