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IOC’s Bach asked to intervene in Tokyo Olympic labor dispute

Nov. 22, 2019 1:31 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — An international trade union wants IOC President Thomas Bach to intervene and investigate alleged labor and safety violations at venues being built for next year’s Tokyo Olympics. The Building and Wood Workers’ International has been critical for several years of workers’...

Reuvers, Davison lead Wisconsin in 88-70 win over Green Bay

Nov. 22, 2019 12:00 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay coach Linc Darner knew the Phoenix couldn’t guard Wisconsin one-on-one down low, so he had to roll the dice and double the Badgers in the post. It didn’t work. Nate Reuvers scored 19 points and Brad Davison added 15, all in the first half, as Wisconsin beat...

Steelers QB Rudolph denies report he used racial slur

Nov. 21, 2019 8:31 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The on-field fight between Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has turned into a war of words off it, with Rudolph denying an anonymous report alleging he used a racial slur shortly before their now infamous confrontation last...

Garrett’s suspension for helmet attack upheld after appeal

Nov. 21, 2019 8:18 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett’s goal was to be NFL’s top defensive player this season. He won’t finish it. Garrett’s indefinite suspension for smashing Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph over the head with a helmet was upheld Thursday by an appeals officer who...

NCAA gives NC State new deadline to respond to allegations

Nov. 21, 2019 7:15 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The NCAA has given North Carolina State a new deadline of Dec. 9 to respond to a notice of allegations of violations in its men’s basketball program. School spokesman Fred Demarest said the school received its new deadline Thursday. The original deadline of Oct. 7 was changed...

MLB probing Astros back to ’17, ‘firm’ discipline possible

Nov. 21, 2019 5:32 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Major League Baseball has widened its investigation of alleged sign stealing by the Houston Astros and will probe activity by the team over the past three seasons. After the conclusion of owners meetings Thursday, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said MLB will “investigate...

NCAA denies waiver appeal from Michigan State’s Joey Hauser

Nov. 21, 2019 5:29 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State coach Tom Izzo was taught by his mentor, the late Jud Heathcote, to give back to the game by being part of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. The Hall of Famer is choosing not to do that anymore. A frustrated Izzo said Thursday he was resigning from...

Paris hoteliers angered by IOC sponsorship deal with Airbnb

Nov. 21, 2019 7:10 AM EST

The newest Olympic sponsor has sparked the ire of French hoteliers, who have suspended their collaboration with 2024 Paris Games organizers over fears the IOC’s agreement with home-sharing company Airbnb will create unfair competition. The nine-year, five-games sponsorship deal announced this week starts...

Astros owner declines comment on sign stealing investigation

Nov. 21, 2019 12:51 AM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Houston Astros owner Jim Crane declined comment Wednesday on Major League Baseball’s investigation into allegations of sign stealing against his team. While walking through the lobby of the luxury hotel where MLB owners were meeting, Crane stopped briefly when approached by...

No. 16 Memphis beats Little Rock 68-58 as Wiseman watches

Nov. 20, 2019 11:58 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis players said they were unaware before Wednesday night’s game that star freshman James Wiseman had been suspended 12 games by the NCAA. There was another culprit for the No. 16 Tigers’ poor early play — a lack of respect for Arkansas-Little Rock —...