Latest Violence in sports News

Man bites off another man's finger in golf course brawl

Aug. 18, 2018 4:13 PM EDT

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A man has bitten off another man's finger during a fight at a Massachusetts golf course. WCVB-TV reports a 47-year-old man was arrested at the Southers Marsh Golf Club in Plymouth Friday after he apparently got into a fight with another golfer and bit off a part of his thumb. The...

Charges dropped against Arkansas boxer Jermain Taylor

Aug. 14, 2018 12:42 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas prosecutors have dropped domestic violence charges against former middleweight boxing champion Jermain Taylor after his accuser halted contact with authorities. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports Taylor was scheduled to stand trial on a felony terroristic threatening...

Police: Man shoots football coach over fight between players

Aug. 13, 2018 12:56 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say a youth football coach was shot and wounded after breaking up a fight involving his players and an opposing team. Nashville police say in a statement the 42-year-old coach is recovering from two bullet wounds to his right leg. They say he was shot Saturday...

Former Florida AD mum about Zach Smith's arrest in 2009

Aug. 10, 2018 3:43 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley is declining to say what, if anything, coach Urban Meyer told him about Zach Smith's domestic violence arrest in 2009. Meyer was placed on paid leave last week by Ohio State amid questions about what he knew and did about accusations of...

Soccer activist says political rhetoric stirs racist chants

Aug. 10, 2018 12:11 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — So much still frustrates the man at the forefront of eradicating discrimination from English soccer. While teams are more diverse, there remains a distinct lack of black and ethnic minority coaches and executives in positions of power. The atmosphere at matches is not as toxic as 25 years...

English Premier League wasn't always a global beast

Aug. 9, 2018 10:01 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Somerville, Massachusetts, 26 May, 1989. Answerphone message, Beep: "It's your brother-in-law, Andre. Arsenal needed to win by two clear goals at Anfield to win the league and did it with almost the last kick of the match!" And that tinny, brief and precious Trans-Atlantic message was how I...

Osuna gets win in return from suspension, Astros top Giants

Aug. 7, 2018 2:10 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Roberto Osuna needed five pitches for a clean inning and a nice on-field impression on his new teammates. Osuna earned the win in his first appearance with Houston after Marwin Gonzalez hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the Astros over the San Francisco...

Election violence in Zimbabwe didn't faze tennis teens

Aug. 6, 2018 9:32 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — As Zimbabwean soldiers opened fire on rioters, protesters and bystanders after a disputed election, teenagers in an International Tennis Federation tournament were playing each other on hard courts a few kilometers (miles) from the deadly violence. On Monday, junior tennis players...

Osuna addresses new Astros teammates in closed-door meeting

Aug. 5, 2018 11:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Roberto Osuna is getting a second chance with the Houston Astros. They also made it clear they won't give him another one. The All-Star closer met his new Astros teammates Sunday and addressed the club for 10 minutes in a closed-door meeting after completing a 75-game suspension for...

Astros brass huddles to discuss Osuna's pending arrival

Aug. 5, 2018 1:56 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Astros manager A.J. Hinch met privately with the team's owner and general manager on Saturday, a day ahead of reliever Roberto Osuna's activation following a 75-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. Hinch discussed the matter with owner Jim Crane...