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Saturnina Plasencia, 43, sits for a portrait during an interview at her home in New York on Monday Oct. 1, 2018. According to a complaint filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the single mother of three endured sustained sexual harassment by her general manager, who insisted she date him and decreased her working hours in retaliation because she spurned him. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
October 04, 2018 - 2:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A dollar store cashier from Brooklyn. Five fire department paramedics in Chicago. An aspiring singer shunned by Nashville's country music establishment. Thanks to a $22 million legal fund, they've now teamed up with top-notch lawyers to pursue #MeToo-style sex harassment cases that...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Josh Hader stretches during batting practice for the National League Divisional Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
October 04, 2018 - 12:26 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: OPENER FOR THE OPENER The Brewers will begin their NL Division Series against the Rockies with a bullpen game at Miller Park. Manager Craig Counsell said Wednesday he had not decided on the order of his relievers. The group will almost certainly...
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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, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Washington. Rendon was out at first. Russell has accepted a 40-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the ban in a statement Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. Russell’s unpaid suspension includes the 11 regular-season games he missed after being placed on administrative leave Sept. 21. Russell will be eligible to return on May 3 against St. Louis, barring any postponements. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
October 03, 2018 - 4:39 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs infielder Addison Russell accepted a 40-game suspension Wednesday for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy after a series of allegations made by his ex-wife. Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the ban and said MLB had completed its investigation...
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Seattle Hockey Partners David Bonderman, left, and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan talk to the media as they leave a meeting at National Hockey League headquarters, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in New York. Members of Seattle's potential ownership group and Mayor Durkan presented their case to the Board of Governors' executive committee at the league office. If the executive committee moves the process forward, the board could vote as soon as December to award the NHL's 32nd franchise to Seattle. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
October 02, 2018 - 7:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL is moving forward with plans to expand to Seattle. Commissioner Gary Bettman said Tuesday the Board of Governors' executive committee recommended proceeding with Seattle's expansion application, with an eye on voting to approve the league's 32nd franchise in December. The...
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October 02, 2018 - 4:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Big time college basketball was cast at the opening of a criminal trial Tuesday as a corrupt enterprise where major schools and their heralded coaches rely on athletic gear giants to do their dirty work, paying cash to struggling families of top-tier high school athletes to guide...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2018, file photo, baseball fans wearing New York Yankees' Aaron Judge (99) jerseys watch batting practice before a baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians, in New York. Aaron Judge once again has baseball’s most popular jersey. MLB says the Yankee slugger’s No. 99 was the top seller for the second straight season.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
September 28, 2018 - 10:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge again has baseball's most popular jersey. MLB says the Yankee slugger's No. 99 was the top seller for the second straight season. Judge beat out 2017 AL MVP Jose Altuve, who will be trying to repeat as a World Series champion with the Houston Astros next month. Judge and...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2018, file photo, Green Bay Packers’ Clay Matthews tackles Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins during the second half of an NFL football game, in Green Bay, Wis. Matthews was penalized for roughing the passer on the play. The NFL is getting roughed up over its amplified enforcement of roughing the passer penalties that has produced head-scratching, game-changing calls and a season-ending injury to a defender trying to comply with the league’s mandate not to land on the quarterback. What constitutes a clean hit anymore is anyone's guess. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer, File)
September 27, 2018 - 1:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL is sticking with its officiating emphasis on quarterback hits, including those in which the tackler uses all or most of his body weight when falling on the quarterback. NFL football operations chief Troy Vincent said Thursday that the powerful competition committee has...
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FILE - In this July 14, 2018, file photo, people, left, talk to tellers while placing bets at the Meadowlands Racetrack, in East Rutherford, N.J. House Republicans say they are strongly in favor of new federal regulations on sports gambling after the Supreme Court allowed states to start opening sports books. Thursday’s, Sept. 27, 2018, hearing of a House Judiciary subcommittee was the first Congress has held on the issue since the Supreme Court decision in June to strike down a law that limited sports gambling to four states. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
September 27, 2018 - 11:07 am
House Republicans strongly favor new federal regulations on sports gambling after the Supreme Court allowed states to open sports books. At a hearing of a House Judiciary subcommittee, GOP members Thursday expressed concerns about advertisements and online gambling platforms targeting minors, as...
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UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin, announces that Germany will stage the 2024 European Championships, during the Euro 2024 Host Announcement Ceremony, at the UEFA Executive Committee at the UEFA Headquarters, in Nyon, Switzerland, Thursday, September 27, 2018. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
September 27, 2018 - 7:50 am
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Germany won the right to host soccer's 2024 European Championship on Thursday, beating Turkey following a politically charged campaign. Germany, which successfully hosted the 2006 World Cup, was the long-time favorite and won the UEFA executive committee vote 12-4. There...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 file photo, New York Yankees' Andrew McCutchen reacts after striking out to end the seventh inning of a baseball game as Toronto Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen, left, heads off the field at Yankee Stadium in New York. The most-heard sound at major league ballparks this year was "Strike three!" Strikeouts will exceed hits over a full season for the first time in major league history. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
September 26, 2018 - 11:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The most-heard sound at major league ballparks this year was "Strike three!" A whiff of offense would be nice rather than all those nights filled with nonstop whiffs. Strikeouts are likely to exceed hits over a full season for the first time in major league history. The overall...
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