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'Jumanji' ends 'Frozen 2' hot streak to claim top spot

Dec. 15, 2019 2:51 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Jumanji: The Next Level” puts “Frozen 2” on second-place ice, while Clint Eastwood’s “Richard Jewell” opened with one of the worst box office debuts for the director. The Sony film starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart brought in $60.1...

Tokyo's new stadium: A masterpiece by Japan's Kengo Kuma

Dec. 15, 2019 5:38 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke at Sunday's official completion of the new national stadium, the venue for the opening and closing ceremony of next year's Tokyo Olympics. It will also host track and field and some soccer. He could have spoken for anyone who has been inside the...

Players hope US-Canada rivalry game helps spawn pro league

Dec. 14, 2019 10:41 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The United States women's hockey beat Canada 4-1 on Saturday night, with players hoping the first in a series of five games between the international rivals will help kindle the public’s interest in both their sport and their fight off the ice for better professional...

Olympic mile, 800-meter champion Peter Snell dead at 80

Dec. 13, 2019 6:29 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Three-time Olympic champion and world mile record-holder Peter Snell has died in Dallas. He was aged 80. Snell, who is regarded as one of the greatest middle-distance runners, won the 800 meters at the 1960 Rome Olympics aged 21, and the 800-1,500 double at the 1964 Tokyo...

Tokyo being billed as 'Recovery Olympics' -- but not for all

Dec. 13, 2019 6:46 AM EST

FUTABA, Japan (AP) — The torch relay for the Tokyo Olympics will kick off in Fukushima, the northern prefecture devastated almost nine years ago by an earthquake, tsunami and the subsequent meltdown of three nuclear reactors. They’ll also play Olympic baseball and softball next year in one part of...

Wilde defends 'Jewell' reporter over sex-for-tips claims

Dec. 12, 2019 10:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Olivia Wilde said Thursday she does not believe the real-life journalist she plays in the new film “Richard Jewel” “traded sex for tips" despite that insinuation in the movie. In a series of tweets, Wilde called late Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Kathy Scruggs...

Enraged in Rio, Conlan aims to avenge Olympic boxing defeat

Dec. 12, 2019 1:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Conlan was almost ready to forget about revenge and move on. He had ached for another shot at Vladimir Nikitin ever since the Russian's disputed victory at the 2016 Olympics sent Conlan storming out of Rio de Janeiro enraged with the judges he thought robbed him and the...

Eastwood on 'Richard Jewell,' criticism and finding stories

Dec. 11, 2019 11:07 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For his film "Richard Jewell," Clint Eastwood takes aim at the media and federal investigators for what he sees as a rush to judgment after the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing. The 89-year-old director calls security guard Richard Jewell's story "a great American tragedy," one he's been...

Eastwood on 'Richard Jewell,' criticism and finding stories

Dec. 11, 2019 7:36 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For his film "Richard Jewell," Clint Eastwood takes aim at the media and federal investigators for what he sees as a rush to judgment after the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing. The 89-year-old director calls security guard Richard Jewell's story "a great American tragedy," one he's been...

Missy Franklin 'so grateful,' embraces life after swimming

Dec. 11, 2019 6:14 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Missy Franklin can still light up a room. She'll start off with that big, broad smile. Then comes the bubbly laugh, summoned from deep in the belly. Finally, there's a boundless, almost child-like passion for whatever is on her mind. “The thing that people always ask me about her,...