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Buccaneers' Mike Evans loses appeal of 1-game suspension

Sep. 21, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face the Green Bay Packers without leading receiver Mike Evans, whose appeal of a one-game suspension for his role in an on-field brawl was denied on Wednesday. The NFL disciplined the eight-time, 1,000-yard receiver for...

With Evans serving 1-game suspension, Bucs sign Cole Beasley

Sep. 21, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Cole Beasley wants to help Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers any way he can. With star receiver Mike Evans suspended for Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers, and two of Brady’s other primary options — Chris Godwin and Julio Jones — hobbled by...

Belgrade police clash with hooligans during Pride march

Sep. 17, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Riot police clashed Saturday with soccer hooligans in downtown Belgrade, where a pan-European Pride march was held despite threats from anti-gay groups and an official earlier ban on the march in the traditionally conservative Balkan state. Tensions were...

Before Álvarez-Golovkin III, remember boxing's top trilogies

Sep. 16, 2022 12:20 PM EDT

Canelo Álvarez’s rivalry with Gennady Golovkin reaches the ultimate standard of modern boxing excellence this weekend when these vaunted fighters complete a trilogy. From Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier to Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez, most of the great rivals in the...

LA Angels blow lead, rally in 10th for 5-4 win over Tigers

Sep. 07, 2022 01:17 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Andrew Velazquez scored on Magneuris Sierra's bunt single in the 10th inning and the Los Angeles Angels secured their first winning homestand since early May with a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. Taylor Ward scored the tying run moments...

MLB announces 85-game suspension for pitcher Carlos Martinez

Sep. 01, 2022 11:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has suspended free agent pitcher Carlos Martinez for 85 games for violating its joint domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy. MLB said Thursday the punishment is retroactive to June 19. Under the policy, Martinez will...

Aaron Donald on helmet swing: 'It was just a practice'

Aug. 31, 2022 19:03 PM EDT

Aaron Donald downplayed swinging a helmet at Cincinnati Bengals players in a brawl at a joint practice between last season’s Super Bowl teams last Thursday. “It was just a practice. It was football,” Donald said Wednesday in an interview for an upcoming episode of the AP Pro...

Atlanta prosecutor: Gang targeted celebrities, influencers

Aug. 29, 2022 23:16 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A prosecutor on Monday announced a sprawling indictment targeting members of what she said is a violent street gang that has been targeting the Atlanta area homes of famous athletes, entertainers and others who flaunt expensive possessions on social media. Singer...

Browning leads Bengals past Rams 16-7 in Super Bowl rematch

Aug. 27, 2022 22:12 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jake Browning came off the bench to go 19 of 24 for 173 yards and a touchdown, leading the Cincinnati Bengals to a 16-7 win over the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday in a preseason game contested mostly by backups. Tight end Justin Rigg caught a 3-yard touchdown pass...

Notable suspensions under NFL’s personal conduct policy

Aug. 18, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

Some notable player suspensions under the NFL’s personal conduct policy: 2022 — Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson suspended 11 games and fined $5 million (accusations of sexual harassment and assault while playing for the Houston Texans). 2021 — Running...