Criminal investigations

FILE – This undated file photo shows a photo of Dr. Richard Strauss, an Ohio State University team doctor employed by the school from 1978 until his 1998 retirement. Ohio State University will pay $5.8 million to settle lawsuits by about two dozen more survivors over decades-old sexual abuse by now-deceased team doctor, Strauss, bringing the total settlements so far to $46.7 million for 185 survivors, the university announced Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. (Ohio State University via AP, File)
October 14, 2020 - 4:40 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Some of the men alleging decades-old sexual abuse by an Ohio State team doctor are asking the NCAA and the Big Ten conference to investigate the university and force changes to protect student-athletes in the future, suggesting that the school face sanctions even harsher than...
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PSG's Neymar controls the ball during the French League One soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Angers at the Parc des Princes in Paris, France, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
October 07, 2020 - 11:38 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian judge has closed an investigation into possible cybercrimes violations involving soccer star Neymar, a case linked to a woman’s rape allegation that led to no charges against him, The Associated Press learned Wednesday night. A person close to the investigation with...
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President Donald Trump, center, with from left, Bahrain Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Trump, and United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan, during the Abraham Accords signing ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
September 17, 2020 - 10:51 am
GENEVA (AP) — Under investigation in his home country Switzerland, FIFA president Gianni Infantino made a third trip to the White House and met President Donald Trump since the United States became a 2026 World Cup co-host just over two years ago. Infantino attended a signing ceremony this week for...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 file photo, Paris Saint Germain owner Nasser bin Ghanim Al-Khelaifi waves to teams fans at the end of their soccer match against Manchester United at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England. Qatari soccer and television executive Nasser al-Khelaifi will go on trial starting Sept. 14, 2020 in Switzerland in September, implicated in providing a holiday villa to a FIFA official linked to a World Cup broadcasting deal. The court has listed 10 days in September to hear the case against al-Khelaifi, former top FIFA official Jerome Valcke and another broadcasting executive who was not identified. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson, file)
September 11, 2020 - 12:31 pm
GENEVA (AP) — In Switzerland’s federal criminal court on Monday, Nasser al-Khelaifi will become the first Qatari to stand trial almost six years after FIFA asked prosecutors to investigate the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests. Al-Khelaifi, the president of Champions League finalist Paris...
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September 07, 2020 - 11:53 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian soccer authorities are investigating the disappearance of several trophies, including the Africa Cup of Nations trophy the Pharaohs were awarded in 2010 after winning the tournament three times in a row. The revelation of the trophies’ disappearance last week by a former board...
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Portuguese hacker Rui Pinto sits in the courtroom at the start of his trial in Lisbon, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. Lisbon court is hearing the case against 31-year-old Pinto, whose expose was published over financial revelations about European soccer players, top clubs, influential agents and continental officials. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
September 04, 2020 - 9:49 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A Portuguese hacker whose explosive revelations rattled European soccer told judges at the start of his trial Friday that he was “disgusted” by what he uncovered and had acted in the public interest for no personal gain. A Lisbon court is hearing the case against 31-year-old...
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Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter appears in front of the building of the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland, on Tuesday, Sept.1, 2020, in Bern, Switzerland. Sepp Blatter and former UEFA president Michel Platini each face interrogation from the Swiss public prosecutor as part of the proceedings opened in 2015 over a payment of 2 million Swiss francs. (Peter Schneider/Keystone via AP)
September 01, 2020 - 5:16 am
BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter was questioned Tuesday by Swiss investigators about a $2 million payment he authorized in 2011 to then-UEFA president Michel Platini. Blatter was quizzed about suspected criminal mismanagement at FIFA one day after Platini spent about...
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August 24, 2020 - 9:38 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — An appeal hearing for former FIFA official Ricardo Teixeira to challenge his life ban for bribery was delayed because his lawyers face a 10-day quarantine in Switzerland if they arrived from Brazil. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said it was unclear when the hearing...
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August 20, 2020 - 6:04 am
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA suspended two more soccer officials in Haiti to widen its investigation Thursday into alleged systematic sexual abuse of young women players. FIFA’s ethics committee judges first extended a 90-day provisional ban of Yves Jean-Bart, the longtime Haiti soccer federation president,...
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August 05, 2020 - 8:11 pm
CARACAS (AP) — Venezuela's soccer federation president Jesús Berardinelli has died two weeks after he suddenly lost consciousness and presented other health problems in a hospital, the country's soccer federation said Wednesday. Berardinelli was 61. Berardinelli died 16 days after becoming subject...
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