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San Francisco Giants snub Aubrey Huff from World Series reunion over social media posts

The San Francisco Giants decided to snub former first baseman Aubrey Huff from its 2010 World Series-winning team reunion planned for this summer because of his social media posts.

Huff, 43, played for the Giants in 2010 when the team won the World Series. He batted .294 with a home run and four RBI in the series against the Texas Rangers. He was also a part of the 2012 championship team.

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“Earlier this month, we reached out to Aubrey Huff to let him know that he will not be included in the upcoming 2010 World Series Championship reunion. Aubrey has made multiple comments on social media that are unacceptable and run counter to the values of our organization,” the Giants said in a statement, according to ESPN. “While we appreciate the many contributions that Aubrey made to the 2010 championship season, we stand by our decision.”

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The Giants will not include Aubrey Huff in their World Series ceremony. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Huff offered his own statement on Twitter in response to the Giants’ decision to snub him. He acknowledged he had a meeting with Giants CEO Larry Baer and said that he was not invited to the ceremony because of his support for President Trump and his “locker room humor.”

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“When I asked why I wasn’t invited [Baer] told [me] that the board didn’t approve of my Twitter posts, and my political support of Donald Trump. My locker room humor on Twitter is meant to be satirical, and sarcastic. And it was that type of humor that loosened up the clubhouse in 2010 for our charge at a World Series title. They loved it then, and it hasn’t changed. That’s not the issue. It’s politics.

“I find this whole thing very hypocritical coming from a man who has had his share of real controversy for pushing his wife for which he had to take a break from the Giants and issue a formal apology. All I did was tweet.”

Huff added that he has the support of thousands of Giants fans and that the organization was attacking his right to freedom of speech.

“I’m proud of what I accomplished in my 3 years with the Giants. I made lifelong memories with teammates that can never be taken away from me. And while I’m disappointed the Giants are so opposed to President Trump, and our constitutional rights that they’d uninvite me to my teams [sic] reunion, it shows me that now more than ever we have to stand up for our first 1st amendment rights [sic]. Otherwise, the America we know and love is already dead.”

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Huff has been in hot water on Twitter since he retired from baseball following the 2012 season.

In January, Huff tweeted about kidnapping Iranian women. He was responding to a tweet that talked about invading Iran and kidnapping women there.

“Let’s get a flight over and kidnap about 10 each. We can bring them back here as they fan us and feed us grapes, amongst other things…” Huff tweeted in response to the initial tweet, which was later deleted.

Huff called the tweet a joke.

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In November, he was chided over a tweet saying he took his children to a range to train them how to use a gun in the “unlikely” possibility Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., defeated Trump in the 2020 general election.

Huff played 13 seasons in the majors with the Tampa Bay RaysBaltimore OriolesHouston AstrosDetroit Tigers and Giants.

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Southwestern Athletic Conference men’s basketball championship history

The Southwestern Athletic Conference, otherwise known as the SWAC, holds an annual men’s basketball tournament with the winner getting an automatic bid to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

The conference features 10 teams: Alabama A&M, Alabama State, Alcorn State, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Grambling State, Jackson State, Mississippi Valley State, Prairie View, Southern and Texas Southern

The SWAC men’s basketball tournament begins March 13 and runs to March 14.

The SWAC started having men’s basketball tournaments in 1978.

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Read below for a list of past champions.

2019: PRAIRIE VIEW

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Prairie View won the SWAC in 2019. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Prairie View defeated Texas Southern, 92-86. Gary Blackston was named MVP of the tournament.

2018: TEXAS SOUTHERN

Texas Southern knocked off Arkansas-Pine Bluff for its fourth title in five years. They defeated the Golden Lions, 84-69. Trae Jefferson was named MVP of the tournament.

2017: TEXAS SOUTHERN

Texas Southern narrowly escaped beating Alcorn State, 53-50. Marvin Jones was named tournament MVP.

2016: SOUTHERN

Southern briefly ended Texas Southern’s reign in 2016. They defeated Jackson State, 54-53. Roman Banks was named MVP.

METRO ATLANTIC ATHLETIC CONFERENCE MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

2015: TEXAS SOUTHERN

Texas Southern won a second straight title in 2015. The Tigers defeated Southern, 62-58. Madarious Gibbs was named MVP of the tournament.

2014: TEXAS SOUTHERN

Texas Southern won its first title since 2003. The Tigers defeated Prairie View, 78-73, in 2014. Aaric Murray was named MPV of the tournament.

2013: SOUTHERN

Southern narrowly defeated Prairie View, 44-43, in 2013. Derick Beltran was named tournament MVP.

2012: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE

Mississippi Valley State defeated Texas Southern, 71-69, in 2012. Cor-J Cox was named MVP of the tournament.

2011: ALABAMA STATE

Alabama State defeated Grambling State, 65-48. Tremayne Moorer was named MVP of the tournament.

2010: ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF

Arkansas-Pine Bluff took down Texas Southern, 50-38. Junior Allen Smith received the MVP trophy.

ACC MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

2009: ALABAMA STATE

Alabama State defeated Jackson State, 65-58. Andrew Hayles was named MVP of the tournament.

2008: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE

Mississippi Valley State narrowly defeated Jackson State, 59-58. The Delta Devils’ Carl Lucas was named MVP.

2007: JACKSON STATE

Jackson State defeated Mississippi Valley State, 81-71. Trey Johnson was named MVP of the tournament.

