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Live updates | Ukraine: Russian shelling kills 6 civilians

May. 25, 2022 03:41 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — A regional governor in eastern Ukraine says at least six civilians have been killed by the latest Russian shelling. Luhansk region Gov. Serhiy Haidai said Wednesday that another eight people were wounded in the shelling of the town of Sievierodonetsk over the...

UK govt approves sale of Chelsea by sanctioned Abramovich

May. 25, 2022 02:36 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Roman Abramovich’s 19 years as Chelsea owner is closer to ending after the British government approved the sale of the Premier League club by the sanctioned Russian oligarch to a consortium fronted by Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly. The government had to...

NFL revamps Rooney Rule to include quarterbacks coaches

May. 24, 2022 18:32 PM EDT

The NFL has expanded the Rooney Rule again, this time to include quarterbacks coaches in a further effort to diversify the coaching ranks. The change was announced Tuesday at the owners meeting in Atlanta by Jonathan Beane, the NFL’s senior vice president and chief diversity and...

McLaurin, Young absent for Commanders' 1st offseason workout

May. 24, 2022 14:36 PM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Terry McLaurin was a no-show for the Washington Commanders' first on-field workout of the offseason while negotiations on a contract extension are ongoing for the team's top receiver. McLaurin and pass rushers Chase Young and Montez Sweat weren't on the field...

Premier League approves Chelsea sale to Boehly consortium

May. 24, 2022 14:33 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Premier League has approved the proposed sale of Chelsea to a consortium fronted by Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly, although the British government still needs to sign off on the deal before it can be completed. Boehly has already agreed to buy the...

Players' association affiliate to market former big leaguers

May. 24, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The business arm of the baseball players' association has reached a licensing deal with the marketing organization for retired major leaguers. MLB Players Inc., an affiliate of the Major League Baseball Players Association, said Tuesday it reached a multiyear...

MLB suspends Yanks' Donaldson for 1 game for 'Jackie' remark

May. 23, 2022 23:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball suspended Josh Donaldson for one game Monday after the New York Yankees slugger made multiple references to Jackie Robinson while talking to White Sox star Tim Anderson during the weekend. Donaldson also was fined an undisclosed amount for his...

California mayor resigns amid baseball stadium deal scandal

May. 23, 2022 19:47 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The mayor of the Southern California city of Anaheim is resigning amid a swirling political scandal over the sale of Angel Stadium to the baseball team. Mayor Harry Sidhu is quitting his post effective Tuesday, his lawyer, Paul S. Meyer, said in a statement...

Connelly leaves Nuggets for similar role with Timberwolves

May. 23, 2022 19:47 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Tim Connelly is leaving his job as president of basketball operations of the Denver Nuggets for a similar role with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Connelly agreed to the deal on Monday, the Timberwolves announced. The 45-year-old Connelly steadily built...

US women's soccer equal pay victory decades in the making

May. 21, 2022 11:00 AM EDT

The U.S. women's national team has not only been wildly successful on the field, the players have also been unabashedly outspoken, using their platform to advocate for equal rights for themselves and others. The team's efforts to secure equitable pay finally came to fruition this...