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Zac Brown cooks up new version of ‘Chicken Fried’ for NFL

Nov. 22, 2019 2:58 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Zac Brown Band is lending its sound to the NFL. The Atlanta-based group will give its 2008 hit “ Chicken Fried ” a holiday twist for the Thanksgiving night matchup between the hometown Falcons and rival New Orleans Saints. Brown’s song will serve as an intro for the...

AP MVP is not just for QBs and is far from decided

Nov. 22, 2019 2:51 PM EST

During its Monday night telecast from Mexico City, ESPN showed a graphic of contenders for the AP's NFL Most Valuable Player. Oops, folks, there were quite a few players missing from the graphic, which included only quarterbacks. In another ESPN episode, a radio commentator mentioned that Russell Wilson will win...

Lily Tomlin is sorry she agreed to end ‘Grace and Frankie’

Nov. 22, 2019 2:31 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Regrets? Lily Tomlin has at least one: Her decision to end her Netflix sitcom “Grace and Frankie,” which co-stars Jane Fonda. “Well, Jane and I are kind of sad about it, you know, because, I mean, we talked about doing it,” Tomlin explained on Thursday night...

Bill for Nationals-Orioles TV dispute tops $99 million

Nov. 22, 2019 2:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The bill is coming due for what the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network should pay the Washington Nationals for television rights for 2012-16: more than $99 million. A proposed judgment was submitted Friday in New York Supreme Court. The court in August upheld an April 15 decision by a Major League...

Roc Nation adds reggae star Buju Banton to its roster

Nov. 22, 2019 2:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z’s Roc Nation company has added reggae star Buju Banton to its jam-packed roster. On Friday Roc Nation announced the partnership with the reggae and dancehall king, whose comeback concert held earlier this year in his native Jamaica was one of the country’s largest shows....

LPGA schedule features 32 events with record prize money

Nov. 22, 2019 1:46 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — The LPGA Tour has two new tournaments in Florida as part of a 2020 schedule that features a record $75.1 million in prize money and 500 hours of television, huge gains from a decade ago. Sixteen of the 33 tournaments have prize money of at least $2 million. The LPGA starts its season...

UK’s disgraced Prince Andrew faces uncertain role in future

Nov. 22, 2019 1:43 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prince Andrew is scaling back travel and facing an uncertain future as he steps away from the royal role he has embraced for his entire adult life. The latest blow came Friday afternoon when the board of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra announced that it was cutting ties to Andrew, who had...

Review: Leonard Cohen’s posthumous album centers on poetry

Nov. 22, 2019 12:55 PM EST

Leonard Cohen, “Thanks for the Dance” (Columbia/Legacy Recordings) Leonard Cohen’s last album, released just weeks before he passed in 2016, was “You Want It Darker,” which had a sense of finality that made it a fine conclusion to his brilliant musical career. “Thanks for...

Impeachment story illustrates news industry changes

Nov. 22, 2019 12:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For readers of some prominent regional newspapers, following the impeachment inquiry is a far different experience depending on whether you seek out newsprint or go digital. Copies of The Charlotte Observer, Tampa Bay Times, Indianapolis Star, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Idaho Statesman...

When NFL needed change, Paul Tagliabue was choice in 1989

Nov. 22, 2019 12:10 PM EST

The NFL needed a change. And team owners knew one thing in 1989 when they sought a successor to Pete Rozelle: They wanted a commissioner who was going to bring the league out of the dark decade of the 1980s, when litigation, labor troubles and stagnant TV ratings dramatically slowed the growth of the league and...