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Chris Paul of the Oklahoma City Thunder dunks during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Huh)

Last shot wins: Team LeBron wins All-Star Game 157-155

Feb. 17, 2020 12:14 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Players were taking charges, bodies were hitting the floor, calls and non-calls were being screamed about on both ends. The fourth quarter of the NBA All-Star Game was as intense as the final moments of a playoff game, the biggest stars in the league holding absolutely nothing back. And in...

Jennifer Hudson sings a tribute to former NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, who were killed in a helicopter crash Jan. 26, before the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Huh)

All-Star weekend, as expected, was about honoring Kobe

Feb. 16, 2020 11:56 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — It has become one of the NBA’s most revered traditions: On the morning of the NBA All-Star Game, the league pays tribute to retired players with what is called the Legends Brunch. It brings together about 3,000 guests, and every year a recent retiree with ties to the game’s...

LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Huh)

Leonard, LeBron, Davis lead Team LeBron over Team Giannis

Feb. 16, 2020 11:42 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Sunday night's NBA All-Star Game (all times local): 10:35 p.m. Kawhi Leonard scored 30, LeBron James scored 23 and Chicago product Anthony Davis finished with 20 points after hitting the winning free throw to lift Team LeBron to a 157-155 victory over Team Giannis in the...

FILE - At left, in a March 4, 2018, file photo, Kobe Bryant attends the Governors Ball after the Oscars  in Los Angeles. At right, in a May 28, 2019, file photo, Jennifer Hudson sings

Jennifer Hudson set for Kobe Bryant tribute at All-Star Game

Feb. 13, 2020 4:09 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Jennifer Hudson is coming to the All-Star Game to pay tribute to Kobe Bryant with her voice. The NBA has released a list of entertainers headed to All-Star weekend, the group headlined by Hudson — the two-time Grammy winner and Oscar winner — who, just before Sunday...

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers talks to his players during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Los Angeles, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Chicagoans: City not just NBA host, it's the Mecca of hoops

Feb. 13, 2020 2:05 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The NBA is headquartered in New York. Anthony Davis, one of the game’s biggest names, plays in Los Angeles. Both, unquestionably, are world-class cities. But in Davis’ eyes, they both pale to his hometown. And this weekend, the Chicago native believes the eyes of the basketball...

This Jan. 21, 2020 photo shows singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor posing for a portrait in Burbank, Calif., to promote her new album “Treat Myself.

Meghan Trainor leaves pain behind and offers fresh new music

Jan. 29, 2020 1:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Four years ago, Meghan Trainor won the Grammy Award for best new artist. On the first anniversary of that very win she was literally speechless — under the knife for vocal surgery. It was her second time in the operating room for vocal cord work and it led to weeks of silence,...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2012 file photo Chief Executive Officer of (RED), Deborah Dugan poses for a portrait in New York. Dugan, the Recording Academy CEO who the company announced Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, was placed on administrative leave, has fired back in a statement through her lawyer, saying: “What has been reported is not nearly the story that needs to be told.

Lawyer for just-ousted Grammys CEO fires back at academy

Jan. 17, 2020 4:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Recording Academy CEO Deborah Dugan, who the company announced Thursday was placed on administrative leave, has fired back in a statement through her lawyer, saying: “What has been reported is not nearly the story that needs to be told.” The academy said late Thursday that its...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, file photo, Recording Academy President/CEO Deborah Dugan participates in the 62nd Grammy Awards nominations news conference at Studio 43 at CBS Broadcast Center in New York. In a move announced late Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, the Recording Academy has placed Dugan on administrative leave following an allegation of unspecified misconduct by a senior leader. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Grammys CEO Deborah Dugan put on 'administrative leave'

Jan. 16, 2020 11:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Recording Academy has placed Deborah Dugan, its president and CEO of just six months, on administrative leave following an allegation of misconduct by a senior leader at the organization. The move announced late Thursday comes 10 days before the 2020 Grammy Awards will be held in Los...

This image released by Lucasfilm shows Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, left, and Daisy Ridley as Rey in a scene from

'Rise of Skywalker' opens with $175.5 million; 'Cats' flops

Dec. 22, 2019 5:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Force was a little less strong with “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker." J.J. Abrams' Skywalker finale couldn't match its recent predecessors on opening weekend, but it still amassed a $175.5 million debut that ranked as the third largest weekend of the year. “The Rise of...

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Review: Forget CGI. Dench is the special effect in 'Cats'

Dec. 18, 2019 7:46 PM EST

There’s apparently enough groundbreaking technology used in “Cats” for NASA to send a rocket to unexplored parts of the universe — perhaps to a far-off planet where cats sing, dance on two legs, and recite T.S. Eliot poetry in half-Cockney accents. But let’s forget the...