Pirates, Reds await suspensions for latest brawl

CINCINNATI (AP) — Major League Baseball is reviewing video of the latest fight between the Pirates and Reds, with Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle expecting suspensions on both sides. Reds manager David Bell faces a significant suspension for running onto the field and going after Hurdle during the ninth inning of Pittsburgh’s 11-4 win Tuesday night. […]

Suspension lifted on boxer who planted kiss on reporter

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Officials on Monday lifted the suspension of a Bulgarian boxer who kissed a reporter without her consent during a post-fight interview after he completed a sexual harassment course and paid a $2,500 fine. The California State Athletic Commission voted unanimously to allow Kubrat Pulev to reapply for his license with the […]

Phillies’ Herrera accepts suspension for rest of season

NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odúbel Herrera accepted a suspension for the rest of the season under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. The commissioner’s office announced his decision Friday, two days after domestic assault charges against Herrera in Atlantic City, New Jersey, were dismissed. He had been charged with simple assault and […]

IOC lifts suspension on Kuwaiti Olympic body imposed in 2015

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC says it has fully lifted a suspension from Kuwait’s Olympic committee, imposed in 2015 when the national government passed a law that compromised the independence of sports bodies. The suspension meant Kuwaitis at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics competed as an “Independent Olympic Athlete” without their national flag […]

Indians’ Puig drops appeal of 3-game suspension for brawl

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians outfielder Yasiel Puig has dropped the appeal for his three-game suspension for his involvement in a brawl when he was with Cincinnati. Puig will begin serving his ban Monday night when the Indians, who have climbed back into a tie for first in the AL Central, open a three-game series against […]

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