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Longtime AP sports writer Ed Shearer dies at 82

Jun. 24, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ed Shearer, a longtime sports writer with The Associated Press who covered the Olympics, Super Bowl, World Series and Hank Aaron's 715th homer but left his most lasting mark as the "SEC Seer," a prognosticator of Southern football known throughout the nation, died Monday. He was 82....

NBA fines Knicks $50,000 over feud with New York Daily News

Jun. 24, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA fined the New York Knicks $50,000 on Monday for violating media rules by not allowing the New York Daily News to cover one of the team's news conferences. The Knicks held a news conference on Friday to introduce their new draft picks, sending out an advisory announcing the details...

Review: Sail away with the must-see documentary 'Maiden'

Jun. 24, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

Just over 30 years ago, a woman named Tracy Edwards had the idea to lead an all-female crew in the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race. It wasn't exactly met with a groundswell of support, or any support, for that matter. The thing is, for a pastime that has so many feminine terms associated with it, there was a...

Japan hails Hachimura's NBA selection as new era for sport

Jun. 22, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese basketball officials, fans and media hailed the selection of Rui Hachimura in the NBA draft, saying the move will usher in a new era for the sport in Japan. Hachimura became the first player from Japan to get chosen in the first round of the NBA draft, taken with the No. 9 overall...

Ferrari's team principal laments decision against Vettel

Jun. 21, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

LE CASTELLET, France (AP) — After a request to review the time penalty given against Sebastian Vettel at the Canadian Grand Prix got thrown out, dejected Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto expressed how "very unhappy and disappointed" he was by the decision. Vettel looked on course to win the race in...

'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...

The Latest: Russian private military contractors in Syria

Jun. 20, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual call-in show (all times local): 6:55 p.m. President Vladimir Putin says that Russian private military contractors have been active in Syria, adding that they don't represent the Russian state. Asked why the government doesn't offer...

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...

Lawsuit alleges Carrie Underwood copied 'Game On' NFL intro

Jun. 19, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A songwriting team sued country singer Carrie Underwood, the NFL and NBC Wednesday, saying they stole a song and "slightly modified" it to introduce "Sunday Night Football" to viewers last season. The lawsuit in Manhattan federal court noted that Underwood's "Game On" even carried the same...

One Championship plans 80 shows, big roster expansion in '20

Jun. 19, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

One Championship plans to stage about 80 martial arts shows in 2020, and the MMA promotion will roughly double its roster of fighters to do it. One CEO Chatri Sityodtong revealed his latest plans for ambitious expansion to The Associated Press on Wednesday. The promotion is putting on 45 events this year in Asia,...