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William "Rick" Singer founder of the Edge College & Career Network, departs federal court in Boston on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, after he pleaded guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
March 12, 2019 - 11:33 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Fifty people, including Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, were charged Tuesday in a scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly bribed college coaches and other insiders to get their children into some of the nation's most selective schools. Federal authorities called...
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Gregory Abbott, founder and chairman of International Dispensing Corporation, leaves after appearing in federal court in New York on bribery charges, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Abbott is among dozens of people who were charged Tuesday in a scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly bribed college coaches and other insiders to get their children into some of the nation's most elite schools. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
March 12, 2019 - 5:29 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a college admissions bribery scandal that has led to charges against coaches and celebrities (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Four people arrested in New York City in the college admissions prosecution have each been released on $500,000 bail after brief appearances in...
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In a September 2016 photo, Yale's women's head soccer Coach Rudy Meredith gives pointers to players during a scrimmage in Ocala, Fla. According to the federal indictments unsealed Tuesday, March 12, 2019, former Yale soccer coach Rudy Meredith put a prospective student who didn’t play soccer on a school list of recruits, doctored her supporting portfolio to indicate she was a player, and later accepted $400,000 from the head of a college placement company. (Doug Engle/Star-Banner via AP)
March 12, 2019 - 5:19 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The latest scandal to taint college athletics hit sports far from the spotlight and exposed a seamy side door into some of the nation's elite universities: coaches taking bribes to recruit non-athletes and help them ease past tough admissions policies. Federal indictments...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018 file photo, men work on the construction site of the Ras Abu Aboud stadium, backdropped by the city skyline in Doha, Qatar. A FIFA feasibility study concluded the 2022 World Cup can expand to 48 teams by using at least one of Qatar's neighbors as an additional host, and found there is a low legal risk to changing the format and an additional $400 million in revenue could be generated The Associated Press obtained a copy of the 81-page report on Monday, March 11, 2019 that assesses the political, logistical and legal issues surrounding adding 16 teams _ a significant change to the format more than eight years after Qatar won the hosting rights. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)
March 12, 2019 - 12:46 am
LONDON (AP) — A FIFA feasibility study concluded the 2022 World Cup can expand to 48 teams by using at least one of Qatar's neighbors as an additional host, and found there is a low legal risk to changing the format and an additional $400 million in revenue could be generated. The Associated Press...
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Hakeem al-Araiby, a former Bahraini international soccer player and refugee displays his certificate after becoming an Australian citizen, four weeks after escaping extradition to his homeland during a much-publicized detention in a Thai prison, in Melbourne, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Al-Araiby, who fled Bahrain citing political repression, had lived under refugee status in Australia for more than a year until detained in Bangkok in November while on holiday. (David Crosling/AAP Image via AP)
March 11, 2019 - 10:33 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — A former Bahraini soccer player and refugee has become an Australian citizen, after a detention in a Thai prison and an extradition request from his homeland raised international concern. Hakeem al-Araiby told reporters he's "an Aussie now" and is happy to be safe. The 25-year-old...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 12, 2018 file photo, Former Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane acknowledges applause as he arrives for a charity soccer match at the U Arena in Nanterre, north of Paris, France. Zinedine Zidane is reportedly returning to coach Real Madrid less than a year after leading the team to three straight Champions League titles. The Spanish television channel La Sexta says on Monday, March 11, 2019 the former France great will replace Santiago Solari, who couldn’t keep Madrid from enduring one of its worst collapses in recent history.(AP Photo/Thibault Camus, file)
March 11, 2019 - 12:57 pm
MADRID (AP) — Zinedine Zidane is returning to coach Real Madrid, the club he led to three straight Champions League titles. Madrid said Monday the former France great has accepted an offer to replace Santiago Solari, signing a contract until June 2022. The coaching change comes less than a week...
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March 11, 2019 - 3:58 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — In a story March 11 about the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft after a crash in Ethiopia, The Associated Press reported erroneously that China grounded its models of the same plane for nine hours. China's aviation authority ordered its airlines to ground their Boeing 737 8 Max...
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United States' Tobin Heath, second from right, is congratulated on her goal by Mallory Pugh (11), Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan (13) during the first half of a SheBelieves Cup soccer match against Brazil Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
March 11, 2019 - 2:12 am
While Serena Williams admittedly doesn't follow soccer, the U.S. women's national team caught her attention with its lawsuit seeking equitable pay. The players accuse the U.S. Soccer Federation of "institutionalized gender discrimination" that includes unequal pay with their counterparts on the men...
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Bayern's Robert Lewandowski, left, kicks the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and VfL Wolfsburg in Munich, Germany, Saturday, March 9, 2019. Robert Lewandowski has become the outright top-scoring foreign player in Bundesliga history. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
March 10, 2019 - 8:02 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Confident after finally reclaiming the lead in the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich again turns its attention to the Champions League, where it hopes to finish the job at home against Juergen Klopp's Liverpool on Wednesday. The teams drew 0-0 in the first leg of their last-16 match at...
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Arsenal's Nacho Monreal, left, Arsenal's Sokratis Papastathopoulos, right, and Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku challenge for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London, Sunday, March 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
March 10, 2019 - 1:37 pm
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal ended Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's unbeaten run in the Premier League with a 2-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday to leapfrog its rival into the top four. Granit Xhaka scored with a swerving long-range strike in the first half and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang doubled the lead from...
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