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Oakland Athletics' Ramon Laureano (22) charges the Houston Astros dugout after being hit by a pitch thrown by Humberto Castellanos in the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

MLB: Astros coach receives 20-game suspension, Laureano six

Aug. 11, 2020 10:24 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Houston Astros hitting coach Álex Cintrón received a 20-game suspension and a fine Tuesday for his role in a benches-clearing brawl at Oakland, while Athletics outfielder Ramon Laureano was given a six-game suspension and a fine. Cintrón’s suspension is the...

FILE - Washington Redskins linebacker Reuben Foster stretches during a practice at the team's NFL football practice facility, in a Reuben Foster Monday, May 20, 2019 file photo, in Ashburn, Va.The Washington Football Team activated linebacker Reuben Foster off the physically unable to perform list Sunday, Aug.9, 2020. The team made the move days ahead of the start of on-field training camp workouts.   (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Washington activates linebacker Reuben Foster off PUP list

Aug. 9, 2020 12:43 PM EDT

The Washington Football Team activated linebacker Reuben Foster off the physically unable to perform list Sunday ahead of the start of the first on-field training camp workouts. Foster, 26, tore the ACL in and caused additional damage to his left knee during offseason workouts in May 2019 and missed all of last...

Teressa Raiford, executive director of Don't Shoot Portland, speaks in front of a crowd gathered in front of the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse in downtown Portland, Ore., on July 17, 2020, with several religious leaders calling for non-violent protests and greater accountability from local and federal officials. Other speakers called for an end to racial injustice. Protests in Portland have topped the headlines for days, but lost in the shouting are the voices of Black residents themselves. Their feelings about the unrest are nuanced and diverse.  (Brooke Herbert/The Oregonian via AP)

Black people in Portland struggle to be heard amid protests

Aug. 9, 2020 11:47 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Chaotic and often violent protests against racial injustice have topped the headlines for days, but lost in the shouting are the voices of many Black Portland residents themselves — and their feelings about the unrest are nuanced and diverse. Some feel the overwhelmingly white...

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2019, file photo, Washington Redskins running back Derrius Guice (29) runs the ball during an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Landover, Md. The Washington Football Team has released Guice after he was charged in a domestic violence incident. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)

Washington releases RB Guice after domestic violence arrest

Aug. 7, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

The Washington Football Team released running back Derrius Guice on Friday after he was charged in multiple domestic violence incidents. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Department told The Associated Press that Guice was arrested on one count of strangulation, three counts of assault and battery and one count...

Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) celebrates his goal with teammates Justin Holl (3) and Zach Hyman (11) as Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Oliver Bjorkstrand (28) skates by during second period NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff action in Toronto on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Maple Leafs shut out Blue Jackets 3-0 to even playoff series

Aug. 4, 2020 8:06 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Auston Matthews and John Tavares scored and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 on Tuesday to even their best-of-five qualifying series at one game. Toronto defenseman Jake Muzzin was taken off the ice on a stretcher with 1:52 left in the game after his head made...

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 1956 file photo blood streams from the cut eye of Hungarian Ervin Zador injured during a fight with a member of the Soviet team in the closing stages of the Hungary vs. USSR water polo match in Melbourne, Australia. The Melbourne Olympics were already quite unique before they started. They were the first games held in the southern hemisphere, and ran from Nov. 22 to Dec. 8 to take in the Australian summer.  (AP Photo)

"Blood in the Water:" War in the 1956 Olympic pool

Aug. 3, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

Quentin Tarantino called a documentary film about it “the best untold story ever.” Even allowing for the famed director's Hollywood-spawned hyperbole, generations of sports fans have never heard of one of the most extraordinary events in Olympic history. It was dubbed “Blood in the...

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 1956 file photo blood streams from the cut eye of Hungarian Ervin Zador injured during a fight with a member of the Soviet team in the closing stages of the Hungary vs. USSR water polo match in Melbourne, Australia. The Melbourne Olympics were already quite unique before they started. They were the first games held in the southern hemisphere, and ran from Nov. 22 to Dec. 8 to take in the Australian summer.  (AP Photo)

AP WAS THERE: 1956 Melbourne Olympics "Blood in the Water"

Aug. 3, 2020 1:57 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. This story was published in The Charleston News and Courier on Dec. 6, 1956, during the Olympics in Melbourne,...

FILE - In this  Monday, Sept. 4, 2017 file photo, New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes (7) reacts during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field in New York. José Reyes has retired from baseball, almost two years after playing his final game. The 37-year-old, a four-time All-Star shortstop for the New York Mets, made the announcement Wednesday, July 29, 2020 on Twitter. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

José Reyes, 4-time All-Star shortstop, retires at age 37

Jul. 29, 2020 11:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — José Reyes has retired from baseball, almost two years after playing his final game. The 37-year-old, a four-time All-Star shortstop for the New York Mets, made the announcement Wednesday on Twitter. “A young boy growing up in the Dominican Republic, I could have never dreamed...

Portland fining feds for unpermitted fence near courthouse

Jul. 29, 2020 10:56 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Commissioner Chloe Eudaly said Tuesday the city is fining the federal government $500 every 15 minutes until it removes an unpermitted fence blocking a bike lane on a street near the federal courthouse. Eudaly oversees the transportation bureau and said Tuesday the...

2 coaches injured in suburban Milwaukee basketball brawl

Jul. 24, 2020 7:38 AM EDT

GERMANTOWN, Wis. (AP) — Two coaches were taken to the hospital after they were injured in a brawl at a suburban Milwaukee girls basketball game. Officials said at least three men were causing problems at a Wisconsin Blizzard game against the Wisconsin Playground Elite at Germantown High School Wednesday. ...