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Dodgers' Yasiel Puig appealing 2-game suspension

Aug. 17, 2018 10:26 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is appealing his two-game suspension for fighting and inciting a benches-clearing incident against San Francisco. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed Friday that Puig was in the process of appealing. Puig was suspended Thursday by Major League...

Marlins' Urena appeals penalty for hitting Acuna, can play

Aug. 17, 2018 6:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Urena is appealing his six-game suspension for intentionally hitting Ronald Acuna Jr. of the Braves with a pitch. Urena was in uniform Friday and Marlins manager Don Mattingly didn't rule out using him this weekend against the Washington Nationals. Major League...

Ban Lifted: Kuwaitis compete under own flag at Asian Games

Aug. 17, 2018 2:45 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Athletes from Kuwait will be able to compete under their own flag in the Asian Games after the International Olympic Committee provisionally lifted the country's suspension, which had been in place for nearly three years. The Asian Games open on Saturday in Jakarta. The Olympic...

Braves' rookie Acuna back in lineup, fails to homer in loss

Aug. 17, 2018 12:22 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Rookie star Ronald Acuna Jr. was back in the lineup for the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, one day after being plunked in the left arm with a pitch that sparked a national debate about whether it's ever acceptable to throw at a hitter intentionally. Acuna said his elbow felt fine less than 24...

Dodgers' Yasiel Puig suspended 2 games, fined

Aug. 16, 2018 5:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles outfielder Yasiel Puig has been suspended for two games and fined an undisclosed fine for fighting and inciting a bench-clearing incident against San Francisco. Major League Baseball announced the sanctions Thursday, two days after the Cuban player took a swing at Giants catch...

Suspensions hover over Tar Heels in climb back from 3-9 year

Aug. 16, 2018 11:24 AM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Little went right for North Carolina last season in what became the first serious stumble of Larry Fedora's tenure. Things aren't off to a great start in the bid to get the Tar Heels rolling again, either. The Tar Heels will be shorthanded in the opening month due to suspensions...

Ole Miss pushes past NCAA penalties, ready to rebuild

Aug. 16, 2018 11:14 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's football program is still dealing with the fallout from NCAA penalties — including a two-year bowl ban — that were assessed last year following a long-running rules violations case. But the Rebels stopped pouting about that a long time ago. Second-year coach...

Column: Suspend Urena for rest of season for plunking Acuna

Aug. 16, 2018 2:58 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuna Jr. is good for baseball. Jose Urena and his defenders are not. Jose, take the rest of the season off. And while you're at it, take Keith Hernandez with you. In a nod to the bad ol' days when it was apparently acceptable to plunk a guy who was playing too well, Urena unleashed a...

Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey rips NFL QBs, including Ryan, Allen

Aug. 15, 2018 4:33 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jalen Ramsey is making headlines from his couch. Three days after being suspended for screaming obscenities at reporters, the Jacksonville Jaguars All-Pro cornerback is criticizing several NFL quarterbacks — and praising a few. In an interview with GQ magazine , Ramsey...

UConn greats expect program to climb back to elite status

Aug. 15, 2018 2:51 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Don't tell Jim Calhoun or his former players that UConn is no longer an elite basketball program. Yes, the Huskies have missed the NCAA Tournament three times in four years and are 30-35 the past two seasons while playing outside a power conference. UConn is under investigation by...