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Bill Russell, NBA star and civil rights pioneer, dies at 88

Jul. 31, 2022 21:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Bill Russell redefined how basketball is played, and then he changed the way sports are viewed in a racially divided country. The most prolific winner in NBA history, Russell marched with Martin Luther King Jr., stood with Muhammad Ali and received the Presidential...

Muhammad Ali's 'Rumble in the Jungle' belt sells for $6.1M

Jul. 24, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Muhammad Ali’s championship belt from his 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle” heavyweight title fight was sold at auction on Sunday for $6.18 million. The winner of the heated competition for the belt was Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, according to Heritage...

New this week: 'The Sea Beast,' early Elton John, 'Maggie'

Jul. 05, 2022 11:37 AM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Netflix’s “The Sea Beast” brings a “Moby Dick”-like tale down to kid size. The...

Trilogy: Canelo aims to finish Golovkin rivalry with a KO

Jun. 28, 2022 19:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A split draw in the first fight and then a majority decision in favor of Canelo Álvarez in the second. So, how about a knockout in the third chapter to settle once and for all the fierce rivalry between the Mexican superstar and Gennady Golovkin? ...

It's personal: Canelo predicts KO in 3rd bout with Golovkin

Jun. 24, 2022 19:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Canelo Álvarez is hurting after his first loss in nearly a decade, and he's still angry about everything that's happened during five years of fighting and arguing with Gennady Golovkin. Álvarez says he is determined to channel all of those bad feelings into a...

Spence pleads guilty to DWI in 2019 Ferrari crash in Dallas

Jun. 14, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. has pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while intoxicated after crashing his speeding Ferrari in 2019, prosecutors said. Spence, 32, pleaded guilty and was convicted last week in Dallas County Court of Criminal Appeals No. 2,...

Rucks and mauls to political brawls, meet Senator Pocock

Jun. 13, 2022 21:28 PM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — David Pocock didn’t sound too concerned over the phone from the Australian capital of Canberra, despite it being more than two weeks since the country’s federal election and the retired rugby star still didn’t know if had a new day job in politics. ...

Crowded dais as boxing hall of fame inducts three classes

Jun. 10, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

The International Boxing Hall of Fame might have to build a new wing to host all the inductees after this weekend’s ceremonies. Floyd Mayweather Jr. alone makes Sunday’s event one of the most anticipated in years. Add in fighters like Roy Jones Jr., Andre Ward and Bernard Hopkins...

Kambosos-Haney set for world lightweight unifier Down Under

Jun. 02, 2022 01:47 AM EDT

It’s a lightweight unification fight that Australian boxer George Kambosos has the most to lose, but ultimately the most to gain. The 28-year-old Australian will put his WBA, IBF and WBO belts on the line on Sunday at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium against American Devin Haney, who...

Rockets guard Jalen Green partners with new Asian league

Jun. 01, 2022 23:34 PM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Before Jalen Green joined the Houston Rockets, becoming the highest-drafted Asian American player in the NBA, he'd already experienced close up how passionate the people of the Philippines were about the game he loved to play. It's part of the reason he's...