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Sports business manager gets year in prison in NCAA scandal

NEW YORK (AP) — An aspiring sports business manager convicted of bribery conspiracy in a college basketball scandal that shook amateur athletics has been sentenced to a year in prison.

Christian Dawkins was sentenced Thursday in Manhattan federal court.

Dawkins was convicted in May on two charges and acquitted of others in a prosecution that revealed that top college coaches were paid off to steer NBA-bound athletes to favored handlers.

Dawkins, tearful at times as he spoke to Judge Edgardo Ramos, said what he did “wasn’t worth it.”

At trial, Dawkins testified that he never bribed anyone.

Ramos concluded Dawkins lied on the witness stand. Still, he granted leniency from the four-to-five years recommended by federal sentencing guidelines. The judge cited inequities in the case that allowed some people to avoid prosecution.

Feds: Mob bullies spoke of plot to fix college hoops game

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities bringing a racketeering indictment against purported members of a New York City organized crime family say their tactics are reminiscent of playground bullies.

Federal prosecutors say 11 Colombo members or associates are among 20 people charged Thursday with extortion, loansharking and other offenses, including an unrealized plot to bribe college basketball players to intentionally lose.

In a particularly violent episode, a reputed Colombo captain and other men allegedly “beat the bricks off” a man who confronted his son for insulting a woman in a bar.

In the alleged basketball plot, one defendant was allegedly heard on a wiretap saying he wanted to pay thousands of dollars to players on an unnamed team to let the other team cover the points spread.

The indictment did not mention a team by name, and there’s no evidence the plot was carried out.

Raiders buy $28M of land for parking near Las Vegas stadium

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A NFL team has spent more than $28 million to acquire several future parking sites for an under-construction Las Vegas football stadium.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Wednesday that the Raiders purchased several parking lots and commercial buildings near its $2 billion, 65,000-seat domed stadium.

Officials say only 2,725 spaces are expected to be available on-site at Allegiant Stadium located west of the Strip.

Raiders President Marc Badain says the newly acquired parcels open up around 2,700 additional spots.

Badain previously said the team had agreements to park 9,000 vehicles within walking distance of the stadium.

Officials say the purchase comes after Clark County approved a pair of two-year leases at $1.1 million annually for plots owned by the Department of Aviation.

The stadium is expected to open next year.