Corruption in sports

This screen grab from a Zoom call shows New York Mets general manager Jared Porter Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. Mets general manager Jared Porter sent graphic, uninvited text messages and images to a female reporter in 2016 when he was working for the Chicago Cubs in their front office, ESPN reported Monday night, Jan. 18, 2021. (Zoom via AP, File)
January 19, 2021 - 7:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jared Porter lasted just 38 days as New York Mets general manager, fired for cause Tuesday about nine hours after ESPN reported he sent sexually explicit, uninvited text messages and images to a female reporter in 2016 while he was working for the Chicago Cubs. Sandy Alderson, who...
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January 15, 2021 - 8:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court in New York on Friday upheld convictions against a sports marketer, an aspiring agent and a financial adviser in a college basketball scandal that spoiled the careers of several coaches. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said in its written...
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November 16, 2020 - 3:05 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The former fencing coach at Harvard and a wealthy Maryland businessman were arrested Monday on accusations that the coach took $1.5 million in bribes in exchange for helping the businessman get his two sons into the Ivy League school as recruited fencers. Peter Brand, 67, who was...
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In this still image from an online video news conference provided by the Boston Red Sox, manager Alex Cora speaks Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, at Fenway Park in Boston. Cora, who led the Red Sox to the 2018 World Series title, was rehired as manager less than a year after the team let him go because of his role in the Houston Astros' cheating scandal. (Boston Red Sox via AP)
November 10, 2020 - 2:47 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Alex Cora wants to make one thing clear — he deserved to have his dream job as manager of the Boston Red Sox taken away earlier this year. He also is eager to prove he is worthy of his second chance to direct the team he led to a World Series title in 2018. Cora was introduced as the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2019, file photo, Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora smiles from behind the batting cage during their first full squad workout at their spring training baseball facility in Ft. Myers, Fla. The Red Sox rehired Cora as manager Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, less than a year after letting him go because of his role in the Houston Astros cheating scandal. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
November 06, 2020 - 9:56 am
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox will rehire Alex Cora as manager, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press, restoring him to the dugout less than a year after letting him go because of his role in the Houston Astros cheating scandal. The person spoke to the AP on the...
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Poland's Iga Swiatek clenches her fist after scoring a point against Italy's Martina Trevisan in the quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
October 06, 2020 - 1:31 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local): ___ 10:25 p.m. Polish teenager Iga Swiatek made it to her first Grand Slam semifinal by ending the surprising French Open run of qualifier Martina Trevisan of Italy. The 54th-ranked Swiatek got off to a slow start before taking 11 of...
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Stadium workers remove rain water from the cover of Suzanne Lenglen court as rain delayed fourth round matches of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
October 06, 2020 - 10:01 am
PARIS (AP) — The Paris prosecutor’s office has opened a police investigation into suspicions of match-fixing at the French Open. The office said the investigation is being conducted by a French police unit that specializes in betting fraud and match-fixing probes and which, among other...
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Texas Rangers' Joey Gallo, center, is doused as the team celebrates his baseball game-ending fielder's choice that scored Isiah Kiner-Falefa in the 10th inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros in Arlington, Texas, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
September 25, 2020 - 10:57 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ryan Pressly had no interest in waiting to see if the Astros would get the help they needed to clinch the last spot in the expanded American League playoffs after the Houston reliever couldn’t finish it himself when he was a strike away. The Los Angeles Dodgers pitched in...
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FILE - Iin this Jan.13, 2020 file photo, former president of the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) Lamine Diack arrives at the Paris courthouse, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. A Paris court is delivering its verdict Wednesday Sept. 16, 2020, in the trial of Lamine Diack on corruption, money laundering and breach of trust charges against the one-time supremo of global track and field athletics, and according to prosecutors, creamed off millions for himself, with his son.(AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
September 16, 2020 - 8:33 am
PARIS (AP) — Former track federation president Lamine Diack was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison for corruption during his nearly 16-year tenure at the IAAF, most notably a scheme that allowed Russian athletes who paid millions in hush money to keep competing when they should have been...
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August 24, 2020 - 7:11 am
LONDON (AP) — Ireland’s prime minister was forced to defend the future of his government Monday as criticism mounted over a golf event attended by senior politicians despite a ban on large gatherings designed to slow the spread of COVID-19. Taoiseach Micheal Martin, during a 40-minute grilling by...
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