Los Angeles Times

Prosecutor says greed fueled bribes


A scandal in which college basketball coaches were bribed to steer NBA-bound players to favored agents and money managers was motivated by greed, a prosecutor told jurors — before defense lawyers criticized the case as an FBI-led setup.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Eli Mark said at the opening of a criminal trial that Christian Dawkins cheated to elevate prospects for his fledgling sports management company.

The Minneapoli­s Star Tribune reported that former NHL player Neal Broten was pulled over Sunday night in western Wisconsin and arrested for drunk driving for the third time.

A Florida judge has ordered that a video police say shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying for sex not be publicly released for now. Palm Beach County Judge Leonard Hanser accepted arguments by Kraft’s attorneys that releasing the video could harm chances for a fair trial on misdemeano­r prostituti­on charges. Kraft has pleaded not guilty.

A promoter sued the U.S. Soccer Federation, asking a court to order the governing body to sanction an Ecuador league match in Florida. Relevent Sports filed suit in New York Supreme Court in Manhattan on Monday. It alleges the USSF illegally denied its applicatio­n to have Ecuador’s Barcelona and Guayaquil clubs play on May 5 at Miami Gardens.

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