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South Korea faces potential WCup qualifier in North Korea

Jul. 18, 2019 3:49 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean men's national soccer team's path to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will include a crucial road match against North Korea, but it's unclear whether a rare match between the Koreas in Pyongyang will materialize considering the political tension between the rivals....

LEADING OFF: Dodgers-Phillies play early after playing late

Jul. 18, 2019 1:47 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday: BACK AT IT The Dodgers and Phillies are facing a tight turnaround after a lengthy rain delay pushed the end of Wednesday's game close to 2 a.m. early Thursday. First pitch of the series finale is set for 12:35 p.m., and then the Dodgers are set to make the...

Angels pitcher Noé Ramirez suspended for 3 games

Jul. 17, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Angels pitcher Noé Ramirez has been suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing a pitch in the area of Houston outfielder Jake Marisnick's head, and Los Angeles manager Brad Ausmus has been suspended a game and fined. Joe Torre, Chief Baseball Officer...

Phillies closer Héctor Neris suspended for 3 games

Jul. 17, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies closer Héctor Neris has been suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed fine for intentionally throwing a pitch in the area of the head of David Freese of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Joe Torre, Chief Baseball Officer for Major League Baseball, announced...

WNBA suspends Riquna Williams 10 games for domestic violence

Jul. 17, 2019 9:42 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams was suspended without pay by the WNBA on Tuesday for 10 games — nearly a third of the season — for a domestic violence incident. Williams was arrested on April 29 and charged with two felony counts, one involving the assault of an...

Storm's Natasha Howard denies abusing her wife

Jul. 16, 2019 10:41 PM EDT

Natasha Howard denies allegations she abused her wife in a statement provided by her lawyer Tuesday night. "The allegations that have been made against me are very serious. I deny them." the statement said. The Seattle Storm All-Star was accused by her wife on social media Saturday of physically threatening and...

Vikings backup RB Roc Thomas gets 3-game suspension

Jul. 16, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings running back Roc Thomas has been suspended for the first three games of the regular season for violating the NFL's policy and program on substances of abuse. The league announced the punishment Tuesday, the week before training camp begins. Thomas can participate in...

CORRECTS: WNBA suspends Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams 10 games for domestic violence incident

Jul. 16, 2019 4:28 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — CORRECTS: WNBA suspends Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams 10 games for domestic violence incident. (Corrects APNewsAlert that said it was the longest suspension in league history )

Legal sports betting begins in upstate New York

Jul. 16, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — New York joined the growing list of states allowing wagering on sports after an upstate casino cut the ribbon on a new betting lounge Tuesday and took its first bet — $20 on the Seattle Mariners. The state's entry comes more than a year after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted...

St. Louis, Charlotte expansion hopefuls meet with MLS brass

Jul. 15, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The ownership group hoping to land a Major League Soccer expansion franchise for St. Louis has made a formal presentation to league officials. Representatives from an expansion bid in Charlotte backed by billionaire David Tepper also met with officials Monday in New York to provide an...