Violence

This photo shows a University of Tennessee shirt using the design of a fourth-grader who was bullied, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 in Knoxville, Tenn. A Florida fourth-grader who was bullied over his homemade University of Tennessee shirt has been offered a four-year scholarship to the school. School officials said Thursday the boy's scholarship would cover tuition and fees beginning in the fall of 2028 if he chooses to attend the University of Tennessee and meets admission requirements. (AP Photo/Steve Megargee)
September 12, 2019 - 7:02 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Florida fourth-grader who was bullied over his homemade University of Tennessee shirt has been offered a four-year scholarship to the school. School officials said Thursday the boy's scholarship would cover tuition and fees beginning in the fall of 2028 if he chooses to...
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In this Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 photo, New York Giants cornerback Corey Ballentine testifies during a preliminary hearing in Shawnee County District Court in Topeka, Kan., about the fatal shooting of Dwane Simmons, his best friend and former Washburn University teammate. Alejandro Mendez, 18, of Topeka, is charged with first-degree murder and 11 other counts in the shooting(Phil Anderson/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
September 10, 2019 - 2:19 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — New York Giants cornerback Corey Ballentine has testified at a preliminary hearing about a shooting in Kansas that killed his best friend and former Washburn University teammate as they stood outside a party where they were celebrating Ballentine being drafted. Ballentine's...
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September 10, 2019 - 10:08 am
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Florida boy who was bullied over his homemade University of Tennessee shirt now has fans of his own. News outlets report the Knoxville school is now selling shirts featuring the boy's hand-drawn design, which also has been painted onto the Rock , a longtime 97.5 ton campus...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens football player Ray Rice holds hands with his wife, Janay, as they arrive at the Atlantic County Criminal Courthouse in Mays Landing, N.J. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell initially suspended Rice for two games after he was charged with third-degree aggravated assault for hitting his then-fiancee in an elevator in Atlantic City. The couple married a month later. Rice was cut by the Ravens in September 2014 after a video emerged showing him knocking her unconscious and dragging her from the elevator. Goodell then suspended Rice indefinitely and the league implemented its new policy. Rice pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault and applied to a program for first-time offenders. A neutral arbitrator vacated Rice's suspension in November but the three-time Pro Bowl pick hasn't played in the league again. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
September 06, 2019 - 4:20 pm
The NFL got tougher on players charged with domestic violence after mishandling Ray Rice's case five years ago. Still, some don't think the league is tough enough considering a disturbing wave of incidents since Rice's domestic abuse case motivated the league to institute new discipline policies...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar, a former doctor for USA Gymnastics and member of Michigan State's sports medicine staff, sits in court during his sentencing hearing in Lansing, Mich. MSU is defending itself against a second wave of lawsuits related to Nassar but says it wants to reach a deal with the additional assault victims. MSU defended itself in a court filing Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. It says it's immune to liability for Nassar's crimes, no matter how "repugnant." (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
September 05, 2019 - 1:09 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the consequences of a federal investigation into how Michigan State University handled sexual assault and harassment complaints (all times local): 1:05 p.m. Michigan State University says its chief academic officer has resigned after the school was fined $4.5 million in...
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In this photo provided by the El Paso Independent School District, the Franklin High School's football players hold a banner at the school's football stadium in El Paso, Texas, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in solidarity with the Odessa/Midland community in the wake of Saturday's shooting in the two cities, as El Paso had a shooting on Aug. 3. The Franklin High players will play with Odessa's Permian High School players Thursday. (Leonel Monroy/El Paso Independent School District via AP)
September 04, 2019 - 11:12 pm
Far more than the final score will be on the line as two grief-stricken cities shaken by mass shootings weeks apart turn to the proud Texas tradition of high school football as part of the healing process. Perhaps no team symbolizes this rite of fall in the state more than the Permian High School...
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August 31, 2019 - 3:18 pm
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A 17-year-old student was arrested Saturday in connection with a shooting that happened at a high school football game in Alabama, leaving at least 10 people injured. Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Battiste tells news outlets that six people were directly shot Friday and one...
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FILE - In this May 26, 2019, file photo, former New York Mets' second baseman and current Long Island Duck's manager Wally Backman stands in the dugout during a minor league baseball game against the Sugar Land Skeeters at Bethpage Ballpark in Central Islip, N.Y. Backman was arrested on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, in Riverhead, N.Y., after a woman said he pushed her against a wall, twisted her hand and took her phone so she couldn't call 911. He is s due back in court Sept. 17. (AP Photo/Vera Nieuwenhuis, File)
August 30, 2019 - 5:30 pm
RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Former New York Mets second baseman Wally Backman has been arrested in connection with alleged domestic violence on Long Island. The 59-year-old minor league manager was accused Friday of pushing a woman against a wall, twisting her hand and taking her phone so she couldn't...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2019, file photo, then-Golden State Warriors' DeMarcus Cousins is shown during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers and the NBA say they're investigating a claim that center DeMarcus Cousins threatened violence against a former girlfriend. The Lakers issued a statement saying they "take this claim seriously." The team and the NBA both say they're gathering information and looking into the allegations. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
August 30, 2019 - 11:52 am
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama police have issued an arrest warrant for Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge for harassing communications. . The Mobile municipal court website indicates a warrant was issued for harassing communications, but does not list...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2019, file photo, then-Golden State Warriors' DeMarcus Cousins is shown during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers and the NBA say they're investigating a claim that center DeMarcus Cousins threatened violence against a former girlfriend. The Lakers issued a statement saying they "take this claim seriously." The team and the NBA both say they're gathering information and looking into the allegations. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
August 28, 2019 - 1:36 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers and the NBA say they're investigating a claim that center DeMarcus Cousins threatened violence against a former girlfriend. TMZ released an audio recording Tuesday in which it says Cousins threatens to shoot Christy West, the mother of their 7-year-old...
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