Arts and entertainment

May 13, 2020 - 6:29 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Lawyers for XFL owner Vince McMahon argued in court filings Wednesday that the wrestling magnet was justified in firing league CEO Oliver Luck last month just before the football operation shut down. Luck filed a federal lawsuit last month over his April 9 termination,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2016, file photo, empty grandstands are shown at Darlington Raceway after bad weather forced NSACAR to call off Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, in Darlington, S.C. Bad weather forced NASCAR to call off qualifying for the Sprint Cup and XFinity series auto races. NASCAR will have a much different feel when it resumes this weekend as the two-man broadcast team for Fox will not travel to Darlington Raceway and instead call the race from a studio in Charlotte.(AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)
May 13, 2020 - 4:14 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jeff Gordon thought his wife, a former model, was kidding when she asked the NASCAR Hall of Famer to color her graying roots. He realized she was serious after the third request, FaceTimed her regular stylist and took a crash course in mixing color. “Those are the types of...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2019, file photo, former Los Angeles Lakers NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant listens to a question as he meets with students at Andrew Hamilton School in Philadelphia. The Southern California sports academy previously co-owned by the late Kobe Bryant has retired his “Mamba” nickname and rebranded itself nearly four months after the basketball icon's death in a helicopter crash. The Thousand Oaks-based facility announced Tuesday, May 12, 2020, it would return to its original name of Sports Academy and retire the “Mamba” name to the rafters. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
May 12, 2020 - 7:34 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Southern California sports academy previously co-owned by Kobe Bryant has retired his “Mamba” nickname and rebranded itself nearly four months after the basketball icon's death in a helicopter crash. Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other people were killed...
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FILE - In this June 18, 2000, file photo, Tiger Woods tees off on the 18th hole on his way to winning the 100th U.S. Open Golf Championship at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, Calif. Golf Channel is airing a one-hour special on May 24 of Woods winning all four majors in a span of 10 months. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
May 12, 2020 - 6:49 pm
Golf Channel was going to wait until a few hours after the Masters was over to show the latest project from its Golf Films unit called “Tiger Slam.” But it wasn't going to wait until November. The timing turned out to be even better. The one-hour special, which chronicles Woods winning all four...
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FILE - In this March 11, 2020, file photo, the Tacoma Defiance, a United Soccer League team based in Tacoma, Wash., play the San Diego Royal in a USL match inside an empty Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, Wash. Unlike the NFL, NBA or Major League Baseball that can run on television revenue, it's impossible for some minor sports leagues in North America to go on in empty stadiums and arenas in light of the coronavirus pandemic. (Joshua Bessex/The News Tribune via AP, File)
May 12, 2020 - 4:54 pm
As North America’s pro football, basketball, baseball and hockey leagues try to play again in a pandemic, minor league sports face a more treacherous climb to return. While the NFL, NBA or Major League Baseball can run on television revenue, it’s virtually impossible for many minor leagues to...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2020, file photo, Joel Dahmen walks down the 15th fairway after hitting his tee shot during the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament in Orlando, Fla. Dahmen is among PGA Tour players in the Scottsdale Open this week in Arizona. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
May 12, 2020 - 4:30 pm
The next few weeks might resemble a return to the silly season. Except this is serious business. Besides, this isn't the cash grab from the old “silly season” days of the Skins Game, the Skills Challenge, the Diner's Club Matches. In two notable events, there's no prize money at all. Televised golf...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2020, file photo, New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson grabs a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in New Orleans. The marketing agent who has sued NBA rookie Williamson wants the former Duke star to answer questions about whether he received improper benefits before playing his lone season with the Blue Devils. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton, File)
May 11, 2020 - 5:03 pm
The marketing agent who has sued NBA rookie Zion Williamson wants the former Duke star to answer questions about whether he received improper benefits before playing his lone season with the Blue Devils. Prime Sports Marketing and company president Gina Ford filed a lawsuit last summer in a Florida...
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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2020, file photo, Tommy Paul, of the United States, makes a forehand return to Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov during their second round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. There was a shortcoming to the matches Friday and Saturday in West Palm Beach, Fla, involving Reilly Opelka, Tommy Paul, Hubert Hurkacz and Miomir Kecmanovic -- the three-day event was shortened to two because of rain in Sunday's forecast -- and aired by Tennis Channel: It didn't offer a true model for what real tournaments might look like whenever they return from an already months-long hiatus due to the COVID-19 outbreak. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File)
May 09, 2020 - 1:52 pm
The four players sure seemed thrilled to be playing some tennis with some prize money (amount undisclosed) at stake amid the coronavirus pandemic — even if the court was near the backyard swimming pool at someone’s mansion and there were zero ATP rankings points on the line, zero locker rooms, zero...
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FILE - In this May 17, 2010, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Shannon Brown, center top, attempts a dunk as Phoenix Suns forward Amare Stoudemire, left, and guard Jason Richardson, center bottom, defend while Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, right, watches during the second half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals in Los Angeles. Former NBA player Brown faces charges in suburban Atlanta after he was accused of firing a rifle at two people who were looking at homes for sale, police said. Brown, 34, was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault stemming from an incident May 2, 2020, at his home in Tyrone, Georgia. He is free after he posted bond on Monday, May 4. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
May 08, 2020 - 4:53 pm
TYRONE, Ga. (AP) — Former NBA player Shannon Brown faces charges in suburban Atlanta after he was accused of firing a rifle at two people who were looking at homes for sale, police said. Brown, 34, was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault stemming from an incident May 2 at his home in Tyrone...
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In a photo provided by Hannah Storm, Hannah Storm poses for a photo with her father, Mike Storen, in Los Angeles on Dec. 29, 2015. Storen, a former ABA commissioner and multisport marketing whiz and the father of ESPN broadcaster Hannah Storm, died Thursday, May 7, 2020. He was 84. Storm said her father died at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta of complications from cancer. (Hannah Storm via AP)
May 08, 2020 - 1:28 am
Mike Storen, a former ABA commissioner and multisport marketing whiz and the father of ESPN broadcaster Hannah Storm, died Thursday. He was 84. Storm said her father died at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta of complications from cancer. Known for his hearty laugh and creative mind, Storen rose...
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