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September 18, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge is returning to the New York Yankees’ starting lineup for the first time since breaking his right wrist on July 26. Judge is set to bat second and play right field in tonight’s rain-delayed game against Boston. The start was pushed back six hours to 7:05 p.m.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan is donating $2 million dollars to assist residents affected by Hurricane Florence. The former NBA star says the destruction caused by Hurricane Florence to his hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina, prompted him to act quickly.

UNDATED (AP) — The chair umpire who climbed out of his seat to talk with Nick Kyrgios during a U.S. Open match has been suspended for two tournaments by the ATP. A statement issued by the men’s tour says Mohamed Lahyani will not officiate at his next two scheduled events, the China Open in Beijing, which starts on Oct. 1, and the Shanghai Masters the following week. The ATP says Layhani’s actions during Kyrgios’ second-round match were “deemed to have compromised the impartiality that is required of an official.”

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin wants to talk to Antonio Brown about the Pro Bowl wide receiver’s social media usage. Tomlin says he plans to talk to Brown directly following Brown’s latest outburst. Brown responded to criticism on Twitter by a former team employee by suggesting the Steelers trade him. The post came a day after the Steelers fell to 0-1-1 following a 42-37 loss to Kansas City.

UNDATED (AP) — A group of Pro Football Hall of Famers is demanding health insurance coverage and a share of NFL revenues or else those former players will boycott the induction ceremonies. In a letter sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and others, 21 Hall of Fame members cited themselves as “integral to the creation of the modern NFL.” Among the signees were Eric Dickerson, Jim Brown, Jerry Rice, Joe Namath, Lawrence Taylor, and Sarah White, the widow of Reggie White.

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