2006: SOUTHERN

Southern defeated Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 57-44. Peter Cipriano was the MVP.

2005: ALABAMA A&M

Alabama A&M defeated Alabama State, 72-53. Obie Trotter was named MVP of the tournament.

2004: ALABAMA STATE

Alabama State won its second title in four years in 2004. They defeated Alabama A&M, 63-58. Malcolm Campbell was named MVP.

2003: TEXAS SOUTHERN

Texas Southern defeated Alcorn State, 77-68. Ra’Kim Hollis was named MVP of the tournament.

2002: ALCORN STATE

Alcorn State turned around the next season and defeated Alabama State, 70-67.

2001: ALABAMA STATE

Alabama State finished 2001 as the SWAC regular season and conference champion. The Hornets defeated Alcorn State, 64-52.

2000: JACKSON STATE

Jackson State defeated Southern in 2000, 76-61.

1999: ALCORN STATE

In 1999, Alcorn State was back on top. The Braves defeated Southern, 89-83.

SOUTHERN CONFERENCE MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

1998: PRAIRIE VIEW

Prairie View knocked off Teas Southern for a SWAC title, 59-57.

1997: JACKSON STATE

Jackson State won the SWAC title in 1997. The Tigers defeated Mississippi Valley State, 81-74.

1996: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE

Mississippi Valley State defeated Jackson State, 111-94.

1995: TEXAS SOUTHERN

Texas Southern won a second straight title in 1995. The Tigers defeated Mississippi Valley State, 75-62.

1994: TEXAS SOUTHERN

Texas Southern defeated Jackson State, 70-67.

1993: SOUTHERN

Southern defeated Jackson State, 101-80. They went as far as the second round in the NCAA Tournament that season.

1992: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE

Mississippi Valley State won its second SWAC title in 1992. The Delta Devils defeated Southern, 85-77.

1991: JACKSON STATE

Jackson State defeated reigning champion Texas Southern, 70-66.

1990: TEXAS SOUTHERN

Texas Southern knocked off Southern from its SWAC throne. The Tigers beat Southern, 94-89.

1989: SOUTHERN

The Jaguars three-peated in 1989. Southern defeated Texas Southern in 1989, 86-81.

1988: SOUTHERN

Southern won a second straight title in 1988. The Jaguars defeated Grambling, 78-62.

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1987: SOUTHERN

Southern became the first team to score more than 100 points in a SWAC title game. The Jaguars defeated Grambling, 105-55.

1986: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE

Mississippi Valley State defeated Prairie View, 75-58.

1985: SOUTHERN

Southern finally ended Alcorn State’s reign in 1985. The Jaguars defeated the Braves, 85-70.

1984: ALCORN STATE

In 1984, Alcorn State defeated Texas Southern 78-69.

1983: ALCORN STATE

Alcorn State won SWAC title No. 3 in 1983. The Braves defeated Texas Southern, 81-69.

1982: ALCORN STATE

Alcorn State became the first multi-champion in 1982, 87-77, over Jackson State.

1981: SOUTHERN

Southern defeated Jackson State in 1981, 69-63.

SUN BELT CONFERENCE MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

1980: ALCORN STATE

Alcorn State won the first SWAC title, 83-61, over Grambling State.

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Tony Fernandez, former MLB All-Star, dies after battle with kidney disease

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Tony Fernandez, a five-time All-Star and a World Series champion shortstop, died Sunday after a battle with kidney disease. He was 57.

Fernandez was taken off life support in a Florida hospital and was surrounded by family as he passed, said Imrad Hallim, the director and co-founder of the Tony Fernandez Foundation. Fernandez was in a medically induced coma and had waited for years for a new kidney.

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Former teammates Joe Carter and David Wells were among those who tweeted their condolences.

Fernandez played 17 seasons in the majors for the Toronto Blue Jays, San Diego Padres, New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians and Milwaukee Brewers. He played 12 years with the Blue Jays on four separate stints and was on their 1993 World Series-winning team.

Fernandez joined the Yankees in the 1995 season and was expected to help Derek Jeter transition from the minors to the majors as he was coming up through the system. He was set to slide from shortstop to second base during that season but broke his elbow diving at a ball during spring training.

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Jeter later went on to win the 1996 American League Rookie of the Year and Fernandez was on the Indians during the 1997 season.

Fernandez finished his career as the Blue Jays’ career leader in hits with 1,583, triples with 72 and games played with 1,450.

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He finished with 2,276 career hits with a .288 batting average and a .746 OPS. He also had four Gold Gloves.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Sun Belt Conference men’s basketball championship history

The Sun Belt Conference holds an annual men’s basketball tournament with the winner getting an automatic bid to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

The conference features 12 teams, including Appalachian State, Arkansas State, Coastal Carolina, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Little Rock, Louisiana, Louisiana Monroe, South Alabama, Texas-Arlington, Texas State and Troy.

The men’s basketball conference tournament begins March 7 and runs through March 15.

The Sun Belt Conference started conference tournaments in 1977.

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Read below for a list of past winners.

2019: GEORGIA STATE

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Malik Benlevi helped Georgia State to a Sun Belt Conference title in 2019. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

In a rematch of 2018, Georgia State again took care of Texas-Arlington. The Panthers won, 73-64. Malik Benlevi was named MVP.

2018: GEORGIA STATE

Georgia State won its second title in 2018. The Panthers defeated Texas-Arlington, 74-61. D’Marcus Simonds was named MVP.

