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Woman admits to killing husband with dagger during foreplay

Jul. 9, 2019 4:17 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman has admitted to fatally stabbing her husband in the back with a 14-inch decorative dagger while the two were roughhousing as a part of sexual foreplay. The Huntington Herald-Dispatch reports 49-year-old Jennifer Lynn Via was sentenced Monday to 15 years in...

Thompson says on social media he is staying with Warriors

Jul. 1, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — All-Star guard Klay Thompson is staying put with the Golden State Warriors. Thompson announced his decision on his Instagram account Monday, using a clip of Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie "The Wolf of Wall Street" with the line "I'm not leavin!'" Thompson's agent, Greg Lawrence, said...

The Latest: Kanter returning to East with Boston Celtics

Jul. 1, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

The Latest on NBA free agency Monday (all times EDT): 7 p.m. Enes Kanter is coming back to the Eastern Conference, joining the Boston Celtics. Kanter's manager, Hank Fetic, wrote on Twitter that Kanter had agreed to two-year deal with the Celtics , with the second-year being a player option. The Athletic reported...

ESPN takes a gulp of competitive eater Kobayashi in new film

Jul. 1, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Twinkies, pizza, hot dogs, even cow brains. If it can be eaten, chances are Takeru Kobayashi holds the world record for eating it. The 41-year-old competitive eater has no problem consuming 62 slices of pizza in 12 minutes, or 337 chicken wings in a half hour. But seeing himself onscreen in...

Acclaimed prep basketball coach Gene Pingatore dies at 83

Jun. 27, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

WESTCHESTER, Ill. (AP) — Gene Pingatore, the winningest boys' basketball coach in Illinois history who gained national attention when he appeared in the 1994 documentary "Hoop Dreams," has died. He was 83. Ronald Hoover, principal at St. Joseph High School in Westchester, says Pingatore died Wednesday at...

The Latest: Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov wins Hart Trophy

Jun. 19, 2019 10:22 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the NHL Awards show (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Nikita Kucherov of the Tampa Bay Lightning has won the Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player. The Russian right wing won the award for the first time after his prolific 128-point regular season. He beat out two-time MVP...

Guthrie's barrier-breaking career celebrated in ESPN film

May. 25, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Janet Guthrie did not receive a warm reception when she arrived at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 43 years ago. The former aerospace engineer had become a race car driver — unheard of during her era — and Guthrie wanted a spot in the Indianapolis 500, the biggest race in the...

Soccer god Maradona's rise and fall in Asif Kapadia's doc

May. 21, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Asif Kapadia initially passed when, in 2012, producer Paul Martin approached him about making a documentary on Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona. Kapadia had just finished "Senna," his ground-breaking 2010 documentary on the late Brazilian Formula One racer Ayrton Senna. He...

In Cannes, making sure cinema isn't lost in translation

May. 20, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — On one afternoon at the Cannes Film Festival last year, Massoumeh Lahidji could be seen on a rooftop terrace interpreting Farsi into English for the Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, and an hour later sitting on a stage with Martin Scorsese translating the famously verbose filmmaker...