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Former WWE star Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart dies at 63

Aug. 13, 2018 8:59 PM EDT

Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, who joined with brother-in-law Bret Hart to form one of the top tag teams in the 1980s with the WWE, has died. He was 63. The Pasco Sheriff's Office said Neidhart fell at home, hit his head and "succumbed to his injury" on Monday in Wesley Chapel, Florida. No foul play was suspected....

Anthony DeSclafani shuts down D-Backs in Reds' 3-0 win

Aug. 10, 2018 10:34 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Anthony DeSclafani was a baseball triple-threat against Arizona on Friday night. DeSclafani struck out a season-high nine to outduel Clay Buchholz and singled before scoring one of Cincinnati's two runs on Billy Hamilton's suicide-squeeze bunt to help the Reds beat the Diamondbacks 3-0....

Man linked to reality TV star Bethenny Frankel found dead

Aug. 10, 2018 8:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities are investigating the suspected overdose death at Trump Tower of a man romantically linked to reality TV personality Bethenny Frankel. A spokeswoman for the New York City medical examiner's office has identified the man as Dennis Shields. The 51-year-old Shields had been known...

Lisa Marie Presley to take part in Elvis Week celebration

Aug. 10, 2018 6:26 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An exhibit centered on the career of Lisa Marie Presley, and a launch party marking the release of an album of gospel songs by her late father Elvis Presley, are among the highlights of this year's Elvis Week in Memphis, Tennessee. Elvis Presley died on Aug. 16, 1977, in Memphis...

The Latest: Rose says back OK after opening round of PGA]

Aug. 9, 2018 8:11 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on the PGA Championship, golf's final major of the year (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Justin Rose says the back injury that forced him to withdraw from last week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational didn't cause him any problems during an opening-round 67 at the PGA Championship. The...

Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle dies after long cancer battle

Aug. 8, 2018 11:19 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — With a contagious smile, a sense of humor and a deep determination to keep playing golf, Jarrod Lyle endeared himself to people around the world during a long struggle against cancer. The 36-year-old Australian golfer died Wednesday night at his home near Melbourne among family...

'Superman' actress Margot Kidder's death ruled a suicide

Aug. 8, 2018 8:11 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — "Superman" actress Margot Kidder's death has been ruled a suicide, and her daughter said Wednesday it's a relief to finally have the truth out. Kidder, who played Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve's Superman in her most famous role, was found by a friend in her Montana home on May...

Final suspect arrested in slaying of rapper XXXTentacion

Aug. 7, 2018 11:57 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The fourth suspect in the shooting death of emerging South Florida rap star XXXTentacion has turned himself in to authorities. The Broward County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Tuesday evening that 20-year-old Trayvon Newsome was taken into custody after surrendering at...

Stan Mikita, who led Blackhawks to 1961 title, dies at 78

Aug. 7, 2018 10:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — When Stan Mikita got back together with the Chicago Blackhawks, it was clear how much the reconciliation meant to the Hall of Fame forward. He became a team ambassador, and then got a bronze statue outside the United Center. He was a regular at home games, drawing loud cheers when he was...

Chicago Blackhawks say Hall of Famer Stan Mikita has died at 78

Aug. 7, 2018 4:11 PM EDT
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks say Hall of Famer Stan Mikita has died at 78 .