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The Latest: Police say 'floating objects' seen in search

Jan. 22, 2019 12:18 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the search for small passenger plane that disappeared over the English Channel with Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala on board (all times local): ___ 5:10 p.m. Police searching for the small passenger plane that disappeared near the Channel Islands say "a number of floating...

Pats-Chiefs second-most watched AFC title game in 42 years

Jan. 21, 2019 5:59 PM EST

Sunday night's game between the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs was the second-most watched and rated AFC championship game in 42 years. The overtime thriller on CBS averaged 53.919 million viewers, just shy of the 54.850 million that viewed Pittsburgh's victory over the New York Jets in 2011. The...

Olympic ethics panel closes case on IOC member Gilady

Jan. 21, 2019 9:10 AM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC says its ethics commission ended an investigation into Olympic official Alex Gilady after cases of alleged sexual harassment were settled in Israel. The International Olympic Committee says its ethics panel closed the file after all parties "accepted their respective...

Cubs to launch their own sports network

Jan. 19, 2019 5:44 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are launching their own sports network. President of business operations Crane Kenney said the team hopes to have it running in time for spring training next year. "You'll have a Cubs channel," he said at the team's annual fan convention on Saturday. "We'll launch in 2020."...

Money talks: UFC reaches ESPN with first fight of $1.5B deal

Jan. 18, 2019 12:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Years before UFC was worth billions, Dana White used to plead his case with ESPN for air time. This was no negotiation for a big-money rights package — the UFC president simply wanted highlights on "SportsCenter." "I was out there all the time," White said of his trips to ESPN's...

NBA says All-Star draft will be aired Feb. 7 on TNT

Jan. 17, 2019 3:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA's All-Star draft will be Feb. 7, and broadcast on TNT. A pair of captains will select the teams from the pool of players who will be picked as starters and reserves from each conference. The captains will be the leading vote getter in each conference, and through Thursday the NBA...

Journalist in Ghana who exposed soccer corruption shot dead

Jan. 17, 2019 1:42 PM EST

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — An investigative journalist in Ghana who helped expose a high-ranking official at world soccer body FIFA as corrupt was shot dead by gunmen on a motorbike as he drove home alone at night, police said Thursday. His employers said he was assassinated. Ahmed Hussein-Suale was killed late...

The Latest: 9 others arrested after deadly Kenya attack

Jan. 17, 2019 11:15 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on the extremist attack on a Nairobi hotel complex (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Kenyan police say nine more people have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the extremist attack in Nairobi this week, bringing the total number of suspects in detention to 11. A...

Ex-NFL player purchases North Carolina media platform

Jan. 17, 2019 8:13 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A former Carolina Panthers running back has purchased a popular local media platform in the North Carolina city home to the team. The Charlotte Observer reports that Charlotte Lately announced Wednesday that Jonathan Stewart and his wife, Natalie, have purchased the company....

Investigative journalist in Ghana who exposed soccer corruption shot dead by gunmen

Jan. 17, 2019 7:59 AM EST
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Investigative journalist in Ghana who exposed soccer corruption shot dead by gunmen.