2017: TROY

Troy won its first title in 2017. The Trojans defeated Texas State, 59-53. Wesley Person Jr. was named MVP of the tournament.

2016: LITTLE ROCK

Little Rock defeated Louisiana-Monroe, 70-50, to win in 2016. Roger Woods was named MVP of the tournament.

MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

2015: GEORGIA STATE

George State narrowly defeated Georgia Southern in 2015. The Panthers won, 38-36. Kevin Ware was named MVP.

2014: LOUISIANA

Louisiana-Lafayette won the title and didn’t have to vacate it in 2014. They defeated Georgia State, 82-81 in overtime. Bryant Mbamalu was named MVP.

2013: WESTERN KENTUCKY

Western Kentucky won its ninth championship in 2013. The Hilltoppers defeated FIU, 65-63. T.J. Price was named MVP of the tournament.

2012: WESTERN KENTUCKY

Western Kentucky defeated North Texas in 2012, 74-70. George Fant was named MVP of the tournament.

2011: LITTLE ROCK

Little Rock knocked off North Texas, 64-63. Solomon Bozeman was named the MVP.

2010: NORTH TEXAS

North Texas won its second title in 2010. The Mean Green beat Troy, 66-63. Eric Tramiel won the MVP of the tournament.

2009: WESTERN KENTUCKY

Western Kentucky repeated as champions in 2009. They defeated South Alabama, 64-55. A.J. Slaughter was named MVP.

MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

2008: WESTERN KENTUCKY

Western Kentucky won the title in 2008. They defeated Middle Tennessee State, 67-57. Jeremy Evans was named MVP.

2007: NORTH TEXAS

North Texas won its first Sun Belt Conference in 2007. The Mean Green defeated Arkansas State, 83-75. Calvin Watson was named MVP.

2006: SOUTH ALABAMA

South Alabama defeated Western Kentucky, 95-70. Chey Christie was named MVP of the tournament.

2005: LOUISIANA

Louisiana-Lafayette won the conference tournament but the title was later vacated.

2004: LOUISIANA

Louisiana-Lafayette won the conference tournament but the title was later vacated. The Ragin’ Cajuns had their titles from 2004 and 2005 vacated as part of the penalty for major NCAA violations in the men’s basketball program.

2003: WESTERN KENTUCKY

Western Kentucky defeated Middle Tennessee State for its third straight title. Patrick Sparks was named MVP.

2002: WESTERN KENTUCKY

Western Kentucky repeated as champs in 2002. They defeated Louisiana-Lafayette, 76-70. Derek Robinson was named MVP.

2001: WESTERN KENTUCKY

Western Kentucky started its short reign of the Sun Belt Conference in 2001. The Hilltoppers defeated South Alabama, 64-54. Chris Marcus was named MVP.

2000: LOUISIANA

Louisiana-Lafayette defeated South Alabama, 51-50, in 2000. Virgil Stanescu was named MVP.

BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

1999: ARKANSAS STATE

Arkansas State won the Sun Belt for the first time in 1999. They defeated Western Kentucky, 65-48. Chico Fletcher was named the MVP.

1998: SOUTH ALABAMA

South Alabama repeated as champions in 1998. The Jaguars defeated Southwestern Louisiana, 62-59. Toby Madison was named MVP.

1997: SOUTH ALABAMA

South Alabama got back to the winner’s podium in 1997. They defeated Louisiana Tech, 44-43. Rusty Yoder was named MVP of the tournament.

1996: NEW ORLEANS

New Orleans picked up another conference title win in 1996. The Privateers narrowly defeated Little Rock, 57-56. Lewis Sims was named MVP.

1995: WESTERN KENTUCKY

Western Kentucky edged out Little Rock, 82-79. Chris Robinson was named MVP.

1994: SOUTHWESTERN LOUISIANA

Southwestern Louisiana defeated Western Kentucky, 78-72. Michael Allen was named MVP.

1993: WESTERN KENTUCKY

Western Kentucky won the conference tournament in 1993. The Hilltoppers defeated New Orleans, 72-63. Darnell Mee was named the MVP.

1992: SOUTHWESTERN LOUISIANA

Southwestern Louisiana came away with its first title in 1992. They defeated Louisiana Tech, 75-71. Todd Hill was named MVP.

1991: SOUTH ALABAMA

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Future NBA forward Chris Gatling won the MVP in the 1991 tournament. (Ezra O. Shaw /Allsport)

South Alabama won its second title in three seasons in 1991. The Jaguars defeated Old Dominion, 86-81. Chris Gatling, of Old Dominion, was named MVP.

1990: SOUTH FLORIDA

South Florida won its first Sun Belt title in 1990. The Bulls defeated Charlotte, 81-74. Radenko Dobras was named MVP.

1989: SOUTH ALABAMA

South Alabama won its first Sun Belt title in 1989. The Jaguars demolished Jacksonville, 105-59. Jeff Hodge was named MVP of the tournament.

1988: CHARLOTTE

Charlotte won its first since the start of the Sun Belt in ’77. The 49ers defeated VCU, 81-79. Byron Dinkins was named MVP.

1987: UAB

UAB won its fourth championship in 1987. They defeated Western Kentucky, 72-60. Tracy Foster was named MVP.

CAA MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

1986: JACKSONVILLE

Jacksonville won its first title since 1979. They defeated UAB, 70-69. Otis Smith was named MVP.

1985: VCU

VCU won its third title in 1985. The Rams defeated Old Dominion, 87-82. Mike Schlegal was named MVP of the tournament.

