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Hunt returns to field for Browns after NFL suspension

Nov. 10, 2019 7:53 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — When Kareem Hunt arrived for his first game in nearly a year, an unexpected gift was waiting for him. Sitting on the top shelf of his locker was a rock. Browns general manager John Dorsey left it and delivered Hunt a message. "Always stay solid," Hunt said, holding the large stone in his...

Hunt's countdown over; Browns back eager to play again

Nov. 7, 2019 6:57 PM EST

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Kareem Hunt learned humility during his time away from football for two violent, off-field altercations, the lengthy layoff forcing him to grow up. It was a tough lesson. A needed one. While serving his eight-game NFL suspension for losing control of his emotions and being captured on...

Police: Jamaican female soccer player killed during fight

Nov. 1, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Authorities in Jamaica say a member of the women's national soccer team has been stabbed to death. Police said Friday that 20-year-old Tarania Clarke was killed during a fight with another woman over a cellphone. The stabbing occurred late Thursday in the capital of Kingston....

Embiid, Towns ejected as Sixers rout T'Wolves 117-95

Oct. 30, 2019 11:05 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns got into a brawl that overshadowed a rout on the court. Embiid scored 19 points before he was ejected for fighting with Towns, and the Philadelphia 76ers cruised to a 117-95 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night for their fourth...

Chicago teachers' strike sidelines athletes, future hopes

Oct. 25, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A strike by school teachers in Chicago has spread from the picket line to the playing field. Thousands of high school athletes, shut out of class for more than a week, are arguing, rallying and even filing lawsuits for the chance to compete in post-season play. Hanging in the...

UN chief urges world leaders to listen to protesters' issues

Oct. 25, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on protesters around the world Friday to follow champions of nonviolent change like Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., and urged world leaders "to listen to the real problems of real people." The U.N. chief told reporters that...

Astros fire exec Taubman after rant at female reporters

Oct. 25, 2019 9:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Houston Astros fired assistant general manager Brandon Taubman on Thursday for directing inappropriate comments at female reporters during a clubhouse celebration, announcing the decision in the middle of the World Series and putting a renewed spotlight on domestic violence in...

The Latest: Nats dominate Astros, take 2-0 World Series lead

Oct. 24, 2019 12:29 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local): 11:10 p.m. Stephen Strasburg outdueled fellow ace Justin Verlander, overcoming a shaky start to give the Washington Nationals a 12-3 victory Wednesday night and a commanding 2-0 lead in the World Series. Kurt Suzuki hit a tiebreaking homer in...

MLB to speak with Astros over which makes Taubman decision

Oct. 23, 2019 7:47 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Major League Baseball will speak with the Astros to determine whether the commissioner's office or the club will handle any decision following an investigation into the conduct of Houston assistant general manager Brandon Taubman. Commissioner Rob Manfred said before World Series Game 2 on...

Column: Astros have shown disdain for media over and over

Oct. 23, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

There's no cheering — or jeering — in the press box. Impartiality should be the guiding tenet of any journalist. Yet, the Houston Astros are making it really, really tough to abide by that principle. This is an organization that clearly has no respect for the media — female sports writers, in...