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July 18, 2018 - 12:33 pm
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center has strongly criticized a far-right singer's participation in the celebration welcoming Croatia's national soccer team home from the World Cup. The center issued a statement on Wednesday that described Marko Perkovic — who goes by the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2012, file photo, reality TV star and former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, looks on as his attorney speaks in Tampa, Fla. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. has reinstated Hogan to its Hall of Fame, three years after he was found to have used racial slurs in a conversation caught on a sex tape. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
July 16, 2018 - 5:28 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. has reinstated Hulk Hogan to its Hall of Fame, three years after he was found to have used racial slurs in a conversation caught on a sex tape. The Connecticut-based company made the announcement in a statement Sunday. "This second...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2018, file photo, Kelly Clarkson performs "American Woman" at the CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Clarkson will headline opening night at U.S. Open. The U.S. Tennis Association announced Monday, July 16, 2018, the Grammy Award winner will perform at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Aug. 27. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
July 16, 2018 - 4:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Kelly Clarkson will headline opening night at the U.S. Open. The U.S. Tennis Association said Monday the Grammy Award winner will perform at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Aug. 27. This is the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Open in the professional era, which began in 1968. The Grand...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2017, file photo, Dale Earnhardt Jr. speaks with the media during a news conference before a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. NBC Sports is set to bench its play-by-play NASCAR announcer for an all-analyst lineup headlined by Dale Earnhardt Jr. The network will use three analysts in the broadcast booth for next week's NASCAR Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Earnhardt, Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte will be the only broadcasters for the July 22 race at the Magic Mile. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)
July 14, 2018 - 8:58 pm
NBC Sports is going with an all-analyst lineup headlined by Dale Earnhardt Jr. The network will use three analysts in the broadcast booth for next week's NASCAR Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Earnhardt, the 15-time most popular NASCAR driver, Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte will be the...
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FILE - In this April 5, 2018, file photo, Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander and his wife, model Kate Upton attend an NBA basketball game between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Houston Rockets in Houston. Upton and Verlander are expecting their first child. Upton announced the pregnancy on Instagram on Saturday, July 14, 2018, in a post with the hashtag "pregnant in Miami" where she tagged Verlander. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)
July 14, 2018 - 4:47 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Supermodel Kate Upton and Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander are expecting their first child. Upton announced the pregnancy on Instagram on Saturday in a post with the hashtag "pregnant in Miami." The picture of her in a red, high-waisted suit and white top revealed a slight...
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Spectators attend the men's singles quarterfinal tennis match between John Isner of the United States and Canada's Milos Raonic, at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Wednesday July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
July 13, 2018 - 6:15 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Roger Federer almost sounded offended when asked whether he would be concerned about Centre Court spectators paying too much attention to the World Cup final during the Wimbledon men's singles final. "I'm more concerned the World Cup final will have issues because the Wimbledon final...
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In this July 5, 2018 photo, a helicopter sits atop the Budweiser boat, parked on the Moskva River during the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
July 13, 2018 - 1:40 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Budweiser has a boat on the Moscow River and a disco. Coke set up an interactive sculpture-video installation in Gorky Park and entertained 5,000 guests during the monthlong tournament. Visa built a campaign around former Sweden star Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Business went on at the World...
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Singer Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones, in black baseball hat, drinks a pint during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in, Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
July 11, 2018 - 5:24 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — In a literal case of life imitating art, Mick Jagger went to see England and England lost. The Rolling Stones frontman was at the Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday to see Croatia beat England 2-1 in extra time in the World Cup semifinals. Last year, Jagger unexpectedly released a pair of...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2013, file photo, an ESPN logo is seen prior to an NFL football game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers in Cincinnati. The network will air the inaugural Overwatch League Grand Finals in prime time this month as part of a multiyear agreement to bring esports to the biggest sports platform on American television. Disney and Blizzard Entertainment announced plans Wednesday, July 11, 2018, to broadcast the OWL’s playoffs and championship on ESPN, ABC and Disney XD. The Grand Finals on July 27 and 28 will be shown live on ESPN, marking the first time the network will carry esports in prime time. (AP Photo/David Kohl, File)
July 11, 2018 - 11:19 am
Esports are coming to ESPN. The network will air the inaugural Overwatch League Grand Finals in prime time this month as part of a multiyear agreement to bring esports to the biggest sports platform on American television. Disney and Blizzard Entertainment announced plans Wednesday to broadcast the...
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England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford gestures during the quarterfinal match between Sweden and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
July 10, 2018 - 4:17 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — World Cup English-language ratings in the United States remained down from 2014 through the quarterfinals, but improved from earlier in the tournament. The four games in Russia last weekend averaged 4,892,000 viewers on Fox and FS1, according to Nielsen Media Research. That was down...
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