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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2007, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, top, goes up for a shot between Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce, left, and Al Jefferson during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. Bryant was one of eight finalists announced Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, as candidates for enshrinement into the Basketball Hall of Fame later this year, a decision that came as absolutely no surprise in his first year of eligibility. (AP Photo/Branimir Kvartuc, File)

Kobe Bryant handprints, other memorabilia up for auction

Feb. 27, 2020 9:05 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Some key Kobe Bryant memorabilia, including two of his Los Angeles Lakers uniforms and cement handprints from his induction into the Grauman’s Chinese Theater hall of fame gallery, are going up for sale in April. Julien’s Auctions said Thursday that the items would be up for...

This image released by Profiles in History shows original artwork for the “Flash Gordon” comic strip that was first published in January 1934. The pencil-and-ink drawing by artist Alex Raymond will be auctioned on March 31.  (Profiles in History via AP)

Original 'Flash Gordon' comic strip art headed to auction

Feb. 26, 2020 4:20 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The original artwork for the “Flash Gordon” comic strip is headed for a new realm — the auction block. The auction house Profiles in History said Wednesday that it will sell the drawing on March 31. The pencil-and-ink drawing by artist Alex Raymond was first...

Two Sotheby's employees adjust David Hockney's painting 'The Splash' at Sotheby's contemporary Art sale preview in London, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. The Contemporary Art Auction will take place on evening of February 11 where 'The Splash' is estimated at 20-30 million GBP, 25-38 million USD. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Hockney painting makes splash, sells at auction for $30M

Feb. 11, 2020 3:35 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — David Hockney’s exuberant painting “The Splash” sold at auction Tuesday for almost $30 million. The painting fetched 23.1 million pounds ($30 million) at Sotheby's in London. Its pre-sale estimate had been 20 million pounds to 30 million pounds, Painted in 1966,...

FILE - In this July 24, 1983, file photo, Kansas City Royals' George Brett, second from right, is restrained by umpire Joe Brinkman after his bat was ruled illegal because of pine tar beyond the legal limit on the handle during a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York. Nearly three decades after it became known simply as

'Pine Tar Game' items headed to auction later this month

Feb. 10, 2020 3:02 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nearly three decades ago, Royals star George Brett raced out of the visiting dugout at Yankee Stadium and got in the face of rookie umpire Tim McClelland, instantly transforming what had been a run-of-the-mill regular-season game in mid-July into an iconic moment in baseball...

The Tory Burch collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Tory Burch reinvents power suit, merges pretty and powerful

Feb. 9, 2020 3:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Tory Burch blurred the lines between masculine and feminine at Sunday's show, reinventing the traditional power suit with a floral print, juxtaposed with tall boots to prove that dressing pretty can still exude power and strength. The designer said she wanted to challenge the norms of...

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson launches the upcoming UK-hosted COP26 UN Climate Summit that will take place in autumn 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland, during an announcement in London Tuesday Feb. 4, 2020.  Johnson is expected to announce a target to stop selling new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2035, including hybrid vehicles for the first time. (Jeremy Selwyn/Pool via AP)

UK boosts climate effort by banning new gas vehicles by 2035

Feb. 4, 2020 9:13 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain announced Tuesday that it plans to ban the sale of new gas and diesel cars by 2035 — five years earlier than its previous target — in a bid to speed up efforts to tackle climate change. The announcement was timed to coincide with the launch of Britain's plans for the...

FILE - In this Dec. 13, 1962, file photo, author John Steinbeck, with his wife Elaine arrive at London Airport. Curated Estates in Lincoln Park, N.J. is offering Steinbeck items for auction, including dozens of letters that Elaine wrote from their world travels.  The items will be sold on Feb. 27. (AP Photo/File)

Steinbeck letters, memorabilia on sale in February in N.J.

Jan. 29, 2020 12:14 PM EST

LINCOLN PARK, N.J. (AP) — The Steinbeck Collection, an upcoming sale at a New Jersey auction house, might as well be called ``Travels with Elaine.'' Curated Estates in Lincoln Park is offering a trove of materials on Feb. 27 that have been sitting in a Manhattan warehouse for about two decades. They...