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Yankees, Red Sox Brawl During New York’s 10-7 Win At Fenway

Tyler Austin rushed the mound after being hit by a pitch from Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly, triggering a bench-clearing brawl in a ramped-up rivalry as the New York Yankees ended Boston’s nine-game winning streak with a 10-7 victory Wednesday night. Gary Sanchez hit two home runs in a game that twice saw the benches empty and a fight that resulted in a trio of ejections. With the Yankees leading 10-6 in the seventh, Kelly nearly hit Austin and then caught him on the side with a 2-1 pitch clocked at 98 mph. Austin slammed his bat on the plate, threw it down and took four steps toward the mound while hollering. Kelly waved Austin at him, and things quickly escalated. ...Read more

49ers Reuben Foster Charged With Felony Domestic Violence After Alleged Assault Of Girlfriend

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was charged with felony domestic violence on Thursday, the Santa Clara District Attorney’s office announced. Foster, 24, is accused of attacking his longtime 28-year-old girlfriend in February and left her bruised and with a ruptured eardrum. The victim told police Foster dragged her by her hair, punched eight to 10 times in the head and was physically thrown from the house. She reported the incident to police after flagging down a stranger’s car following the incident. He could face up to 11 years in prison if convicted on all charges. ...Read more

Rockies And Padres Brawl After Nolan Arenado Charges The Mound

Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado charged the mound after a fastball from San Diego Padres pitcher Luis Perdomo sailed behind him, setting off a brawl that resulted in several ejections at Coors Field on Wednesday afternoon. The fight happened after the first pitch in the third, Arenado leaned out of the way to avoid the ball hitting him in the back and immediately took off for the mound. Perdomo threw a glove at Arenado, but it sailed over the Gold Glove third baseman’s head. Arenado then threw a punch that missed Perdomo which led to a massive brawl on the field near third base. The benches cleared and relievers ran in from the bullpen. Arenado yelled at Padres catcher A.J. Ellis near the San Diego dugout and had to be held back, with Padres bench coach Mark McGwire helping keep them separated, ...Read more

Andre Ingram Dazzles In NBA Debut For The L.A. Lakers

After a decade in the minors, Andre Ingram lived out his dream by scoring 19 points for the Los Angeles Lakers against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night at Staples Center in Los Angeles.  However ChrisPaul scored 22 points and James Harden had 21 points and 10 assists which took the Rockets to a 105-99 victory. Los Angeles promoted Ingram from its South Bay affiliate for the final two games of another dismal Lakers regular season, and the G League’s career leader in three-pointers hit a three on his first NBA shot. ...Read more

Golden Knights Host L.A. Kings As Hockey Playoffs Debut In Las Vegas

The expansion Golden Knights made an historic run through the regular season, and now head into the playoffs facing a major test in the first round. Postseason hockey makes its debut on The Strip as the Knights host the Los Angeles Kings, the 20154 Stanley Cup champions.  The teams split their four regular-season games, each winning once at home and once on the road.  The Knights are the first modern-era expansion team from any of the four major North American professional sports leagues to start from scratch and finish first in its division.  ...Read more

Buffalo Bills’ Left Guard Richie Incognito Retiring Due To Health Issues

NFL offensive lineman Richie Incognito announced on Tuesday that he’s retiring from the NFL after 12 seasons. Incognito has played on the Buffalo Bills for the past three seasons; he said that after a visit to the doctors, he decided to retire because his liver and kidneys are “shutting down.”  Incognito said, “I went to a doctor’s appointment the other day, and they said, ‘Listen, the stress is killing you, what are you doing?’ And I said, ‘Listen, I’m just doing what I love, and that’s playing football.’ So that’s why I’m done.” Incognito told Carucci that his stomach had been bothering him in recent seasons and that his doctors said his diet was not helping his organs function well. Incognito said the decision is final and even notified the NFL Players Association via Twitter. ...Read more

Ronda Rousey Makes WWE Debut At WrestleMania 34

Ronda Rousey entered the ring for the first match of her career Sunday night at WrestleMania 34 in front of a sold-out crowd at the Superdome. Alongside her tag team partner, Olympic gold medalist and WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle, Rousey was victorious in the first bout of her career, as Angle and Rousey defeated Paul “Triple H” Levesque and Stephanie McMahon. Expectations for this match and Rousey’s entry into the scripted fighting world of WWE were uncertain, but Rousey put on a solid first effort. Rousey said she didn’t hold any regrets about her UFC career, saying “I thought I would never say this, but I’m so happy I lost those [final UFC] fights because it led me here. This is so worth it. I wish I could say it was worth 100 losses, but it’s about two. Everything really does happen for a reason.” ...Read more

Packers WR Trevor Davis Arrested After Making Bomb Joke At LAX

Police confirmed that Green Bay Packers wide receiver Trevor Davis was arrested Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport for making “criminal threats” while checking in. According to police, Davis and a female companion were checking in at the Hawaiian Airlines ticket counter Sunday morning when the ticket agent “asked the usual questions about whether he was carrying any aerosol, cans, knives, weapons or explosives” when Davis then turned to his companion and said something to the effect of “Yeah, did you pack the explosives?”  Airport police were called after Davis made the joke and arrested him on a misdemeanor charge of making a bomb threat. According to reports Davis was booked into a Los Angeles jail after noon on Sunday, but released shortly after posting $15,000 bail. ...Read more

Patrick Reed Wins The 2018 Masters, Beating Rickie Fowler By A Stroke

Patrick Reed held off a rally from Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler, carding a 1-under-par-71 on Sunday to give him his first major win and green jacket at the 2018 Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia. Reed finished the tournament at 15-under-par. Reed, who had been ahead since the second round, led Rory McIlroy by three shots overnight. McIlroy, chasing his first Green Jacket to complete the Grand Slam, faded with a two-over 74, while Reed parred the last to shoot 71 and win on 15 under. Fowler ended second, one ahead of Spieth, who had nine birdies in a 64.  The 27-year old Reed said: “I knew it was going to be tough. Any time trying to close off a golf tournament is really hard but to close off my first major at a place that’s so close to me, being where I went to college, means so much.” ...Read more

Junior Hockey Team Bus Crash In Canada Leaves 14 Dead And 15 Injured

Fourteen people died and 15 more were injured in a crash involving a bus carrying a junior hockey team in Saskatchewan, Canada, and a semi truck, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. 29 people, including the bus driver, were on the bus containing the Humboldt Broncos, during the 5 p.m. crash. Some of the people are in critical condition; the driver of the semi-truck was not injured. An initial investigation has revealed that the semi-truck was traveling west on Highway 335 as the team bus was going north on Highway 35. The Humboldt Broncos were on their way to play the Nipawin Hawks in a Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League playoff game. The team has players ages 16 through 21. President Trump tweeted that he had offered his condolences to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday afternoon.  ...Read more