1984: UAB

UAB became the first team to three-peat in 1984. They defeated Old Dominion, 62-60. McKinley Singleton was named MVP.

1983: UAB

UAB won back-to-back championships in 1983. They defeated South Florida, 64-57. Cliff Pruitt was named MVP.

1982: UAB

UAB still maintained a big presence in the Sun Belt. They finally broke through in 1982 and won their first title over VCU, 94-83. Oliver Robinson was named MVP.

1981: VCU

VCU knocked off UAB again in 1981. The Rams defeated the Blazers, 62-61. Kenny Stancil was named MVP.

AMERICA EAST CONFERENCE MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

1980: VCU

VCU became the first team to score 100 or more points on the conference title game, defeating UAB 105-88. Edmund Sherod was named MVP.

1979: JACKSONVILLE

Jacksonville defeated South Florida in 1979, 68-54. James Ray was named MVP.

1978: NEW ORLEANS

The New Orleans Privateers got back to the championship game the next season and won, 22-20, over South Alabama. Nate Mills was named the MVP.

1977: CHARLOTTE

The Charlotte 49ers won the first Sun Belt Conference tournament in 1977. They edged New Orleans, 71-70. Cedric Maxwell was named MVP.

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CAA men’s basketball championship history

The CAA, otherwise known as the Colonial Athletic Association, holds an annual men’s basketball tournament with the winner getting an automatic bid to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

The conference features 10 teams, including Charleston, Delaware, Drexel, Elon, Hofstra, James Madison, Northeastern, UNC Wilmington, Towson and William & Mary.

The CAA men’s basketball championship begins March 7 and runs through March 10.

The CAA started its conference tournament championships in 1980. The conference was known as the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference South from 1979 to 1985.

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Read below for a list of past champions.

2019: NORTHEASTERN

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Northeastern won the CAA title in 2019. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Northeastern won its second CAA title in 2019. The Huskies defeated Hofstra, 82-74. Vasa Pusica was awarded the MVP.

2018: CHARLESTON

Charleston bounced back in 2018 and defeated Northeastern for the CAA title. Grant Riller was named MVP of the tournament.

2017: UNC WILMINGTON

UNC Wilmington won its sixth CAA title. The Seahawks defeated Charleston, 78-69. C.J. Bryce won the MVP award.

2016: UNC WILMINGTON

UNC Wilmington defeated Hofstra, 80-73, in overtime in 2016. Chris Flemmings was given the MVP award.

WEST COAST CONFERENCE MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

2015: NORTHEASTERN

Northeastern defeated William & Mary, 72-61. The Tribe remained winless in the CAA title game. Northeastern’s Quincy Ford was named MVP.

2014: DELAWARE

Delaware won its first CAA title in 2014. The Blue Hens defeated William & Mary, 75-74. Jarvis Threatt won the MVP of the tournament.

2013: JAMES MADISON

James Madison defeated Northeastern, 70-57, in 2013. The Dukes’ A.J. Davis won the MVP award of the tournament.

2012: VCU

VCU narrowly defeated Drexel for its fifth CAA title in 2012. Darius Theus won the MVP award.

2011: OLD DOMINION

The Monarchs won back-to-back titles in 2011. They defeated VCU, 70-65. Frank Hassell won the MVP award.

2010: OLD DOMINION

Old Dominion was holding up the CAA title in 2010. The Monarchs defeated William & Mary, 60-53. Gerald Lee won the MVP award.

2009: VCU

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Eric Maynor won two conference titles with VCU. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

VCU won its second title in three seasons in 2009. Eric Maynor led the Rams to a 71-50 victory over George Mason. Maynor won his second MVP award.

2008: GEORGE MASON

George Mason bounced back in 2008 and defeated William & Mary, 68-59. Folarin Campbell won the MVP award.

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2007: VCU

VCU and Eric Maynor won the CAA title in 2007. The Rams defeated George Mason, 65-59. Maynor was named MVP.

2006: UNC WILMINGTON

UNC Wilmington defeated Hofstra, 78-67, in 2006. T.J. Carter was named MVP.

2005: OLD DOMINION

Old Dominion defeated VCU in overtime, 73-66. Alex Loughton was named MVP of the tournament.

2004: VCU

VCU edged out George Mason in 2004, 55-54. Domonic Jones was awarded the MVP.

2003: UNC WILMINGTON

UNC Wilmington won its third title in four years. The Seahawks defeated Drexel, 70-62. Brett Blizzard became the first person to win three MVP awards.

2002: UNC WILMINGTON

UNC Wilmington started a decent run in the CAA starting in 2002. The Seahawks defeated VCU, 66-51. Brett Blizzard was award the tournament’s MVP award.

2001: GEORGE MASON

George Mason defeated UNC Wilmington in one of the lowest-scoring championship games in 2001. The Patriots knocked off the Seahawks, 35-33. Erik Herring was named MVP.

2000: UNC WILMINGTON

UNC Wilmington had a 10-point victory over Richmond in 2000, 57-47. Brett Blizzard was awarded MVP.

1999: GEORGE MASON

George Mason defeated Old Dominion, 63-58. George Evans was named MVP.

1998: RICHMOND

Richmond defeated UNC Wilmington, 79-64. Daryl Oliver was named MVP.

1997: OLD DOMINION

Old Dominion captured another CAA title in 1997. The Monarchs defeated James Madison, 62-57. Odell Hodge was awarded the MVP.

