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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,...

Silver medalist to lead new Danish team in SailGP league

Dec. 11, 2019 3:20 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Olympic silver medalist Jonas Hogh-Christensen will lead a new Danish team in the SailGP global league. Denmark SailGP Team, announced Wednesday, joins the six national teams returning from the inaugural season. Hogh-Christensen won the silver medal in the Finn class at the 2012 London...

Russian boxers to boycott Olympics if sanctions not lifted

Dec. 11, 2019 9:34 AM EST

Russian boxers will only take part in the Tokyo Olympics if doping sanctions forcing them to compete as neutral athletes are overturned, the general secretary of the Russian Boxing Federation told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Umar Kremlev said he has spoken with the Olympic boxing team and they...

Adam Jones, Orix agree to $8M, 2-year contract

Dec. 10, 2019 11:36 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Outfielder Adam Jones and the Orix Buffaloes of Japan's Pacific League have agreed to an $8 million, two-year contract. The longtime Baltimore Orioles star played with the Arizona Diamondbacks last season, hitting .260 with 16 homers and 67 RBIs. “They have expressed to my family...

Review: Eastwood’s ‘Richard Jewell’ offers a flawed critique

Dec. 10, 2019 8:24 PM EST

“Richard Jewell” is a typically strong late-period Clint Eastwood docudrama that balances grand American themes while captivatingly dramatizing the villainization of the Atlanta Olympics bombing hero, only to needlessly tarnish itself with a wanton and unfounded depiction of a female journalist at...

Newspaper criticizes film's take on Olympic bombing coverage

Dec. 10, 2019 5:23 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — After a bomb exploded in a downtown Atlanta park midway through the 1996 Olympics, a security guard initially cast as a hero was recast as a villain virtually overnight. More than 20 years later, a movie to be released later this week, “Richard Jewell,” explores the roles...