Posts Tagged Sports governance

Experts want to see NFL act on domestic violence

In this May 23, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, right, speaks alongside his wife, Janay, during a news conference, Friday, May 23, in Owings Mills, Md. Rice’s two-game suspension for domestic violence begins Saturday, a punishment handed down after grainy video showed him dragging his then-fiancee off a casino elevator unconscious Feb. 15. He has not divulged what happened in the elevator except to call his actions "totally inexcusable'' at a news conference after his suspension was announced. His assault charges could be expunged once he completes a diversion program. So the NFL gave him the only punishment he likely faces in a suspension and a fine that totals more than $500,000. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ravens running back Ray Rice is sitting out two games for domestic violence. A positive marijuana test, meanwhile, may have triggered a yearlong ban for Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon.

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Women’s World Cup turf war heats up

In this Jan. 27, 2012, file photo, United States' Kelly O'Hara (5) fights for control of the ball with Costa Rica's Daniela Cruz (8) during the first half of CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying soccer game action at B.C. Place in Vancouver, British Columbia. A group of players from the U.S. women’s national team, who will vie for a spot in the World Cup in October qualifying, have joined with several international players in protesting the turf surfaces for next summer’s big event in Canada. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward, File)

Even actor Tom Hanks has an opinion about whether the athletes at the 2015 Women’s World Cup should play on artificial turf or grass.

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Franklin using versatility to fix depth issues

Penn State team managers Nick Venturino, left, and Evan Tucker, right, load equipment to be shipped to Ireland, in University Park, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014.  Penn State plays Central Florida in the Croke Park Classic, in Dublin, Ireland, this Saturday.     (AP Photo/Centre Daily Times,Nabil K. Mark    MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Training players to compete at multiple positions is how new Penn State coach James Franklin plans to combat a team depth chart that’s not all that deep.

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NBA unveils new rules to make baselines safer

In this Aug. 1, 2014, file photo, Indiana Pacers' Paul George is taken off the court after he was injured during the USA Basketball Showcase game in Las Vegas. The NBA is expanding the area that must be clear behind the basket and cutting the number of photographers along the baseline in an effort to improve player safety. The new regulations, calling for an extra foot of open space on both sides of the basket stanchion, were sent to teams Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014,  by league president of operations Rod Thorn in a memo that was obtained by The Associated Press.  (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

The NBA is expanding the area that must be clear behind the basket and cutting the number of photographers along the baseline in an effort to improve player safety.

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Platini prepares to announce FIFA election plan

GENEVA (AP) — Michel Platini is set to announce Thursday if he will challenge former mentor Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency.

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