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1996: VCU

VCU won its first CAA title in 1996. The Rams defeated UNC Wilmington, 46-43. Bernard Hopkins was named MVP of the tournament.

1995: OLD DOMINION

Old Dominion won the CAA title in 1995. The Monarchs defeated James Madison, 80-75. Petey Sessoms was awarded the MVP.

1994: JAMES MADISON

James Madison edged Old Dominion in 1994, 77-76. Odell Hodge, of Old Dominion, was awarded the MVP. He was the first player to win the award on the runner-up team.

1993: EAST CAROLINA

East Carolina won its first championship in 1993. The Pirates defeated James Madison, 54-49. Lester Lyons was named the MVP.

1992: OLD DOMINION

Old Dominion got back to the podium in 1992. The Monarchs defeated James Madison, 78-73. Ricardo Leonard was named MVP.

1991: RICHMOND

Richmond won its fourth title in 1991. They defeated George Mason, 81-78. Jim Shields won the MVP award.

1990: RICHMOND

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Richmond won title No. 3 in 1990. The Spiders defeated James Madison, 77-72. Kenny Atkinson, the future coach of the Brooklyn Nets, was named MVP.

1989: GEORGE MASON

George Mason and UNC Wilmington took the 1989 championship to overtime. The Patriots ended up the victors, 78-72. Kenny Sanders was named tournament MVP.

1988: RICHMOND

Richmond narrowly defeated George Mason in 1988, 73-70. Peter Wollfolk was named tournament MVP.

1987: NAVY

Navy won third consecutive championships in 1987. They defeated UNC Wilmington, 53-50. David Robinson won a second tournament MVP award.

1986: NAVY

Navy won back-to-back titles in 1986 and became the first repeat champion. David Robinson led the Midshipmen over George Mason, 72-61. Robinson won the MVP award.

1985: NAVY

Navy won the title in 1985. They defeated Richmond, 85-76. Vernon Butler won the MVP award.

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1984: RICHMOND

Richmond captured its first conference title in 1984. The Spiders defeated Navy, 74-55. Johnny Newman was awarded MVP of the tournament.

1983: JAMES MADSON

The Dukes tied Old Dominion with their second title. James Madison defeated William & Mary, 58-57. Derek Steele was named MVP.

1982: OLD DOMINION

Old Dominion would win its second ECAC South title in 1982. The Monarchs edged James Madison, 58-57. Mark West won his second MVP award.

1981: JAMES MADISON

James Madison defeated Richmond, 69-60, the next season. Charles Fisher was named the MVP.

1980: OLD DOMINION

Old Dominion came away with the first conference title when it was known as the ECAC South in 1980. They defeated Navy, 62-51. Mark West was named the MVP.

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Astros owner Jim Crane apologizes over cheating scandal, but insists sign-stealing ‘didn’t impact the game’

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Houston Astros owner Jim Crane and players Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman addressed the team’s sign-stealing scandal at their spring training facility Thursday.

The Astros used video equipment to relay opponents’ signs to batters during home games during the 2017 season – in which they won their only World Series. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred released the investigation’s findings last month and suspended A.J. Hinch and Jeff Luhnow for a year. The Astros fired both men soon after the report was released.

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While Crane apologized and vowed they would never cheat again, he told reporters that he didn’t feel like the cheating impacted the game and their World Series wasn’t tainted.

“Our opinion is that this didn’t impact the game. We had a good team. We won the World Series and we’ll leave it at that,” Crane said, according to ESPN.

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Crane was asked whether the Astros were actually cheating when they used video to steal signs, he told reporters: “We broke the rules. You can phrase that any way you want.”

He added there would be no disciplinary actions taken toward the players.

Bregman and Altuve made separate statements.

“I am really sorry about the choices that were made by my team, by the organization and by me. I have learned from this and I hope to regain the trust of baseball fans,” Bregman said.

Altuve added that the entire situation was addressed in a team meeting Wednesday and the entire organization is remorseful over the scandal.

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Carlos Beltran and Alex Cora were the other two implicated in Manfred’s report. Beltran and Cora both lost their jobs as managers. Beltran was the only player from the 2017 team implicated.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Colin Kaepernick still has the desire to play in the NFL, revealing in an interview published Thursday that he continues to train and prepare for the possibility.

Kaepernick, 32, last took a snap in the NFL during the 2016 season. He was admonished and praised for kneeling during the national anthem, sparking a firestorm through the league and nationally, and has yet to find a job after opting out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers.

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He told USA Today in a rare interview he still wants to play in the NFL.

“My desire to play football is still there,” Kaepernick said. “I still train five days a week. I’m ready to go, I’m ready for a phone call, tryout, workout at any point in time. I’m still waiting on the owners and their partners to stop running from this situation. So I hope I get a call this offseason. I’ll be looking forward to it.”

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Kaepernick may have had his best chance to get back into the NFL when the league gave the quarterback an opportunity to throw for teams in November. The workout soon became mired in controversy after a discrepancy over a liability waiver. Kaepernick decided to snub the NFL-organized workout at the Atlanta Falcons’ facility and hold his own at a high school miles away.

A handful of teams watched Kaepernick and at least one scout reportedly said he still maintained an elite level arm – the same arm that got the 49ers within one play of a Super Bowl victory during the 2012 season.

However, Kaepernick remains without a team.

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Even after football, Kaepernick has become a prominent social justice activist and spokesman for Nike. He told USA Today he plans to start a publishing company and release his own memoir.

