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Rapper Eric B. gets probation on 17-year-old assault case

Nov. 22, 2019 5:46 PM EST

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Rapper and actor Eric B. was sentenced to a year’s probation Friday stemming from a motor vehicle stop and police chase that occurred nearly 19 years ago but wasn’t resolved because he failed to show up for his sentencing. Eric B., whose real name is Eric Barrier,...

Jets release rugby league star Holmes from practice squad

Nov. 22, 2019 5:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Valentine Holmes gave his NFL dream a chance. Now, the rugby league star is set to return to Australia to resume his already successful career. The New York Jets released Holmes, who played running back and wide receiver, from their practice squad Friday. The 24-year-old Holmes joined New...

AP source: Yankees plan to not pay $26 million owed Ellsbury

Nov. 22, 2019 4:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees plan to not pay Jacoby Ellsbury the remaining $26 million due under his contract, contending he violated the deal by getting unauthorized medical treatment. New York general manager sent a letter to Ellsbury and his agent, Scott Boras, informing them the team converted his...

Florida investigating attorney charged with lawsuit fraud

Nov. 22, 2019 4:51 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Bar has opened an investigation of a New York lawyer who it says may have been practicing in Florida without a license. The Bar’s investigation of Stuart Finkelstein stems from federal charges this week alleging that he filed 300 unauthorized lawsuits in Florida...

Syracuse U, shaken by racism, welcomes the holiday break

Nov. 22, 2019 4:36 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Benny Callahan didn’t leave her dorm for two straight days this week. The Syracuse University freshman didn’t feel safe, she said, away from home and under siege, it seemed, by day-after-day reports of racism in campus residence and academic halls. “My parents are...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Nov. 22, 2019 4:15 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: The Department of Defense canceled Fox News from Armed Forces Radio...

Roc Nation adds reggae star Buju Banton to its roster

Nov. 22, 2019 3:57 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....

Scooter Braun breaks his silence on his Taylor Swift battle

Nov. 22, 2019 3:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Music manager Scooter Braun has broken his silence regarding his public beef with Taylor Swift, who has called Braun out since she discovered he owned her master recordings. Braun wrote a lengthy post on Instagram Friday, saying his family has received “numerous death threats”...

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...

Column: MLB ignores grassroots with plan to whack minors

Nov. 22, 2019 1:16 PM EST

Baseball is already struggling to attract new fans — especially younger ones. So, what brilliant idea have the powers-that-be come up with to expand the popularity of the national pastime? Contraction, of course. With its eyes firmly on the bottom line and not the future of the game, Major League Baseball...