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NBA says All-Star draft will be aired Feb. 7 on TNT

Jan. 17, 2019 3:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA's All-Star draft will be Feb. 7, and broadcast on TNT. A pair of captains will select the teams from the pool of players who will be picked as starters and reserves from each conference. The captains will be the leading vote getter in each conference, and through Thursday the NBA...

Journalist in Ghana who exposed soccer corruption shot dead

Jan. 17, 2019 1:42 PM EST

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — An investigative journalist in Ghana who helped expose a high-ranking official at world soccer body FIFA as corrupt was shot dead by gunmen on a motorbike as he drove home alone at night, police said Thursday. His employers said he was assassinated. Ahmed Hussein-Suale was killed late...

The Latest: 9 others arrested after deadly Kenya attack

Jan. 17, 2019 11:15 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on the extremist attack on a Nairobi hotel complex (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Kenyan police say nine more people have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the extremist attack in Nairobi this week, bringing the total number of suspects in detention to 11. A...

Investigative journalist in Ghana who exposed soccer corruption shot dead by gunmen

Jan. 17, 2019 7:59 AM EST
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Investigative journalist in Ghana who exposed soccer corruption shot dead by gunmen.

Bob Costas exits longtime home at NBC Sports

Jan. 17, 2019 12:14 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Costas, who stepped down as NBC's prime-time Olympics host two years ago, has left the network's sports division altogether. NBC Sports said Wednesday that Costas parted ways with his longtime employer, providing no further details. Sandy Montag, Costas' manager, said it was handled...

Sinclair debuts streaming service for its local TV stations

Jan. 16, 2019 4:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sinclair Broadcast wants to "Stirr" up streaming. The nation's largest owner of television stations launched a free, ad-supported streaming service Wednesday drawing on local news, sports and other programs from the 191 TV stations it owns in 89 U.S. markets. Sinclair said the motivation...

Crisis infects soccer tournament as Qatar faces Saudi Arabia

Jan. 16, 2019 4:06 PM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Traveling to the Asian Cup should have been a simple flight lasting barely an hour for Qatar's soccer players. Instead, it involved a circuitous route to the United Arab Emirates via Kuwait, lasting more than five hours. The journey demonstrates how the Persian Gulf...

Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman will retire after 2019

Jan. 16, 2019 3:34 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Like his longtime broadcasting cohort used to say, Marty Brennaman is rounding third and heading for home. The Reds play-by-play announcer said Wednesday that he'll retire after the 2019 season, his 46th in Cincinnati. His career started with a chance to call baseball history. It entered...

Shepard taking over play-by-play for Tigers' TV broadcasts

Jan. 15, 2019 8:18 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Matt Shepard is taking over as play-by-play announcer of the Detroit Tigers on their Fox Sports Detroit television broadcasts. FSD said Tuesday that Shepard will work alongside analysts Jack Morris and Kirk Gibson. Dan Petry and Craig Monroe will be analysts for pregame and postgame shows....

Football rules ratings, but 'Big Bang Theory' energized

Jan. 15, 2019 7:23 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Big Bang Theory" is starting to pick up ratings steam in the final stretch of its 12-year run. The CBS sitcom was last week's most-watched entertainment show as total viewership ticked up to a 2018-19 season high of more than 13 million, according to Nielsen figures Tuesday. That's...