Violence in sports

Brazil's Neymar puts on his cleats during a practice session of the national soccer team at the Granja Comary training center ahead the Copa America tournament in Teresopolis, Brazil, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
June 04, 2019 - 10:59 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Brazilian lawyers who first represented an unidentified woman who has accused soccer star Neymar of rape said Tuesday that her initial complaint charged she was a victim of "aggression," or "physical violence," by the player, though they added that doesn't mean authorities...
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This photo provided Tuesday, May 28, 2019, by the Atlantic City Police shows Odubel Herrera. Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera has been placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball following his arrest in a domestic violence case at an Atlantic City casino. The commissioner's office put Herrera on leave Tuesday, a day after his arrest on an assault charge at the Golden Nugget casino. (Atlantic City Police via AP)
May 28, 2019 - 5:54 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odúbel Herrera was placed on administrative leave Tuesday by Major League Baseball, a day after his arrest in a domestic violence case at an Atlantic City casino. Herrera was arrested Monday night on an assault charge at the Golden Nugget...
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Chicago Cubs' Addison Russell hits a two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
May 25, 2019 - 9:00 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Addison Russell delivered an impressive all-around performance on a wild day. The Chicago Cubs needed every last bit of it, too. Russell homered at Wrigley Field for the first time since he was suspended for violating baseball's domestic violence policy, leading Chicago to an 8-6...
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May 24, 2019 - 8:05 pm
Art Briles, the former Baylor football coach fired three years ago after an investigation found the school had mishandled allegations of sexual misconduct and violence, has been hired to lead an East Texas high school program. Mount Vernon Superintendent says its board of trustees has approved a...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept 9, 2018, file photo, health workers walk with a boy suspected of having the Ebola virus at an Ebola treatment centre in Beni, Eastern Congo. The World Health Organization is warning it may not be possible to contain Ebola to the two affected provinces in eastern Congo if violent attacks on health teams continue. In an update Friday, May 10, 2019 WHO warned that Ebola response activities had been halted for five consecutive days because of the insecurity(AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro, File)
May 10, 2019 - 12:11 pm
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization warned Friday that it may not be possible to contain Ebola to the two affected provinces in eastern Congo if violent attacks on health teams continue. The ominous statement comes amid escalating violence nine months after the outbreak began,...
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Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell speaks to the media in the dugout before a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Chicago. Russell rejoins the team after completing a 40-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy and spending extra time in the minors to get ready. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
May 08, 2019 - 7:55 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Addison Russell and the Chicago Cubs don't believe the 2016 All-Star has become a completely changed man since his ex-wife accused him of physical and emotional abuse. They do believe he's made positive strides, and with the Cubs needing an infielder for a depleted roster, Russell...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2019, file photo, Iowa Cubs shortstop Addison Russell walks in the dugout before a Triple-A baseball game against the Nashville Sounds, in Des Moines, Iowa. While Russell waits for another chance, Joyce Coffee is working on a line that never ends. Coffee is the executive director of Family Rescue, an organization that fights domestic violence by supporting victims and advocating for change. She helped provide training for the Cubs in the wake of Russell’s 40-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, Fle)
May 07, 2019 - 7:37 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — In the aftermath of Addison Russell's suspension for violating baseball's domestic violence policy, the Chicago Cubs decided to put their staff through enhanced training. Family Rescue, an organization that works to curb domestic violence by supporting victims and advocating for...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2018, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill walks off the field after an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams, in Los Angeles. The Kansas City Chiefs have made a habit of inciting controversy during the NFL draft in the Andy Reid era by acquiring players that have a history of off-the-field issues. The team took a chance on cornerback Marcus Peters, who was traded away after getting into trouble with coaches. It drafted running back Kareem Hunt, then quickly cut him when he kicked a woman in a hotel hallway. And it picked wide receiver Tyreek Hill, who is currently dealing with a domestic violence case that centers on the 3-year-old child he shares with his fiance.(AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo, File)
April 26, 2019 - 4:08 pm
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Friday a local prosecutor has reopened a domestic violence investigation involving suspended wide receiver Tyreek Hill after a TV station broadcast an audio recording in which Hill and his fiancee discuss injuries to their 3-year-...
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Ty Jerome and other members of the Virginia basketball team are welcomed by fans as they return home after their win of the championship in the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament against Texas Tech, in Charlottesville, Va., Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
April 09, 2019 - 9:19 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia city once marred by deadly violence and tiki torch-carrying white supremacists chanting Nazi slogans savored a moment of bliss Tuesday as it welcomed home national men's college basketball champion University of Virginia. Charlottesville was in full party mood...
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Texas Tech's Norense Odiase, left, Jarrett Culver and head coach Chris Beard listen to a question during a news conference for the championship of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Minneapolis. Texas Tech will play Virginia on Monday for the national championship. (AP Photo/Tim Donnelly)
April 07, 2019 - 4:14 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the championship game of the NCAA Tournament between Virginia and Texas Tech (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Texas Tech guard Matt Mooney is encouraging all those fans back in Lubbock to take whatever happens in the national title game against Virginia on Monday night...
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