Violence in sports

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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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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