Bribery

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 file photo, Brazilian Football Confederation President Marco Polo del Nero listens to questions during a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. FIFA’s ethics committee has banned top Brazilian soccer official Marco Polo del Nero for life for bribery and corruption. FIFA saysFriday April 27, 2018 Del Nero, the former Brazilian football federation president and one-time FIFA executive committee member, is also fined 1 million Swiss francs ($1 million). (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
April 27, 2018 - 12:05 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Brazilian soccer official Marco Polo del Nero was banned for life for bribery and corruption by the FIFA ethics committee on Friday. FIFA said Del Nero, the former Brazilian Football Confederation president and one-time FIFA executive committee member, was also fined 1 million Swiss...
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FILE- In this file photo dated Thursday, April 12, 2018, FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks during the annual conference of the South American Football Confederation, CONMEBOL, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Speaking about the upcoming vote to name the host country for the 2026 World Cup, Infantino insists he is impartial. (AP Photo/Martin Ruggiero, FILE)
April 26, 2018 - 1:07 pm
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA President Gianni Infantino says he retains "full confidence" in secretary general Fatma Samoura after an attempt to embroil her in an ethics investigation. Samoura has expressed irritation at "totally ridiculous and baseless" claims she broke FIFA rules by not declaring an...
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Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks during a news conference at the NCAA headquarters, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Indianapolis. The Commission on College Basketball led by Rice, released a detailed 60-page report Wednesday, seven months after the NCAA formed the group to respond to a federal corruption investigation that rocked college basketball. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
April 25, 2018 - 4:34 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on recommendations by the Commission on College Basketball to the NCAA (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski says the National Association of Basketball Coaches has scheduled a conference call for Thursday so coaches can discuss the basketball's...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2011, file photo, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Jacques Rogge, right, meets with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, left, and Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee, center, in Durban, South Africa, ahead the opening ceremony for the 123rd IOC session that will decide the host city for the 2018 Olympics Winter Games. Samsung has denied a media report it launched illicit lobbying to help bring the 2018 Winter Olympics to Pyeongchang, South Korea. (AP Photo/Rajesh Jantilal-Pool, File)
April 16, 2018 - 3:38 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung has denied a media report it launched illicit lobbying to help bring the 2018 Winter Olympics to Pyeongchang, South Korea. The Seoul-based SBS television network reported last week Samsung tried to use as a lobbyist Papa Massata Diack, the son of Lamine Diack, a...
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April 12, 2018 - 9:30 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The South African soccer association says four of its match officials were offered a $30,000 bribe to fix an international club game in Nigeria. SAFA says referee Victor Gomes, assistant referees Johannes Moshidi and Athenkosi Ndongeni, and fourth official Thando Ndzandzeka were...
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 13, 2009 file photo, Anders Besseberg, president of International Biathlon Union, or IBU, right, during a press conference of the IBU Biathlon World Championships in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The International Biathlon Union says its headquarters have been raided on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by Austrian police investigating the body’s president and secretary general. The IBU says secretary general Nicole Resch “has requested a leave of absence” because of the investigation. There is no word on president Anders Besseberg, who has led the IBU since it was founded in 1993. (AP Photo/ Lee Jin-man, file)
April 12, 2018 - 5:30 am
VIENNA (AP) — Austrian prosecutors say they are investigating possible doping, fraud and corruption involving Russian athletes and officials in the sport of biathlon. Police raided the International Biathlon Union's headquarters in Salzburg on Tuesday on a tipoff that Russian doping cases had been...
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April 10, 2018 - 10:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kansas and North Carolina State are the latest schools to be swept up in a bribery scandal involving college basketball. A rewritten indictment released Tuesday in New York alleges that an Adidas representative, who no longer works for the company, arranged for payments to parents...
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March 24, 2018 - 7:25 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California coach Andy Enfield has dipped into the AAU ranks for an assistant coach. Eric Mobley, who has guided AAU teams for the last 11 years, joined USC on Saturday. The addition of Mobley allows Martin Bahar to return to being the team's director of scouting, a role...
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March 14, 2018 - 10:11 am
ZURICH (AP) — Brazilian soccer confederation president Marco Polo Del Nero will remain suspended by FIFA for a further 45 days while he is under investigation for taking bribes. FIFA says its file on Del Nero, who was previously suspended from soccer for 90 days, is now with ethics committee judges...
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March 12, 2018 - 11:33 am
ZURICH (AP) — Former FIFA vice president Jeffrey Webb has lost his appeal against a 1 million Swiss franc ($1.05 million) fine imposed by the soccer body's ethics committee. FIFA says its appeals committee ruled the amount "was adequate." Webb did not appeal his life ban from soccer. Webb pleaded...
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