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CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The NFL Players Association has filed a brief response to the league’s appeal regarding disciplinary action against DeShawn Watson.

Former New Jersey Attorney General Peter C. Harvey has obtained the documents he needs to make a judgment.

The players’ union released a summary of the responses shortly before Friday’s deadline, but did not release the contents because they are confidential.

Harvey was selected by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday to hear the league’s challenge to the six-game suspension Watson was given for violating its personal conduct policy.

The NFL said Friday there is no timeline for Harvey to make a ruling. The policy states that appeals will be “expeditedly processed.”

Watson was suspended by Independent Disciplinary Officer Sue L. Robinson after being accused of sexually assaulting and harassing 20 women in Texas. The allegations date back to when Watson was playing for the Houston Texans.

Watson, who was traded to Cleveland in March, recently settled 23 of 24 lawsuits filed by women. Watson has denied any wrongdoing.

The NFL is seeking an indefinite suspension of at least one year and a fine of about $8 million, a person familiar with the application told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Watson will also be required to undergo evaluation and treatment as determined by a medical professional before returning to work.

basketball

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin said it was open to discussing a possible prisoner exchange involving American basketball star Britney Griner, but strongly cautioned Washington not to make the matter public. .

Griner, a two-time US Olympic champion and eight-time All-Star with the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury, has been detained in Russia since February 17. After police at Moscow airport announced they had found her vape cartridges containing cannabis oil in her luggage.

A judge on Thursday found the 31-year-old athlete guilty of drug possession and smuggling and sentenced him to nine years in prison. The politically charged case comes amid heightened tensions between Moscow and Washington over Russia’s military actions in Ukraine.

Asked at the White House about the prospects for Griner’s release, President Joe Biden said:

US Secretary of State Antony Brinken met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov last week and asked him to accept a deal to release Griner and Paul Whelan, an American imprisoned in Russia on suspicion of spying.

Lavrov and Blinken were in Cambodia on Friday for a meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Blinken didn’t even glance at his Russian counterpart taking a seat at the East Asia Summit.

baseball

NEW YORK (AP) — Ronald Acuna Jr. had four hits and stole a two-run homer from Pete Alonso. The Atlanta Braves built up a large lead early on, and New York defeated the Mets he went 9-6, rebounding quickly in a showdown in the NL East.

Eddie Rosario hit a three-run homer in the first inning and an RBI double in the second to help the Braves open up an 8–0 cushion. Rookie center fielder Michael Harris II also went deep and threw a runner at the plate.

William Contreras hit a home run in the ninth inning, which helped the Braves avoid a three-game losing streak for the first time this year.

Mets starter Taijuan Walker (9-3) managed only three outs on a rare but untimely flop and his teammates failed to recover. Atlanta is within 3.5 games of No. 1 New York after dropping the opener of the five-game series on Thursday night.

st. LOUIS (AP) — In Matt Carpenter’s return to St. Louis, Paul DeJong hit a two-run double in his eighth inning with two outs to put the New York Yankees down 4-3. did.

Carpenter garnered a standing ovation on his first visit back to the city where he played 11 seasons and then had two hits. Aaron Judge and Josh his Donaldson also gave the Yankees his two hits each, with Donaldson giving his two and New York building his 3–2 lead.

The Cardinals erased the deficit in the eighth inning. Nolan Arenado hit a one-out single and Tyler O’Nell hit a two-out walk for a full count. Playing his sixth game since being recalled from Triple-A, DeJon hit his double to right against All-Star Clay Holmes (5-3), scoring both runners.

Rookie Andre Parente (5-4) went scoreless through four innings in relief. He gave up three hits with two strikeouts. Ryan Helsley got his 10th save in a pitched 9th inning.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tony Gonsolin pitched five scoreless innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers combined four batters against a supercharged lineup of the San Diego Padres to win 8-1 in honor of Vin Scully. Did.

Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts led the stadium in a chorus of Scully’s signature “It’s baseball time for the Dodgers” during a pregame memorial service.

The NL West rivals have met for the first time since San Diego acquired superstars Juan Soto, Josh Bell and Brandon Drury before the trade deadline on Tuesday. The Dodgers scored his season-high 13 1/2 games against the Padres, extending the division lead and showing no signs of slowing down.

Gonsolin (13-1) allowed six strikeouts and three hits. He overcame the first inning of 30 balls, leaving two runners. After that he lived with him.

Soto played in the All-Star Game last month for Chavez Lavigne and got chants of “Future Dodger” when he played with his name on the trade block. Washington instead sent the 23-year-old to his Los Angeles rival, and Soto was booed at each at-bat on Friday.

golf

Mulefield, Scotland (AP) — Inge Chung leads midway through the Women’s British Open after posting a 5-under 66 in the second round to challenge for her second major title and fourth overall of the year I put it in position.

The South Korean had an 8-under 134 total, one shot ahead of South Africa’s Ashley Buhai and Sweden’s Madeleine Sugström on 65.

Park In-bi, also of South Korea, has won seven major championships, but has slipped further from 67 RBIs.

Chung, who won her 75th straight weekend at the Women’s PGA Championship at Congressional in June, recorded six birdies and one bogey in the round at Muirfield.

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Joohyung “Tom” Kim kicked off the Wyndham Championship with a quad bogey on the first hole, but he didn’t care one bit.

Having already secured a PGA Tour spot for next season, Kim got off to a rough start with a 6-under 64 to share the lead with Brandon Wu and Ryan Moore in the final PGA Tour event of the regular season.

The 20-year-old South Korean won’t be considered a member of the PGA Tour until the new season starts in September, so she’ll have to win at Sedgefield Country Club to qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs. Only victory will give him instant membership.

He hit eight shots on Thursday’s first hole. Since then, Kim has made 14 birdies to reach 9-under 131 alongside Wu (67) and Moore (67).

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