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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2014, file photo, David Stern, a member of the 2014 class of inductees into the Basketball Hall of Fame, listens to a question during a news conference in Springfield, Mass. A tribute to late NBA Commissioner Stern is to be held at New York's Radio City on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Magic Johnson at Stern memorial: I'm going to miss my angel

Jan. 21, 2020 4:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — David Stern was remembered Tuesday as a mentor and a leader, a Little League parent and a loyal friend. To Magic Johnson, he was an angel. Johnson tearfully recalled Stern’s firm support after the Hall of Fame player learned he had HIV, and how it was the former NBA commissioner...

Claressa Shields climbs from the ring after defeating Ivana Habazin in their 154-pound title boxing bout in Atlantic City, N.J., Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields adds 154-pound belt

Jan. 11, 2020 12:23 AM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Claressa Shields wore a crown over her blue, braided hair, and shouted a victorious call-and-answer plea to the crowd. "What's my name!?" "What's my name!?" "What's my name!?" She's been called T-Rex, an Olympian, the GWOAT and absolutely, call her champ. Shields, the two-time...

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 1977, file photo, Margaret Court of Australia hits a backhand shot against Chris Evert of Fort Lauderdale, in the finals of the $100,000 Virginia Slims tennis tournament in Chicago. Tennis Australia said Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, it plans to honor Margaret Court’s 50th anniversary of her 1970 Grand Slam during January’s Australian Open, but stressed her controversial anti-gay views “do not align with our values of equality, diversity and inclusion.”(AP Photo/Larry Stoddard, File)

Tennis Australia to honor Court’s Grand Slam anniversary

Nov. 30, 2019 1:11 AM EST

Tennis Australia has confirmed it plans to honor Margaret Court’s 50th anniversary of her 1970 Grand Slam during January’s Australian Open, but stressed her controversial anti-gay views “do not align with our values of equality, diversity and inclusion.” Court won 24 Grand Slam singles...