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This image released by Disney shows Robert Downey Jr. in a scene from “Avengers: Endgame.” (Disney/Marvel Studios via AP)
May 12, 2019 - 1:15 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Pokémon Detective Pikachu" gave "Avengers: Endgame" a run for its money this weekend at the box office, but the superheroes managed to hold onto the throne once again. The Walt Disney Co. said Sunday that the Marvel blockbuster earned an estimated $63.1 million from its third...
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FILE - In this file photo taken May 22, 2014, Liu Qiangdong, also known as Richard Liu, CEO of JD.com, raises his arms to celebrate the IPO for his company at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York. Six Chinese social media accounts have been shut down after advocating support for a woman who has accused JD.com founder Richard Liu of rape. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
May 03, 2019 - 5:32 am
BEIJING (AP) — For three years, Chen Chun published articles on his public WeChat account touching on politics, philosophy and current affairs — subjects that are often censored on Chinese social media. More recently, the writer in southern China has focused on the country's growing #MeToo movement...
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Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, from left, poses with members of the cast of "Avengers: End Game," Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo at a hand and footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
April 28, 2019 - 1:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The universe belongs to Marvel. "Avengers: Endgame" shattered the record for biggest opening weekend with an estimated $350 million in ticket sales domestically and $1.2 billion globally, reaching a new pinnacle in the blockbuster era that the comic-book studio has come to dominate...
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April 22, 2019 - 12:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA is nearly doubling its national TV exposure with a multiyear deal with CBS Sports. CBS Sports Network will broadcast 40 WNBA games beginning next month when the season opens. The Minnesota Lynx vs. the Chicago Sky on May 25 will be the first game on the CBS Sports Network...
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In this Sept. 25, 2016, photo, Howard Katz, right, and Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson are seen during an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, in Philadelphia. Katz has the most unenviable task in the National Football League. As the league’s senior vice president of broadcasting and media operations, he is the point person for formulating the schedule and trying to make the executives of the league’s four broadcast partners happy. Before the public got their first look at the upcoming regular-season schedule on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, Katz relayed to Fox, CBS, NBC and ESPN what games they received. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
April 18, 2019 - 2:03 am
Howard Katz has the most unenviable task in the National Football League. As the league's senior vice president of broadcasting and media operations, he is the point person for formulating the schedule and trying to make the executives of the league's four broadcast partners happy. Before the...
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President Donald Trump listens as he meets with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 02, 2019 - 3:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — News industry leaders are fighting back against the charge by President Donald Trump and his supporters that the administration's summation of special counsel Robert Mueller's report proved that journalists were "so wrong for so long" in their coverage of the Russia investigation...
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Auburn players celebrate after the Midwest Regional final game against Kentucky in the NCAA men's College basketball tournament Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. Auburn won 77-71 in overtime. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
April 01, 2019 - 2:39 am
The Southeastern Conference made a concerted effort three years ago to improve the quality of basketball in a league known for football — and it has paid off. With Auburn off to the Final Four after beating Kentucky in overtime on Sunday, the SEC earned at least $32.1 million through the NCAA's...
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In this Feb. 21, 2019 photo Malakye Johnson takes part in a Snider Hockey practice at the Scanlon Ice Rink in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
March 15, 2019 - 2:27 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Megan Lincoln couldn't put her son into hockey right away when he wanted to play. She didn't have the time to take off from work to shuttle him to practice or the money to pour into a traditionally expensive sport. "Nothing is cheap," Lincoln said. "There's nothing about hockey...
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February 22, 2019 - 12:39 pm
Versatile Marwin Gonzalez and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a $21 million, two-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Friday because the agreement is subject to a successful physical. Gonzalez would...
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FILE-In this Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019 file photo, New Orleans Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis (11) works for a catch against Los Angeles Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman (23) during the second half the NFL football NFC championship game, in New Orleans. The Rams won 26-23. New Orleans Saints fans have found some pretty creative ways to express their displeasure over the infamous “no call” during last weekend’s Saints-Rams championship game. But their newest tactic may make the loudest statement - a Super Bowl boycott. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
January 28, 2019 - 2:34 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Six days before the Super Bowl, the court battle has begun in a longshot lawsuit seeking a possible do-over of the NFC game that ended with a Los Angeles Rams victory over the New Orleans Saints, a game affected by what the NFL concedes was a blown "no-call" by officials. A...
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