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Parents of duct-taped boy don’t want charges

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The parents of an autistic high school soccer player who was duct-taped to a goal post in a prank earlier this month don’t want charges filed against two students involved if they apologize and do community service, the parents’ lawyer said Monday after he and his clients met with local officials.

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Davidson quarterback arrested on assault charge

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The starting quarterback for Davidson College has been suspended from the team after his arrest following a fight at his on-campus apartment.

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Voynov suspended after domestic violence charges

Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, right, stops a shot by St. Louis Blues right wing T.J. Oshie, center, as defenseman Slava Voynov, of Russia, looks on during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NHL has indefinitely suspended Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov because of domestic violence charges.

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Troopers called as football game turns ugly

WHITEHALL, N.Y. (AP) — A high school football game has been brought to an early end after a melee erupted on the sideline and state police were called to restore order.

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Serena Williams hits back at Russian official

In this April 16, 2013 file photo, Russia's team captain Shamil Tarpischev speaks during a news conference prior to the Fed Cup match between Russia and Slovakia in Moscow, Russia. Russian Tennis Federation President Tarpischev has been fined $25,000 by the WTA Tour and suspended from tour involvement for a year for questioning Venus and Serena Williams' gender in comments on Russian television. The WTA Tour said Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, that the $25,000 fine is the maximum allowed under tour rules and that it is seeking Tarpischev's removal as chairman of the Kremlin Cup tournament for one year. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel, File)

SINGAPORE (AP) — Serena Williams says comments by the head of the Russian Tennis Federation referring to her and older sister Venus as “brothers” were bullying, sexist and racist, and that she supported the one-year suspension imposed by the WTA against the official.

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