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UN calls for truce around next year's Tokyo summer Olympics

Dec. 9, 2019 7:32 PM EST

United Nations (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly unanimously approved a resolution Monday urging all nations to observe a truce during the 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan, saying sports can play a role in promoting peace and tolerance and preventing and countering terrorism and violent extremism. Diplomats...

3 arrested after home-made bombs detonated at Brazil stadium

Dec. 9, 2019 4:32 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police have arrested three people after home-made bombs were detonated at Mineirão Stadium as Cruzeiro was being relegated to the second division for the first time. More fans suspected of violence, which included breaking seats, were being sought, police in Belo Horizonte...

U-Buffalo running back arrested on domestic violence charges

Dec. 8, 2019 8:53 PM EST

AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — A third-string running back for Bahamas Bowl-bound University at Buffalo has been arrested on domestic violence charges. The school announced Dylan McDuffie has been suspended pending an investigation after being arrested by university police on Saturday evening. The school did not...

Report on probe of Rep. Matt Shea may be released next week

Dec. 5, 2019 11:18 AM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The results of a four-month investigation of state Rep. Matt Shea will not likely be released until next week, at the earliest. Leaders of the state House of Representatives were briefed on the telephone about the report on Wednesday. The Spokesman-Review reports that Democrats plan...

Hundreds mourn boy, 10, killed in football game shooting

Dec. 1, 2019 11:04 AM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered over the weekend to mourn a 10-year-old boy killed in a shooting at a high school football playoff game in New Jersey and to call for an end to such violence Micah Tennant, who died five days after gunfire erupted in the stands Nov. 15 at a...

MLB investigating alleged domestic violence by Sam Dyson

Nov. 26, 2019 2:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Free agent pitcher Sam Dyson has been accused of domestic violence and is being investigated by Major League Baseball. The commissioner’s office says in a statement it is “aware of it and looking into it.” Dyson’s agency, ISE, did not immediately respond to a...

Browns DT Ogunjobi back from suspension to face Steelers

Nov. 26, 2019 2:39 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi probably won’t get another chance to shove Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph this season. Ogunjobi was reinstated to Cleveland’s roster Tuesday after serving a one-game suspension for his involvement in the recent benches-clearing brawl...

March, rally calls for peace after football game shooting

Nov. 24, 2019 2:03 PM EST

PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Scores of marchers called for an end to gun violence as they gathered over the weekend on the football field where a 10-year-old boy was slain and two other people injured during a state playoff game earlier this month. More than 100 people, including local religious and...

Steelers QB Rudolph denies report he used racial slur

Nov. 21, 2019 8:31 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The on-field fight between Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has turned into a war of words off it, with Rudolph denying an anonymous report alleging he used a racial slur shortly before their now infamous confrontation last...

1-game suspension for Browns’ Ogunjobi’s upheld

Nov. 20, 2019 5:29 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The one-game NFL suspension for Cleveland Browns starting defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi for his role in the brawl with the Pittsburgh Steelers was upheld by an appeals officer. Ogunjobi shoved Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph seconds after Cleveland teammate Myles Garrett swung a...