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Blue Jays closer Osuna suspended through Aug 4 by MLB

Jun. 22, 2018 9:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna has agreed to a suspension through Aug. 4 under baseball's domestic violence policy, discipline that will cause him to miss about half of the season. Osuna has not pitched since May 6, two days before he was put on administrative leave when he was...

Parents, fans brawl during youth softball tournament

Jun. 19, 2018 4:25 PM EDT

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) — Video shows a brawl that broke out between parents and fans of two North Carolina girls softball teams at a Tennessee park. The Kingsport Times-News reports the fight happened Saturday in Kingsport during a 12-and-under tournament sponsored by USA Softball. Todd McLemore with...

Russia's World Cup headache: Keeping it safe, keeping it fun

Jun. 17, 2018 11:51 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — When a taxi driver suddenly rammed into pedestrians near Red Square, despite intense security measures around Russian cities for the World Cup, fans and other visitors asked themselves: Are we safe? Moscow authorities insist Saturday's taxi crash was an accident, after the driver apparently...

Amid bitter UK-Russia relations, police link up at World Cup

Jun. 16, 2018 1:05 PM EDT

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — Just as Bob Green was about to leave for a World Cup voyage across Russia, it became tense in the England supporter's household, as his girlfriend worried about his safety. "There were massive concerns, arguments," he recalled. "Hiding my passport on the last day." Two years ago in...

Beavers' Luke Heimlich: 'Fans can cheer me. They can boo'

Jun. 15, 2018 1:46 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Oregon State pitcher Luke Heimlich is the probable starter in the opening game of the College World Series on Saturday, and he said he is ready for any kind of reception he receives from the fans on the sport's biggest stage. Heimlich, 22, is in Omaha a year after it was disclosed he had...

Russian police academy turns into World Cup nerve center

Jun. 12, 2018 8:40 AM EDT

DOMODEDOVO, Russia (AP) — Police from 33 countries are gathering under one roof for the World Cup as Russia prepares to deal with potential issues ranging from hooliganism and terrorism to backlash against local laws restricting LGBT rights. The police representatives from all 32 competing countries plus...

SD pitcher Torres suspended after domestic violence charges

Jun. 8, 2018 5:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — San Diego Padres pitcher Jose Torres has accepted a suspension without pay for the rest of the year by Major League Baseball after his December arrest on domestic violence charges. Commissioner Rob Manfred said Friday the penalty is retroactive to June 5 and covers 100 games. The suspension...

Suspected killer had history of abuse, mental health issues

Jun. 6, 2018 8:35 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The man suspected of killing six people in the Phoenix area last week had been committed to a behavioral health facility after a domestic violence incident and was restricted from seeing his son during a contentious divorce, which police say has connections to several of his victims. Court...

Argentine soccer fans write stadium anthems

Jun. 6, 2018 10:32 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The San Lorenzo soccer team has just scored the decisive goal to qualify for the Libertadores Cup. But in the stands behind one of the goals, fans of the Argentine team barely notice. In those seats, reserved for the most passionate followers, nobody is paying much attention...

Big Sky bans athletes with convictions for violent crimes

Jun. 5, 2018 2:13 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The Big Sky Conference has adopted a rule that would ban student-athletes with convictions for violent crimes from participating in sports or receiving athletic scholarships at league schools. Commissioner Andrea Williams says the rule sets the expectations the conference has for its...