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Steve Blass spent his boyhood afternoons in Connecticut flinging a rubber ball against the side of a half-barn, fantasizing that he was pitching in the majors. Come evening, the 10-year-old would get his radio and tune into a game, delighted when Mel Allen's voice crackled from the …
DENVER (AP) — In no sport but the NFL do players, fans, coaches and general managers annually debate the rules of the game, advocating ways to make pro football better, safer, fairer.Officiating is especially a hot topic around the league after a blown call late in the NFC championship game …
NEW YORK (AP) — Geno Auriemma was sitting in his office after practice Monday when UConn's video coordinator came in and said he had the entire NCAA Tournament women's bracket.At first, Auriemma thought it was a fake. After studying it for a few minutes, the Hall of Fame coach knew it was …
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Kane Brown and Atlanta-based producer Polow Da Don are embroiled in a contract dispute that has both sides claiming they are owed money.The Grammy-nominated producer, whose real name is Jamal Jones, sued Brown in February claiming breach of contract, …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Meghan McCain says President Donald Trump's life is "pathetic" after his weekend Twitter attack against her father, the late Sen. John McCain.She fired back at Trump on ABC's "The View" Monday after the president tweeted comments criticizing her father, who died last year …
DETROIT (AP) — Andre Williams, an R&B singer and songwriter who co-wrote "Shake A Tail Feather" and performed across musical genres, died. He was 82.Williams' manager and musical director, Kenn Goodman, said that Williams was recently diagnosed with colon cancer and that he was …
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Under a large circus-style tent, Dior showcased its latest haute couture collection to a crowd of Mideast-based fashionistas, social media figures, celebrities, buyers, designers and editors Monday night.It was the first show in Dubai for the French …
TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — Reality television star June "Mama June" Shannon has been arrested on drug charges in Alabama.News outlets report that Shannon and a friend, Eugene Doak, were arrested March 13 at a gas station in Macon County where he was heard threatening her.The reports say that in …
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Democratic National Committee chief Donna Brazile, who was fired by CNN for tipping off the Hillary Clinton campaign about debate topics in 2016, has joined Fox News Channel as a political commentator.Brazile said Monday she knows fellow liberals will criticize her …
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The stars of the gridiron will meet the stars of Music City when the NFL Draft comes to Nashville, Tennessee, in April.The NFL announced Monday that Grammy-winning country star Tim McGraw will perform a free outdoor concert on April 26 and Grammy-winning gospel …
Robin Roberts is returning to sports for one night, hosting ABC's coverage of the first round of the NFL draft on April 25.The "Good Morning America" co-host was with ESPN from 1990 until 2005. She helped cover the draft and was a regular part of "NFL PrimeTime."While ESPN's broadcast will focus on …
NEW YORK (AP) — Warner Bros. chief Kevin Tsujihara, one of the highest ranking Hollywood executives to be felled by sexual misconduct allegations, stepped down from the studio Monday following claims that he promised roles to an actress with whom he was having an affair.WarnerMedia chief …
"Run Away" (Grand Central Publishing), by Harlan CobenSimon works on Wall Street, and his wife, Ingrid, is a successful doctor. They had a wonderful family life until their oldest daughter, Paige, leaves to attend college. At first, things seem to be going well, but something happens that turns …
NEW YORK (AP) — The girls, a dozen of them 15 to 18 years old, file into a conference room in a downtown Brooklyn office building, taking seats in chairs carefully arranged in a circle. On the floor in front of them is a makeshift altar of comforting objects: A string of Christmas lights, …
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country hit-making duo Brooks & Dunn are riding a resurgence of interest in '90s-era country music with a new album celebrating their top-selling singles, a longstanding Las Vegas residency and now an invitation to join the Country Music Hall of Fame.The duo, …
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Public Library has opened an archive dedicated to pioneering alternative rock musician Lou Reed.The library acquired the archive after performance artist and musician Laurie Anderson, who was married to Reed, decided to share it with an institution that could …
BEND, Ore. (AP) — There are challenges that come with running the last Blockbuster Video on the planet.The computer system must be rebooted using floppy disks that only the general manager — a solid member of Gen X — knows how to use. The dot-matrix printer broke, so employees …
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh stepped down from the University of Maryland Medical System's board of directors on Monday, days after it came to light that the hospital network had for years purchased her self-published children's books.Board positions are unpaid, but The …
MILAN (AP) — Italy's famed La Scala opera house will immediately return 3 million euros ($3.4 million) sent to an escrow account by Saudi Arabia in what Milan's mayor on Monday termed a badly handled fundraising deal. But he did not rule out future dealings with the kingdom despite concerns …
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — An autopsy says natural causes claimed the life of a North Carolina prosecutor found dead at home last year amid attention over "The Staircase" documentary series.Freda Black helped prosecute the 2001 killing examined by the documentary. An autopsy released Monday by the …

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