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Toronto Raptors supporters celebrate in the streets after the Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors during Game 6 NBA Finals to win the NBA Championship, in Toronto on Thursday, June 13, 2019. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 14, 2019 - 7:13 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The final numbers are in, and the NBA Finals were a smashing success for Canada all the way around. The NBA said Friday that 56% percent of the Canadian population watched at least some part of the NBA Finals, with an average viewership of about 8 million for the Toronto Raptors'...
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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, file photo, singer Prince Royce poses for a portrait in New York. Royce says he’s looking forward to headlining the 2019 Major League Soccer All-Star Concert because he loves singing live. He also looks to gain some new fans. (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP, File)
June 13, 2019 - 9:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Latin singer Prince Royce says he's looking forward to headlining the 2019 Major League Soccer All-Star Concert because he loves singing live. But another motive? To gain some new fans. The Dominican singer will perform at the free event on July 27 in Orlando, Florida, at Wall...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, file photo, hockey greats Mike Modano, left, and Eddie Olczyk shake hands before the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame class of 2012 induction dinner in Dallas. Olczyk already bounces back and forth during the spring between the NHL playoffs and horse racing’s Triple Crown. Now he’s adding a new stop on his pucks and ponies tour. Olczyk will go from the broadcast booth at TD Garden for Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final to Ascot Racecourse in England to work his first Royal Ascot. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
June 11, 2019 - 2:41 pm
Eddie Olczyk already bounces back and forth during the spring between the NHL playoffs and horse racing's Triple Crown. Now he's adding a new stop on his pucks and ponies tour. Olczyk will go from the broadcast booth at Boston's TD Garden for Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final to Ascot Racecourse in...
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June 10, 2019 - 1:11 pm
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Adrian Healey and Alejandro Moreno will call the semifinals and final on ESPN+ for the Copa America, broadcasting from the network's studios in Bristol, Connecticut. ESPN plans to use its own commentators for 12 of the 26 games in South America's championship, which starts...
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Mark Jackson, right, talks with Jeff Van Gundy before Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors in Oakland, Calif., Friday, June 7, 2019. ABC/ESPN NBA analyst Jackson credits faith, confidence and longtime friendships with Van Gundy and Mike Breen as the main catalysts for his longevity and why he is working his 12th NBA Finals. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
June 10, 2019 - 2:56 am
Mark Jackson has always had a different way viewing sports. He didn't just listen and watch, he observed the action. The three-dimensional approach has served him well. "I listened as a fan, I watched as a wannabe coach and wannabe player. I would listen to the games in a weird way as a kid, and...
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June 06, 2019 - 11:25 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Award-winning actor Samuel L. Jackson, comedian Tiffany Haddish and Basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley are among the presenters announced Thursday for the NBA Awards show on June 24. Other award presenters include WNBA star Candace Parker, supermodel Ashley Graham,...
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FILE - In this May 27, 2019, file photo, Todd Angilly sings the national anthem before Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins in Boston. After singing the anthem, Angilly returns to his job as a bartender on the fifth floor during games at TD Garden. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
June 06, 2019 - 12:57 am
BOSTON (AP) — Todd Angilly's co-workers have gotten used to him showing up late. The TD Garden bartender often arrives after the opening faceoff when the Boston Bruins are playing at home, but he has a good excuse: He is two floors down, singing the national anthem on the ice. When he's done,...
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June 05, 2019 - 12:12 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Riot Games has named John Needham its new global head of League of Legends esports, putting him in charge of the world's most popular competitive video game and its 13 professional leagues. Riot announced the promotion Wednesday. The current co-heads of esports, Jarred Kennedy...
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June 05, 2019 - 11:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story June 4 about the Nielsen ratings, The Associated Press erroneously reported the percentage that NBA Finals ratings dropped compared to last year. The correct percentages were 24 percent down in Game 1, compared to 2018, and 26 percent down for Game 2, not 28 percent for...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 10, 2019, file photo, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) acknowledges cheers from the crowd before the start of the final NBA basketball game of his career, against the Brooklyn Nets in New York. William Morrow announced Wednesday, June 5, 2019, that Wade, who retired at the end of the 2018-2019 season, has a memoir coming out called “3 Dimensional,” scheduled for release in October. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
June 05, 2019 - 8:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Basketball great Dwyane Wade, who retired at the end of the 2018-2019 regular season, has a memoir coming out this fall. William Morrow announced Wednesday that the book is called "3 Dimensional" and is scheduled for Oct. 22. It will focus on the "essential principles" of Wade's...
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