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Actress detained by police refuses to apologize

Actress Daniele Watts and Brian Lucas speak during an interview with KABC-TV in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. The Los Angeles Police Department said Sunday that officers detained Watts and her companion last week after a complaint that two people were "involved in indecent exposure" in a silver Mercedes. Watts was detained until police determined no crime was committed. (AP Photo/KABC-TV)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An actress who was detained by Los Angeles police is refusing to apologize for claiming race played a role in the incident, despite calls from local civil rights leaders.

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Rutgers’ Hermann made joke about Sandusky scandal

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann made an off-the-cuff joke about the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal at Penn State during a meeting with staff last fall.

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Goodell: ‘Same mistakes can never be repeated’

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pauses as he speaks during a news conference Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in New York. Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. The league has faced increasing criticism that it has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning the domestic abuse cases. The commissioner reiterated that he botched the handling of the Ray Rice case.  (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

NEW YORK (AP) — More defiant than contrite, Roger Goodell announced no sweeping changes in his first public statements in more than a week of turmoil surrounding the NFL’s handling of players accused of crimes.

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After NFL, baseball addresses domestic violence

In this Oct. 24, 2006, file photo, Major League Baseball union head Donald Fehr, left, speaks as MLB Commissioner Bud Selig listens to details of their new labor contract before Game 3 of baseball's World Series in St. Louis. Game 3 of the World Series in St. Louis. The recent spate of high-profile domestic violence cases involving Ray Rice and other NFL players prompted Major League Baseball and the players' union to open talks about the way that sport should deal with such episodes. Baseball's CBA includes a voluntary treatment program for certain alcohol-related and off-field violent conduct. It also allows the commissioner or a team to impose discipline, but doesn't say of what sort, if a player is charged with a crime "involving the use of physical force or violence, including but not limited to, sexual assault, domestic violence, resisting arrest, battery, and assault." (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

The recent spate of high-profile domestic violence cases involving Ray Rice and other NFL players prompted Major League Baseball and the players’ union to open talks about the way that sport should deal with such episodes.

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Burke: ‘Unacceptable’ aggression from athletes

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Brian Burke says players who take aggression from the ice into their personal lives don’t deserve to earn pro-athlete wages.

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