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Suspended Russell, Cubs agree at $3.4M, $200,000 raise

Jan. 12, 2019 12:17 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Suspended shortstop Addison Russell and the Chicago Cubs agreed Friday to a $3.4 million, one-year contract, a relatively small $200,000 raise for a player whose relationship with the team appeared strained after a domestic violence suspension. Russell accepted a 40-game suspension last...

Betts, deGrom, Davis get big-money deals, avoid arbitration

Jan. 12, 2019 12:07 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — AL MVP Mookie Betts, NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom and major league home run champion Khris Davis reached high-priced one-year deals to avoid salary arbitration, while slugger Nolan Arenado and pitchers Gerrit Cole, Luis Severino and Aaron Nola were among 15 players still on track...

Steve Wright, Red Sox agree to $1,375,000, 1-year contract

Jan. 10, 2019 11:29 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Knuckleballer Steven Wright and the Boston Red Sox agreed to a one-year contract for $1,375,000, a raise of $275,000, in a deal that avoided arbitration. An All-Star in 2016, the 34-year-old right-hander started the 2018 season late following left knee surgery and a 15-game domestic violence...

Mercury fire assistant coach after domestic violence charge

Jan. 8, 2019 7:58 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Mercury have fired assistant coach Todd Troxel following an independent investigation into alleged domestic violence. The team issued a statement Tuesday saying it had interviewed Troxel and his fiancee and concluded that his conduct during the incident was unacceptable. Troxel...

Parolee held in triple killing at California bowling alley

Jan. 7, 2019 7:58 PM EST

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A parolee who spent 17 years in prison was arrested on suspicion of shooting into a crowd during a brawl at a Los Angeles-area bowling alley and bar, killing three people and injuring four others, police announced Monday. Reginald Wallace, 47, of Los Angeles, was arrested Sunday,...

Former pro boxer in custody after assault on French police

Jan. 7, 2019 2:36 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — A man identified as a former boxing pro and suspected of viciously attacking riot police officers with his fists and feet during the latest yellow vest protests in France has turned himself in and was placed in custody on Monday, authorities said. The suspect, identified by French media as...

Suspects sought in California bowling alley triple homicide

Jan. 6, 2019 5:09 PM EST

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — Police searched for suspects Sunday in a shooting that killed three men and injured four during a brawl at a popular Los Angeles-area bowling alley and karaoke bar. Cell phone video aired by KNBC-TV showed groups of people throwing punches as a crowd gathered late Friday at Gable...

3 killed, 4 injured in California bowling alley shooting

Jan. 5, 2019 7:11 PM EST

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — Three men were fatally shot late Friday and four injured when a brawl at a popular Los Angeles-area bowling alley and karaoke bar erupted into gunfire that had terrified patrons, some children, running for their lives. Police in the coastal city of Torrance responded shortly after...

The Latest: Parents ID 2 killed in bowling alley shooting

Jan. 5, 2019 6:16 PM EST

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly shooting at a California bowling alley (all times local): 9:45 a.m. Family members have identified two of the three people killed in a shooting at a bowling alley in Southern California late Friday. The grieving mother of 28-year-old Robert Meekins told KABC-7...

Redskins' Reuben Foster has domestic violence charge dropped

Jan. 3, 2019 4:43 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors have decided not to pursue a domestic violence charge against Washington Redskins linebacker Reuben Foster, though the NFL continues to review the matter. Prosecutors in Tampa, Florida, filed a notice of termination of prosecution on Wednesday. The notice states that the...