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Seeking to frame election, Trump calls Dems 'too extreme'

Oct. 20, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — President Donald Trump, seeking to frame the choices for voters in the midterm elections, said Friday that Democrats are "too extreme and too dangerous" to take control of Congress. On a three-day swing out West to make his closing arguments for Republican candidates, Trump sought to...

No. 14 Florida rallies to beat Vanderbilt after near brawl

Oct. 13, 2018 5:49 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dan Mullen prefers not to talk about what prompted his 14th-ranked Florida Gators and the Vanderbilt Commodores to spill off the sidelines. Derek Mason says a Florida player said something to the Vanderbilt coach. In the end, the Gators' big comeback overshadowed the near brawl in...

2 Florida players ejected on punt return vs. Vandy

Oct. 13, 2018 2:35 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials ejected two Florida players after a Vanderbilt defender's helmet was knocked off on a punt return and both coaches yelled at each other as their teams spilled onto the field in a near-brawl. No. 14 Florida trailed 21-10 Saturday and was returning a punt late in the first...

The Latest: Felony filed against Oklahoma student in assault

Oct. 12, 2018 5:46 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on the alleged assault of a teenager at an Oklahoma high school (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Prosecutors have charged an 18-year-old Oklahoma high school student with assault and battery for allegedly using a broom handle to assault another student. Court records indicate...

Nevada regulator suspends Khabib, McGregor for UFC brawl

Oct. 11, 2018 4:43 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — UFC fighters Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor are being suspended by the Nevada Athletic Commission for a brawl that erupted inside and outside the octagon after their lightweight title fight last weekend in Las Vegas, an official said. Letters were sent Wednesday informing both...

UFC champ could face fine, suspension for post-fight fracas

Oct. 7, 2018 2:09 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Khabib Nurmagomedov was the calm, glowering foil to Conor McGregor's antics for six months while the loquacious Irishman built a frenzy of hype around their UFC lightweight title fight. When Nurmagomedov forced the biggest star in mixed martial arts to tap out Saturday night to end what's...

Coaches face gun charges after fight at youth football game

Oct. 7, 2018 2:03 PM EDT

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Two Illinois youth football coaches are facing felony charges after police say a fight broke out between coaches and parents following a game and one coach displayed a gun. Forty-three-year-old Terrance Morris and 39-year-old Devorah Clark, both of Indiana, were being held Sunday in...

Melee at UFC 229 after Nurmagomedov chokes out McGregor

Oct. 7, 2018 3:36 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A few seconds after Conor McGregor tapped Khabib Nurmagomedov's arm and submitted to the champion's choke, Nurmagomedov climbed the cage and leaped at the men in McGregor's corner, setting off a prolonged brawl inside and outside the octagon. A seminal moment in mixed martial arts was...

Red Sox, Yankees ready to rumble again in playoffs

Oct. 4, 2018 5:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fans have been waiting for another one of these rumbles: baseball's most-bitter rivals set to tangle again, this time as 100-win heavyweights in the playoffs. Munson vs. Fisk, Pedro vs. Popeye , A-Rod vs. Varitek and earlier this year Brock Holt vs. Tyler Austin . The Boston Red Sox and New...

MLB gives Russell 40-game ban under domestic violence policy

Oct. 4, 2018 1:53 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell accepted a 40-game suspension Wednesday for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy after a series of allegations made by his ex-wife. Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the ban and said MLB had completed its investigation into the...