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The Latest: Lions lead Patriots 10-0 early in 2nd quarter

Sep. 23, 2018 9:06 PM EDT

The Latest on the third Sunday of the NFL regular season (all times EDT): 9 p.m. The winless Detroit Lions could hardly have asked for a better start against New England. The Lions lead 10-0 after Matthew Stafford's 3-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Golladay early in the second quarter. New England does not have a...

Cubs SS Russell placed on leave before loss to White Sox

Sep. 22, 2018 1:04 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs announced Friday that shortstop Addison Russell had been placed on administrative leave after he was accused of domestic violence by his ex-wife. Then Jose Quintana struggled against his former team. The Cubs dropped their second straight game when Quintana was tagged for a...

Cubs' Russell placed on leave after domestic violence claims

Sep. 21, 2018 8:42 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell was placed on administrative leave Friday following fresh allegations of domestic violence from his ex-wife. Last year, Melisa Reidy posted a photo on her Instagram account with a caption suggesting her husband of about 18 months had been unfaithful to...

Silver defends penalty to Cuban for Mavericks' misconduct

Sep. 21, 2018 8:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver defended his decision not to suspend Mark Cuban on Friday, noting that the Mavericks owner was never directly implicated in the misconduct toward women within his organization. Silver believed a suspension for Cuban, therefore, would have set a dangerous...

After Russia vote, anti-doping group calls WADA compromised

Sep. 21, 2018 6:12 PM EDT

A leading anti-doping group hinted at changing the structure of the World Anti-Doping Agency, saying the decision to reinstate Russia's drug-fighting operation is a sign WADA leaders are saddled with "conflicting priorities." The Institute of National Anti-Doping Organizations said in a statement Friday that...

WADA investigator says the agency got a bad deal from Russia

Sep. 21, 2018 1:38 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Canadian lawyer who investigated the state-backed doping scheme by Russia when it hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics said the World Anti-Doping Agency rushed into accepting a bad deal by reinstating the country's drug-testing program. Richard McLaren told The Associated Press...

Euro 2024 study: Human rights concern in Turkey, not Germany

Sep. 21, 2018 12:27 PM EDT

A week before the 2024 European Championship hosting vote, UEFA expressed concern on Friday about Turkey's human rights record and logistics, while raising no significant issues with Germany's proposals in an evaluation of the two bids. Turkey has taken an increasingly repressive direction under Recep Tayyip...

49ers get Foster back from suspension in time for Chiefs

Sep. 20, 2018 8:00 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Reuben Foster spent the first two weeks of the football season being a fan, cheering on his San Francisco 49ers teammates from his couch while serving a two-game suspension. When he got the chance to rejoin his teammates this past Monday, he was ready to celebrate. "It was like a...

Despite protests, Russia's anti-doping agency reinstated

Sep. 20, 2018 6:29 PM EDT

The World Anti-Doping Agency declared Russia's scandal-ridden drug-fighting operation back in business Thursday, a decision designed to bring a close to one of sports' most notorious doping scandals but one bitterly disputed by hundreds of athletes and described as "treachery" by the lawyer for the man who...

Canadiens' Domi suspended for preseason for punching Ekblad

Sep. 20, 2018 4:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Montreal Canadiens forward Max Domi has been suspended for the remainder of the NHL preseason after punching Florida defenseman Aaron Ekblad during an exhibition game. The NHL's Department of Player Safety made the announcement Thursday following an afternoon hearing with Domi. The punch...