Violence in sports

Riot police speak to protesters during a demonstration in the financial district in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. Hong Kong schools reopened Wednesday after a six-day shutdown but students and commuters faced transit disruptions as the last protesters remained holed up on a university campus. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
November 20, 2019 - 4:48 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The Hong Kong Open golf tournament has been postponed because of violent unrest in the city. The tournament was scheduled to be held at Hong Kong Golf Club from Nov. 28 to Dec. 1. A statement posted on the Hong Kong Open’s website said the European Tour made the decision to...
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Linesman Tyson Baker (88) tries to break up Calgary Flames left wing Matthew Tkachuk, left, and Arizona Coyotes goaltender Darcy Kuemper (35) during a brawl during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
November 16, 2019 - 7:10 pm
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Darcy Kuemper stopped 35 shots and slammed an opponent to the ice during a brawl in the second period, and the Arizona Coyotes beat the Calgary Flames 3-0 Saturday. After Calgary’s Johnny Gaudreau cross-checked Arizona’s Jason Demers late in the second period while Demers was...
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FILE - This June 28, 1997, file photo shows Mike Tyson biting into the ear of Evander Holyfield in the third round of their WBA heavyweight match in Las Vegas. Violence is part of the game in many sports. But when the Cleveland’s Myles Garrett ripped the helmet off Mason Rudolph and hit the Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback in the head with it, the Browns’ defender crossed a line _ one that attracts the attention of authorities sometimes from within their sport and in other cases from criminal prosecutors.(AP Photo/Jack Smith, File)
November 16, 2019 - 4:04 am
Violence is part of the game in many sports but Myles Garrett crossed a line that attracts the attention of authorities sometimes from within their sport and in other cases from criminal prosecutors. The Cleveland Browns’ star defensive end ripped the helmet off Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph...
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Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett walks off the field after he was ejected late in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, in Cleveland. The Browns won 21-7. (AP Photo/David Richard)
November 15, 2019 - 5:10 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett is done playing for the Cleveland Browns this season. The NFL isn’t saying when the star defensive end will play again. He was suspended for at least the rest of the regular season and postseason — if the Browns qualify. The league discipline Friday came hours after...
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Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow speaks during a media availability during the Major League Baseball general managers annual meetings Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
November 13, 2019 - 8:25 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Not too long ago, the Houston Astros were the feel-good story of baseball. Led by their diminutive Venezuelan dynamo and featuring smart play on the field and in the front office, they emerged from a morass of awful seasons that got them mocked as the ‘Lastros and ascended to the top...
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Minnesota Timberwolves' Josh Okogie (20) and Noah Vonleh (1) defend as Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid (21) looks to pass the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
October 30, 2019 - 11:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns got into a brawl that overshadowed a rout on the court. Embiid scored 19 points before he was ejected for fighting with Towns, and the Philadelphia 76ers cruised to a 117-95 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night for their...
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Thousands of striking Chicago Teachers Union and their supporters march at City Hall before Mayor Lori Lightfoot was scheduled to deliver her first budget address during the monthly Chicago City Council meeting, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. Classes at Chicago Public Schools were canceled for the fifth day on Wednesday as the Chicago Teachers Union and the district remained at odds over teacher pay, class sizes and additional staff for schools. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
October 25, 2019 - 3:09 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A strike by school teachers in Chicago has spread from the picket line to the playing field. Thousands of high school athletes, shut out of class for more than a week, are arguing, rallying and even filing lawsuits for the chance to compete in post-season play. Hanging in...
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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2018, file photo, Houston Astros Senior Director of Baseball Operations Brandon Taubman attends a baseball news conference in Houston. The Astros have fired Taubman for directing inappropriate comments at female reporters following Houston’s pennant-winning victory over the New York Yankees. (Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP)
October 25, 2019 - 9:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Houston Astros fired assistant general manager Brandon Taubman on Thursday for directing inappropriate comments at female reporters during a clubhouse celebration, announcing the decision in the middle of the World Series and putting a renewed spotlight on domestic violence in...
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MLB commissioner Robert D. Manfred Jr. talks to the media before Game 2 of the baseball World Series between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 23, 2019 - 7:46 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Major League Baseball will speak with the Astros to determine whether the commissioner's office or the club will handle any decision following an investigation into the conduct of Houston assistant general manager Brandon Taubman. Commissioner Rob Manfred said before World Series...
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Houston Astros relief pitcher Roberto Osuna reacts after giving up a two-run home run to New York Yankees' DJ LeMahieu during the ninth inning in Game 6 of baseball's American League Championship Series Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
October 23, 2019 - 4:14 pm
There's no cheering — or jeering — in the press box. Impartiality should be the guiding tenet of any journalist. Yet, the Houston Astros are making it really, really tough to abide by that principle. This is an organization that clearly has no respect for the media — female sports writers, in...
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