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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman sits in a special outside booth before the Reds' baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers in Cincinnati. The Reds say Brennaman has resigned following his use of an anti-gay slur on air in August. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Reds say broadcaster Brennaman resigns after anti-gay slur

Sep. 25, 2020 7:45 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds say team broadcaster Thom Brennaman has resigned following his use of an anti-gay slur on air last month. Brennaman used the slur moments after the feed from the Fox Sports Ohio telecast returned from a commercial break before the top of the seventh inning in the first...

Players for Athletes Unlimited practice on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Rosemont, Ill. Elite players are living life in a bubble to prevent the spread of COVID during the inaugural Athletes Unlimited softball season. When they're not at the ballpark or an indoor facility across the parking lot, they are at their hotel or apartment. Everywhere else is off limits to them. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)

For softball players, season of 'shield life' nears an end

Sep. 24, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Cat Osterman can only wonder what the delivery drivers think. She is not allowed to drop in or hit the drive-thru when she wants a coffee or latte, even though she can walk right over from her hotel. In a COVID-19 world, it can be a tall order. “I laugh just when we have to...

Charlo brothers hoping to show off in pay-per-view fights

Sep. 24, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

The Charlo brothers are determined to put on a show on boxing’s biggest card since the arrival of the pandemic. All they can hope is people will pay to tune in and watch it. A pair of titles will be at stake when the best twins in boxing return to the ring Saturday night at a Connecticut casino in a...

NBC Sports Group promotes Bevacqua to chairman

Sep. 24, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Pete Bevacqua has been promoted to chairman of the NBC Sports Group. He succeeds Mark Lazarus, who was named chairman of NBCUniversal Television and Streaming in May. Lazarus had been NBC Sports' chairman since 2011 when he took over from Dick Ebersol. Bevacqua came to NBC Sports in...

Turner Sports expands rights deal with MLB through 2028

Sep. 24, 2020 9:01 AM EDT

Turner Sports will continue broadcasting Major League Baseball after agreeing to an extension of rights through the 2028 season. The seven-year agreement will take effect in 2022 and includes a Tuesday night game as well as additional postseason games. It also includes expanded digital rights for Bleacher Report...

In this March 11, 1989, photo Donald Trump shakes hands with former President Richard Nixon at a tribute gala to Nellie Connally at the Westin Galleria ballroom in Houston, Texas. The letters between Trump and Nixon revealed for the first time in an exhibit that opens Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum, show the two men engaged in something of an exercise in mutual affirmation. The museum shared the letters exclusively with The Associated Press ahead of the exhibit’s opening. (Richard Carson/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Dear Donald, Dear Mr. President: A Trump-Nixon '80s tale

Sep. 24, 2020 7:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — They were two men in Manhattan who craved the same thing: validation. One was a brash, young real estate developer looking to put his stamp on New York, the other a disgraced elder statesman bent on repairing his reputation. That’s how a thirty-something Donald Trump and a...

In this Sept. 23, 1970, photo provided the Houston Library, tennis players hold up $1 bills after signing a contract with World Tennis magazine publisher Gladys Heldman to turn pro and start the Virginia Slims tennis circuit. From left standing are: Valerie Ziegenfuss, Billie Jean King, Nancy Richey and Peaches Bartkowicz. From left seated are: Judy Tegart Dalton, Kerry Melville Reid, Rosie Casals, Gladys Heldman and Kristy Pigeon. Gladys Heldman replaced her daughter, Julie Heldman, who was injured and unable to pose for the 1970 photo.  It’s the 50th anniversary of Billie Jean King and eight other women breaking away from the tennis establishment in 1970 and signing a $1 contract to form the Virginia Slims circuit. That led to the WTA Tour, which offers millions in prize money. (Bela Ugrin/Courtesy Houston Library via AP)

Original 9 trailblazers stood for tennis equality in 1970

Sep. 23, 2020 8:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Billie Jean King and eight other women of the “Original 9” are celebrating the 50th anniversary of signing $1 contracts and breaking away from the U.S. tennis establishment to form the Virginia Slims circuit in 1970. It helped launch the WTA Tour, which now offers millions in...

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 1973 file photo, President Richard Nixon speaks near Orlando, Fla. to the Associated Press Managing Editors annual meeting. Nixon told the APME

Dear Donald, Dear Mr. President: A Trump-Nixon '80s tale

Sep. 23, 2020 11:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — They were two men in Manhattan who craved the same thing: validation. One was a brash, young real estate developer looking to put his stamp on New York, the other a disgraced elder statesman bent on repairing his reputation. That’s how a thirty-something Donald Trump and a...

Something unusual is missing among Nielsen's top programs

Sep. 22, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There's something missing in the Nielsen company's listing of last week's 20 most popular prime-time programs, something that once would have seemed inconceivable. Not a single scripted program is included — no drama or no comedy. The most-watched scripted show of the week, NBC's...

The Las Vegas Raiders kick off to the New Orleans Saints to start an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Column: Big night for Las Vegas Raiders, their new hometown

Sep. 22, 2020 9:46 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As the light outside faded, the glittering casinos on the Las Vegas Strip came to life Monday evening through the giant lanai doors in the new home of the Raiders. If the backdrop was spectacular, so was the scene on the field. There were the Raiders playing the New Orleans Saints before a...