Wednesday Sports in Brief, 2019 May 23


KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - NFL owners gave the competition committee the go-ahead Wednesday to decide whether to refine the new rule allowing replay challenges involving pass interference.

The proposed tweak would take the decision on whether to review in the final two minutes of each half out of ...

Official linked to Olympic ticket scam set to be IOC member, 2019 May 22

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - The IOC has nominated Greek official Spyros Capralos as a member, seven years after he was linked to black market ticket sales for the 2012 London Olympics.

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach says Capralos "has served his sanction and that a warning cannot be an ...

IOC wants to remove boxing body AIBA from Tokyo Olympics, 2019 May 22

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - Dealing a blow to Olympic boxing officials after months of investigations, the IOC has set up a vote next month on removing the sport's governing body AIBA from organizing bouts at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

The International Olympic Committee's executive board on Wednesday proposed suspending AIBA ...

USOC leader: Reform possible with or without Congress, 2019 May 22

The leader of the U.S. Olympic Committee believes the federation can reform with or without guidance from Congress.

Speaking at an Aspen Institute event Wednesday in Washington, CEO Sarah Hirshland said she has delivered a proposal that would put the USOC on the hook to deliver an annual report, as ...

The IOC will vote next month on whether to remove AIBA from organizing the boxing competition at the, 2019 May 22

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - The IOC will vote next month on whether to remove AIBA from organizing the boxing competition at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Pulisic, Bradley among veterans reporting later to US, 2019 May 22

CHICAGO (AP) - Members of the U.S. under-23 pool and a few foreign-based veterans are among the 21 Americans who will start training Monday ahead of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, while regulars such as Christian Pulisic and Michael Bradley will report in early June.

Just 11 players on the 40-man ...

Kenya's Olympic track coach banned 10 years for corruption, 2019 May 22

The Kenyan track team coach who was sent home from the 2016 Olympics was banned for 10 years Wednesday for seeking a bribe of $12,000 to help athletes beat doping tests.

Michael Rotich was banned by the IAAF ethics board following a three-year investigation prompted by an undercover sting by ...

Another athlete slams testosterone rules, refuses medication, 2019 May 22

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Another Olympic medalist has criticized the IAAF's testosterone regulations and said she will refuse to take hormone-reducing medication.

Margaret Wambui of Kenya, who won bronze in the 800 meters behind Caster Semenya at the 2016 Olympics, said she is affected by the new rules but won't ...