Posts Tagged Sports governance

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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FIFA suspends Nigeria for government interference

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — FIFA has suspended Nigeria from international competition after football leaders were fired by the government following the team’s World Cup exit amid a dispute over player bonuses.

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Pakistan Olympic body avoids suspension by IOC

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Pakistan’s Olympic committee has escaped suspension by the IOC after the government stopped interfering in its affairs, ending doubt over Pakistan’s participation in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

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