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Joe Gibbs honored with NASCAR's award of excellence

Dec. 5, 2019 8:01 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Joe Gibbs was honored with the Bill France Award of Excellence, capping a year in which he was elected to NASCAR's Hall of Fame, won his fifth Cup championship as a car owner and thoroughly dominated the competition. Gibbs was surprised with the honor, given at the start of...

Rangers honor retired jerseys with dimensions at new stadium

Dec. 4, 2019 8:35 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The dimensions at the new Texas Rangers' ballpark will be similar to their old stadium, with slightly altered distances designed to honor the team's retired jersey numbers. The left field pole will be 329 feet from home plate, the 29 a reference to former third baseman Adrian...

The 2020 Boxing Hall of Fame class

Dec. 4, 2019 3:07 PM EST

CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) — A look at the 13 people to be inducted June 14, 2020 into the International Boxing Hall of Fame and Museum: MODERN (last bout no earlier than 1989) MEN BERNARD HOPKINS: Nicknamed “The Executioner” and “The Alien.” ... born Jan. 15, 1965 in Philadelphia....

Cicely Tyson, Seth MacFarlane joining TV Hall of Fame

Dec. 3, 2019 4:24 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cicely Tyson, Seth MacFarlane and Walt Disney Co. chief executive Bob Iger will be joining the Television Academy’s Hall of Fame. Geraldine Laybourne, who helped create the Nickelodeon channel and co-founded Oxygen Media, and veteran TV director Jay Sandrich also were announced...

Research team to take fresh look at delicate artifacts

Dec. 2, 2019 6:11 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Sandals and baskets that have withstood the ravages of time will be among the perishable artifacts analyzed by a team of scientists looking to learn more about a corner of the southwestern United States that was first excavated decades ago. Depending on what they uncover, officials...

Long lost Muhlenberg concert by Louis Armstrong found

Nov. 30, 2019 3:05 AM EST

MUHLENBERG, Pa. (AP) — The announcer steps to the microphone in Muhlenberg College’s Memorial Hall and introduces a performer who already is among the most celebrated and influential of his genre. “Let’s have a big hand now for Louis ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong!” Armstrong...

Clarification: Nigeria-UK-Looted Bronze story

Nov. 29, 2019 11:08 AM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — In a story Nov. 28, The Associated Press reported that a looted bronze statue being repatriated to Nigeria was taken from the Court of Benin in 1897 and given to Cambridge University several years later. The statue had been given to Jesus College, which is a college under the umbrella...

Italy’s Uffizi to partner with Hong Kong on art exhibitions

Nov. 28, 2019 11:43 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Italy’s Uffizi Galleries and Hong Kong cultural authorities agreed on Thursday to partner over the next five years on art exhibitions in the Asian city. The first show, to run from September 2020 until January 2021 at the Hong Kong Museum of Art, will star paintings by Sandro Botticelli,...

NFL at 100: Ravens beat 49ers in lights-out Super Bowl 47

Nov. 26, 2019 1:09 PM EST

The Baltimore Ravens were on their way to a Super Bowl blowout when things really got dark. Literally. Super Bowl 47 between the Ravens and San Francisco 49ers on Feb. 3, 2013, was pegged as the first between head coaches who were brothers. Jim Harbaugh stood on the San Francisco sideline and John Harbaugh guided...

NFL’s Legends Community reaches 10,000 members

Nov. 26, 2019 11:49 AM EST

John Randle did enough great things on the football field to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He's now being rewarded after his playing career not only with such accolades, but simply by being able to help others. Specifically, former NFL players. Randle, the dynamic defensive lineman for Minnesota...