The page you are looking for is temporarily unavailable.
Please try again later

Sport Kevin Pillar apologizes for slur as MLB probes

22:08  18 may  2017
22:08  18 may  2017 Source:   usatoday.com

After tough week, Trump looks for a lift at Liberty University

  After tough week, Trump looks for a lift at Liberty University President Donald Trump on Saturday is set to deliver the commencement address - his first as president - to Liberty University, the nation's largest Christian college, where he is expected to find to a friendly audience after a week of turmoil in Washington. Trump has been closeted in the White House all week, making only a few, brief public appearances after he took the highly unusual and fraught step of abruptly firing James Comey as FBI director on Tuesday.

Kevin Pillar apologizes for slur as MLB investigates incident. Kevin Pillar of the Toronto Blue Jays may face discipline for uttering a homophobic slur during a game.

Home » MLB News » Toronto CF Kevin Pillar … ATLANTA (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays center fielder Kevin Pillar was suspended two games Thursday for yelling an anti-gay slur at a Braves pitcher. The Blue Jays suspended Pillar without pay shortly after he apologized in a statement, saying he

What to watch next
  • Kyrie Irving and the Cavaliers were a step ahead of the Celtics all night in Game 1.

    NBA top plays: Irving's sensational move and more

    NBA.com Logo
    NBA.com
    1:32
  • WATCH: When President Bush photobombs your live hit...

    President Bush videobombs TV reporter in Rangers game

    FOXSports Logo
    FOXSports
    0:05
  • 100 days until College Football

    100 days until college football

    CBS Sports Logo
    CBS Sports
    1:50
  • Regan Smith to fill in for Almirola in Monster Energy Open

    Regan Smith to fill in for Almirola in Monster Energy Open

    NASCAR Logo
    NASCAR
    0:38
  • Time to Schein: NBA Draft Lottery reactions

    Time to Schein: NBA Draft Lottery reactions

    CBS Sports Logo
    CBS Sports
    3:33
  • Alabama's biggest weakness in 2017

    Alabama's biggest weakness in '17

    CBS Sports Logo
    CBS Sports
    1:30
  • Lonzo And LaVar Ball React To Lakers No. 2 Draft Position

    Lonzo, LaVar Ball react to Lakers getting No. 2 pick in NBA Draft

    1:12
  • Holly Holm talks about her upcoming fight in Singapore

    Holm talks about her upcoming fight in Singapore

    FOXSports Logo
    FOXSports
    0:49
  • Winners and Losers of the 2017 NBA Draft Lottery

    Winners and losers of the NBA Draft Lottery

    CBS Sports Logo
    CBS Sports
    1:59
UP NEXT
UP NEXT

Video by Sports Illustrated

Billy Horschel apologizes, explains controversial reaction to bogey

  Billy Horschel apologizes, explains controversial reaction to bogey <p>Billy Horschel has proven himself a fiery golfer, showing his emotions on the course, both in good situations and otherwise.</p>In the 99-second video below, Horschel explains what he considered an hard, tough bounce on the 13th hole, but knocked in a 5-wood chip for bogey. As you can see in the first video, Horschel's reaction was swift as he tossed his club at his caddie, Josh Cassell and walked straight to the next hole leaving his caddie to get his ball from the cup.

Blue Jays OF Kevin Pillar has apologized for "inappropriate language" as MLB investigates his use of an anti-gay slur . Blue Jays' Pillar apologizes for anti-gay slur .

Blue Jays suspend Kevin Pillar two games for homophobic slur . Created with Sketch. Pillar apologized to for actions after the game. “It was immature, it was stupid, it was uncalled for,” Pillar said. You May Like. More MLB . Sign Up for our Newsletter. Don't get stuck on the sidelines!

Major League Baseball confirmed Thursday it is investigating the incident in which Kevin Pillar appeared to shout a homophobic slur after the Toronto Blue Jays outfielder struck out against Atlanta Braves pitcher Jason Motte on Wednesday night.