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Northeast Conference men’s basketball championship history

The Northeast Conference holds an annual men’s basketball tournament with the winner getting an automatic bid to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

The conference features 11 teams, including Bryant, Central Connecticut State, Fairleigh Dickinson, Long Island, Merrimack, Mt. St. Mary’s, Robert Morris, Sacred Heart, Saint Francis (NY), Saint Francis (PA) and Wagner.

The Northeast Conference men’s basketball tournament begins March 4. The semifinal is March 7 and the final will be March 10.

The Northeast Conference began its conference championship in 1982. It was known as the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Metro from 1979 to 1988. There was no tournament from 1979 to 1981.

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Here are the past winners of the Northeast Conference championship.

2019: FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON

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Fairleigh Dickinson won its sixth conference title in 2019. The Knights defeated Saint Francis (PA), 85-76.

2018: LONG ISLAND

Long Island defeated Wagner, 71-61, in 2018. Joel Hernandez came away with the MVP.

2017: MOUNT ST. MARY’S

Mount St. Mary’s won its fifth conference title in 2017, defeating Saint Francis (PA), 71-61. Elijah Long was named MVP.

2016: FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON

Fairleigh Dickinson captured another Northeast Conference title. It defeated Wagner, 87-79. Earl Potts Jr. was named MVP.

BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

2015: ROBERT MORRIS

Robert Morris won its eighth conference tournament in 2015. The Colonials defeated St. Francis (NY), 66-63. Rodney Prior was named MVP.

2014: MOUNT ST. MARY’S

Mount St. Mary’s was able to rebound in 2014 after a loss in 2013. The Mountaineers defeated Robert Morris, 88-71. Rashad Whack was awarded the MVP.

2013: LONG ISLAND

Long Island became the first team to win three straight conference titles in 2013. It defeated Mount St. Mary’s, 91-70. C.J. Garner was named MVP of the tournament.

2012: LONG ISLAND

Long Island went back-to-back in 2012. The Blackbirds took care of Robert Morris again, 90-73. Julian Boyd was named MVP of the tournament.

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2011: LONG ISLAND

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Long Island started its run in the Northeast Conference. In 2011, it defeated Robert Morris in overtime 85-82. Jamal Olasewere was named MVP.

2010: ROBERT MORRIS

Robert Morris won its seventh Northeast Conference championship in 2010. It defeated Quinnipiac, 52-50. Karon Abraham was MVP of the tournament.

2009: ROBERT MORRIS

Robert Morris nixed any chance of a Mount St. Mary’s repeat. The Colonials won, 48-46. Jeremy Chappell won the MVP award of the tournament.

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2008: MOUNT ST. MARY’S

Mount St. Mary’s won its third conference title in 2008. The Mountaineers defeated Sacred Heart, 68-55. It was Sacred Heart’s last appearance in the title game. Jean Cajou was named MVP.

2007: CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE

Central Connecticut State defeated Sacred Heart, 74-70. Javier Mojica was named MVP of the tournament.

2006: MONMOUTH

Two New Jersey schools made the Northeast Conference tournament in 2006. Monmouth narrowly defeated Fairleigh Dickinson, 49-48. Marques Alston won the MVP award.

2005: FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON

Fairleigh Dickinson defeated Wagner, 58-52. Tamien Trent won the MVP award.

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2004: MONMOUTH

Monmouth won its third Northeast Conference title in 2004. The Hawks defeated Central Connecticut State, 67-55. Blake Hamilton was named the MVP.

2003: WAGNER

Wagner won its first Northeast Conference title in 2003. The Seahawks defeated St. Francis (NY), 78-61. Jermaine Hall was named MVP.

2002: CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE

Central Connecticut State won its second title in three seasons. The Blue Devils knocked off Quinnipiac in the finals, 78-71. Damian Battles won the MVP award.

2001: MONMOUTH

Monmouth was able to hold the championship once again in 2001. The Hawks defeated St. Francis (NY), 67-64. Rashaan Johnson was named MVP.

2000: CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE

Central Connecticut State won its first Northeast title in 2000. The Blue Devils knocked off Robert Morris, 63-46. Rick Mickens took home the MVP hardware.

1999: MOUNT ST. MARY’S

Mount St. Mary’s defeated Central Connecticut State, 72-56. It was the Mountaineers’ first title since 1995. Gregory Harris was named MVP of the tournament.

1998: FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON

Fairleigh Dickinson got back to the championship game and won. The Knights became the first team to score 100 or more points in the title game defeating Long Island 105-91. Rashon Turner was named MVP.

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1997: LONG ISLAND

Long Island won its first conference title since 1984. The Blackbirds defeated Monmouth, 72-67. Charles Jones was named MVP.

1996: MONMOUTH

Monmouth narrowly beat Rider, 60-59, in the Broncs’ fourth straight appearance. Corey Albano won the MVP.

1995: MOUNT ST. MARY’S

Mount St. Mary won its first Northeast Conference title in 1995. It defeated Rider, 69-62. Silas Cheung was named the MVP of the tournament.

1994: RIDER

Rider repeated as champions in 1994. The Broncs defeated Monmouth, 62-56. Charles Smith was named MVP.

1993: RIDER

Rider edged out Wagner, 65-64, for its first Northeast Conference title victory. Darrick Suber was named MVP of the tournament.

1992: ROBERT MORRIS

Robert Morris picked up its third title in four years. The Colonials defeated Marist, 85-81. Myron Walker was named MVP.

