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1-game suspension for Browns’ Ogunjobi’s upheld

Nov. 20, 2019 5:29 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The one-game NFL suspension for Cleveland Browns starting defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi for his role in the brawl with the Pittsburgh Steelers was upheld by an appeals officer. Ogunjobi shoved Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph seconds after Cleveland teammate Myles Garrett swung a...

Steelers’ Rudolph: ‘No acceptable excuse’ for role in brawl

Nov. 20, 2019 4:30 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph wanted to get away from Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett. The way Rudolph went about it — a process that contributed to a brawl that culminated with Rudolph getting smacked in the head with his own helmet and led to Garrett...

Hong Kong Open golf tournament postponed amid social unrest

Nov. 20, 2019 4:49 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — The Hong Kong Open golf tournament has been postponed because of violent unrest in the city. The tournament was scheduled to be held at Hong Kong Golf Club from Nov. 28 to Dec. 1. A statement posted on the Hong Kong Open’s website said the European Tour made the decision to postpone...

Tomlin: Brawl vs. Browns “ugly for the game of football”

Nov. 19, 2019 4:22 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Steelers coach Mike Tomlin accepted his team’s role in the now-infamous fight last Thursday night that ended with Cleveland defensive end Myles Garrett hitting Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head with Rudolph’s own helmet. Just don’t expect Tomlin to use...

Capitals brace for Hathaway to be suspended for spitting

Nov. 19, 2019 3:16 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Garnet Hathaway was ejected for spitting on an opponent and now the Washington Capitals winger may have to swallow more punishment from the NHL. Hathaway was given a match penalty for spitting on Anaheim defenseman Erik Gudbranson in a brawl during the Capitals’ 5-2 victory...

Kentucky bill aims to curb violence toward sports officials

Nov. 19, 2019 3:14 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Three Republican lawmakers in Kentucky say they plan to introduce a bill that would make intimidating sports officials a misdemeanor offense. State Rep. Randy Bridges of Paducah said Tuesday that the measure aims to restore respect for sports officials. The bill would also create a...

Police surround last holdouts at Hong Kong campus protest

Nov. 19, 2019 12:55 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — A small band of anti-government protesters, their numbers diminished by surrenders and failed escape attempts, remained holed up at a Hong Kong university early Wednesday as they braced for the endgame in a police siege of the campus. Police were waiting them out after 10 days of some of...

Hathaway ejected for spitting during brawl, Caps beat Ducks

Nov. 18, 2019 11:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just as combatants were being separated in the aftermath of a heated brawl, Erik Gudbranson gave Garnet Hathaway another punch and received something he didn’t expect in return. Hathaway spit on him and was thrown out of a feisty matchup Monday night he and the Washington Capitals...

Concord launches team for children in trauma

Nov. 17, 2019 2:01 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Children who are exposed to violence in Concord have a new team working to help them. Concord police and a group of human service organizations have created an Adverse Childhood Experience Response Team. Modeled after a program in Manchester, the team visited three dozen homes in its...

Coyotes G Kuemper fights Tkachuk, shuts out Flames

Nov. 16, 2019 8:10 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Darcy Kuemper's play in goal was the driving force in the Arizona Coyotes' run toward a playoff berth that came up just short late last season. His actions Saturday only further endeared the veteran to his teammates. Kuemper stopped 37 shots for his second shutout of the season and...