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Dale Earnhardt Jr. named honorary starter for Daytona 500

Nov. 18, 2019 5:10 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be the honorary starter for the 2020 Daytona 500, making him part of the pre-race ceremonies for the third consecutive year. Earnhardt made the announcement on his podcast Monday, one day after the NASCAR Cup Series season finale at Homestead-Miami...

Vera Clemente, Roberto Clemente’s widow, has died

Nov. 16, 2019 10:18 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Vera Clemente, the widow of Hall of Fame outfielder Roberto Clemente and a goodwill ambassador for Major League Baseball, has died. She was 78. MLB and the Pittsburgh Pirates announced her death Saturday. She died in San Juan, Puerto Rico. MLB says Vera Clemente had health issues...

BMI honors Dwight Yoakam, top country songwriters

Nov. 13, 2019 11:42 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music singer, songwriter and actor Dwight Yoakam was honored by performing rights organization BMI for his trailblazing and highly unique style of California country rock. The organization gave the Grammy-winner the President’s Award on Tuesday, as well as honored...

New award to honor arts and activism named after Lena Horne

Nov. 13, 2019 10:48 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The venerated Times Square concert venue The Town Hall has created a new award to honor arts and activism, a prize to be named after Lena Horne. The Lena Horne Prize for Artists Creating Social Impact will recognize those who “promote awareness and create social change.” The...

Indians Carrasco, Perez honored for strong 2019 seasons

Nov. 10, 2019 9:52 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Carrasco's courage while fighting cancer and community service earned him another postseason honor. Carrasco won the Frank Gibbons-Steve Olin Good Guy Award, given annually by the Cleveland chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, for being accommodating with media...

Chrissy Teigen honored at Baby2Baby gala

Nov. 10, 2019 5:40 AM EST

CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) — Chrissy Teigen said she felt honored to receive an award at the Baby2Baby Gala, but her acceptance speech wasn't all about her achievement: "No kid should go hungry. No kid should not go without the basics in their home." Teigen — a model, television host and cookbook...

John Legend lends support as Florida felons get vote rights

Nov. 8, 2019 5:15 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Singer John Legend was on hand to lend support Friday as 18 former felons were granted the right to vote in what Miami officials called a simple and streamlined process. The ceremony in a Miami-Dade County courtroom was meant to show that ex-felons can regain their voting rights, even if the...

Press group: Hollywood libel lawsuit could set bad precedent

Nov. 8, 2019 2:53 PM EST

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Free press advocates in Virginia are concerned that a libel lawsuit between Hollywood actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard could set a bad precedent. The Virginia Press Association asked Friday to intervene in a $50 million lawsuit Depp filed against Heard, his ex-wife. Depp says he was...

Giants may have to make 2 injury-related changes on O-line

Nov. 7, 2019 5:33 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants are probably going to have a new center against the Jets and they also may be making a change at right tackle. Coach Pat Shurmur said Thursday it's likely Spencer Pulley is going to replace Jon Halapio at center for the braggin' rights game Sunday at MetLife...

Sheryl Crow and Bruce Springsteen help raise money for vets

Nov. 5, 2019 3:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sheryl Crow and Bruce Springsteen hit the stage together to help raise over $5.7 million at this year's Stand Up for Heroes fundraiser, which benefits injured veterans and their families. The two musicians were joined at the Monday night event at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden by...