• Morinari Watanabe of Japan raises arms upon his election as the president of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) at the world governing body's congress in Tokyo Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. The 57-year-old Watanabe, the secretary general of the Japan Gymnastics Association, received 100 of 119 votes in an election against France's Georges Guelzec, head of the European Union of Gymnastics. (Suo Takekuma/Kyodo News via AP)

    Japan’s Watanabe elected president of gymnastics federation

    TOKYO (AP) — Morinari Watanabe of Japan was elected president of the International Gymnastics Federation on Wednesday, promising to usher in changes that will make gymnastics “the king of sports.”

  • Mexican tennis player gets 6-month ban in match-fixing case

    LONDON (AP) — Mexican tennis player Daniel Garza has been suspended six months and fined $5,000 after being found guilty of a match-fixing offense.

  • In this Oct. 15, 2016, file photo, Nicholas Lindheim prepares to putt on the 17th green of the Silverado Resort North Course during the third round of the Safeway Open PGA golf tournament in Napa, Calif. Lindheim is the oldest of 25 rookies this year at age 31. He didn’t go to college, teaching himself to play while working at a golf course. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

    PGA Tour rookie started late and taught himself to play

    NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Of the 70 players who made the cut in the PGA Tour season opener, Nicholas Lindheim easily could have been mistaken for a college kid who Monday qualified. He had a carry bag. He was not wearing a cap with a logo. He didn’t have an equipment deal. He didn’t have an agent.

  • In this Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 file photo, silver medalist Apti Aukhadov of Russia shows off his medal during a ceremony after the men's 85-kg, group A, weightlifting competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Russian weightlifter Apti Aukhadov on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 has been stripped of his silver medal from the 2012 London Olympics after testing positive for steroids in a reanalysis of his doping samples. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, file)

    Russian weightlifter loses ’12 Olympic silver in doping case

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russian weightlifter Apti Aukhadov was stripped of his silver medal from the 2012 London Olympics on Tuesday after testing positive for steroids in a reanalysis of his doping samples.

  • In this Aug. 9, 2013, file photo, Miami's athletic director Blake James speaks to the news media during an NCAA football media day in Coral Gables, Fla. Miami's three-year NCAA probation largely stemming from the actions of rogue and now-former booster Nevin Shapiro gets completed on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. "Nothing really changes when probation ends, because we've already changed our approach," James said. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

    Very quietly, Miami awaits end of NCAA probation

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — For the University of Miami, probation is ending.

  • International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, right, is welcomed by Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike during a meeting at the Tokyo Metropolitan government building in Tokyo, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016.  Bach expressed willingness Tuesday to work with Tokyo officials to try to reduce spiraling cost estimates for the 2020 Summer Games. Bach arrived in Japan amid growing tension between Olympic organizers and recently elected Tokyo Gov. Koike’s push to cuts costs. He declined to discuss specific proposals, saying he only knew about them so far from media reports. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

    Olympic president to meet Tokyo governor to discuss venue

    TOKYO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach expressed willingness Tuesday to work with Tokyo officials to achieve a “significant reduction” in costs for the 2020 Olympics, but suggested the effort should stick to the current venue plans.

  • Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker, left, complains about a call to referee Roy Gulbeyan during the second half in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals against the Minnesota Lynx, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Los Angeles. The Lynx won 85-79. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    WNBA admits officials missed late call in Game 4 of Finals

    NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA admitted its officials missed an 8-second violation call in Game 4 of the Finals on Sunday night.

  • This Aug. 9, 2014 file photo shows an NFL logo on a goal post padding before a preseason NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the Cleveland Browns at Ford Field in Detroit. Sports Illustrated reported in October 2016 that the NFL is strictly limiting its teams from sharing their own video or animated GIFs of highlights. With that in mind, the Eagles and Browns got creative on their Twitter accounts Sunday, Oct. , 2016. The Browns used a video of toy electric football-style players to celebrate on Twitter after a touchdown. The Eagles used a similar video to show an interception, complete with a homemade sign. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski, File)

    Teams skirt NFL video policy with homemade signs, toys

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Some NFL teams are going old school to find ways around a league policy that prohibits team social media accounts from sharing their own highlight videos.