Referee who made wrestler cut dreads suspended

New Jersey's athletic association said Saturday that a referee who told a high school wrestler to cut his dreadlocks or forfeit, which drew ire from an Olympian, the state's governor and many others, won't be assigned to any matches until the incident is reviewed.

FIFA World Cup Bid Evaluation team tours Atlanta

FIFA's Bid Evaluation Task Force visited Atlanta Wednesday to tour the city's soccer facilities. Atlanta is listed as a potential World Cup host city for the 2026 tournament by the United 2026 bid committee which is a joint venture between the US, Canada, and Mexico.

Intentional plunkings come under fire after Urena hits Acuna

Aaron Judge saw Jose Urena's plunking of Ronald Acuna Jr. before the Yankees played a day game Thursday, and he felt Acuna's pain. The reigning AL home run leader knows that with so many big flies comes a risk that some disgruntled pitcher may try burying a fastball in your ribs.

WORLD CUP SEMIFINAL PREVIEW: Croatia vs England

A capsule look at Wednesday's World Cup semifinal match between Croatia and England in Moscow (2 p.m. EDT, 9 p.m. local): WHY CROATIA WILL WIN A generation of players in their primes, or just past their primes, led by a strong midfield with Ivan Pericic (29), Ivan Rakatic (30) and Luka Modric (32), with Mario Mandzukic (32) heading the attack. WHY ENGLAND WILL WIN

Barry Trotz steps down as Washington Capitals head coach

Barry Trotz abruptly stepped down as coach of the Washington Capitals on Monday after failing to agree to terms on a new contract, leaving the newly minted Stanley Cup champions without a coach with the draft coming up later this week and free agency opening next month.

D-backs pitcher credits Trump with helping him meet his wife

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Clay Buchholz may keep his support for President Trump quiet, but he has a lot to thank him for. Buchholz, 33, revealed Wednesday that he credits Trump for giving him the opportunity to meet the woman he would eventually marry and have three children with.

Three 2018 FIFA World Cup rivalries to watch

Everyone loves a good rivalry. It's the fire between opponents that keeps up coming back and in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, several teams headed to Russia have a contentious history on the pitch.