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NFL’s wild Week 11 included Garrett, Kaepernick, Mexico

Nov. 19, 2019 3:26 AM EST

The NFL's wild Week 11 featured Myles Garrett getting in a swivet, Colin Kaepernick's pivot and all those Azteca Stadium divots. The bookends were the fracas that occurred Thursday night in the closing seconds of Cleveland's 21-7 win against Pittsburgh and the Chiefs' 24-17 victory over the Chargers on Monday...

Capitals’ Hathaway faces potential suspension for spitting

Nov. 19, 2019 2:01 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting thrown out of the game probably won’t be the end of Garnet Hathaway’s punishment for spitting on an opponent. The Washington Capitals forward could be suspended, or at the very least fined, for spitting on Anaheim Ducks defenseman Erik Gudbranson toward the end of a...

Hathaway ejected for spitting during brawl, Caps beat Ducks

Nov. 18, 2019 11:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just as combatants were being separated in the aftermath of a heated brawl, Erik Gudbranson gave Garnet Hathaway another punch and received something he didn’t expect in return. Hathaway spit on him and was thrown out of a feisty matchup Monday night he and the Washington Capitals...

Paris mayor troubled by new Olympic sponsor Airbnb

Nov. 18, 2019 6:59 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The IOC signed up Airbnb as an Olympic sponsor sparking concerns from 2024 host city Paris that the home-sharing company is contributing to the rising cost of rents in the French capital. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, who has been at odds with Airbnb in recent years, set out her issues with the...

Browns QB Mayfield wins appeal after fine for ripping refs

Nov. 18, 2019 5:28 PM EST

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield doesn’t have to put up money for his mouth. The Browns quarterback won his appeal and won’t have to pay a $12,500 fine he received from the NFL last month for criticizing officials. Following Cleveland’s 32-28 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Oct. 13,...

Browns’ Garrett has suspension appeal set for Wednesday

Nov. 18, 2019 4:38 PM EST

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett will make his case to the NFL to have his indefinite suspension reduced on Wednesday. Garrett was banned indefinitely by the league on Friday for striking Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph with a helmet during the closing seconds of...

Browns take first steps without suspended star Myles Garrett

Nov. 18, 2019 4:04 PM EST

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — On a shelf in his locker just below where Myles Garrett keeps his collection of miniature model dinosaurs, his orange helmet sat unused. It’s going to stay that way for a while. As Garrett begins his indefinite suspension from the NFL for swinging a helmet and striking Pittsburgh...

Bach says opponents of Olympic marathon move wanted an edge

Nov. 18, 2019 11:29 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Athletes who opposed moving the Olympic marathons and race walks from Tokyo to the northern city of Sapporo wanted a competitive edge, IOC President Thomas Bach said Monday. The International Olympic Committee decided last month to move the races to Sapporo because Tokyo would be too hot in...

Lionel Messi in Israel despite rockets and boycott threats

Nov. 17, 2019 3:57 PM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Soccer superstar Lionel Messi finally arrived in sports-crazed Israel on Sunday, after a Palestinian protest campaign derailed his previous visit and the latest round of cross-border fighting in Gaza threatened to scare him off once again. Messi and his Argentine teammates are in...

AP source: NFL to hear Garrett’s appeal early this week

Nov. 17, 2019 1:48 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett will soon learn when he can play again. The Cleveland Browns star defensive end, who was suspended indefinitely after the NFL ruled he used a helmet “as a weapon” to strike Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head, will have his appeal heard by the...