Social issues

July 18, 2019 - 7:31 pm
DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Two horses were killed in a freak collision at Del Mar during training on the second day of its season. The accident occurred Thursday morning when Charge A Bunch, trained by Carla Gaines, threw rider Geovanni Franco, turned sharply and collided with Carson Valley, who was...
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July 18, 2019 - 12:33 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former pro soccer player from Liberia has been convicted of lying about his marriage to a Rhode Island woman in order to gain permanent legal residency in the U.S. Authorities started investigating after a U.S immigration official examining a phone belonging to the man's...
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Los Angeles Angels manager Brad Ausmus right, gestures to pitcher Noe Ramirez (24) after Ramirez hit Houston Astros' Jake Marisnick with a pitch during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
July 17, 2019 - 8:55 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Angels pitcher Noé Ramirez has been suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing a pitch in the area of Houston outfielder Jake Marisnick's head, and Los Angeles manager Brad Ausmus has been suspended a game and fined. Joe Torre, Chief Baseball...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 23, 201 file photo, Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams, right, dribbles against Washington Mystics guard Ariel Atkins (7) in the first half of a single elimination WNBA basketball playoff game in Washington. The WNBA has suspended Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams 10 games for a domestic violence incident, the longest suspension in league history. The WNBA handed down the suspension Tuesday, July 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
July 17, 2019 - 9:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams was suspended without pay by the WNBA on Tuesday for 10 games — nearly a third of the season — for a domestic violence incident. Williams was arrested on April 29 and charged with two felony counts, one involving the assault of an individual...
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July 14, 2019 - 1:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Procter & Gamble, a sponsor of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team, is now supporting its members' fight for equal pay. The company, which supports U.S. soccer through its Secret deodorant brand, says it will donate $529,000 — $23,000 for each of the 23 players on the U.S...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots' Elandon Roberts (52) rides a duck boat during the Patriots parade through downtown Boston to celebrate their win over the Los Angeles Rams in NFL Super Bowl 53. Roberts is condemning his treatment by a Texas sheriff's deputy who referred to him as a "big black man" during a March traffic stop. Roberts in a statement to USA Today says "these types of things are happening all too often to African-Americans." The linebacker was returning to his home southwest of Houston and was followed by the Fort Bend County deputy before the deputy initiated the stop as Roberts drove into his driveway. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
July 12, 2019 - 5:24 pm
RICHMOND, Texas (AP) — A Texas sheriff said Friday he has apologized to New England Patriots player Elandon Roberts for the actions of a deputy who referred to the linebacker's race and size during a March traffic stop but also defended the deputy's comment and the stop. Fort Bend County Sheriff...
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July 12, 2019 - 8:05 am
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill's former fiancee has gone to court seeking to prove that he is the father of her newborn twins and to require him to pay child support. The Kansas City Star reports that Crystal Espinal filed a petition Thursday in Johnson County,...
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Houston Astros' Jake Marisnick, right, collides Los Angeles Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy (20) while trying to score during the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Houston. Marisnick was called out under the home plate collision rule. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
July 11, 2019 - 6:55 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Houston Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick was suspended for two games by Major League Baseball on Thursday for his violent home plate collision with Los Angeles Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy before the All-Star break. Marisnick said he still felt terrible about the play and...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June, 23, 2010, file photo, U.S. Open golf champion Graeme McDowell receives a warm welcome from members of Rathmore Golf Club, in Portrush, Northern Ireland. McDowell was among three major champions from Northern Ireland that sparked interest in the British Open returning to Royal Portrush for the first time since 1951. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, File)
July 11, 2019 - 1:06 pm
Graeme McDowell winning the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach was a source of pride for Northern Ireland. Rory McIlroy winning the U.S. Open at Congressional the following year with a record score was a source of hope. And then a month later, Darren Clarke became the first Ulsterman in 64 years to...
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Fans celebrates as members of the the U.S. women's soccer team pass by during a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. The U.S. national team beat the Netherlands 2-0 to capture a record fourth Women's World Cup title.(AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
July 10, 2019 - 10:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Adoring fans packed New York City's Canyon of Heroes on Wednesday amid a blizzard of confetti to praise the World Cup-winning U.S. women's national soccer team as leaders on the field and advocates for pay equity off it. Crowds chanted "USA! USA!" and workers sounded air horns from...
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