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Money talks: UFC reaches ESPN with first fight of $1.5B deal

Jan. 18, 2019 12:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Years before UFC was worth billions, Dana White used to plead his case with ESPN for air time. This was no negotiation for a big-money rights package — the UFC president simply wanted highlights on "SportsCenter." "I was out there all the time," White said of his trips to ESPN's...

Schism leads to dueling women's march events in NYC

Jan. 18, 2019 11:51 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Conflicts over control, inclusivity and alleged anti-Semitism will mean that women protesting on the second anniversary of the Women's March on Washington are faced with competing demonstrations this weekend in New York City. One procession, around the edge of Central Park and down Sixth...

Woman sues luxury resort after severe allergic reaction

Jan. 18, 2019 8:45 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A luxury Massachusetts resort has been sued by a woman with a nut allergy who landed in the hospital after being served a veggie burger containing cashews. The Berkshire Eagle reports that the suit filed in federal court in Springfield this week against Canyon Ranch Wellness...

MLK holiday represents big moment for 2020 Democrats

Jan. 18, 2019 1:22 AM EST

Monday's observance of what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.'s 90th birthday is emerging as an important moment for Democrats eyeing the White House to talk about one of the most divisive issues in American politics: race. At least a half dozen declared or potential presidential candidates will attend...

AP source: Ottavino, Yankees agree to $27M, 3-year contract

Jan. 18, 2019 12:41 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — While shying away from high-priced free agents Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, the New York Yankees are boosting their bullpen. Reliever Adam Ottavino and the Yankees agreed to a $27 million, three-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Thursday....

Andrade set for first defense of middleweight title at MSG

Jan. 18, 2019 12:05 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Demetrius Andrade is just a few months from winning a middleweight title but perhaps still far away from fights with the division's biggest names. Canelo Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin and Daniel Jacobs are the headliners at 160 pounds, and while one or more of them could someday be in Andrade's...

Kreider, Lundqvist lead Rangers to 4-3 win over Blackhawks

Jan. 17, 2019 11:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After a rough stretch, the New York Rangers are playing their best hockey in nearly two months. Chris Kreider had a goal and an assist, Henrik Lundqvist moved into a tie for sixth place on the NHL's career wins list and the Rangers beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 Thursday night for their...

Man sentenced in fatal stabbing of Morgan Freeman relative

Jan. 17, 2019 10:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the fatal stabbing of actor Morgan Freeman's step-granddaughter in New York City. Prosecutors say 33-year-old Lamar Davenport stabbed his girlfriend E'Dena Hines multiple times while under the influence of alcohol and drugs in August 2015....

Woman, testifying against El Chapo, details affair

Jan. 17, 2019 8:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Lucero Guadalupe Sanchez Lopez was already trapped in an impossible extramarital relationship with Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman when she found herself in an even crazier bind — fleeing with Guzman and others from authorities through an underground tunnel, her outlaw love interest...

Knicks' last-second goaltend gives Wizards win in London

Jan. 17, 2019 6:57 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — When Bradley Beal felt his legs go out beneath him, likely ending his chances of scoring the go-ahead basket for the Washington Wizards, he spotted Thomas Bryant standing alone in the lane. Beal dropped the ball off to Bryant, who was awarded two points after Allonzo Trier was called for...