Violence in sports

Argentina's River Plate players hold the trophy aloft as they celebrate their victory in the Copa Libertadores final soccer match at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
December 09, 2018 - 4:17 pm
MADRID (AP) — One of the most anticipated matches in South American soccer finally came to a conclusion in Madrid on Sunday, with River Plate celebrating victory over fierce Argentine rival Boca Juniors in the twice-suspended final of the Copa Libertadores. Nearly a month after the first leg was...
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Firefighters try to extinguished a car set on fire by demonstrators during clashes with riot police, in Paris, France, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. Crowds of protesters angry at President Emmanuel Macron and France's high taxes tried to converge on the presidential palace Saturday, some scuffling with police firing tear gas, amid exceptional security measures aimed at preventing a repeat of last week's rioting. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
December 08, 2018 - 5:58 pm
PARIS (AP) — The rumble of armored police trucks and the hiss of tear gas filled central Paris on Saturday, as French riot police fought to contain thousands of yellow-vested protesters venting their anger against the government in a movement that has grown more violent by the week. A ring of steel...
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In this Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 photo, a River Plate soccer fan poses for a photo prior the final soccer match of the Copa Libertadores between River Plate and Boca Juniors in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The final match of the Copa Libertadores has been pushed back after the bus carrying the Boca Juniors players was attacked by fans as it drove to the Antonio Vespucio Liberti stadium. (AP Photo/Sebastian Pani)
December 05, 2018 - 5:24 am
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's proud soccer tradition has been sullied by its fervent, fanatical fans. The land of Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona has won the World Cup twice, and it felt a sense of overwhelming pride in hosting perhaps the most important club final ever. But the second...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2018, file photo, Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell fields a ground ball by Washington Nationals' Anthony Rendon during the fifth inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader in Washington. The Cubs have offered suspended shortstop Russell a 2019 contract while maintaining his future with the team is not uncertain. Russell is serving a 40-game domestic violence suspension following allegations by his ex-wife. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
November 30, 2018 - 8:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton and 2017 All-Stars Avisail Garcia and Jonathan Schoop became free agents Friday when they were among 43 players cut loose by teams that failed to offer 2019 contracts, but the Chicago Cubs hung onto shortstop Addison Russell despite his 40-game...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2018 file photo, protesters known as the yellow jackets, wave a French flag and a poster reading "Free toll" as they open the toll gates on a motorway in Antibes, southern France. France's prime minister Edouard Philippe will meet with some protesters' representatives on Friday in an effort to calm the tensions over rising taxes, a first since the movement started two weeks ago. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, File)
November 30, 2018 - 8:41 am
PARIS (AP) — A planned meeting between France's prime minister and a team of representatives of a nationwide protest movement collapsed Friday amid threats from some demonstrators and after a request to broadcast the talks live was rejected. The fiasco came on the eve of protests planned Saturday...
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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, San Francisco 49ers' Reuben Foster (56) jogs on the field during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. The Washington Redskins claimed Foster off waivers on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, after the 49ers released the linebacker following a domestic violence arrest. The team says conversations with former Alabama teammates led to the decision to claim Foster. (AP Photo/Darryl Webb, File)
November 28, 2018 - 6:28 pm
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — After deciding to give Reuben Foster an immediate second chance following his domestic violence arrest, the Washington Redskins say they'll continue to investigate the 24-year-old's legal problems and are making no assurances he'll ever play for them given the obstacles he must...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2018, file photo, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster walks on the field during a practice at the team's NFL football training facility in Santa Clara, Calif. Foster was arrested Saturday, Nov. 24, at the team hotel on charges of domestic violence. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
November 27, 2018 - 3:55 pm
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins claimed Reuben Foster off waivers Tuesday after the San Francisco 49ers released the linebacker following a domestic violence arrest, though it's unclear if or when he'll suit up for them. The team announced the move in a statement from senior vice...
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Bayern forward Robert Lewandowski, left, and Benfica's Ruben Dias challenge for the ball during the Champions League group E soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and Benfica Lisbon in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
November 27, 2018 - 3:03 pm
PARIS (AP) — Real Madrid and Bayern Munich put aside their domestic worries to impress on the European stage and qualify for the knockout rounds of the Champions League on Tuesday, as both Manchester clubs, Roma, Ajax and Juventus also advanced to the last 16 with one game to spare. Following a 3-0...
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A security guard stands outside the G20 summit venue at the Costa Salguero Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. Thousands of police and security agents will guard Group of 20 industrialized nations' world leaders during the two-day meeting that starts Friday. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
November 27, 2018 - 11:36 am
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine authorities say that Buenos Aires will be an armored city when world leaders arrive for this week's G-20 summit. But security failures that marred a soccer championship and deeper unrest over an economic austerity program are now raising concerns about the...
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In this Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 photo provided by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office shows San Francisco 49ers football player Reuben Foster. The San Francisco 49ers released Foster on Sunday morning, hours after he was arrested at the team hotel in Tampa, Fla., on charges of domestic violence. (Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office via AP)
November 25, 2018 - 10:05 am
The San Francisco 49ers said Sunday they plan to release linebacker Reuben Foster after he was arrested at the team hotel in Tampa, Florida, on a domestic violence charge. An arrest report from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's office said Foster was booked into jail at 11:11 p.m. Saturday and was...
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