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Nonprofit started by Sean Penn aids Georgia vaccine drive

Sep. 18, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A disaster relief organization founded by actor Sean Penn is boosting Georgia's drive to inoculate people against the coronavirus, though some of its pop-up vaccine clinics have struggled to attract people. CORE has offered COVID shots at hundreds of...

Grizzlies waive Marc Gasol days after trading for his rights

Sep. 15, 2021 13:45 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have waived center Marc Gasol days after acquiring his rights in a trade with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Grizzlies announced the move Wednesday. They acquired Gasol from the Lakers along with a 2024...

'RBG' filmmakers find a rich vein: Feminist love stories

Sep. 12, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

The label “date movie” hasn't traditionally been applied much to documentaries but filmmakers Betsy West and Julie Cohen have twice now made non-fiction films of trailblazing female icons that also happen to be portraits of loving, supportive marriages. In “RBG,”...

Lakers trade Marc Gasol's rights back to Memphis Grizzlies

Sep. 10, 2021 21:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have traded the rights to Marc Gasol back to the Memphis Grizzlies, where the 36-year-old center spent his first 11 NBA seasons. The Lakers also sent a second-round pick in 2024 and cash to Memphis on Friday in exchange for the...

Stevie Wonder to headline Global Citizen Live in Los Angeles

Sep. 09, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stevie Wonder will headline Global Citizen Live’s star-studded 24-hour event in Los Angeles this month to help raise awareness around poverty, climate change and the need for more access to COVID-19 vaccine doses worldwide. Global Citizen officials...

Titans latest hoping trading for receiver gives title boost

Aug. 31, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Wide receiver A.J. Brown campaigned on social media for the Titans to make Julio Jones his teammate. NFL rushing champ Derrick Henry and left tackle Taylor Lewan also made clear they wanted the seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver in Tennessee. ...

After months, Egypt frees reporter, activist, YouTube star

Aug. 30, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has released an online comedian, a journalist and a political activist after they spent months in pre-trail detention, two lawyers said Monday. It was the latest in a series of recent releases amid concerns by the United States and international...

Wyoming embraces Jeffree Star despite homophobia, his past

Aug. 28, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Jeffree Star is, inarguably, the biggest celebrity in Casper. The Youtuber-slash-makeup mogul first landed here in December, saying publicly he wanted to work on his autobiography. Videos and pictures of him exploring the state, eating at local...

Osaka says she'll donate Cincinnati prize money to Haiti

Aug. 16, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

MASON, Ohio (AP) — In addition to donating prize money to relief efforts in Haiti following a deadly earthquake, tennis star Naomi Osaka said she plans to do more. “I feel like I’m not really doing that much,” Osaka said on Monday. “I’m trying to figure out...

Doug Barron eagles 18th to take lead in Shaw Charity Classic

Aug. 14, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Doug Barron eagled the par-5 18th for his second straight 6-under 64 and a one-stroke lead Saturday in the PGA Tour Champions’ Shaw Charity Classic. The 52-year-old Barron also had five birdies and a bogey at Canyon Meadows. He won the 2019...