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This April 4, 2011 image released by NBC Universal shows announcer Dave Strader for "NHL on Versus," in New York. Strader died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at his home in Glens Falls, N.Y., after battling bile duct cancer for over a year. He was 62. (Virginia Sherwood/NBC Universal via AP)
October 01, 2017 - 2:20 pm
Dave Strader, the hockey broadcaster known affectionately as "The Voice," has died after battling bile duct cancer for more than a year. He was 62. The Dallas Stars said Strader died Sunday at his home in Glens Falls, New York. Strader was a play-by-play man with the Stars and a national...
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In this Sept. 9, 2017 photo, actress Emma Stone, left, and Billie Jean King pose for photos after a news conference discussing the upcoming film "Battle of the Sexes'" in New York. The story of the early days of the tour and King's fight for equal prize money is chronicled in the movie "Battle of the Sexes," which opened nationwide on Friday. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
September 29, 2017 - 2:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Billie Jean King discovered tennis at 11 and noticed it was nearly all white — the dresses, the balls and the people. She won a Wimbledon doubles title at 17 and married Larry King in 1965 while both were students at California State University, Los Angeles. He studied law and...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, file photo, Chadwick Boseman arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Doctor Strange" at the TCL Chinese Theatre. Sterling K. Brown and Boseman are throwing their support behind pro football players who took a knee in protest of President Donald Trump. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
September 25, 2017 - 9:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sterling K. Brown and Chadwick Boseman have high praise for the pro football players who took a knee in protest of President Donald Trump. The actors — both starring in the upcoming film "Marshall," about Thurgood Marshall — commended players in the National Football League who sat...
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2005, file photo, Robert DeNiro, left, and boxer Jake LaMotta stand for photographers before watching a 25th anniversary screening of the movie "Raging Bull" in New York. LaMotta, whose life was depicted in the film “Raging Bull,” died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at a Miami-area hospital from complications of pneumonia. He was 95. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
September 20, 2017 - 3:39 pm
Jake LaMotta, an iron-fisted battler who brawled his way to a middleweight title and was later memorialized by Robert De Niro in the film "Raging Bull," has died. He was 95. The former middleweight champion died Tuesday at a Miami-area hospital from complications of pneumonia, according to his...
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September 19, 2017 - 1:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The late Bob Wolff, one of the most prolific and recognizable voices in sports, will be honored with the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting from Fordham University. Wolff died in July at the age of 96. He called the play-by-play in championship games in all...
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September 18, 2017 - 5:46 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Walking through the tunnel to Arthur Ashe Stadium alongside Billie Jean King, Emma Stone gasped at the size of the U.S. Open's main court. King, of course, was more familiar with the grounds of the tennis center — it's named after her, after all. But as accustomed as Stone is to the...
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September 15, 2017 - 8:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling on ESPN to apologize days after one of the sports network's anchors called him a "white supremacist" and "bigot." ESPN said Thursday it had accepted the apology of its "SportsCenter" host Jemele Hill for her tweets about Trump Monday. Hill said...
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September 14, 2017 - 9:04 pm
TORONTO (AP) — A streaming service that offers all National Football League games in Canada says it resolved many of its issues following a woeful debut. DAZN said in a statement Thursday there are "no excuses" and said the debut did not go as planned. Canadians wanting to watch any NFL game they...
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September 14, 2017 - 1:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN says it has accepted the apology of its "SportsCenter" host Jemele Hill for tweeting this week that President Donald Trump was a "white supremacist" and "bigot." The network and Hill delivered statements shortly before midnight, hours after White House press secretary Sarah...
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