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Russell was a champion of activism before winning NBA titles

Aug. 01, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Bill Russell never had to find his voice as an activist. He didn’t know any other way but to speak his mind. It's what made the winningest athlete in team sports one of the greatest champions of activism. His belief in equality and the stances he took helped create...

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...

Reactions to the death of NBA great Bill Russell

Jul. 31, 2022 21:00 PM EDT

Reaction from the basketball world and beyond on the death of NBA great and 11-time champion Bill Russell: ___ “Bill Russell was the greatest champion in all of team sports. The countless accolades that he earned for his storied career with the Boston Celtics —...

Appreciation: Bill Russell lived a life like very few others

Jul. 31, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

Bill Russell hated autographs. Saw no point to them. If he was out dining and got approached by someone asking for his signature, Russell’s usual response was to instead ask the person to join him at the table to have a conversation about life. The autograph-seekers almost always...

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...

Wisconsin court rules against transgender sex offender

Jul. 07, 2022 13:05 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court's conservative majority ruled Thursday that a transgender woman cannot change her name because she is on the state's sex offender registry and the law does not allow people on the registry to change their names. The court’s 4-3...

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? ...

Today in History: June 20, Victoria takes the throne

Jun. 20, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, June 20, the 171st day of 2022. There are 194 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 20, 1837, Queen Victoria acceded to the British throne following the death of her uncle, King William IV. ...

Today in History: June 10, Six-Day War ends

Jun. 10, 2022 09:15 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, June 10, the 161st day of 2022. There are 204 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 10, 1967, six days of war in the Mideast involving Israel, Syria, Egypt, Jordan and Iraq ended as Israel and...