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Flyers remove statue of late singer Kate Smith

Apr. 21, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers removed a statue of late singer Kate Smith outside NHL team's arena Sunday, two days after covering it amid allegations of racism against the 1930s star with a popular recording of "God Bless America." "The NHL principle 'Hockey is for Everyone' is at the heart...

Spurs' DeRozan fined $25K for throwing ball toward ref

Apr. 21, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for heaving a ball past an official and into the stands of a playoff game against the Denver Nuggets. The fine was handed down Sunday by league discipline executive Kiki VanDeWeghe. The incident occurred with about 5...

Anderson sits out game, doesn't detail comments in fracas

Apr. 20, 2019 9:47 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson didn't go into detail Friday about what he said during a bench-clearing fracas with Kansas City earlier in the week after a report that he directed a racial slur at Royals pitcher Brad Keller. Anderson was suspended one game for his actions...

Jockey suspended for using whip on another rider in Arkansas

Apr. 19, 2019 10:41 PM EDT

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — A jockey has been suspended 60 days for misusing his whip — not on a horse — but on another rider in a race at an Arkansas track. A stewards' ruling posted Thursday on the Association of Racing Commissioners International website alleges that David Cohen...

Falcons give second chance to Hageman following 2017 release

Apr. 19, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons signed Ra'Shede Hageman to a one-year deal on Friday, giving a second chance to the defensive tackle the team released in 2017 after he was charged with domestic violence. Hageman, 28, was a second-round pick from Minnesota in 2014. He started a combined 16...

Browns GM in no rush to trade unhappy RB Duke Johnson

Apr. 18, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Duke Johnson's trade demand hasn't changed general manager John Dorsey's opinion of the running back. "He is a member of this organization moving forward," Dorsey said. For the moment. Dorsey said during his pre-draft news conference Thursday that he's in no rush to trade the versatile...

Central Michigan fires gymnastics coach after investigation

Apr. 18, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Central Michigan has fired gymnastics coach Jerry Reighard after an investigation confirmed he disregarded medical staff in addressing athlete injuries. The school made the announcement Thursday two months after it says Reighard told a student to lie about or cover up...

FIFA backs English players' social media boycott over racism

Apr. 18, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — FIFA is backing a 24-hour social media boycott by professional players in England in a protest against racial abuse and revealed plans for a new global campaign to eradicate discrimination in soccer. Following a series of high-profile cases in recent weeks, the Professional...

Kansas appeals De Sousa's 2-year suspension

Apr. 18, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has officially appealed the NCAA's two-year suspension of forward Silvio De Sousa that resulted from an FBI probe into corruption in college basketball. The university said Thursday that De Sousa was suspended for most of the 2018-19 basketball season and all of the 2019-20...

Ex-Texas swimmer sues over allegedly tainted vitamins

Apr. 18, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A world champion swimmer and former University of Texas athlete is suing a Dallas-based health company claiming that its multivitamins led to her suspension from international competition. Madisyn Cox sued Cooper Concepts on Monday in state court. She says the vitamins caused a failed drug...