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ESPN suspends anchor for breaking social media rules

HARTFORD, Conn. — ESPN suspended anchor Jemele Hill on Monday for two weeks for making political statements on social media. Hill, an African-American co-host of the 6 p.m.

Penguins: White House visit not about politics

PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby and the rest of the Pittsburgh Penguins view their trip to the White House on Tuesday as the final moment of celebration for a championship season, not some sort of statement about where they stand on President Donald Trump

Man who says he was blinded in eye by foul ball sues Cubs

CHICAGO — A man who was left blind in one eye — at least temporarily — and may ultimately lose the eye after a foul ball struck him in the face at Wrigley Field this summer has filed a lawsuit against the Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball, alleg

Hall of Fame QB Y.A. Tittle dead at 90

Y.A. Tittle, the Hall of Fame quarterback and 1963 NFL Most Valuable Player, has died. He was 90. His family confirmed to LSU, where Tittle starred in college, that he passed away. No details were immediately provided.
UAE official says Qatar giving up World Cup may end 'crisis'

UAE official says Qatar giving up World Cup may end 'crisis'

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A top Emirati security official has said the only way for "Qatar's crisis" to end is if Doha gave up hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup, his comments coming amid the ongoing diplomatic dispute between the energy-rich nation
Ovechkin named NHL's first star of the week after seven goals in two games

Ovechkin named NHL's first star of the week after seven goals in two games

NEW YORK — Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals was named the NHL's first star on Monday for the week ending on Oct. 8, while Vegas goalie Marc-Andre Fleury and Philadelphia right-winger Wayne Simmonds were also honoured.
1 athlete caught doping in 2010 Vancouver Olympic retesting

1 athlete caught doping in 2010 Vancouver Olympic retesting

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — One athlete tested positive for doping in reanalysis of 1,195 samples from the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, the IOC said Monday.
Hamilton Tiger-Cats sign free-agent kicker/punter Kenny Allen

Hamilton Tiger-Cats sign free-agent kicker/punter Kenny Allen

HAMILTON — Placekicker and punter Kenny Allen was signed by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Monday. The Tiger-Cats also announced that punter/kicker Sergio Castillo was added to the six-game injured list.
Jerry Jones: Cowboys 'will not play' if they disrespect flag

Jerry Jones: Cowboys 'will not play' if they disrespect flag

ARLINGTON, Texas — Dallas owner Jerry Jones said the NFL can't leave the impression it tolerates players disrespecting the flag and any Cowboys making such displays won't play.
Catching up: Judge's grab, Tanaka, Bird lift Yanks in Game 3

Catching up: Judge's grab, Tanaka, Bird lift Yanks in Game 3

NEW YORK — Good thing for Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees that Aaron Judge is 6-foot-7.