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

Nov. 20, 2019 1:48 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...

Jets’ Bell rips NFL for ‘random’ 5th HGH test

Nov. 20, 2019 1:32 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets running back Le’Veon Bell says he has been unfairly targeted by the NFL after taking a fifth test this season for performance enhancers and criticizes the league’s policy. In a Twitter post Wednesday, Bell questions the NFL’s practice of randomly...

Browns’ Garrett attends appeal hearing for NFL suspension

Nov. 20, 2019 1:28 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett looked composed and casual, a stark contrast to the last time he was seen in public. Stylishly dressed in a bright blue suit and black turtleneck, the Cleveland Browns’ star defensive end met Wednesday with an appeals officer in New York in hopes of getting a reduction...

Whan signs contract extension as LPGA commissioner

Nov. 20, 2019 1:01 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Mike Whan pulled the LPGA Tour out of a deep hole when he took over as a commissioner nine years ago, and he’s not finished yet. Whan has signed what the LPGA described only as a long-term contract extension that keeps him in charge as women’s golf tries to expand its...

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...

Dolphins release Walton after arrest for hitting girlfriend

Nov. 19, 2019 1:20 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins released suspended running back Mark Walton on Tuesday, hours after he was arrested on charges of punching his pregnant girlfriend in the head. Police in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Davie said in a report that officers went to a home at 4:15 a.m. Tuesday,...

NFL’s wild Week 11 included Garrett, Kaepernick, Mexico

Nov. 19, 2019 3:26 AM EST

The NFL's wild Week 11 featured Myles Garrett getting in a swivet, Colin Kaepernick's pivot and all those Azteca Stadium divots. The bookends were the fracas that occurred Thursday night in the closing seconds of Cleveland's 21-7 win against Pittsburgh and the Chiefs' 24-17 victory over the Chargers on Monday...

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...

Paris mayor troubled by new Olympic sponsor Airbnb

Nov. 18, 2019 6:59 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The IOC signed up Airbnb as an Olympic sponsor sparking concerns from 2024 host city Paris that the home-sharing company is contributing to the rising cost of rents in the French capital. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, who has been at odds with Airbnb in recent years, set out her issues with the...

Browns QB Mayfield wins appeal after fine for ripping refs

Nov. 18, 2019 5:28 PM EST

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield doesn’t have to put up money for his mouth. The Browns quarterback won his appeal and won’t have to pay a $12,500 fine he received from the NFL last month for criticizing officials. Following Cleveland’s 32-28 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Oct. 13,...