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Essay: What is America's game? 3 sports, 3 American eras

Oct. 25, 2019 3:37 AM EDT

What is America's game? Is it the quirky and cerebral sport that, in its highest form, is unfolding this week in the World Series between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals? Baseball is, after all, still called the national pastime. Is it the gladiatorial battle that unfolds on any given Sunday (and...

Woods to write a memoir on ups and downs of his career

Oct. 15, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tiger Woods is writing what he describes as his definitive story in a memoir titled "Back." HarperCollins Publishers announced Tuesday it has acquired rights to the first memoir written by Woods. Still be determined is when it will be published. The memoir will cover Woods from his youth as...

A Alvarez, poetry critic and best-selling author, dead at 90

Sep. 24, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

Alfred Alvarez, a critic and author with a non-literary streak who helped shape the modern poetry canon in his native England, explored everything from oil digging to poker and wrote a best-selling history of suicide bracketed by his attempt on his own life and the death of his friend Sylvia Plath, has died. He...