Meanwhile, Pillar issued an apology Thursday to both Motte and the LGBTQ community for his use of the slur.

"This is not who I am," Pillar, 28, said in a message posted to his Twitter account, "and I will use this as an opportunity to better myself."

The benches cleared twice during the game, the first sequence coming after Pillar was surprised by a quick pitch from Motte. He uttered the slur in response to the pitch.

“It was immature, it was stupid, it was uncalled for,” Pillar said after the Blue Jays’ 8-4 loss. “It’s part of the game, it’s just, I’m a competitive guy and heat of the moment. Obviously I’m going to do whatever I’ve got to do to reach out and apologize and let him know he didn’t do anything wrong, it was all me.”

Watch Jose Bautista's latest bat flip cause benches to clear in Atlanta

  Watch Jose Bautista's latest bat flip cause benches to clear in Atlanta Jose Bautista is still bat-flipping -- and still irritating his opponents. That was evident Wednesday night in Atlanta, when Bautista caused the benches to clear for the second time in the game, thanks to his bat-flipping antics.The trouble started in the seventh inning, when Braves reliever Jason Motte struck out Kevin Pillar and Pillar muttered some unkind words to the veteran righty. Those words apparently didn’t sit well with Braves catcher Kurt Suzuki, who confronted Pillar, causing both teams to spill out of their dugouts.

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar has apologized for "inappropriate language" to his opponent, teammates and When asked Thursday whether Pillar was being investigated for use of an anti-gay slur , MLB Trump's ex-campaign chairman pleads not guilty to 18-count indictment in Russia probe .

MLB . Outfielder Kevin Pillar , whom the Blue Jays have suspended two games, took to Twitter earlier Thursday to apologize to the Atlanta Braves, their fans and LGBTQ community for his "lack of respect" for using what's been interpreted as a homophobic slur during Wednesday night's game.

In 2012, the Blue Jays suspended shortstop Yunel Escobar for three games after he wrote a homophobic slur in Spanish on his eye black. Escobar was ordered to undergo sensitivity training, and the Blue Jays also donated his salary for the three games to the You Can Play project, which works to ensure athletes are treated the same regardless of sexual orientation. In the 2011 collective bargaining agreement, MLB and the union implemented rules protecting gay employees, adding sexual orientation to its anti-discrimination policy, and created a workplace code of conduct for major and minor league organizations.

In 2014, MLB added an officer of inclusion, former major league outfielder Billy Bean, who was tasked with providing guidance and training to support those in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, and work with major and minor league clubs to encourage equal opportunity.

Graham: Russia probe seems to be 'criminal investigation'

  Graham: Russia probe seems to be 'criminal investigation' Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Thursday that the investigation into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia appears to be a criminal investigation. "It seems to me now to be considered a criminal investigation," Graham told reporters.Graham's remarks came shortly after the Senate met with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel on the Russia in vestigation Wednesday.Graham said that the creation of the special counsel will likely hamper congressional probes.

Pillar tweeted an apology for using “inappropriate language” and helping to “extend the use of a word that has no place in baseball , in sports or anywhere in society today.” Kevin Pillar apologizes for slur as MLB investigates incident.

Kevin Pillar apologizes for slur as MLB investigates incident.

MLB's players' association declined comment on the Pillar situation. Pillar, one of the best defensive center fielders in the game, is having the best season of his four-year career, batting .305 with a .375 on-base percentage, six home runs and six steals.

Related slideshow: 2017 MLB season (Provided by Photo Services)

Police fatally shoot man in downtown San Jose .
Police shot and killed a man at a downtown San Jose apartment complex early Sunday, officials said.&nbsp;Officers were called to a report of a disturbance at the apartment on the 100 block of East St. John Street near St. James Park around 12:35 a.m., said Sgt. Enrique Garcia, a San Jose police spokesman.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!