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Russian tennis player files lawsuit in match-fixing case

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PARIS — The Russian tennis player who was arrested in Paris last month on suspicion of match-fixing at last year’s French Open has started...

Danish minister: Qatar getting 2022 World Cup was ‘wrong’

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Denmark’s culture minister criticized FIFA's bid process that allowed Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup, saying Wednesday it was “wrong"...

Kremlev confident AIBA will return to Olympic role in Paris

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The International Boxing Association's new president is confident his beleaguered organization will be welcomed back into the Olympic family after the Tokyo Games. ...

Investigation alleges doping corruption in weightlifting

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GENEVA — A culture of alleged corruption among international weightlifting officials was detailed Thursday in an investigative report of covered-up doping cases. ...

USA Gymnastics trying to move past Nassar as Trials begin

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ST. LOUIS — USA Gymnastics is trying to shift the narrative away from the Larry Nassar scandal. President Li Li Leung wants to talk...

76ers hoping Ben Simmons can fix his game in the offseason

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PHILADELPHIA — Ben Simmons clanked one free throw off the back of the rim, so he took a breather, fist-bumped Joel Embiid, paced, walked...

Creighton put on probation by NCAA amid fallout of FBI probe

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The NCAA put Creighton men's basketball program on two years' probation and docked scholarships each of the next two seasons on Tuesday after alleging...

Soccer coach’s life ban cut to 5 years in fixing case

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GENEVA — The coach who led Nigeria to two Olympic medals in men’s soccer had his life ban by FIFA in a match-fixing case...

Russian referee, Latvian club banned in match-fixing probe

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NYON, Switzerland — A Russian referee was banned by UEFA for 10 years on Wednesday in a match-fixing case and Latvian club Ventspils must...

Review: ‘Cheated’ details an shameful chapter in baseball

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“Cheated: The Inside Story of the Astros Scandal and the Colorful History of Sign Stealing,” by Andy Martino (Doubleday) ...