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Flashes of Arab unity at World Cup after years of discontent

Nov. 26, 2022 03:17 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — For a brief moment after Saudi Arabia's Salem Aldawsari fired a ball from just inside the penalty box into the back of the net to seal a World Cup win against Argentina, Arabs across the divided Middle East found something to celebrate. Such Arab unity is hard...

Giants-Cowboys sets NFL regular-season record for viewers

Nov. 25, 2022 20:10 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Thanksgiving afternoon game between the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys set the mark for the most-watched NFL regular-season game on record. The Cowboys 28-20 victory on Fox averaged 42 million viewers, according to Nielsen, surpassing the 41.55 million...

Amazon Prime Video crew has made smooth transition to studio

Nov. 25, 2022 10:08 AM EST

Ryan Fitzpatrick is already looking forward to next Black Friday. The well-traveled quarterback-turned-analyst is part of Amazon Prime Video’s “Thursday Night Football” crew that will broadcast the first NFL game on the day after Thanksgiving in 2023. “It’s a...

State-linked media: Iran arrests Voria Ghafouri, former member of national soccer team, over criticism of government

Nov. 24, 2022 10:20 AM EST
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — State-linked media: Iran arrests Voria Ghafouri, former member of national soccer team, over criticism of government.

Cardinals facing myriad on-and off-field issues

Nov. 23, 2022 17:42 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — If the object of HBO's “Hard Knocks” series is to document the day-to-day real struggles of an NFL team, the Arizona Cardinals are providing plenty of fodder for bad football and good television. The Cardinals (4-7) have lost three of their past four games,...

Ohio court sides with NASCAR in challenge to broadcast tax

Nov. 22, 2022 16:29 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the state's attempt to tax NASCAR for broadcasting its races in Ohio was unlawful. At issue before the court was whether the state tax commissioner properly subjected those broadcasts to Ohio’s commercial activities...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 20-26

Nov. 21, 2022 22:13 PM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 20-26: Nov. 20: Actor Estelle Parsons (“The Connors,” “Roseanne”) is 95. Comedian Dick Smothers is 84. Singer Norman Greenbaum is 80. Actor Veronica Hamel is 79. Broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff is 76. Musician Joe Walsh is 75. Actor...

Australia coach in jovial mood before opening World Cup game

Nov. 21, 2022 11:45 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The daunting prospect of having to face defending World Cup champion France in his team's opening match certainly hasn't affected Australia coach Graham Arnold’s sense of humor. A day after France defender Ibrahima Konaté said he didn't know any of the names...

Texas Football magazine high school playoff pairings

Nov. 19, 2022 23:48 PM EST

Here are the high school football playoff sites and times for the regional round, provided by Texas Football magazine and and distributed by The Associated Press. CLASS 6A DIVISION I Region I Regional North Crowley (12-0)...

Battle 4 Atlantis part of bigger spotlight for women's hoops

Nov. 18, 2022 18:26 PM EST

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Texas guard Sonya Morris had long noticed the number of big matchups in early season tournaments to stir men's college basketball and the buzz that came with them. She's eager to be part of a similar bump for the women's side, too. ...