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20th anniversary of terrorist attacks marked by NY teams

NEW YORK (AP) — Todd Zeile thought back 20 years, to the night baseball returned in New York following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. “We put a small Band-Aid on a big wound for a c...

Olympics Latest: Japanese siblings both win gold in judo

The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ Hifumi Abe has won J...

'This can be me': Black participation rising in gymnastics

TOKYO (AP) — There's a phenomenon that happens every time Simone Biles appears on a screen inside Power Moves Gymnastics & Fitness. As if flipping a switch, the young women of co...

Colin Kaepernick picture book to come out in April

NEW YORK (AP) — Colin Kaepernick will release a series of books through the children's publisher Scholastic, starting with a picture story scheduled for next year. “I Color Myself D...

Jackson of 'Hamilton' to sing national anthem at All-Stars

DENVER (AP) — Christopher Jackson, who played George Washington in Lin-Manuel Miranda's “Hamilton" on Broadway, will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before Tuesday night's All-Star Game at Coors Field...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked ...

Gamel hits 2 HRs, drives in 6 runs; Pirates rip Braves 11-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Gamel and Chase De Jong have spent five-plus years bouncing around the major leagues in search of a home. Maybe they'll stick in Pittsburgh. Maybe they won't. T...

Message sent: Berry turns away from flag during anthem

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — For the past week, they've played the national anthem one time a night at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials. On Saturday, the song happened to start while o...

Column: Phelps is gone, but others ready to fill the void

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Not long after rolling into town, Michael Phelps would dutifully pop into the interview room to muse on his outlandish accomplishments in the pool. There was alway...

Cole 7 shutout innings, 13 Ks leads Yanks over Orioles 7-2

NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole struck out 13 and walked none over seven scoreless innings in his most dominant start since joining the New York Yankees, overwhelming the Baltimore Orioles 7-2 Tuesday nig...

The Latest: G'town takes a knee to kick off Day 2 of NCAAs

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the first round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): ___ The second full day of the NCAA Tournament is underway. Georgetown...

Okahoma prep game broadcaster denounced for racist comments

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An announcer for a live stream of an Oklahoma girls high school basketball game cursed and called one team by a racial epithet as the players kneeled during the national anthem. ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, March 3, the 62nd day of 2021. There are 303 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March...

Republican wants to require national anthem in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The national anthem would have to be played before all sporting events held at Wisconsin venues that received any public funding, from Green Bay Packers games at Lambeau Field to ...

Knight, Cara, HBCU bands among NBA All-Star Game performers

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta native Gladys Knight will be among the headline performers at the NBA All-Star Game on March 7, performing “The Star-Spangled Banner” during the pregame festivities. ...