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Halfway there: Bucks reach East finals after outlasting Nets

Jun. 20, 2021 02:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Once they could finally get off the court, the Milwaukee Bucks feasted their eyes on a welcome sight in the locker room. The No. 8 on their board signified the number of victories remaining to win a championship, following a sweep of Miami followed by a...

15 months later, Radio City reopens with Dave Chappelle

Jun. 20, 2021 01:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fifteen months after shuttering for the pandemic, New York's Radio City Music Hall reopened its doors Saturday for the Tribeca Festival premiere of a new Dave Chappelle documentary for a full-capacity, fully-vaccinated audience. The debut of “Dave...

Bucks edge Nets in OT in Game 7, withstand Durant's 48

Jun. 20, 2021 00:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Game 7 thriller, the NBA's first do-or-die game to go to overtime in 15 years, came down to a matter of inches. If Brooklyn star Kevin Durant was just slightly farther away — or if his foot was slightly smaller — he ends the highest-scoring Game 7...

Pride returns to SC after COVID-19 canceled it last year

Jun. 20, 2021 00:19 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — It’s almost impossible to go to Pride, a gay bar or really any queer space without hearing Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance with Somebody.” The song has long been one of those unofficial anthems of the LGBTQ+ community. A ballad about love...

Today in History

Jun. 20, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 20, the 171st day of 2021. There are 194 days left in the year. This is Father’s Day. Summer begins at 11:32 p.m. EDT. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 20, 1967, boxer Muhammad...

McNamara caps late flurry, Revolution beat NYCFC 3-2

Jun. 19, 2021 22:49 PM EDT

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Tommy McNamara finished Tajon Buchanan’s cross in the 88th minute, capping a back-and-forth finish and giving the New England Revolution a 3-2 win over New York City FC on Saturday night. The Revolution (6-1-2) held their lead atop the Eastern...

Lester gets 1st win for Nats, Lindor 5 RBIs as Mets split

Jun. 19, 2021 21:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jon Lester pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning to gain his first win for Washington, Kyle Schwarber backed him with four RBIs on a pair of home runs and the Nationals beat the New York Mets 6-2 Saturday to split a day-night doubleheader. ...

Juneteenth, recalling end of slavery, is marked across US

Jun. 19, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

Parades, picnics and lessons in history were offered Saturday to commemorate Juneteenth in the U.S., a day that carried even more significance after Congress and President Joe Biden created a federal holiday to observe the end of slavery. A new holiday was “really...

Twins take lead on consecutive wild pitches, top Rangers 3-2

Jun. 19, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Minnesota Twins are getting healthier and will take any break they can get as the two-time defending AL Central champions try to get out of last place in their division. A twofer in Texas on Saturday could end up being a boost. ...

Urshela takes shard in eye, then hits go-ahead homer

Jun. 19, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Six innings after a shard of his broken bat hit Gio Urshela in the right eye, he saw a fastball clearly enough to hit a go-ahead home run. Urshela's eighth-inning drive off Jesus Luzardo landed in the netting above Monument Park beyond center field and...