1991: SAINT FRANCIS (PA)

Saint Francis (PA) won its first Northeast Conference championship in 1991. It defeated Fairleigh Dickinson, 97-82. Mike Iuzzolino was named MVP of the tournament.

1990: ROBERT MORRIS

Robert Morris picked up its fourth conference tournament in 1990, defeating Monmouth 71-66. Alex Blackwell became the first MVP on the runner-up team.

1989: ROBERT MORRIS

Robert Morris got back to the winner’s circle in 1989. The Colonials defeated the Knights, 69-68. Vaughn Luton was named MVP of the tournament.

1988: FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON

Fairleigh Dickinson joined the club of two-time champions in 1988. The Knights defeated Monmouth, 90-75. Jaime Latney was named MVP.

1987: MARIST

Marist got the best of Fairleigh Dickinson in 1987, again in overtime. The Red Foxes defeated the Knights, 64-55. Drafton Davis was named MVP.

1986: MARIST

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Marist has the ECAC Metro’s number for two straight seasons. Marist defeated Fairleigh Dickinson, 57-56 in overtime. Rik Smits, future Indiana Pacers center, was named MVP.

1985: FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON

Fairleigh Dickinson won its first conference title in 1985. The Knights defeated Loyola (MD), 63-59. Larry Hampton was named MVP.

1984: LONG ISLAND

Long Island finally got its revenge on Robert Morris in the third iteration of the tournament. Long Island won, 87-81. Carey Scurry was named MVP.

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1983: ROBERT MORRIS

Robert Morris followed up its win over Long Island in 1982 with another win over Long Island in 1983. The Colonials defeated the Blackbirds, 79-67. Chipper Harris was named MVP.

1982: ROBERT MORRIS

Robert Morris won the first conference tournament when it was named the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Metro. Robert Morris defeated Long Island, 85-84. Tom Parks was named MVP.

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Northeast Conference men’s basketball championship history

The Northeast Conference holds an annual men’s basketball tournament with the winner getting an automatic bid to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

The conference features 11 teams, including Bryant, Central Connecticut State, Fairleigh Dickinson, Long Island, Merrimack, Mt. St. Mary’s, Robert Morris, Sacred Heart, Saint Francis (NY), Saint Francis (PA) and Wagner.

The Northeast Conference men’s basketball tournament begins March 4. The semifinal is March 7 and the final will be March 10.

The Northeast Conference began its conference championship in 1982. It was known as the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Metro from 1979 to 1988. There was no tournament from 1979 to 1981.

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Here are the past winners of the Northeast Conference championship.

2019: FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON

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Fairleigh Dickinson won its sixth conference title in 2019. The Knights defeated Saint Francis (PA), 85-76.

2018: LONG ISLAND

Long Island defeated Wagner, 71-61, in 2018. Joel Hernandez came away with the MVP.

2017: MOUNT ST. MARY’S

Mount St. Mary’s won its fifth conference title in 2017, defeating Saint Francis (PA), 71-61. Elijah Long was named MVP.

2016: FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON

Fairleigh Dickinson captured another Northeast Conference title. It defeated Wagner, 87-79. Earl Potts Jr. was named MVP.

BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

2015: ROBERT MORRIS

Robert Morris won its eighth conference tournament in 2015. The Colonials defeated St. Francis (NY), 66-63. Rodney Prior was named MVP.

2014: MOUNT ST. MARY’S

Mount St. Mary’s was able to rebound in 2014 after a loss in 2013. The Mountaineers defeated Robert Morris, 88-71. Rashad Whack was awarded the MVP.

2013: LONG ISLAND

Long Island became the first team to win three straight conference titles in 2013. It defeated Mount St. Mary’s, 91-70. C.J. Garner was named MVP of the tournament.

2012: LONG ISLAND

Long Island went back-to-back in 2012. The Blackbirds took care of Robert Morris again, 90-73. Julian Boyd was named MVP of the tournament.

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2011: LONG ISLAND

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Jamal Olasewere, of Long Island, was the MVP in 2011. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Long Island started its run in the Northeast Conference. In 2011, it defeated Robert Morris in overtime 85-82. Jamal Olasewere was named MVP.

2010: ROBERT MORRIS

Robert Morris won its seventh Northeast Conference championship in 2010. It defeated Quinnipiac, 52-50. Karon Abraham was MVP of the tournament.

2009: ROBERT MORRIS

Robert Morris nixed any chance of a Mount St. Mary’s repeat. The Colonials won, 48-46. Jeremy Chappell won the MVP award of the tournament.

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2008: MOUNT ST. MARY’S

Mount St. Mary’s won its third conference title in 2008. The Mountaineers defeated Sacred Heart, 68-55. It was Sacred Heart’s last appearance in the title game. Jean Cajou was named MVP.

2007: CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE

Central Connecticut State defeated Sacred Heart, 74-70. Javier Mojica was named MVP of the tournament.

2006: MONMOUTH

Two New Jersey schools made the Northeast Conference tournament in 2006. Monmouth narrowly defeated Fairleigh Dickinson, 49-48. Marques Alston won the MVP award.

2005: FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON

Fairleigh Dickinson defeated Wagner, 58-52. Tamien Trent won the MVP award.

HORIZON LEAGUE MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

2004: MONMOUTH

Monmouth won its third Northeast Conference title in 2004. The Hawks defeated Central Connecticut State, 67-55. Blake Hamilton was named the MVP.

