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FILE _ In this Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, Regina King arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif.  King is receiving awards season buzz for her new film

Regina King introduces 'One Night in Miami' to Oscars race

Sep. 12, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With the smell of wildfire smoke seeping into her Los Angeles home, Regina King was getting ready for the premiere of her feature film directorial debut at the Toronto International Film Festival. The Oscar-winning actor, who sat in the director’s chair for “One Night in...

FILE- In this May 4, 2016 file photo, Oscar De La Hoya, right, attends a news conference with Canelo Alvarez at the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas. Canelo Alvarez filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, claiming breaches of contract by streaming service DAZN, Golden Boy Promotions and its CEO, Oscar De La Hoya, and seeking $280 million. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Canelo Alvarez sues promoter De La Hoya and DAZN streaming

Sep. 9, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Canelo Alvarez has filed a federal lawsuit claiming breaches of contract by streaming service DAZN, Golden Boy Promotions and its CEO, Oscar De La Hoya, and seeking $280 million. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles claims the promoter and online service didn't live up...

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2018, file photo, father and trainer Kenny Porter checks the heart rate of welterweight boxer Shawn Porter after a workout in Las Vegas. Shawn Porter needed a place to train, and someone to fight. His father, Kenny, gave him both during the pandemic lockdown. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP, File)

Column: For Shawn Porter, beating up dad was just the start

Aug. 19, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

The coronavirus pandemic-caused lockdown had just begun, and former welterweight champion Shawn Porter needed a place to train. No problem. Kenny Porter hung a heavy bag from a tree in his backyard for his son to hit. It wasn’t long before Shawn Porter needed a sparring partner he knew was COVID-19 free....

Denver Nuggets' Jamal Murray, right, shoots against Utah Jazz's Joe Ingles, left, and Jordan Clarkson during overtime in an NBA basketball first round playoff game, Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Nuggets won 135-125 in overtime. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Murray helps Nuggets hold off Jazz, Mitchell 135-125 in OT

Aug. 17, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jamal Murray showed up for his postgame Zoom call wearing a shirt featuring the image of boxing great Muhammad Ali. Almost fitting, given the Denver Nuggets withstood blow after blow from Donovan Mitchell before landing the knockout punch. Murray scored 10 of his 36 points in...

FILE - In this July 19, 1996, file photo, American swimmer Janet Evans passes the Olympic flame to Muhammad Ali during the 1996 Summer Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)

A flame, a look, one of the Olympics' most powerful moments

Aug. 13, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. Here are some of the highlights of the 1996 Atlanta Games, where Muhammad Ali provided the greatest moment before the...

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 1988, file photo, Canadian Ben Johnson, left, signals victory ahead of the United States' Carl Lewis, as he wins the 100-meter final at the Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Rick Wilking, File)

AP WAS THERE: 1988 Seoul Olympics

Aug. 11, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. This story was published in The Clarksdale Press Register (Miss.) on Oct. 3, 1988. The story, a review of the major developments at the Seoul...

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 1988, file photo, South Korea's Park Si-hun, left, delivers a left jab to America's Roy Jones, and goes on to win the gold medal in the gold medal bout of the light middleweight division at the summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Ron Kutz, File)

Three decades after Jones fight, gold still stings for Park

Aug. 11, 2020 2:19 AM EDT

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea (AP) — EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. South Korean boxer Park Si-hun was interviewed 32 years after his controversial gold medal victory over Roy...

FILE - In this July 19, 1980, file photo, members of the crowd hold up 3,500 cards to create an image of Misha the Bear Cup, the mascot of the Moscow Olympic Games at the Lenin Stadium in Russia on. Above burns the Olympic flame. (AP Photo/File)

Cold War rivalries split the Olympics in Moscow in 1980

Aug. 9, 2020 12:23 PM EDT

EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. Here are some of the highlights of the 1980 Olympics in Moscow. The Cold War made for decades of tense Olympic battles between the United States...

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 1960, file photo, Cassius Clay, 18-year-old from Louisville, Ky., throws a right at Tony Madigan of Australia, left, during the light heavyweight boxing semi-finals at the Summer Olympic Games in Rome. The 1960 Rome Summer Olympics set the standard for every Olympiad to follow. These Games were the first televised in the United States (AP Photo/File)

TV, big names make 1960 Rome Games 1st modern Olympics

Aug. 4, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

Television - and gold medals - made a boxer named Cassius Clay and sprinter Wilma Rudolph household names. A glamorous setting for a larger pool of competitive nations. And lots of money spent on the Games. The 1960 Rome Olympics set the standard for every Olympiad to follow. They were the first Olympics...