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'Jeopardy!' champ out of debut World Series of Poker event

Jun. 24, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — "Jeopardy!" champion and professional sports gambler James Holzhauer finished out of money in his World Series of Poker debut on Monday, a tournament official said. Holzhauer finished in 454th place among more than 1,800 entrants in a No-Limit Hold'em event, spokesman Seth Palansky said....

'Jeopardy!' champ Holzhauer a winner in TV ratings, too

Jun. 20, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A case can be made that "Jeopardy!" savant James Holzhauer is one of the year's biggest TV stars, although a short-lived one. An estimated 14.5 million people watched him on June 3, when the professional gambler from Las Vegas lost for first time after 32 consecutive wins and $2,464,216 in...

Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov wins Hart, Lindsay at NHL Awards

Jun. 20, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nikita Kucherov gratefully accepted the Hart Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award on Wednesday night in recognition of his spectacular 128-point regular season in Tampa Bay. He might even be able to enjoy the trophies someday, whenever the sting of the Lightning's first-round postseason loss...

The Latest: Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov wins Hart Trophy

Jun. 19, 2019 10:22 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the NHL Awards show (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Nikita Kucherov of the Tampa Bay Lightning has won the Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player. The Russian right wing won the award for the first time after his prolific 128-point regular season. He beat out two-time MVP...

Spoiler alert: 'Jeopardy!' star Holzhauer's fate revealed

Jun. 3, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — James Holzhauer, the trivia whiz who dominated "Jeopardy!" this spring, isn't invincible after all. The game show's 32-time champion lost for the first time in an episode that aired on Monday, falling short of records for total winnings and longest reign, but still making an argument that...

Alex Trebek shares 'mind-boggling' pancreatic cancer update

May. 29, 2019 9:26 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek says his doctors say he's in "near remission" of advanced pancreatic cancer and his response to the treatment is "kind of mind-boggling." The 78-year-old TV personality tells People magazine he's responding very well to chemotherapy and the doctors have told...

"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek's Emmy Award comes with ovation

May. 6, 2019 12:30 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alex Trebek got a standing ovation as he accepted an Emmy Award as host of "Jeopardy!" — and immediately set the audience at ease, even as he alluded to his cancer diagnosis. Trebek, 78, who announced in March he has advanced pancreatic cancer, told the theater audience Sunday he...