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The NBA at 75: From a very modest beginning, to a behemoth

Oct. 18, 2021 02:26 AM EDT

It started in 1946 with 11 teams and 160 players. The shot clock was nearly a decade away, the 3-point line was a couple generations away. Buildings were smaller. So were the players. And it wasn’t even called the National Basketball Association. The NBA, 75 years ago,...

Cristian Casseres Jr. scores, Red Bulls beat NYCFC 1-0

Oct. 17, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Cristian Casseres Jr. scored in the third minute and the New York Red Bulls beat New York City FC 1-0 on Sunday. New York (11-11-7) moved into an eighth place tie in the Eastern Conference with NYFC with 40 points, with NYCFC (11-11-7) holding the...

Denver activist aims to spark Black cultural renaissance

Oct. 17, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Longtime Denver artist, musician and activist Jeff Campbell wants to ignite a Black cultural renaissance in his former neighborhood: Five Points. Is that still possible? Take a trip down Welton Street. The neighborhood was once the...

NYC police seek suspect in McDonald's "Hamburglar" caper

Oct. 17, 2021 09:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a real-life “Hamburglar” caper, police in New York City are searching for a man they say stole the credit card of a McDonald’s employee and used it to buy food there. They say the man had entered the fast food restaurant last week in the Union...

Lafreniere scores in return home, Rangers top Canadiens 3-1

Oct. 17, 2021 01:16 AM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Alexis Lafreniere snapped a third-period tie with a power-play goal in his first NHL game back home, and the New York Rangers beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 on Saturday night for their first victory under new coach Gerard Gallant. Lafreniere, the top...

Today in History

Oct. 17, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 17, the 290th day of 2021. There are 75 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 17, 1777, British forces under Gen. John Burgoyne surrendered to American troops in...

Kreilach leads Real Salt Lake past Colorado Rapids, 3-1

Oct. 16, 2021 23:57 PM EDT

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Damir Kreilach had a goal and two assists in Real Salt Lake's 3-1 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night. Real Salt Lake (12-11-6) has won a club-record seven straight home matches. It also matched New York City FC (June-August) with the...

Man, 64, dies shortly after judge grants emergency release

Oct. 16, 2021 21:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man held at Rikers Island has died shortly after a judge granted him emergency release, the man's attorney said. The New York Post reported that 64-year-old Victor Mercado was the 13th person to die in the city's jail system in 2021. Mercado was held...

Data: Nearly two-thirds of New Yorkers are fully vaccinated

Oct. 16, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Nearly two-thirds of New York residents are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to the latest federal statistics. About 12.7 million of New York’s 20 million residents are fully vaccinated, according to data released Saturday by the...

Teenager found fatally shot on New York City street

Oct. 16, 2021 09:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police are investigating the death of a teenager who was found on a city street after being shot in the face. Police say the 16-year-old male was found near a Manhattan intersection at about 8:30 p.m. Friday. He was pronounced dead at...