Posts Tagged Social affairs

Union appeals Rice’s indefinite suspension by NFL

In this Aug. 7, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice sits on the sideline in the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Baltimore. The NFL players' union has appealed the league's indefinite suspension of Ray Rice, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.(AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

BALTIMORE (AP) — The NFL players’ union appealed Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension Tuesday night, saying that he shouldn’t be punished twice for punching his fiancee in a casino elevator.

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Jackson rips NFL for lack of diversity in advisers

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson criticized the NFL on Tuesday for not including any African-American women when it brought on three domestic violence experts as consultants.

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Twins closer Perkins nominated for Clemente Award

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have nominated closer Glen Perkins for the 2014 Roberto Clemente Award.

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Alberta CFL teams work on domestic violence

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Alberta’s two Canadian Football League clubs are teaming with a nonprofit organization to help end domestic violence.

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World basketball body eases headgear ban

MIES, Switzerland (AP) — Basketball’s governing body has relaxed rules banning players wearing headgear after criticism it discriminated on religious grounds.

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