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Today in History

Nov. 12, 2020 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Nov. 12, the 317th day of 2020. There are 49 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 12, 1948, former Japanese premier Hideki Tojo and several other World War II Japanese leaders were sentenced to death by a war crimes tribunal. On this date: In...

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 1968, file photo, former pitching ace Dizzy Dean smiles in Detroit. Late Hall of Fame pitchers Dizzy Dean and Don Drysdale are candidates for the Hall’s Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in baseball broadcasting, along with Fox’s Joe Buck, ESPN’s Dan Shulman and NBC's Al Michaels. Dave Campbell, Ernesto Jerez and Buddy Blattner also are finalists, the Hall said Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Alvan Quinn, File)

Dean, Drysdale, Buck, Shulman, Michaels up for Frick Award

Nov. 2, 2020 4:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The late Hall of Fame pitchers Dizzy Dean and Don Drysdale are candidates for the Hall’s Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in baseball broadcasting, along with Fox’s Joe Buck, ESPN’s Dan Shulman and NBC's Al Michaels. Dave Campbell, Ernesto Jerez and Buddy Blattner...

This combination photo shows celebrities with birthdays from Nov. 8-14, from left, Alfre Woodard, Lou Ferrigno, Miranda Lambert, Leonardo DiCaprio, Anne Hathaway, Jimmy Kimmel and Travis Barker. (AP Photo)

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 8-14

Nov. 2, 2020 8:28 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 8-14: Nov. 8: Actor Norman Lloyd (“St. Elsewhere”) is 106. Singer Bonnie Bramlett is 76. Singer Bonnie Raitt is 71. Former “Entertainment Tonight” host Mary Hart is 70. Former Playboy CEO Christie Hefner is 68. Actor Alfre Woodard is 68....

FILE  - In this Dec. 12, 2011, file photo, Mike Emrick speaks after being inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in Chicago. Hall of Fame hockey broadcaster Mike Emrick is retiring after a career of almost 50 years behind the microphone, including the past 15 as the voice of the NHL in the United States. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)

Mike 'Doc' Emrick, beloved voice of hockey in US, retires

Oct. 19, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

Thinking back over 50 years in hockey, Mike Emrick can't name one favorite memory or game, but one story sticks out. Minutes after watching T.J. Oshie score four shootout goals to help the U.S. beat Russia at the Sochi Olympics, the camera panned to dejected fans and Emrick echoed 1980 gold medal-winning coach...

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers looks on during the second quarter of the team's NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver. The Philadelphia 76ers introduced Rivers as their head coach on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. Rivers takes over as the 25th head coach in 76ers history after a seven-season run as head coach of the Clippers. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)

Rivers runs through it? 76ers count on championship with Doc

Oct. 5, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz got backhanded compliments from NBC's Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth on Sunday night for supposedly not knowing the 76ers had hired Doc Rivers as their coach. Eagles coach Doug Pederson, who knows how to win a championship in Philly,...