• Steelers LB James Harrison meets with NFL investigators

    The NFL players’ union says Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison met Thursday with league investigators looking into allegations linking him to performance-enhancing drugs.

  • In this Aug. 9, 2008, file photo, China's Chen Xiexia holds up 90kg in the snatch of the women's 48kg category of the weightlifting competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. The International Weightlifting Federation on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, said that 11 2008 Olympic athletes tested positive in retests, including Chen, for a range of banned substances in the latest scandal to shake the sport, which is already processing retests which caught numerous medalists from the 2008 and 2012 games. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)

    China faces 1-year ban from weightlifting over doping

    MOSCOW (AP) — China is facing a one-year ban from weightlifting over repeated doping cases in a move which threatens to stop some of the world’s top athletes from competing internationally.

    Updated: 7:03 am

  • Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter arrives at the International Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS, for his appeal on a six-year ban on football related activities in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Thursday Aug. 25, 2016. The court's verdict is expected within several weeks, and could be challenged in a further appeal to Switzerland's supreme court. The 80-year-old Blatter denies wrongdoing in authorizing a US$2 million payment to former FIFA vice president Michel Platini in 2011. They claimed it was for backdated and uncontracted salary for work Platini did in advising Blatter from 1999 to 2002.   (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)

    Blatter says he will accept verdict as CAS appeal begins

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter arrived for his appeal hearing against a six-year ban from football on Thursday, pledging to accept the verdict of the Court of Arbitration for Sport

    Updated: 6:59 am

  • FIFA pay panel meets next week to set Infantino’s salary

    ZURICH (AP) — After six months of working without a contract, FIFA President Gianni Infantino is set to get a pay deal.

    Updated: 3:08 am

  • In this Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015 photo, New York Giants co-owner John Mara walks across the field before an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md. A visibly shaken Giants owner John Mara said Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 he was fine with the NFL's suspension of placekicker Josh Brown for one game, despite allegations Brown abused his ex-wife as many as 20 times prior to the Giants signing Brown to a two-year extension last spring. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

    Giants owner Mara ‘comfortable’ with NFL suspension of Brown

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — A visibly shaken Giants owner John Mara said Wednesday he was fine with the NFL’s suspension of placekicker Josh Brown for one game, despite allegations Brown abused his ex-wife as many as 20 times prior to the Giants signing Brown to a two-year extension last spring.

  • Kenyan athletics head Kiplagat dies after a long illness

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The suspended president of Athletics Kenya, Isaiah Kiplagat, has died after a long illness. He was 72.

  • City officials declare Kobe Bryant Day in Los Angeles

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lakers fans packed Los Angeles City Hall chambers to witness the mayor and other officials declare Kobe Bryant Day in honor of the recently retired NBA superstar.

  • In this Nov. 7, 2015, file photo, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney celebrates after their 23-17 win over Florida State in an NCAA college football game in Clemson, S.C. Alabama is No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25. Clemson is No. 2. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)

    Clemson football coach made impermissible FaceTime call

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Clemson’s athletic department reported 15 violations to the NCAA in the past year, including three by the defending Atlantic Coast Conference football champions.

  • This Jan. 21, 2016 file photo shows tourists looking out on the horizon as their boat searches for dolphins in waters off Waianae, Hawaii. Federal regulators are proposing a widespread ban on swimming with Hawaii's spinner dolphins to allow the nocturnal creatures to rest during the day. The National Marine Fisheries Service proposal announced Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, would allow some limited exceptions, given dolphins sometimes approach people. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)

    AP NewsBreak: Feds want to ban swimming with Hawaii dolphins

    HONOLULU (AP) — Federal regulators are proposing to ban swimming with dolphins in Hawaii, a move that could imperil one of the Aloha State’s most popular tourist activities and the industry that has sprung up around it.

  • Sports court confirms Russia ban from Rio Paralympics

    GENEVA (AP) — Two days after Russia finished fourth in the Olympic medal table, its Paralympic team was barred from the next big games in Rio de Janeiro as punishment for a state-backed doping program.