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The AP Interview: Exiled artist Ai Weiwei on Beijing Games

Jan. 18, 2022 00:02 AM EST

Ai Weiwei is one of China's most famous artists, and many regard him as one of the world's greatest living ones of his profession. Working with the Swiss architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron, he helped design the Bird's Nest Stadium, the centerpiece of Beijing's 2008 Summer Olympics. ...

Raiders fire GM in 1st move of significant offseason

Jan. 17, 2022 19:37 PM EST

Owner Mark Davis made the first big decision of what figures to be an eventful offseason for the Las Vegas Raiders. There will be plenty more to come as there figures to be significant change for an organization coming off just its second playoff berth in the past 19 seasons. ...

Allen vs. Mahomes revisited as Bills face Chiefs once more

Jan. 17, 2022 19:18 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — A second consecutive postseason matchup pitting Buffalo’s Josh Allen against Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes seemed almost inevitable after two of the NFL’s top young quarterbacks met in last year’s AFC championship game. The same could not have been...

Ravens re-sign CB Kevon Seymour for 2022 season

Jan. 17, 2022 19:11 PM EST

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have re-signed cornerback Kevon Seymour for the 2022 season. The team announced the move Monday. Seymour played nine games this season and made his first two starts since the 2017 season as the Ravens secondary was...

Las Vegas Raiders oust GM Mike Mayock after 3 seasons

Jan. 17, 2022 18:37 PM EST

The Las Vegas Raiders have fired general manager Mike Mayock after three seasons and will begin a search for a coach and GM following their second playoff berth in the past 19 seasons. The Raiders announced the move to get rid of Mayock on Monday, two days after losing their...

Kuzma, Beal lead Wizards to 117-98 rout of 76ers

Jan. 17, 2022 18:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joseph Blair was next in Washington's line of succession. With coach Wes Unseld Jr. and assistant Pat Delany in health and safety protocols, it would be his job to run the team. Blair's players made that task a little easier. “Some feelings, words...

Eagles have a long way to go to compete for championship

Jan. 17, 2022 17:27 PM EST

The Philadelphia Eagles have a long way to go to compete for a championship despite reaching the playoffs. There’s a large gap between the Eagles (9-9) and teams that advanced past the wild-card round. That was quite evident when the defending Super Bowl champion Buccaneers (14-4)...

Cowboys face same questions after another early playoff exit

Jan. 17, 2022 15:12 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mike McCarthy's future as Dallas Cowboys coach wasn't something Jerry Jones wanted to discuss after a wild-card loss that left the owner saying “I can't remember” when asked if he'd ever been more disappointed in defeat. Questions about McCarthy come in...

Patriots not quite back yet after another early playoff exit

Jan. 17, 2022 14:46 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Talk of a resurgence by the New England Patriots this season appears to have been a bit premature. A 10-win season following a 7-9 finish in 2020 would be a sign of progress for almost any other NFL team. Yet, for a franchise that has grown accustomed to...

Stern, talent influx led to NBA transformation during 1980's

Jan. 17, 2022 14:21 PM EST

The NBA had enormous problems. Drug abuse among players was believed to be rampant. Many arenas were half-empty or worse on game nights. Most franchises were losing money. Some were on the cusp of folding. And when games were on television, nobody was watching. That was how the 1980s...