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Urban Meyer apologizes to ex-wife of former Ohio State assistant Zach Smith

Urban Meyer apologizes to ex-wife of former Ohio State assistant Zach Smith

Sports
Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer did Friday evening what he was criticized for failing to do at a Wednesday news conference announcing his three-game suspension: apologize to Courtney Smith. The national media chastised Meyer over the past two days for what seemed to be a lack of empathy for the ex-wife of fired Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith, and he issued a two-paragraph statement on Twitter with the aid of Ohio State's athletics communications office to try to make amends. Meyer was suspended by the university after a two-week investigation for his mishandling of domestic abuse allegations against Zach Smith. In his Friday apology posted on Twitter, he said he was sorry to all women, men and families impacted by abuse. "Let me say here and now what I should have sai...
Elon Musk apologizes for calling rescue diver a pedophile

Elon Musk apologizes for calling rescue diver a pedophile

Technology
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has apologized for calling a British diver involved in the Thailand cave rescue a pedophile, saying he spoke in anger but was wrong to do so. There was no immediate public reaction to Musk's tweets from diver Vern Unsworth, who in colorful language in a TV interview had accused the Tesla founder and SpaceX engineers of orchestrating a "PR stunt" by sending a small submarine to help divers rescue the 12 Thai soccer players and their coach from a flooded cave. "My words were spoken in anger after Mr. Unsworth said several untruths ..." Musk tweeted. "Nonetheless, his actions against me do not justify my actions against him, and for that I apologize to Mr. Unsworth and to the companies I represent as leader. The fault is mine and mine alone." Musk's Sunday twe...
Joey Votto: Reds star apologizes for bashing Canadian baseball

Joey Votto: Reds star apologizes for bashing Canadian baseball

Sports
May 16 (UPI) -- Cincinnati Reds star and Canada native Joey Votto apologized Wednesday for negative comments he made about Canadian baseball. The five-time All-Star was a guest on a Yahoo Sports podcast Tuesday when he made the comments. Votto was asked about fellow Canadian James Paxton throwing a no-hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays on May 8 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario. "I don't care almost at all about Canadian baseball," Votto said on the podcast. "I wasn't raised inside of Canadian baseball really ... I'm coming up on half of my life being in the United States working and being supported by American baseball." Votto later repeated that he didn't "care at all" about the fact that the Seattle Mariners pitcher threw the no-no on Canadian soil. "As far as Toronto, and Canadi...
Apple apologizes for secretly slowing older iPhones

Apple apologizes for secretly slowing older iPhones

Technology
Apple apologized for secretly slowing down older iPhones, a move it said was necessary to avoid unexpected shutdowns related to battery fatigue. Many customers had interpreted the move as a way to for Apple to juice demand for newer iPhone models, their suspicions fueled by the fact that the company didn't initially disclose the slowdowns or its reasons for them. Apple also said it will cut the price of a battery replacement by $ 50 to $ 29 through next year. New batteries had previously cost $ 79 for those who didn't purchase the Apple Care maintenance plan. "We apologize," the company said on its website . "We have never — and would never — do anything to intentionally shorten the life of any Apple product, or degrade the user experience to drive customer upgrades." The replacement plan