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MLB extends Castro's domestic violence leave through July 29

Jul. 23, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Washington Nationals infielder Starlin Castro's administrative leave was extended an additional seven days Friday by Major League Baseball through July 29 under its domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy. The leave began July 16 under...

316 people are shot every day in America. Here are 5 stories

Jul. 23, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

They panic if a balloon pops. They hold dying family members. They push their wounded bodies to heal and scroll longingly through photos and videos of their lost loved ones. Behind the statistics and the political blame game over rising gun violence are the victims. The...

Brazil police release Boca Juniors team after stadium brawl

Jul. 21, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Players of Argentina’s Boca Juniors spent the night in a bus outside a Brazilian police station before being allowed to leave Wednesday following a brawl with security after their Copa Libertadores penalty shootout loss to local Atletico Mineiro. ...

Nats GM doesn't plan on having Castro back this season

Jul. 20, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo says he doesn't plan on having infielder Starlin Castro back with the team this season. Castro was placed on administrative leave July 16 by Major League Baseball under its domestic violence, sexual...

Netflix's 'UNTOLD' to dive deep into epic sports moments

Jul. 20, 2021 13:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Caitlyn Jenner’s reflections about winning an Olympic gold medal, boxer Christy Martin's fight for her life outside the ring and the infamous “Malice at the Palace” brawl are some of the most controversial sports moments highlighted in a new Netflix docuseries...

Nats' Starlin Castro placed on administrative leave by MLB

Jul. 16, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals infielder Starlin Castro was placed on administrative leave Friday by Major League Baseball under its domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy. The leave was imposed under the policy adopted by MLB and the...

Diverse England team wins fans in nation eager for good news

Jul. 09, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Hannah Kumari has been an English soccer fan since childhood, but she never wanted to fly an England flag. Until now. Kumari is one of millions of fans ecstatic that England’s men’s team has reached the final of a major tournament for the first time...

Man who wore horns in riot lose 3rd bid for jail release

Jul. 06, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

A Phoenix man who stormed the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot while sporting face paint, no shirt and a furry hat with horns has lost his third bid to be released from jail. A federal judge in Washington concluded Tuesday that Jacob Chansley hadn’t presented new...

New US LGBTQ-rights envoy sees reasons for hope and worry

Jul. 03, 2021 00:42 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jessica Stern, soon to become the State Department's special diplomatic envoy for LGBTQ rights, sees a mix of promising news and worrisome developments almost everywhere she looks, both at home and abroad. In the United States, Stern’s admiration for...

New US LGBTQ-rights envoy sees reasons for hope and worry

Jul. 02, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jessica Stern, soon to become the State Department's special diplomatic envoy for LGBTQ rights, sees a mix of promising news and worrisome developments almost everywhere she looks, both at home and abroad. In the United States, Stern’s admiration for...