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Djokovic's deportation exposes Australian border debate

Jan. 17, 2022 19:33 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Weary after two years of some of the harshest COVID-19 border restrictions in the world, many Australians wanted Novak Djokovic kicked out of their country for traveling to a tennis tournament in their country without being vaccinated. But the backdrop...

#BettyWhiteChallenge raising money and awareness for animals

Jan. 17, 2022 10:53 AM EST

The late Betty White was a tireless lifetime advocate for animals, from caring for those without homes to launching her own weekly TV show, “The Pet Set,” dedicated to her celebrity friends and their pets. Her most far-reaching contribution, though, may be yet to come: On Monday,...

Unlike other sports stars, Andy Murray won't play in Saudi

Jan. 14, 2022 12:17 PM EST

The lucrative offers tempting leading boxers, golfers and footballers to compete in Saudi Arabia are not enough for Andy Murray to put money over morality. When Murray has received approaches to fly to Riyadh to play in exhibition matches, the potential to earn millions of dollars...

In vaccination battles, pro athletes become proxy players

Jan. 14, 2022 09:39 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pandemic-era saga of tennis star Novak Djokovic in Australia this week is but one of many: Pro athletes who have refused to be vaccinated have been put at center court in a larger contest — as famous faces who are becoming proxy players in the accelerating worldwide...

Watson to be honorary Masters starter with Nicklaus, Player

Jan. 11, 2022 11:36 AM EST

Six years after Tom Watson played the Masters for the 43rd time, the two-time champion returns in April to hit the ceremonial tee shot alongside Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. Watson, who held off Nicklaus in his Masters victories in 1977 and 1981, becomes the 11th player to be an...

Dog lost in wildfire rescued in snowy California mountains

Jan. 09, 2022 18:30 PM EST

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — A dog separated from his owner last summer as a wildfire forced evacuations in Northern California mountains was found after a backcountry skier spotted the animal in deep snow last month, prompting an intense rescue operation. Russ, a pit...

$5M gift made to Hampshire College in honor of Ken Burns

Jan. 05, 2022 13:31 PM EST

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Hampshire College has received an anonymous $5 million gift in honor of one of its most famous alumni, award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, that will help the Massachusetts school continue its academic transformation. It's the second $5 million gift...

Suspects held after fake online sale of Indian Muslim women

Jan. 04, 2022 07:17 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police in India have detained a man and a woman alleged to be involved in the offering for sale of prominent Muslim women on a fake online auction website, according to government officials, in a case that has sparked outrage across the country. The cyber unit of...

Cavaliers land Rondo from Lakers to offset loss of Rubio

Jan. 03, 2022 16:26 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Once Ricky Rubio was lost for the season, the Cleveland Cavaliers knew it would take someone special to take his spot. They needed a playmaking guard with experience, intelligence and competitive toughness. Rajon Rondo checked every box. ...

Actors, comedians and president react to Betty White's death

Dec. 31, 2021 23:30 PM EST

Tributes from fellow actors and comedians poured in on social media Friday in reaction to the death of Betty White. "The Golden Girls” star was 99. Henry Winkler thanked White for her humor, warmth and activism. Seth Meyers says White was the only “Saturday Night Live″ host he ever saw get a...