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Phillies cut former All-Star Odubel Herrera

Jan. 14, 2020 4:37 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have cut outfielder Odubel Herrera and claimed outfielder Nick Martini off waivers. Herrera was designated for assignment on Tuesday to make room on the roster for Martini. Herrera was suspended last season under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy...

The Montenegrin flag flying from the Montenegrin Embassy, is targeted with fireworks by Serbian ultra-nationalists during a protest against a religion rights law adopted by Montenegro's parliament last month, during a mass protest in Belgrade, Serbia, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020.  Montenegro on Friday strongly denounced aggression against its embassy in Serbia during a protest by some thousands of ultra-nationalists, saying the action represented an attack on the country's independence. (AP Photo/Ana Paunkovic)

Montenegro denounces protest attack on its embassy in Serbia

Jan. 3, 2020 10:58 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Montenegro on Friday strongly denounced aggression against its embassy in Serbia during a protest by thousands of ultra-nationalists, saying the actions of soccer hooligans who threw flares and chanted “Set it on fire” represented an attack on the country's...

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees' Domingo German pitches during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, in Boston.  Yankees pitcher Domingo German will miss the first 63 games of the 2020 season as part of an 81-game ban for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. The league announced the suspension Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. German has agreed not to appeal. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Yankees' Germán suspended 81 games for domestic violence

Jan. 2, 2020 6:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán will miss the first 63 games of the 2020 season as part of an 81-game ban for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. The league announced the suspension Thursday. Germán has agreed not to appeal. Germán was put on...

Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán suspended 63 more games for next season under MLB's domestic violence policy

Jan. 2, 2020 3:10 PM EST
Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán suspended 63 more games for next season under MLB's domestic violence policy.
FILE - In this April 22, 2019 file photo, Washington State Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, adjusts his laptop computer on the floor of the House, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. An investigative report prepared for the state Legislature and released Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 said that Shea took part in

Report: Washington lawmaker engaged in 'domestic terrorism'

Dec. 19, 2019 9:20 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state lawmaker took part in “domestic terrorism” against the United States during a 2016 standoff at a wildlife refuge in Oregon and traveled throughout the West meeting with far-right extremist groups, according to an investigative report released Thursday....

People set fires in garbage containers after a Catalan pro-independence protest outside the Camp Nou stadium ahead of a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Real Madrid in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. Thousands of Catalan separatists are planning to protest around and inside Barcelona's Camp Nou Stadium during Wednesday's match against fierce rival Real Madrid. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Police, protesters clash outside Barcelona-Real Madrid game

Dec. 18, 2019 5:38 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Riot police clashed with protesters in the streets Wednesday night outside a soccer match between Barcelona and Real Madrid, as authorities sought to keep Catalonia's separatist movement from disrupting the game viewed by 650 million people worldwide. The match in Barcelona's Camp...

Real Madrid's Karim Benzema, left, and Barcelona's Gerard Pique walks together on the pitch during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Real Madrid at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. Thousands of Catalan separatists are planning to protest around and inside Barcelona's Camp Nou Stadium during Wednesday's

Barca held 0-0 by Madrid amid separatist protest at Camp Nou

Dec. 18, 2019 5:22 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona and Real Madrid played out a 0-0 draw for the first time in 17 years on Wednesday in a politically supercharged “clásico” match played amid a large separatist protest that turned violent outside Camp Nou stadium. The game inside the stadium was completed...

Brazilian goalkeeper accused of domestic violence in Florida

Dec. 18, 2019 2:00 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Brazilian soccer player was arrested Wednesday on charges of domestic violence while vacationing in Florida, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. Sao Paulo FC goalkeeper Jean Fernandes, 24, was charged with battery after sheriff's deputies were called to an Orlando hotel...

Mexico soccer players sanctioned for mocking feminist song

Dec. 17, 2019 5:59 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's first-division soccer club America announced fines and a one-game suspension Tuesday for members of its under-17 team for a video showing them laughing and dancing to "The Rapist Is You" anthem adopted by campaigners against gender-based violence. The team said the players...

The new National Stadium, main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, is seen after its completion in Tokyo Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (Kyodo News via AP)

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...