Violence in sports

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2011 file photo, former South Korean comfort women who were forced to serve for the Japanese Army as sexual slaves during World War II, stage a rally to demand an official apology and compensation from the Japanese government in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea. The fierce grudges over historical persecution and a thousand perceived national and cultural slights cannot be untwined from the sports for many Koreans, and these swirling emotions will be front and center Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, when a combined team of North and South Koreans plays regional power Japan in women’s hockey. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
February 14, 2018 - 12:39 am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — There are sports rivalries, and then there's Korea versus Japan. It's an often toxic mix of history, much of it violent, and politics with a dose of cultural chauvinism and envy mixed in. The fierce grudges over historical persecution and a thousand perceived national...
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Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce, right, arrives in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art after a Super Bowl victory parade for the Philadelphia Eagles football team, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Philadelphia. The Eagles beat the New England Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl 52. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
February 08, 2018 - 4:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the parade for the Super Bowl-winning Philadelphia Eagles (all times local): 4 p.m. Police are so far only reporting one act of violence after hundreds of thousands of Eagles fans hit the streets to fete their Super Bowl champion Eagles. Police say someone was...
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Detroit Pistons center Willie Reed (33) grabs a rebound as Portland Trail Blazers forward Caleb Swanigan (50) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
February 06, 2018 - 8:08 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Pistons center Willie Reed has been suspended for six games by the NBA after the league investigated the circumstances surrounding his arrest on a domestic violence charge. Reed was arrested last August on a misdemeanor battery charge involving his wife. He entered a pretrial...
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FILE - This Sept. 12, 2015, file photo, shows Michigan State athletics director Mark Hollis, at left. This Nov. 9, 2012 file photo, shows Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon, at right. Hollis announced his retirement Friday, Jan. 26,m 2018, the second university official to step down in as many days amid sharp criticism over the school's handling of sexual abuse allegations against disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar. Michigan State President Lou Anna Simon submitted her resignation late Wednesday, Jan. 24, hours after Nassar, a former employee at Michigan State, was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for molesting young girls and women under the guise of medical treatment. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, left, Carlos Osorio, right, File)
January 27, 2018 - 7:56 pm
A day after a report suggested the NCAA could have years ago looked into problems at Michigan State, President Mark Emmert said Saturday that sexual assault allegations against Spartans athletes in 2010 were "widely reported" and already being investigated by law enforcement and the school. Emmert...
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New England Patriots fans cheer during the second half of the AFC championship NFL football game between the Patriots and the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
January 22, 2018 - 2:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Binge drinking for hours in stadium parking lots, a few Philly fans flexed their beer muscles with throws that were as on point as Nick Foles connecting with his Eagles receivers. Sure, the Minnesota Vikings fans who walked through hostile enemy territory that would set the...
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January 01, 2018 - 12:11 pm
OSLO, Norway (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin won a parallel slalom city event on Monday to match her childhood idol, Marlies Schild, with her 37th World Cup victory. Shiffrin pumped her fist violently after edging Swiss rival Wendy Holdener in the final of a race made complicated by fog and mist. Shiffrin...
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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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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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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb (18) hauls in a pass from quarterback Brett Hundley for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
November 26, 2017 - 9:19 pm
The Latest on the 12th Sunday of the NFL regular season (all times Eastern): 9:15 p.m. Brett Hundley and the Green Bay Packers are giving the AFC North leading Pittsburgh Steelers all they can handle. Hundley came in with just two touchdown passes since replacing injured Aaron Rodgers earlier this...
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