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FILE - In this March 8, 2018 file photo, Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales poses at the Milwaukee Police Administration in Milwaukee. An oversight board is considering firing Morales after he ordered officers to use tear gas to break up protests over George Floyd’s death, the last straw for members upset with how the chief has handled incidents since the arrest of Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown in 2018. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, File)

ACLU: New Milwaukee police chief shouldn't use harsh tactics

Aug. 7, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union warned the Milwaukee Police Department and city leaders Friday that the new police chief shouldn't treat protesters harshly after former Chief Alfonso Morales was demoted in part for using tear gas against demonstrators The city's Fire and Police...

FILE - In this March 8, 2018 file photo, Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales poses at the Milwaukee Police Administration in Milwaukee. An oversight board is considering firing Morales after he ordered officers to use tear gas to break up protests over George Floyd’s death, the last straw for members upset with how the chief has handled incidents since the arrest of Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown in 2018. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, File)

Milwaukee chief demoted over tear-gas use, other concerns

Aug. 7, 2020 11:24 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An oversight board demoted Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales after questioning how he handled multiple incidents, including ordering officers to fire tear gas and pepper spray at protesters demonstrating over George Floyd’s death. The city’s Fire and Police...

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2020, file photo, Texas Tech head coach Marlene Stollings reacts to a play in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Baylor in Waco Texas. Texas Tech women's basketball players have accused Stollings and her staff of fostering a culture of abuse that led to an exodus from the program, according to a report published Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in USA Today. (AP Photo/Rod Aydelotte, File)

Texas Tech women's coach fired one day after report of abuse

Aug. 7, 2020 3:47 AM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech fired women's basketball coach Marlene Stollings on Thursday, a day after a scathing newspaper report alleging a culture of abuse in her program. Athletic director Kirby Hocutt announced the firing in a one-sentence statement while adding that he planned to address the...

FILE - This Nov. 28, 2019, file photo shows Detroit Lions offensive tackle Rick Wagner (71) blocking for quarterback David Blough, right, against Chicago Bears outside linebacker Khalil Mack (52) during the second half of an NFL football game in Detroit. Wagner, now an offensive tackle for the Green Bay Packers, has a tough assignment as he returns to his home state. The West Allis native and former Wisconsin lineman is getting the first shot to emerge as Green Bay’s right tackle, a spot where Bryan Bulaga had been a fixture for a decade before signing with the Los Angeles Chargers. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)

Packers' Wagner savors chance to play for home-state team

Aug. 6, 2020 9:31 PM EDT

Green Bay Packers offensive tackle Rick Wagner says the decision to sign with his home-state team was easy. The challenge Wagner now faces is much more difficult. Wagner is attempting to bounce back from a down season while making sure the Packers don’t take a step back at right tackle, a position that...

Apparent roster snafu changes Blue Jays pitching plans

Aug. 6, 2020 9:14 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An apparent roster snafu forced the Toronto Blue Jays to change their pitching plans for Thursday night’s game at the Atlanta Braves. After Nate Pearson gave up three runs in five innings, manager Charlie Montoyo brought in right-hander Jacob Waguespack to open the sixth. As...

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, right, passes under pressure from San Francisco 49ers' Nick Bosa, left, during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game in Miami Gardens, Fla. The potential for a Bosa brothers reunion in the NFL will have to wait at least a few more years. Big brother Joey has signed a long-term extension with the Los Angeles Chargers and younger brother Nick has three years left on his rookie deal with the 49ers. So the pass rushing stars won’t be linking up on the same team anytime soon. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Bosa brothers reunion on hold after Joey's new deal in LA

Aug. 6, 2020 9:06 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The potential for a Bosa brothers reunion in the NFL will have to wait at least a few more years. With big brother Joey signing a long-term extension with the Los Angeles Chargers last week and younger brother Nick having three years left on his rookie deal with the San Francisco...

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019 file photo, Denver Broncos free safety Justin Simmons (31) reacts against the Buffalo Bills during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y. Justin Simmons had an eventful offseason, finding his voice during peaceful protests of racial and social injustice from his hometown in Florida to downtown Denver. The fifth-year safety and first-time All-Pro also failed to reach agreement on a long-term contract with the Broncos, so he's playing under the franchise tag in 2020.(AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)

Simmons had enlightening offseason despite no new contract

Aug. 6, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A breakout 2019 season garnered Justin Simmons his first All-Pro nod and the Denver Broncos’ franchise tag. So, he was counting on two things in the offseason: laying low and signing a big contract. George Floyd’s fatal arrest changed Simmons’ plans to stay...

Anaheim Ducks re-sign D Larsson to 2-year, $2.4 million deal

Aug. 6, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks have re-signed defenseman Jacob Larsson to a two-year, $2.4 million deal. The Ducks announced the return of their restricted free agent Thursday. Larsson will make $1.1 million next season and $1.3 million in the 2021-22 campaign. The 23-year-old Swede has two goals...

Miami Marlins' Eddy Alvarez watches a foul ball to right field during the fifth inning in the second game of a baseball doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Baltimore. Among the Marlins' roster replacements following their coronavirus outbreak was infielder Alvarez, a 2014 Olympic silver medalist in speedskating.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Olympic skater Alvarez achieves another goal: his MLB debut

Aug. 6, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly knew about Eddy Alvarez’s background as an Olympic medalist in speedskating, and also knew that didn’t necessarily mean he could hit a slider. After all, Alvarez was a 30-year-old infielder still stuck in the Marlins' farm system. Then in spring training, and...

Philadelphia Phillies' Aaron Nola pitches during the first inning of the second baseball game in a doubleheader against the New York Yankees, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Phils-Marlins set for 7 games in 5 days in new MLB schedule

Aug. 6, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies and Miami Marlins will play seven times in five days as part of Major League Baseball’s reconfigured schedule released Thursday to account for 21 coronavirus-caused postponements in the first two weeks of the season. The Marlins, who had their season...