Violence

Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell speaks at a press conference after a spring training baseball workout Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
February 15, 2019 - 5:05 pm
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell apologized Friday for the "hurt" and "pain" he caused his ex-wife but didn't detail what prompted a 40-game suspension under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. "My past behaviors were wrong and unacceptable," he said. Russell...
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FILE - At left, in an Aug. 14, 2016, file photo, silver medalist Callum Skinner smiles during the podium ceremony for the men's cycling sprint final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At right, in a Feb. 28, 2017, file photo, then-World Anti-Doping Agency Deputy Director General Rob Koehler testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. An Olympic gold medalist and a former executive at the World Anti-Doping Agency are forming an organization designed to give athletes a stronger voice in the struggle against doping and the powers that police it. The group, called Global Athlete, is being organized by British cyclist Callum Skinner. Rob Koehler, who suddenly quit his post as deputy director general at WADA last year, will be the group’s director general. (AP Photo/File)
February 13, 2019 - 4:18 pm
An Olympic gold medalist and a former executive at the World Anti-Doping Agency are forming an organization designed to give athletes a stronger voice in the fight against doping and the powers that police it. The group, called Global Athlete, is being organized by British cyclist Callum Skinner...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2018, file photo, Reims' Anatole Ngamukol controls the ball during a league II soccer match against Chateauroux in Reims, eastern France. French soccer players are turning to the courts to fight workplace bullying and the practice known in France by an English word, "le loft." (AP Photo/Christian Lantenois, File)
February 13, 2019 - 12:18 pm
PARIS (AP) — As it does for many footballers, the day finally came when Anatole Ngamukol was told by his club it was time for him to move on. Embarking on a new season in the French league , Reims decided it had no further use for the player who had helped the French side climb out of the second...
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FILE - This June 4, 2018 file photo, shows Trevor Bates of the Detroit Lions. Bates was arraigned Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, from a psychiatric ward on charges he punched a New York City police officer on Jan. 26, after he was taken to a precinct house for failing to pay a taxi fare. Bates has been hospitalized since his arrest and was arraigned via a video hookup. (AP Photo/File)
February 05, 2019 - 5:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Detroit Lions linebacker Trevor Bates was arraigned Tuesday from a psychiatric ward on charges accusing him of punching a New York City police officer after he was taken to a precinct house for failing to pay a taxi fare. Bates, 25, pleaded not guilty to charges of assault,...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2013 file photo, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., accompanied by fellow members of the Congressional Black Caucus express disappointment in the Supreme Court's decision on Shelby County v. Holder that invalidates Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Congressman Lewis has studied the NFL’s response to Colin Kaepernick and believes the league could’ve have taken a better approach than to blackball the ex-quarterback. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 01, 2019 - 5:34 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Congressman John Lewis believes sometimes people have to kneel before they can be heard so he supports NFL players who want to peacefully demonstrate against police brutality and social injustice. "There's nothing wrong with kneeling," Lewis said Friday during a visit to his...
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January 30, 2019 - 11:17 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Two black high school baseball players are suing a Florida school district after they say coaches and administrators did nothing when they were subjected to racial taunts and hazing. The Tampa Bay Times reports 18-year-old Jay King and 17-year-old Judah Norwood sued the...
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FILE - In this Sunday, March 11, 2018 file photo, Adam Levine, left, and James Valentine of Maroon 5 perform during the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Maroon 5 has canceled its news conference to discuss the band's Super Bowl halftime performance, choosing to not meet with reporters as most acts have done during the week leading up to the NFL's big game. The NFL announced Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 that “the artists will let their show do the talking as they prepare to take the stage this Sunday.” (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
January 29, 2019 - 9:49 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Maroon 5 has canceled its news conference to discuss the band's Super Bowl halftime performance, choosing to not meet with reporters as most acts have done. The NFL announced Tuesday that "the artists will let their show do the talking as they prepare to take the stage this Sunday."...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, Conor McGregor, left, fights Khabib Nurmagomedov are separated during a UFC 229 mixed martial arts bout in Las Vegas. Nurmagomedov was fined $500,000 and suspended for nine months for a brawl inside and outside the octagon after his fight with Conor McGregor at UFC 229. McGregor was fined $50,000 and suspended for six months. The suspensions for both fighters are retroactive to Oct. 6. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
January 29, 2019 - 1:32 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov was fined $500,000 and suspended for nine months for a brawl inside and outside the octagon after his fight with Conor McGregor at UFC 229. McGregor was fined $50,000 and suspended for six months. Nurmagomedov's suspension can be reduced...
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Millwall's Jake Cooper, centre, celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game against Everton during their English FA Cup fourth round soccer match at The Den in London, Saturday Jan. 26, 2019. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
January 26, 2019 - 4:56 pm
Synonymous for decades with having violent fans, English soccer team Millwall has gained a reputation in recent years for being a so-called "giant killer" in the FA Cup. Both sides of the club were on show on Saturday. On another day of surprises in the famous competition, Millwall scored a winning...
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January 26, 2019 - 10:56 am
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A youth triathlon program founded by the family of a child killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting is expanding with the help of a national organization. The Race4Chase training program is a free camp designed to promote healthy lifestyles by teaching kids how to swim, ride a...
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