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Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Trevor Bauer (27)  throws long tosses, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at the Reds spring training baseball facility in Goodyear, Ari.z. (Kareem Elgazzar/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)

Bauer gets positive reaction to criticism of playoff plan

Feb. 16, 2020 5:49 PM EST

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer says he has gotten positive response to his criticism of a plan being considered by Major League Baseball to expand the playoffs, one that includes an extended break for top seeds and some teams choosing who they will play. Bauer directed his ire...

FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, British TV personality Caroline Flack arrives for the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards in London.  The host controversial reality TV show “Love Island,” has died aged 40, according to a statement from her family Saturday Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Jonathan Short, FILE)

Boyfriend of British TV presenter heartbroken by her death

Feb. 16, 2020 3:17 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The boyfriend of Caroline Flack, the former British TV host for the controversial reality show “Love Island,” said Sunday that his “heart is broken" at her death as criticism mounted over her treatment by some British media. British commercial television network ITV said...

FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, British TV personality Caroline Flack arrives for the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards in London.  The host controversial reality TV show “Love Island,” has died aged 40, according to a statement from her family Saturday Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Jonathan Short, FILE)

Ex-'Love Island' host Caroline Flack found dead in London

Feb. 15, 2020 3:30 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Caroline Flack, a British television presenter who hosted the controversial reality TV show “Love Island,” has died at age 40, her family said Saturday. “We can confirm that our Caroline passed away today, the 15th of February,” the family said in a statement. A...

Clint Bowyer gets ready for a NASCAR auto race practice at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Ready for closeup? NASCAR funnyman Bowyer expands Fox gig

Feb. 15, 2020 2:17 AM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Clint Bowyer slips into the TV production studio, sweat glistening on his forehead, sits down on a stool and waits for a high-definition camera to move toward his face. It’s time for his closeup. “I’m more like a 10-foot guy,” Bowyer quips. No amount...

In this Feb. 13, 2020, photo, a boy walks around an information center in Yokohama's Chinatown, near Tokyo. A top Olympic official made clear Friday the 2020 Games in Tokyo will not be cancelled despite the virus that has spread from China. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

No 'Plan B' for Olympics; questions over Chinese presence

Feb. 14, 2020 6:48 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers and the International Olympic Committee said Friday there is no “Plan B” for the 2020 Games, which open in just over five months and have been jolted by the outbreak of a virus in neighboring China. The coronavirus has infected almost 64,000 people...

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Winfrey holds TV discussion on 'American Dirt' in Arizona

Feb. 14, 2020 6:16 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey's soon-to-be televised discussion about the controversial novel “American Dirt” is drawing scrutiny for not inviting some of the book's harshest Latino critics. The talk show host organized her much-hyped conversation with author Jeanine Cummins on Thursday...

Edie Falco is seen at Edie Falco portrait session at AP Studios on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, in New York. (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP)

Edie Falco talks new show 'Tommy' and staying close to home

Feb. 14, 2020 11:34 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In her role in the news CBS drama “Tommy,” actress Edie Falco plays the first female chief of police in Los Angeles, but the native New Yorker found a way to shoot the show in her hometown. The Emmy-award winning actress known best for her roles in “The...

Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel (9) and Columbus Blue Jackets forward Gustav Nyquist (14) skate to the corner during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Olofsson scores 2 in Sabres' 4-3 OT win over Blue Jackets

Feb. 13, 2020 11:53 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Look out NHL, Victor “"Goal-ofsson" is back. Taking two periods to shake off the rust after missing six weeks with a sprained left ankle, Buffalo forward Victor Olofsson quickly rediscovered his scoring touch in the Sabres' 4-3 overtime win over the depleted Columbus Blue...

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2013, file photo, author Doris Kearns Goodwin poses for a portrait at her home in Concord, Mass. Goodwin is the executive producer of the History channel’s six-hour docudrama,

Spoiler: George Washington lies, stands tall in docuseries

Feb. 13, 2020 2:57 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — George Washington is the leading man in historian Doris Kearns Goodwin’s first venture as a TV producer, a docudrama that follows his growth from ambitious young soldier to statesman. Spoiler alert for “Washington,” airing 8 p.m. EST Sunday through Tuesday on...

FILE - In this Monday, June 8, 2015 file photo, Former Chicago Blackhawk player Jeremy Roenick is surrounded by fans before Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning  in Chicago. Jeremy Roenick will not be returning to NBC Sports after his suspension for making inappropriate comments about coworkers. A network spokesman confirmed to The Associated Press that Roenick will not be back on the air, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. (John Starks/Daily Herald via AP, File)

Jeremy Roenick won't return to NBC Sports after suspension

Feb. 12, 2020 11:47 PM EST

Jeremy Roenick will not be returning to NBC Sports after his suspension for making inappropriate comments about coworkers. A network spokesman confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday that Roenick will not be back on the air. The spokesman said NBC Sports would have no further comment. Roenick announced...