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Contraction chatter not slowing minor league job seekers

Dec. 11, 2019 2:58 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jack Wang came all the way from Taiwan, well aware of the hurdles and long odds to pursuing a career in baseball. All this talk of minor league contraction isn’t shaking him off his dream. “It’s just not in my mind,” he said. Wang is among over 400 young...

Man arrested on suspicion of racism at Manchester derby

Dec. 8, 2019 12:42 PM EST

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Police on Sunday questioned a soccer fan who was arrested after being seen on camera at Manchester City's stadium appearing to racially abuse Manchester United players by imitating a monkey. During the second half of the Premier League's Manchester derby, police said they were...

Smith scores 25 to lift Vermont past Towson 55-38

Dec. 7, 2019 9:56 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Stef Smith had a season-high 25 points as Vermont topped Towson 55-38 on Saturday night. Anthony Lamb had 15 points and nine rebounds for Vermont (7-4). Ben Shungu added seven rebounds. The Tigers' 38 points on 24.5 percent shooting represented the worst marks by a Vermont opponent...

Man United players targeted with racist abuse at Man City

Dec. 7, 2019 4:53 PM EST

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United players were targeted with racist abuse and had objects thrown at them by Manchester City fans during Saturday's Premier League derby at the Etihad Stadium. English football's anti-racism body, Kick It Out, said it had been “inundated with reports of...

Man City beaten 2-1 by United in blow to title defense

Dec. 7, 2019 2:39 PM EST

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City fans hurled objects at Manchester United midfielder Fred as their Premier League title defense faded further with a 2-1 loss in the city derby on Saturday. In the same incident, as Fred prepared to take a corner with United leading 2-0, a fan was caught on camera...

School district, Department of Justice reach settlement

Dec. 7, 2019 2:07 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Burlington School District has reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice over complaints of sex discrimination at an elementary school. Superintendent Yaw Obeng said the complaints were related to student-on-student bullying and harassment, particularly...

Vermont to investigate women's prison after newspaper report

Dec. 5, 2019 2:37 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Gov. Phil Scott is promising the state will investigate conditions in Vermont's only women's prison after a newspaper article described sexual misconduct and drug use involving inmates and correctional officers. Speaking at a Thursday news conference in Montpelier, Scott said Human...

Mourinho loses in return to Old Trafford; Liverpool cruises

Dec. 4, 2019 6:06 PM EST

Jose Mourinho was standing on the edge of his technical area near the halfway line when Manchester United midfielder Daniel James came sliding off the field and clattered head-first into the right knee of the Portuguese coach. Mourinho just about stayed on his feet but grimaced as he clutched his knee before...

Williams carries Cincinnati over Vermont 82-73

Dec. 3, 2019 9:40 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Keith Williams scored a career-high 23 points and Tre Scott had a double-double as Cincinnati topped Vermont 82-73 on Tuesday night. Scott had 13 points and 12 rebounds and Jaevin Cumberland added 21 points for the Bearcats. Chris Vogt added 11 points and three blocks for Cincinnati...

Commission urges cooperation on Vermont-Quebec lake

Dec. 2, 2019 10:34 AM EST

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — An organization that focuses on international water issues between the United States and Canada is recommending that the state of Vermont and province of Quebec work together to prevent algae blooms in Lake Memphremagog, which straddles the border. The draft report by the International...