Violence in sports

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...
Read More
French players celebrate after bursting into a press conference by France head coach Didier Deschamps after the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. France won the final 4-2. (AP Photo/Ronald Blum)
July 15, 2018 - 3:52 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 10:25 p.m. France's jubilant players have crashed their coach's post-match news conference, dancing and singing while spraying both champagne and water. France coach Didier Deschamps, only the third man to win a World Cup as a...
Read More
Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic hugs Croatia's Luka Modric after France won 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/Martin Meissner)
July 15, 2018 - 2:54 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Croatia's Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic says the national team players are "the first in the world for me" despite their 4-2 loss to France in the World Cup final. Plenkovic tells the state broadcaster the Croatia...
Read More
People celebrate on the Champs Elysees avenue after France won the soccer World Cup final match between France and Croatia, Sunday, July 15, 2018 in Paris. France won its second World Cup title by beating Croatia 4-2 . (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
July 15, 2018 - 1:58 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 8:55 p.m. From Napoleon's triumphal arch to hard-scrabble suburbs of Paris, France is exploding with joy after its national soccer team won the World Cup. Crowds packed the lawns stretching out beneath the Eiffel Tower,...
Read More
A woman who invaded the pitch approaches France's Kylian Mbappe 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 15, 2018 - 1:57 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian protest group Pussy Riot claimed responsibility Sunday for four people who brought the World Cup final to a brief halt by running onto the field dressed in police uniforms. The three women and one man who charged onto the field simultaneously in the 52nd minute of one of the...
Read More
Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shakes hands with Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. (Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik, Kremlin via AP, Pool)
July 15, 2018 - 1:22 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 8:15 p.m. A leader accused of genocide by the International Criminal Court has been entertained at the World Cup final. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was among the heads of state in the luxury seating at the Luzhniki Stadium...
Read More
FILE - In this May 6, 2018, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Roberto Osuna throws during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla. Osuna has agreed to a suspension through Aug. 4 under baseball’s domestic violence policy, discipline that will cause him to miss about half of the season. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken, File)
June 22, 2018 - 6:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna has agreed to a suspension through Aug. 4 under baseball's domestic violence policy, discipline that will cause him to miss about half of the season. Osuna has not pitched since May 6, two days before he was put on administrative leave when he...
Read More
June 22, 2018 - 6:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna has agreed to a suspension through Aug. 4 under baseball's domestic violence policy, discipline that will cause him to miss about half of the season. Osuna has not pitched since May 6, two days before he was put on administrative leave when he...
Read More
Oregon State pitcher Luke Heimlich sits in the dugout before practice at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., Friday, June 15, 2018. Oregon State plays North Carolina on Saturday in the NCAA College World Series baseball tournament.. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 15, 2018 - 12:54 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Oregon State pitcher Luke Heimlich is the probable starter in the opening game of the College World Series on Saturday and he said he is ready for any kind of reception he receives from the fans on the sport's biggest stage. Heimlich, 22, is in Omaha a year after it was disclosed...
Read More
FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017, file photo, San Diego Padres relief pitcher Jose Torres winds up during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in San Diego. Torres has accepted a suspension without pay for the rest of the year by Major League Baseball after his December arrest on domestic violence charges. Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement Friday, June 8 , 2018. The penalty is retroactive to June 5 and covers 100 games. (AP Photo/Orlando Ramirez, File)
June 08, 2018 - 4:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — San Diego Padres pitcher Jose Torres has accepted a suspension without pay for the rest of the year by Major League Baseball after his December arrest on domestic violence charges. Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement Friday. The penalty is retroactive to June 5 and covers...
Read More

Pages