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LA man among 3 killed in lightning strike near White House

Aug. 07, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 29-year-old Los Angeles bank executive was one of three people killed last week when lightning struck in a park across from the White House, his employer said. Brooks Lambertson, a vice president for City National Bank, was in Washington, D.C., on business...

EA Sports to become title sponsor of Spanish league in 2023

Aug. 02, 2022 10:05 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — EA Sports will become the title sponsor of the Spanish league beginning in 2023-24. The league said on Tuesday the videogaming company will replace Spain-based bank Santander, which is entering its final season as the main sponsor of the second-richest European...

Iowa basketball league to settle youth exploitation lawsuit

Aug. 01, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa-based youth basketball league agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by former players whose coach secretly recorded them undressing or obtained nude photos of them and is now serving a lengthy prison sentence for sexual exploitation of minors. ...

Kyle Busch open to racing 'for under my market value' in '23

Jul. 30, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kyle Busch started his Saturday by joining past winners at the hallowed Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a class photo on the Yard of Bricks. He was seated next to Arie Luyendyk, in front of Marcus Ericsson, Alexander Rossi and Helio Castroneves — a combined...

Report: Tokyo Olympic board member under investigation

Jul. 26, 2022 01:48 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Prosecutors searched the home of former Tokyo Olympic organizing committee executive board member Haruyuki Takahashi on Tuesday in connection with payments made to him by an Olympic sponsor of the Tokyo Games, the Japanese news agency Kyodo reported. Kyodo said...

Police open investigations into Canadian junior teams

Jul. 22, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Alleged group sexual assaults by members of the 2003 and 2018 Canadian world junior hockey teams are being investigated by police in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and London, Ontario. Halifax Regional Police confirmed Friday that it is investigating an assault at the 2003...

10-year-old Japanese golfer closing in on 12th sponsor

Jul. 17, 2022 12:41 PM EDT

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Miroku Suto of Japan looks like a professional golfer with logos of 11 sponsors splashed across her polo shirt, cap, bag and even her belt. Her parents say the deals are worth in the mid-six figures annually, with some contracts for 10 years. A 12th sponsorship is waiting...

Reddick's jump to 23XI a start for NASCAR driver shuffling

Jul. 16, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Tyler Reddick can add Michael Jordan to his contacts list. Reddick made the surprise jump -- his current Richard Childress Racing team bellyached it’s an ill-timed one -- to join Denny Hamlin and Jordan’s 22XI Racing in 2024. Well, that’s one driver off...

Heinz out, Acrisure in as Steelers' stadium sponsor

Jul. 11, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have run out of Heinz. And they're not running to the store to grab more. The Steelers announced Monday that the organization has ended its longtime partnership with the formerly Pittsburgh-based food company, which had served as the title...

Rays break silence on lawsuit filed by limited partners

Jul. 08, 2022 17:47 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays say the latest lawsuit filed by a group of limited partners who accuse Stuart Sternberg of wrongfully taking control of the team is a continuation of a “meritless and relentless campaign” against the club and its principal owner. ...