One of two people charged with misdemeanors for unfurling a banner protesting the Dakota Access pipeline from the rafters of U.S. Bank Stadium during a Minnesota Vikings game has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.
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The other person who climbed to the rafters to unleash the banner, 28-year-old Sen Holiday, is currently on trial after she pleaded not guilty to the same misdemeanors.
The banner urged Minneapolis-based U.S. Bank to divest from the $3.8 billion pipeline. Fans seated below the banner were evacuated.
This story has been corrected to show that Sen Holiday is a woman, not a man.
Shohei Ohtani’s third start for the Los Angeles Angels lasted only two innings after he developed a blister on his pitching hand.
The Angels pulled the Japanese two-way sensation early after he yielded three runs and four hits while struggling with his control against the AL-leading Boston Red Sox.
One inning after Ohtani left, the Angels announced the right-hander had developed a blister during the second inning.
Ohtani has had intermittent issues with blisters throughout his first few months with the Angels, and he had a bandage on one of his fingers last week.
Ohtani gave up a leadoff homer to Boston’s Mookie Betts, and he couldn’t throw his formidable breaking pitches for consistent strikes in the first night start of his big-league career. The Red Sox added two more runs in the second on Brock Holt’s RBI single and Andrew Benintendi’s sacrifice fly.
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Marc-Andre Fleury turned in another stellar performance, stopping 31 shots as the Knights finished off their fourth one-goal victory of the series. It was his second shutout of the series.
The Knights poured into the net to hug Fleury at the final horn. Vegas fans in the crowd chanted the goalie’s name in celebration.
The Knights became the second team to win their first four playoff games, joining the 1970 Pittsburgh Penguins.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) – Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford says he expects ”substantive” recommendations from the committee seeking ways to reform college basketball amid a federal investigation of corruption in the sport.
Speaking Tuesday at a regional Associated Press Sports Editors meeting, Swofford said he doesn’t know what the commission led by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will conclude next week when it is expected to present its report to the Division I Board of Directors and Board of Governors.
Swofford said it is ”hard to argue against the need for substantive change.”
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MOSCOW (AP) – FIFA charged World Cup host Russia with fan racism less than two months before the tournament begins.
Monkey chants were aimed at black French players, including Paul Pogba, during France’s 3-1 friendly win over Russia in St. Petersburg last month.
”Disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the Russian Football Union for this incident,” FIFA said.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich, who is overseeing World Cup preparations, told state news agencies on Tuesday that Russia was cracking down on racist fans.
”We’ll do anything so there are no discrimination cases,” he said. ”But if that happens … there should be zero tolerance for these people.”
The RFU said it is cooperating with the FIFA investigation.
DETROIT (AP) – A Michigan company has filed a federal lawsuit against LeBron James, claiming his digital media platform stole an idea.
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The Detroit-based company claims it shared the idea with Nix from 2014 to 2016, identifying her as an employee of ”Uninterrupted.”
Last year, ”Uninterrupted” aired ”The Shop,” where James and others talk in a barber shop.
Alabama recently released a trailer for ”Shop Talk” that shows coach Nick Saban and former Crimson Tide star wide receiver Julio Jones talking in a barber shop. Earlier this month, ”Uninterrupted” sent a letter to Alabama , citing concerns over copyright infringement and intellectual property.
The Associated Press Sports Editors organization has recommended that its members refrain from covering USA Wrestling events after the federation said it will now require journalists to undergo a background check in order to cover its events.
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”APSE applauds the effort to protect the safety of USA Wrestling athletes, but making journalists qualify for a membership and take a course in how to identify abuse and bullying is misguided,” Rosen wrote. ”The lack of specificity on background checks, including the extent and areas of the checks, and the disposal of information and indemnification of the media is both alarming and dangerous.”
The federation said the new requirements – which will also include a mandatory hour-long U.S. Center for Safe Sports online video- are designed to increase safety in the sport.
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