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Jake Burton alive and bristling in 'Dear Rider' documentary

Oct. 26, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

People who know the sport — really know it — will tell you that the best snowboarding movies are those that never let you get too comfortable. That might explain how “Dear Rider" could very well end up in that category, even though nobody dropped out of a helicopter...

Column: NASCAR plays a glum, frustrated second fiddle to F1

Oct. 25, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — NASCAR, the longtime king of U.S. motorsports, has never had to worry about Formula One, the popular globetrotting series that has never quite grabbed hold of Americans. Then came “Drive to Survive” on Netflix, an F1 docuseries that for...

Udoka: Celtics haven't talked to Kanter about Tibet comments

Oct. 22, 2021 23:03 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka said Friday night that he hasn’t talked to center Enes Kanter about the player's criticism of the Chinese government that led to the team's games being pulled off television there. “We know it’s out there,” Udoka said...

Suns respond to potential investigation, deny racism, sexism

Oct. 22, 2021 20:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns released a statement regarding a potential media investigation into the workplace culture of the franchise, denying that the organization or owner Robert Sarver have a history of racism or sexism. The statement sent Friday said the...

Column: F1 takes another run at conquering America

Oct. 22, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

Formula One has been down this road before. In the 1970s and ‘80s, the world’s most popular form of auto racing looked like the next big thing in the United States. Mario Andretti won a world championship. Three grand prix races were held in a...

Journalist imprisoned over leaked UAE-Iraq pre-game comments

Oct. 22, 2021 09:39 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Prosecutors in the United Arab Emirates on Friday announced they had imprisoned a television journalist over apparently leaked pre-match comments made before the Emirates' tie with Iraq during a World Cup qualifier earlier this month. ...

After Kanter's Tibet comments, Celtics blacked out in China

Oct. 21, 2021 15:29 PM EDT

Chinese broadcaster and NBA partner Tencent is not showing current or archived Boston Celtics games on its platforms, in apparent response to comments that Celtics center Enes Kanter made to advocate Tibetan independence. Kanter, as part of a series of social media posts,...

Favre fan Heinicke savors chance to play at Lambeau Field

Oct. 21, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Washington’s Taylor Heinicke grew up watching Green Bay Packers games on television and idolizing Brett Favre, their Hall of Fame quarterback. Now the 28-year-old quarterback is about to match up with Favre’s successor as Washington tries to...

Expansion talk looms over Big 12 hoops as season draws near

Oct. 20, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chris Beard got right to it. His Texas Longhorns will have a target on their backs. “We’ve already begun talking to our players about how difficult it’s going to be,” he said. “But it’s really no different than anywhere else I’ve...

Arizona Cardinals flying solo at top of latest AP Pro32 poll

Oct. 19, 2021 20:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The birds in the desert are still flying high. And as the NFL's only remaining unbeaten team, the Cardinals retained the top spot in the latest AP Pro32 poll. The Cardinals received all 12 first-place votes for 384 points in...