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Cincinnati Reds' Nicholas Castellanos (2) stretches during team baseball practice at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Friday, July 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Votto, Reds resume with unsettled feelings as workouts start

Jul. 3, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Hitters in bright red shirts slapped batting-practice pitches to all parts of the recently mowed field. A mash-up of disco, rap and Motown reverberated through empty Great American Ball Park for background music. Looked and sounded like baseball, all right. Felt very different in many...

In this Saturday, June 20, 2020, photo, A-1 Ninja Star, a hip hop artist from Tallassee, Ala., strikes a pose, at The Sanctuary in Montgomery, Ala. A-1 is a sign for excellence, which is what A-1 Ninja Star strives for, whether he’s performing, producing or making beats. (Shannon Heupel/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

A-1 Ninja Star keeping it real and stealthy

Jun. 27, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A-1 is a sign for excellence, which is what Tallassee artist A-1 Ninja Star strives for - whether he’s performing, producing or making beats. While other half of his name might sound like it belongs to a Power Ranger, it’s actually all about keeping himself in check....

FILE - This March 17, 2019 file photo shows Nav performing at the Juno Awards in London, Ontario, in Canada. Nav's latest “Good Intentions” project debuted this week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Nav on back-to-back No. 1s and learning from The Weeknd

May. 22, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Canadian-Indian rapper Nav has no problem being signed to one of the biggest artists in the world. In fact, he says The Weeknd doesn’t overshadow him, but pushes him to the forefront. “It’s a real family over here. He has so much success. I don’t think he really...