Violence in sports

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) is sacked by Seattle Seahawks' Michael Bennett (72) late in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
December 25, 2017 - 2:08 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Now that Dak Prescott knows how the other half lives in the NFL, the Dallas quarterback can see where it was easy to think every season would be like his remarkable rookie year. Missing the playoffs just wasn't much of a thought after an NFC-best 13 wins — until the Cowboys...
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December 22, 2017 - 5:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Red Bulls captain Sacha Kljestan has been suspended an additional game and fined for his actions during a fight with Toronto FC striker Jozy Altidore in a stadium tunnel during a playoff match. Major League Soccer announced the additional suspension for Kljestan on Friday...
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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) practices with teammates at NFL football practice in Frisco, Texas, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017. (Louis DeLuca/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
December 20, 2017 - 7:45 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott's Dallas teammates alluded to the happy-go-lucky locker room personality they missed — along with the football skills — during the star running back's six-game suspension. Elliott wasn't interested in sharing that side of himself, or much of anything else in a...
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December 20, 2017 - 3:56 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's major sports franchises are teaming up to tackle violence in the city. Baseball's White Sox and Cubs, the NFL's Bears, NBA's Bulls and NHL's Blackhawks announced Wednesday they are forming the Chicago Sports Alliance and donating a total of $1 million in one-time grants to...
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Juan Alejo, of Mexico, watches as Angel Acosta, of Puerto Rico, celebrates a 10th-round win during a WBO junior flyweight interim title boxing match Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
December 02, 2017 - 11:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rey Vargas outpointed Oscar Negrete in an awkward 12-round brawl Saturday night in which the champion was left with a swollen and bloody face from head butts. Still, Vargas won the battle of unbeatens to hold onto his WBC super bantamweight title. Vargas easily won all the judges'...
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A signpost directing people to the entrance of the World Cup Final Draw is placed on the Red Square, with the St. Basil cathedral in the background, in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. The Final Draw for the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia will take place on December 1 in the concert hall of the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
November 30, 2017 - 1:56 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin welcomes soccer luminaries to the Kremlin on Friday for a World Cup draw that provides a global audience for the Russian president to attempt to burnish the image of a country scandalized by sports corruption. By staging the ceremony for the 32 World Cup finalists at...
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Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib (21) fights Oakland Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) during the first half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
November 27, 2017 - 11:16 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland receiver Michael Crabtree and Denver cornerback Aqib Talib were suspended two games each without pay on Monday for fighting during the recent game between the two teams. NFL Vice President of Football Operations Jon Runyan announced the suspensions a day after the two...
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Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib (21) fights Oakland Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) during the first half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
November 27, 2017 - 9:50 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland receiver Michael Crabtree and Denver cornerback Aqib Talib were suspended two games each without pay on Monday for fighting during the recent game between the two teams. NFL Vice President of Football Operations Jon Runyan announced the suspensions a day after the two...
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FILE - In this Saturday, June 11, 2016 file photo Russian supporters attack an England fan at the end of the Euro 2016 Group B soccer match between England and Russia, at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, France. A Russian lawmaker has proposed an unorthodox solution to the country’s football hooliganism woes ahead of next year’s World Cup, legalize it and turn it into a spectator sport. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, File)
March 05, 2017 - 1:47 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian lawmaker has proposed an unorthodox solution to the country's problems with soccer hooliganism ahead of next year's World Cup — legalize it and make it a spectator sport. Organized groups of Russian fans, many with martial arts training, fought English fans on the streets of...
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FILE - In this Saturday, June 11, 2016 file photo Russian supporters attack an England fan at the end of the Euro 2016 Group B soccer match between England and Russia, at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, France. A Russian lawmaker has proposed an unorthodox solution to the country’s football hooliganism woes ahead of next year’s World Cup, legalize it and turn it into a spectator sport. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, File)
March 05, 2017 - 9:00 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian lawmaker has proposed an unorthodox solution to the country's problems with football hooliganism ahead of next year's World Cup — legalize it and make it a spectator sport. Organized groups of Russian fans, many with martial arts training, fought English fans on the streets...
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