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Astros executive apologizes, MLB to conduct interviews

Oct. 23, 2019 1:58 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The assistant general manager of the Houston Astros apologized Tuesday for using "inappropriate language" after a Sports Illustrated report said he repeatedly yelled toward a group of female reporters about closer Roberto Osuna during a clubhouse celebration. Brandon Taubman released a...

Appeals denied for ineligible players on Briles' prep team

Oct. 22, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP) — A committee representing the governing body of public high school sports in Texas on Tuesday denied the appeals of two players declared ineligible on a football team led by former Baylor coach Art Briles. A pair of 4-1 votes upheld a decision earlier this month by a district...

South Carolina football put on one-year probation by NCAA

Oct. 22, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's football program was placed on probation for the next year by the NCAA for a former assistant coach's impermissible actions in recruiting a sophomore prospect in the spring of 2018. South Carolina reported the infraction to the NCAA, which considered it a Level II...

Whan sees strength in growth, not gap, of LPGA prize money

Oct. 22, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

Every week brings a sobering reminder of how much more money the men play for on the PGA Tour than the women do on the LPGA Tour. With four tournaments left in the LPGA Tour season, Danielle Kang became the 11th player to break the $1 million mark. The PGA Tour had 112 players earn at least $1 million last...

Iran banned from world judo until it agrees to face Israel

Oct. 22, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iran was banned from international judo competitions Tuesday for refusing to let its athletes fight Israeli opponents. The International Judo Federation imposed an indefinite ban on Iran's team until it promises to end a long-running boycott of Israel. The IJF's disciplinary...

NFL cracks down on internal dissent over officiating

Oct. 22, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

The NFL threw yellow flags on Rams linebacker Clay Matthews, Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield and Lions safety Tracy Walker, fining each $12,500 for criticizing officials. Matthews was disciplined for a tweet he posted after the Lions lost to his former team, the Packers, whom the NFL acknowledged benefited from...

Bucs practice squad DL Beckner suspended 4 games

Oct. 21, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The NFL has suspended Tampa Bay rookie defensive lineman Terry Beckner four games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancers. Beckner is a seventh-round draft pick who has been a member of the team's practice squad. The NFL announced the suspension without pay on Monday....

Cardinals' defense clicking through 7 games

Oct. 21, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Cardinals' offense is still trying to find its way after a day of taking bite-sized yardage chunks just outside the Big Apple. Arizona's defense appears to be in top form after devouring the New York Giants. The Cardinals' voracious defense made up for their inconsistent offense in...

Browns RB Hunt practices while still serving NFL suspension

Oct. 21, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Kareem Hunt ran back to the Browns sooner than expected. The suspended star returned to the team and practiced Monday after serving only six games of an eight-game NFL suspension for two violent off-field altercations that threatened to end his playing career. Hunt has been observed...

Addressing growing fan behavior problem top priority for NBA

Oct. 21, 2019 9:18 AM EDT

About a dozen NBA players gathered for a teleconference with officials in the league office this summer, making their case about what they believe is one of the biggest problems in the game. Fan behavior, they said, is getting worse. The numbers show they're right, and if that isn't troubling enough race only...