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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, hits autographed balls into the grandstand after defeating Hyeon Chung, of South Korea, during round three of the US Open tennis championships Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
August 31, 2019 - 6:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After his U.S. Open title defense was cut short last year because of injury, perhaps an easy first week was exactly what Rafael Nadal needed. On the other hand, it could leave him underprepared for the tougher times ahead. "You never know what's better or worse, no?" Nadal said. He...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2002, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, left, and Shaquille O'Neal celebrate after winning Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against the San Antonio Spurs, in Los Angeles. Bryant downplayed talk of a reignited feud with Shaquille O'Neal, saying there is "nothing new" that has been said recently between the former teammates. Bryant had recently said that if O'Neal had worked harder, they could have won 12 rings together with the Los Angeles Lakers. O'Neal fired back on social media that they could have won more if Bryant had passed him the ball more often. But Bryant said Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, during a visit to the U.S. Open tennis tournament that the comments don't mean they are fighting again. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
August 29, 2019 - 4:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kobe Bryant downplayed talk of a reignited feud with Shaquille O'Neal, saying Thursday there is "nothing new" that has been said lately between the former teammates. Bryant had recently said that if O'Neal had worked harder, they could have won 12 rings together with the Los Angeles...
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Opera star Placido Domingo listens to applause at the end of a concert in Szeged, Hungary, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. Domingo continued his calendar of European engagements unabated despite allegations of sexual harassment, appearing Wednesday at a concert in southern Hungary to inaugurate a sports complex for a local Catholic diocese.(AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh)
August 28, 2019 - 7:03 pm
SZEGED, Hungary (AP) — Placido Domingo received a warm reception Wednesday at a concert in Hungary to inaugurate a new soccer stadium for a Catholic diocese, the second of the opera star's European engagements since he was accused of sexual harassment in an Associated Press report. Domingo, who...
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In this photo taken April 13, 2019, and provided by WVU Athletics Communications, West Virginia offensive lineman Colton McKivitz (53) and teammates walk past a chunk of coal prior to their NCAA college spring football game in Morgantown, W.Va. Head coach Neal Brown took players and coaches to visit a coal mine after the start of fall practice to learn more about the industry and the fans who support the team. Brown said he wanted his players “to know who they represent.” (Dale Sparks/West Virginia University Athletics Communications via AP)
August 27, 2019 - 5:21 pm
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — One of Neal Brown's priorities during his first fall camp at West Virginia was to learn more about the Mountaineers' fanbase, so the new coach took his team to a working coal mine. Brown took three busloads of players and coaches earlier this month to Arch Coal's Leer...
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Jamie-Lynn Sigler, from left, Drea de Matteo and Vincent Pastore present the best pop award at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, in Newark, N.J. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
August 26, 2019 - 11:10 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the MTV Video Music Awards, being held Monday at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey (all times local): 11 p.m. If viewers didn't know the MTV VMAs were being held in Newark, New Jersey for the first time, the performers and presenters and the host...
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August 26, 2019 - 7:17 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Police say a University of Miami fan shoved the director of the University of Florida's marching band to the ground after the season opening football game between the two schools in Orlando. Orlando police spokeswoman Wanda Miglio tells news outlets that a Miami fan began...
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Broken windows are seen on the 11-floor building that houses the media office in a stronghold of the Lebanese Hezbollah group in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. Two Israeli drones crashed in a Hezbollah stronghold in the Lebanese capital overnight without the militants firing on them, a spokesman for the group said Sunday, saying the first fell on the roof of a building housing Hezbollah's media office while the second landed in a plot behind it. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
August 25, 2019 - 8:58 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Two Israeli drones crashed in a Hezbollah stronghold in the Lebanese capital overnight, Lebanese and Hezbollah officials said Sunday, saying the first fell on the roof of a building housing the group's media office while the second landed in a plot behind it. The spokesman for the...
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FILE -- In this Aug. 15, 2018 file photo the MGM Springfield casino's logo decorates the front facade on Main Street in Springfield, Mass. Massachusetts' first Las Vegas-style casino is throwing itself a birthday bash, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, with Aerosmith, New England Patriots cheerleaders and a five-tier cake. But one year after opening, MGM Springfield has underperformed and shed hundreds of jobs. Some business owners also say the promised downtown revival hasn't materialized. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
August 24, 2019 - 12:36 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Aerosmith, New England Patriots cheerleaders and a five-tier birthday cake: Massachusetts' first Las Vegas-style casino is throwing itself an indulgent birthday bash Saturday. But one year after opening in western Massachusetts, MGM Springfield has underperformed its lofty revenue...
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Mickey Mouse waves to members of the media at the Disney Legends press line during the 2019 D23 Expo, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
August 24, 2019 - 1:47 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ewan McGregor is reprising his "Star Wars" role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new series, one of the many splashy projects that Disney is banking on to make its new streaming platform competitive. The as-yet untitled Disney Plus show drew big cheers when it was announced Friday at...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 23, 2019 file photo, Michael Avenatti makes a statement to the press as he leaves federal court, in New York. Lawyer Michael Avenatti says charging Nike $25 million to probe corruption at the sportswear giant was a bargain rather than extortion. An attorney for Avenatti told a judge Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 that a November extortion trial should be postponed until January so he can gather more proof. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 22, 2019 - 6:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — California attorney Michael Avenatti hopes to show that charging Nike $25 million to probe corruption at the sportswear giant was a bargain rather than extortion, his lawyer told a judge Thursday. Avenatti was seated and quiet as attorney Scott Srebnick asked that a trial for his...
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