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Maurice took an unusual path to becoming Florida's coach

Jun. 23, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Paul Maurice’s journey toward becoming the new coach of the Florida Panthers included a fortuitous flick of the remote control, plus was aided by a college admissions department. He was watching games one night in January, a month or so after he stepped aside...

Olympic filmmaker needed 2 movies to cover Tokyo turmoil

Jun. 17, 2022 09:54 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Naomi Kawase, the director of the official film of the Tokyo Olympics, acknowledged she was taken aback at first about her assignment. That was late in 2018 when she got the commission from the International Olympic Committee. The job never got any easier. ...

NFL, NFL Films agree to donate footage to The HistoryMakers

Jun. 15, 2022 19:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL and NFL Films will donate footage to The HistoryMakers, which has grown to become the nation’s largest African American video oral history archive. Under terms of the agreement announced Wednesday, the NFL will provide two years of funding to The...

New film tells tale of former football player Wilbur Jackson

Jun. 12, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — Less than an hour before the premiere of the documentary “Quiet Pioneer: The Wilbur Jackson Story,” co-producers Jon Nelson and Phil Cantor didn’t try to hide their emotions. “I am a nervous wreck because of the gravity of the project and the internal...

Review: Adam Sandler basketball drama, 'Hustle,' has game

Jun. 08, 2022 12:54 PM EDT

By now you’d think you know what you’re getting with an Adam Sandler sports movie. “Happy Gilmore” and “The Waterboy” have conditioned us to expect silly voices and left hooks from irritated game show hosts. But in “Hustle,” Sandler's new basketball movie on Netflix,...

Howard Katz honored with Rozelle Radio-TV Award

Jun. 02, 2022 15:38 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Howard Katz, who has been involved with NFL media for nearly two decades and has helped drive the popularity of the league to new heights, was selected Thursday as the recipient of the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award. The Pro Football Hall of Fame presents...

Q&A: Mark Rylance on his still-evolving life in movies

Jun. 01, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With London's stages closed for much of the pandemic, Mark Rylance — one of the theater's most soulful actors and a leading interpreter of Shakespeare — made six films. They span a wide gamut. A tech billionaire in Adam McKay's apocalypse satire “Don't Look...

Tokyo Olympic film debuts in Japan; headed next to Cannes

May. 23, 2022 05:00 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The documentary film about the pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics premiered on Monday, shown to reporters and other invited guests in the Japanese capital. The work of Japanese director Naomi Kawase, the 120-minute film looks at the Olympics primarily from the point of...

College football, XFL, Australian Open headline ESPN slate

May. 17, 2022 19:22 PM EDT

Three huge matchups to kick off the college football season, the XFL, a new Australian Open agreement and two new “30 for 30” documentaries were announced Tuesday by ESPN as part of its presentation to advertisers in New York. The five-year agreement with the XFL concluded the...

Film about NBA's Antetokounmpo brothers comes to Disney+

May. 11, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

The journey of two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and his brothers from difficult upbringings in Greece to NBA champions is the subject of an upcoming film. “Rise” debuts June 24 on Disney+, the streaming service announced Tuesday. With Giannis and Thanasis...