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Kentucky Derby: Big party leads way to 2-minute horse race

Apr. 20, 2018 1:17 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — There's bourbon-tasting and hot air balloons, fashion shows and fireworks, a belle and a ball, and the event that started it all, the Pegasus Parade. From the time the Kentucky Derby Festival starts in mid-April, the party doesn't stop — not until the horses run for the roses...

Arizona's Larry Fitzgerald Boxing HOF parade grand marshal

Apr. 18, 2018 5:05 PM EDT

CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) — Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has been named grand marshal for the International Boxing Hall of Fame's annual parade. Fitzgerald, who starred in college at Pittsburgh, is a lifelong boxing fan and says he considers it a great honor. Fitzgerald says it'll be great...

Eagles center Jason Kelce gets married, sequins not included

Apr. 17, 2018 11:47 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce had another excuse to get dressed up this weekend— however not in outlandish sequins like he wore in the Super Bowl parade — when he and his girlfriend tied the knot. Kelce married Kylie McDevitt at the Logan Hotel on Saturday. He...

Philadelphia cheers NCAA champs Villanova with parade

Apr. 5, 2018 2:55 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thousands of fans lined up in downtown Philadelphia to celebrate another sports championship with a parade, this time for Villanova University's Wildcats. The winners of the men's basketball tournament rode double-decker buses along Market Street, the heart of the business district,...

Villanova goes from dominant to dynasty with NCAA title romp

Apr. 3, 2018 7:57 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Villanova players flash their fingers in a "V'' symbol to celebrate big wins. For coach Jay Wright, that's a finger for every national championship ring. Already cemented as a dominant program in college basketball, the Wildcats are flirting with putting their names on a more opulent...

Villanova students gear up to welcome home NCAA champs

Apr. 3, 2018 12:38 PM EDT

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Students at Villanova University are gearing up to welcome home their men's basketball team, which is returning with its second NCAA championship in three years. The team is set to arrive at Philadelphia's airport around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, and the Wildcats will make their way to a...

Reds get parade, edge Cubs 1-0 on 2-hitter for their 1st win

Apr. 2, 2018 7:44 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Four days into the season, the Reds finally got their opening-day parade — and a win, too. The Cubs? Still trying to locate their offense. Rookie Tyler Mahle pitched one-hit ball for six innings, Raisel Iglesias fanned Anthony Rizzo with the bases loaded to end the eighth, and the...

Easter Parade brings out fun, fanciful hats in New York City

Apr. 1, 2018 9:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If it's Easter Sunday, there must be hats. The annual Easter Parade turned Manhattan's Fifth Avenue into a spectacle. Some people wore elaborate, outlandish hats with flowers and feathers. Others made it a whole look, adding clothes and costumes. And of course, there were pets in festive...

Pakistan celebrates National Day with military parade

Mar. 23, 2018 7:06 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistanis celebrated on Friday their National Day with a military parade in the capital, Islamabad, showcasing short- and long-range missiles, tanks, jets, drones and other hardware. Troops, including female soldiers, marched past a stand with political and military leaders. Thousands...

Boston celebrates boisterous 117th St. Patrick's Day parade

Mar. 18, 2018 5:04 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of people dressed in green swarmed the streets of Boston on Sunday to see the 117th annual St. Patrick's Day parade. The parade route was shortened this year due to last week's nor'easter, The Boston Globe reported. The snow did not diminish the turnout or dim the enthusiasm of the...