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Cubs SS Russell joining Triple-A Iowa to prepare for return

Apr. 23, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs shortstop Addison Russell is joining Triple-A Iowa to prepare for his return from a 40-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. Russell is expected to play when Iowa begins a nine-game homestand Wednesday night against Nashville. He had stayed in...

Falcons give second chance to Hageman following 2017 release

Apr. 19, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons signed Ra'Shede Hageman to a one-year deal on Friday, giving a second chance to the defensive tackle the team released in 2017 after he was charged with domestic violence. Hageman, 28, was a second-round pick from Minnesota in 2014. He started a combined 16...

Pirates prospect Ji-Hwan Bae suspended for domestic violence

Apr. 17, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop prospect Ji-Hwan Bae has been suspended for 30 games for violating minor league baseball's domestic violence policy. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the suspension will start Thursday. Bae agreed to a minor league contract in March 2018 for a $1.2...

Police probe shooting of ex-high school wrestling champion

Apr. 16, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in Pennsylvania are investigating the police-involved shooting of a former high school wrestling champion following a domestic violence call. Washington County District Attorney Eugene Vittone tells the Tribune Review that state police are investigating the shooting of...

Police fire water cannon at fans outside Ajax stadium

Apr. 10, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Police in Amsterdam fired a water cannon at football fans "to put out flares and prevent unsafe situations" and carried out charges on horseback ahead of the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinal between Ajax and Juventus. Local broadcaster AT5 showed images of scores of chanting...

Once marred by racist rally, Charlottesville revels in win

Apr. 10, 2019 3:15 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia city once marred by deadly violence and tiki torch-carrying white supremacists chanting Nazi slogans savored a moment of bliss Tuesday as it welcomed home national men's college basketball champion University of Virginia. Charlottesville was in full party mode a day...

NHL suspends Voynov for 2019-20 season for domestic violence

Apr. 9, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

The NHL suspended defenseman Slava Voynov on Tuesday for the 2019-20 season and 2020 playoffs after determining he committed acts of domestic violence. Commissioner Gary Bettman suspended Voynov for what the league called unacceptable off-ice conduct. The 29-year-old Russian could have his eligibility restored on...

NCAA Latest: Texas Tech preaches calm to fanbase in Lubbock

Apr. 7, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the championship game of the NCAA Tournament between Virginia and Texas Tech (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Texas Tech guard Matt Mooney is encouraging all those fans back in Lubbock to take whatever happens in the national title game against Virginia on Monday night in...

Dietrich's admiration of home run leads to brawl

Apr. 7, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cincinnati's Derek Dietrich admired a home run off Chris Archer in the second inning, and two innings later the Pittsburgh Pirates starter threw a 93 mph fastball behind Dietrich's waist, setting off a brawl Sunday that led to the ejections of four players and Reds manager David Bell....

New Artest documentary shows extensive Palace brawl footage

Apr. 2, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A new documentary about Ron Artest includes an extensive retrospective about the brawl with fans the former NBA star triggered at a game in Detroit. The footage of the melee between Indiana Pacers players and Pistons fans that became known as the Malice at the Palace is one of the...