Arts and entertainment

May 04, 2017 - 7:45 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has told The Associated Press that a city like Dubai can show people the best of the Middle East, its people and Islam. Speaking from a penthouse overlooking Dubai's man-made Palm Jumeirah archipelago, Tyson on...
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In a photo taken Wednesday, April 26, 2017, former boxer Chuck Wepner talks to The Associated Press in his home in Bayonne, N.J. Forty-two years after he stepped into the ring against Muhammad Ali as a 40-to-1 underdog, Wepner’s business card still has a picture of the moment when he knocked down the champ. Wepner’s life story has now arrived on the big screen with Liev Schreiber playing the Bayonne Bleeder in “Chuck,” which opens on Friday, May 5, 2017, in New York and Los Angeles before expanding nationwide. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
May 04, 2017 - 12:49 am
BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) — Forty-two years after he stepped into the ring against Muhammad Ali as a 40-to-1 underdog, Chuck Wepner's business card still has a picture of the moment when he knocked down the champ. For the New Jersey boxer, it gave him brief hope that he could win. For Ali, it led him to...
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This Tuesday, May 2, 2017, photo, Utah Jazz fan Nick Maneotis, 31, drinks a beer on a roof top deck as his friend watches a Jazz game, in Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City leaders and tourism officials playfully jabbed back at Golden State Warriors players who bemoaned the lack of nightlife in Utah, hoping to combat the predominantly Mormon state's reputation as a boring place where it's tough to get a drink. The tourism agency in the state capital launched a new website and video Monday titled, "There's nothing to do in Salt Lake" that features people enjoying drinks and food at popular breweries, bars, restaurants and sporting venues. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
May 03, 2017 - 5:01 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City tourism officials playfully jabbed back at Golden State Warriors players who bemoaned the lack of nightlife in Utah, hoping to combat the predominantly Mormon state's reputation as a boring place where it's tough to get a drink. The tourism agency in the state...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama laughs with Frank Deford as he awards him the 2012 National Humanities Medal during a ceremony in the East Room of White House in Washington. Deford gave his final sports commentary on NPR’s “Morning Edition” Wednesday, ending a run of what he calls “little homilies” that began in 1980. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
May 03, 2017 - 9:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — National Public Radio commentator Frank Deford has bid listeners goodbye after 37 years of discussing sports on the network. Deford gave his 1,656th and final commentary on NPR's "Morning Edition" Wednesday, ending a run of what he calls "little homilies" that began in 1980. He...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2014, file photo, San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick arrives at the ESPY Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Video and pictures from social media posted on May 1, 2017, show Kaepernick standing outside a New York City parole office with two boxes of custom-made suits. An Instagram post by Kaepernick’s “Know Your Rights Camp” campaign says the suits will make parolees “better equipped to achieve gainful employment” and “live more productive lives.” (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File )
May 02, 2017 - 6:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has yet to find another NFL job, but he's donating some of his old suits in order to help others find work. Video and pictures from social media show Kaepernick standing outside a New York City parole office with two boxes of custom-made...
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May 02, 2017 - 12:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA will stream 20 games a year over the next few seasons on Twitter in a deal announced Monday night. "We are thrilled to bring live WNBA games to Twitter, which will allow us to further showcase our league to a global audience," WNBA President Lisa Borders said. "This...
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May 01, 2017 - 9:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA will stream 20 games a year over the next few seasons on Twitter in a deal announced Monday night. "We are thrilled to bring live WNBA games to Twitter, which will allow us to further showcase our league to a global audience," WNBA President Lisa Borders said. "This...
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May 01, 2017 - 8:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA will stream 20 games a year over the next few seasons on Twitter in a deal announced Monday night. It's the first women's sport to be live-streamed on Twitter. The first game will be the Dallas Wings against the Phoenix Mercury on May 14. The agreement also includes the...
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Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook leaves the interview room after Game 5 of the team's NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in Houston. The Rockets won 105-99 and took the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 27, 2017 - 4:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The inaugural "NBA Awards" show on June 26 will include several categories voted on exclusively by the fans, including dunk of the year and performance of the year. The NBA and TNT, which will broadcast the show, announced the categories on Thursday. They also include best style,...
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Tom Hanks attends "The Circle" premiere during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
April 27, 2017 - 3:00 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tom Hanks says he's going on an "NFL moratorium" for two years after his hometown Oakland Raiders leave for Las Vegas, but he didn't explain what that entails. The NFL approved the Raiders' plan to move last month. A $1.9 billion stadium is slated to be built for the team with...
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