2003: WAGNER

Wagner won its first Northeast Conference title in 2003. The Seahawks defeated St. Francis (NY), 78-61. Jermaine Hall was named MVP.

2002: CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE

Central Connecticut State won its second title in three seasons. The Blue Devils knocked off Quinnipiac in the finals, 78-71. Damian Battles won the MVP award.

2001: MONMOUTH

Monmouth was able to hold the championship once again in 2001. The Hawks defeated St. Francis (NY), 67-64. Rashaan Johnson was named MVP.

2000: CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE

Central Connecticut State won its first Northeast title in 2000. The Blue Devils knocked off Robert Morris, 63-46. Rick Mickens took home the MVP hardware.

1999: MOUNT ST. MARY’S

Mount St. Mary’s defeated Central Connecticut State, 72-56. It was the Mountaineers’ first title since 1995. Gregory Harris was named MVP of the tournament.

1998: FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON

Fairleigh Dickinson got back to the championship game and won. The Knights became the first team to score 100 or more points in the title game defeating Long Island 105-91. Rashon Turner was named MVP.

ATLANTIC SUN CONFERENCE MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

1997: LONG ISLAND

Long Island won its first conference title since 1984. The Blackbirds defeated Monmouth, 72-67. Charles Jones was named MVP.

1996: MONMOUTH

Monmouth narrowly beat Rider, 60-59, in the Broncs’ fourth straight appearance. Corey Albano won the MVP.

1995: MOUNT ST. MARY’S

Mount St. Mary won its first Northeast Conference title in 1995. It defeated Rider, 69-62. Silas Cheung was named the MVP of the tournament.

1994: RIDER

Rider repeated as champions in 1994. The Broncs defeated Monmouth, 62-56. Charles Smith was named MVP.

1993: RIDER

Rider edged out Wagner, 65-64, for its first Northeast Conference title victory. Darrick Suber was named MVP of the tournament.

1992: ROBERT MORRIS

Robert Morris picked up its third title in four years. The Colonials defeated Marist, 85-81. Myron Walker was named MVP.

1991: SAINT FRANCIS (PA)

Saint Francis (PA) won its first Northeast Conference championship in 1991. It defeated Fairleigh Dickinson, 97-82. Mike Iuzzolino was named MVP of the tournament.

1990: ROBERT MORRIS

Robert Morris picked up its fourth conference tournament in 1990, defeating Monmouth 71-66. Alex Blackwell became the first MVP on the runner-up team.

1989: ROBERT MORRIS

Robert Morris got back to the winner’s circle in 1989. The Colonials defeated the Knights, 69-68. Vaughn Luton was named MVP of the tournament.

1988: FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON

Fairleigh Dickinson joined the club of two-time champions in 1988. The Knights defeated Monmouth, 90-75. Jaime Latney was named MVP.

1987: MARIST

Marist got the best of Fairleigh Dickinson in 1987, again in overtime. The Red Foxes defeated the Knights, 64-55. Drafton Davis was named MVP.

1986: MARIST

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Marist has the ECAC Metro’s number for two straight seasons. Marist defeated Fairleigh Dickinson, 57-56 in overtime. Rik Smits, future Indiana Pacers center, was named MVP.

1985: FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON

Fairleigh Dickinson won its first conference title in 1985. The Knights defeated Loyola (MD), 63-59. Larry Hampton was named MVP.

1984: LONG ISLAND

Long Island finally got its revenge on Robert Morris in the third iteration of the tournament. Long Island won, 87-81. Carey Scurry was named MVP.

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1983: ROBERT MORRIS

Robert Morris followed up its win over Long Island in 1982 with another win over Long Island in 1983. The Colonials defeated the Blackbirds, 79-67. Chipper Harris was named MVP.

1982: ROBERT MORRIS

Robert Morris won the first conference tournament when it was named the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Metro. Robert Morris defeated Long Island, 85-84. Tom Parks was named MVP.

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Ohio high school girls basketball hair-pulling incident under investigation

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An incident over the weekend involving two Ohio high school girl basketball players was under investigation, a school district said.

During a game Saturday, a Bellevue High School athlete pulled a girl from Norwalk High School down to the court by the hair. The altercation occurred after a missed 3-pointer by the Bellevue player. It wasn’t clear what sparked the incident.

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The Norwalk coach was irate after the play. None of the referees standing nearby apparently saw it.

“First and foremost, I am concerned with the health of our injured student athlete,” Norwalk superintendent George Fisk told WTOL-TV in an email. “She is a fantastic, hardworking young lady and in no way deserved the aggressive unsportsmanlike action taken against her. I have been in contact with the administration of Bellevue City Schools; they have assured me that appropriate action will be taken upon the conclusion of their investigation. Additionally, it is my hope the Ohio High School Athletic Association will not remain silent and uninvolved in this situation.”

Bellevue superintendent Kim Schubert told the station Tuesday that there was disciplinary action, but didn’t address it specifically.

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“Since viewing the video on Saturday, with the knowledge that no foul was called during the game, we quickly came to the conclusion that it would be our obligation to address the incident with disciplinary action and we have done so,” Schubert said. “I hope that this clarification will provide a conclusion to this situation leaving no doubt that the situation was immediately addressed. Our priority is the health and safety of all student athletes, including athletes at opposing schools and our own athletes.”

Family members of the Norwalk athlete told WTOL-TV that she was recovering and still being evaluated.

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The Ohio State High School Athletic Association said officials reviewed the video and would allow Bellevue first crack at the discipline.

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