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Update on the latest in sports:

 

NFL-SCHEDULE

 

Ravens vs Rams in Monday Night Football

 

UNDATED (AP) – In Monday Night Football, the Los Angeles Rams (6-4) welcome the high-scoring Baltimore Ravens for the L.A. Coliseum’s first Monday night game since LA’s epic 54-51 win over the Chiefs last season.

 

Ravens cornerback Marcus Peters, acquired in a trade with the Rams on Oct. 15, has two interception returns for TDs with Baltimore (8-2). Rams safety Eric Weddle played three seasons with Baltimore through last year.

 

Weddle is second on the LA defense with 72 tackles and is the longest-tenured starter in the Rams’ secondary after two trades and John Johnson’s season-ending injury.

 

The Ravens’ six-game winning streak is the longest current run in the NFL and the team’s best since 2000, when they won their first Super Bowl. The Ravens have won four straight games by 14 points or more.

 

HARVARD-YALE PROTEST

 

42 charged after protest delays Harvard-Yale game

 

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) – Officials say 42 people were charged with disorderly conduct after a protest interrupted a Saturday football game between archrivals Harvard and Yale.

 

Students and alumni from both schools occupied the midfield of the Yale Bowl during Saturday’s halftime protest.

 

Some held banners urging their colleges to act on climate change. Other signs referred to Puerto Rican debt relief and China’s treatment of Uighurs (WEE’-gurz).

 

SOCCER

 

President of Italian soccer club makes apparent racist remark about player

 

MILAN (AP) – The president of an Italian soccer club apparently has made a racist remark about one of his own players.

 

Brescia President Massimo Cellino was asked about 29-year-old forward Mario Balotelli, who’s been struggling since returning to his hometown club, and was dropped from the weekend’s match following a dispute with the coach.

 

Cellino said: “He’s black, what can I say, he’s working on clearing himself but he’s having a lot of difficulty.”

 

Balotelli experienced racism at the beginning of his career in Italy, when he rose to prominence with Inter Milan, and he was also the target of racist chants earlier this month during a match in Verona.

 

The weekend game was suspended for several minutes and Balotelli threatened to leave the field.

 

AUSTRIA-SEXUAL ASSAULT

 

Austrian Olympic judo champ denies sexual assault of pupils

 

VIENNA (AP) – Two-time Olympic judo champion Peter Seisenbacher of Austria has denied the alleged sexual assault of two young girls he was coaching in the early 2000s.

 

At the start of his trial on Monday, Seisenbacher said: “I am not guilty.”

 

According to state prosecutors, the alleged abuse took place in Vienna between 1999 and 2004. The women filed charges against their former coach in 2013.

 

Seisenbacher is alleged to have sexually assaulted one of the girls in 1999, when she was 11, and then abused her on multiple occasions until 2002. Also, he allegedly sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl in 2004.

 

He has also been charged with the attempted assault of a 16-year-old pupil while at a training camp in Croatia in 2001.

 

If found guilty, the 59-year-old Seisenbacher could face a prison term of up to 10 years.

 

PLISKOVA-NEW COACH

 

World No.2 Karolina Pliskova hires Daniel Vallverdu as coach

 

PRAGUE (AP) – World No. 2 Karolina Pliskova has hired Daniel Vallverdu as coach to replace Conchita Martinez.

 

Vallverdu, who previously was part of the coaching teams of Andy Murray, Stanislas Wawrinka (vah-VRINK’-ah), Tomas Berdych and Juan Martin Del Potro, will aim to help Pliskova succeed at Grand Slams.

 

Her best so far at the major tournaments was the US Open final in 2016, when she lost to Angelique Kerber.

 

Pliskova has a decent season behind her, winning four of her 15 WTA titles. The 27-year Czech decided to part ways with Martinez after she reached the semifinals of the WTA Finals earlier in November.

 

She said it was time for her “to move forward.”

 

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