Violence in sports

July 30, 2018 - 6:20 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Swapping a closer with on-field problems for one with off-field troubles, the World Series champion Houston Astros have traded Ken Giles to the Toronto Blue Jays along with a pair of pitching prospects for Roberto Osuna. Houston also sent right-handers David Paulino and Hector Perez...
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Zimbabwean police officers join civilians in the queue to cast their vote in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, Monday July 30, 2018. The vote will be a first for the southern African nation following a military takeover and the ousting of former longterm leader Robert Mugabe. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
July 30, 2018 - 12:16 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's election (all times local): 6:15 p.m. It's the final hour of voting in Zimbabwe's historic election, with turnout high and free of the violence that marked previous years. For the first time, former leader Robert Mugabe isn't on the ballot...
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July 27, 2018 - 7:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say one man was killed and two men were injured in a shooting on a Brooklyn basketball court. Police say the violence erupted at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday while a youth soccer game was being played on a playground in the borough's Bushwick neighborhood. A 21-year-old man...
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Workers collect ballot boxes and polling material after polling in Lahore, Pakistan, Thursday, July 26, 2018. The suicide attack outside the polling station in Quetta which killed dozens of people, underscored the difficulties the majority Muslim nation faces on its wobbly journey toward sustained democracy. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
July 26, 2018 - 7:20 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's former cricket star Imran Khan and his party were maintaining a commanding lead Thursday amid slow and tedious counting of ballots from a historic election the previous day that was marred by allegations of fraud and militant violence. Election officials said an official...
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Workers collect ballot boxes and polling material after polling in Lahore, Pakistan, Thursday, July 26, 2018. The suicide attack outside the polling station in Quetta which killed dozens of people, underscored the difficulties the majority Muslim nation faces on its wobbly journey toward sustained democracy. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
July 26, 2018 - 7:00 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's former cricket star Imran Khan and his party were maintaining a commanding lead Thursday amid slow and tedious counting of ballots from a historic election the previous day that was marred by allegations of fraud and militant violence. Election officials said an official...
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New Michigan State athletic director Bill Beekman speaks at an introductory press conference in East Lansing, Mich., Monday, July 16, 2018. (Dale G. Young/Detroit News via AP)
July 16, 2018 - 4:15 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The new athletic director at Michigan State faces issues beyond just trying to win games and compete for championships. That much is obvious, and Bill Beekman acknowledged it. "The last several years have been among the darkest in our history," Beekman said. "Among the...
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A steward runs after two people that invaded the pitch during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
July 16, 2018 - 3:21 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Two of the four protesters who barged onto the field at the World Cup final in Moscow have been sentenced to 15 days in jail. The protesters, members of the Pussy Riot punk collective, ran onto the pitch at Luzhniki Stadium dressed as police officers during the second half of Sunday's...
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The Arc de Triomphe is illuminated with the colors of the French national flag and by fireworks set off by French soccer fans celebrating France's World Cup victory over Croatia, in Paris, France, Sunday, July 15, 2018. France won the final 4-2. The inscription in French reads : Proud to be blue (French) . (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
July 16, 2018 - 1:32 am
PARIS (AP) — It was a victory for all of France and the home crowd did it justice, pouring into Paris' Champs-Elysees Avenue by the tens of thousands to celebrate in an explosion of joy. France's 4-2 win over Croatia in the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday marked the second time in 20 years that...
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Stewards carry off the field a person who invaded the pitch during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
July 15, 2018 - 6:50 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:43 a.m. Authorities in Moscow have charged members of the punk protest group Pussy Riot with "violation of spectators' rights" and illegally wearing police symbols when they ran onto the field during the World Cup final. The...
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Three men look at a major landslip on an embankment after a heavy rain next to the Volgograd Arena, one of Russia's World Cup venues in Volgograd, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. The stadium, built on the banks of the Volga River, held four World Cup games and cost an estimated $275 million. (AP Photo/Ilya Varlamov)
July 15, 2018 - 6:17 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): ___ 1:15 a.m. Some of Russia's World Cup legacy is already falling down. A large earth embankment separating the World Cup stadium in Volgograd from the Volga River gave way, sending tons of dirt sliding into a road on the day...
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