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A man has been charged with a religiously-motivated "assault by beating" on British MP George Galloway, police said on Saturday. Galloway, who recently declared the northern English city he represents an "Israel-free zone", was attacked on a west London street on Friday night. Police said Neil Masterson, 39, had been charged with "assault by beating which is religiously aggravated" and would appear in court on Monday. "It is thought that the attack is connected to Mr Galloway's support for the Palestinian cause," his Respect Party said in a statement.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has apologized to the organization and its fans after receiving a nine-game suspension from the NFL for a series of off-field legal issues.