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NYC Ballet must rehire 2 dancers fired over nude photos

Apr. 19, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Ballet must reinstate two male dancers who were fired for sharing nude photos of women and sexually explicit texts, an arbitrator ruled Friday. The arbitrator decided the company should not have fired Amar Ramasar and Zachary Catarazo, who were both named in a lawsuit by a...

Logan Morrison agrees to minor league deal with Yankees

Apr. 19, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Logan Morrison has agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Yankees, who sought another first base option with Greg Bird again on the injured list. If added to the 40-man roster, Morrison would get a one-year contract with a $1 million salary while in the major leagues. Morrison...

Flyers cover statue of singer Smith amid racism allegations

Apr. 19, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers are covering a statue of singer Kate Smith outside their arena, following the New York Yankees in cutting ties and looking into allegations of racism against the 1930s star with a popular recording of "God Bless America." Flyers officials said Friday they also...

Jimmy Page reflects on Led Zeppelin's legacy and its sound

Apr. 19, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Jimmy Page was a young student, he had already developed such an inseparable relationship with his guitar that school officials would often confiscate it. "It would be given back at the end of the day. And this was quite repetitive," Page said. That dedication worked out pretty well...

Simmons scores 31 points, 76ers beat Nets without Embiid

Apr. 19, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Embiid took off his warmup gear and changed into street clothes, his left knee feeling too sore to play. Even with the All-Star center sitting down, the Philadelphia 76ers were flying high in Game 3. Ben Simmons scored a career playoff-high 31 points, Tobias Harris added 29 points and...

Bailey wins consecutive starts, Royals beat Yankees 6-1

Apr. 18, 2019 11:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Homer Bailey has something to smile about if he goes hunting with Cal Eldred during the offseason. Bailey overcame injuries and struggles to win consecutive starts for the first time since July 2017. "I can be the first person to say wins are precious. Sometimes they can be few and far...

Ai Weiwei remembers disappearance of 43 Mexican students

Apr. 18, 2019 9:40 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's interest in studying human rights around the world led to his meeting with relatives of the 43 college students who disappeared in southern Mexico in 2014. That encounter led, in turn, to his new exhibit in Mexico's capital. Ai has lived under house arrest in...

Yanks stop using Smith recording while investigating racism

Apr. 18, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees have suspended the use of Kate Smith's recording of "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch while they investigate an allegation of racism against the singer. The New York Daily News reported Thursday there are conflicting claims about Smith's 1939 song "That's Why...

Crawford defends vs Khan, seeks win first and respect after

Apr. 18, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes it bothers Terence Crawford. He will dominate a fight so completely that it's hard to find minutes, forget about entire rounds, that he didn't win. Yet afterward, rather than earning him praise for his package of power and precision, what follows is criticism of the beaten...

Publishers hurry to release book editions of Mueller Report

Apr. 18, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With the Mueller Report finally out Thursday, at least in redacted form, publishers are hurrying to release book editions. Two Mueller Report books are in the top 15 on Amazon.com even though free pdfs are available online. The special prosecutor's findings, which run more than 400 pages,...