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Rick Astley revisits his career-making song with 'gratitude'

NEW YORK (AP) — How does Rick Astley handle one of his songs being part of the biggest internet meme of all time? He rolls with it, obviously. “Listen, let’s face it, ‘Never Gonna Gi...

'A movement not a moment': NHL focuses on racial diversity

Anson Carter remembers watching in high school as some of his friends abandoned hockey for being “too white" as he forged ahead, eyes set on a pro career. By the time he reached the National Hockey Le...

Gold for teenage stars McIntosh, Popovici at swimming worlds

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The kids are all right. Canadian teenager Summer McIntosh won the women’s 200-meter butterfly for her first title at the world swimming championships on Wedn...

Brittney Griner chosen as honorary WNBA All-Star starter

NEW YORK (AP) — Brittney Griner will have a place at the WNBA All-Star Game, being named an honorary starter Wednesday by Commissioner Cathy Engelbert. Griner has been detained in R...

DeBoer jumps back in as Stars coach, looks to spark offense

DALLAS (AP) — Pete DeBoer didn't really hesitate to jump right back into coaching with the Dallas Stars about a month after he was fired by the Vegas Golden Knights. Now the 54-year-...

James Rado, who co-created groundbreaking ‘Hair,’ dies at 90

NEW YORK (AP) — James Rado, co-creator of the groundbreaking hippie musical “Hair,” which celebrated protest, pot and free love and paved the way for the sound of rock on Broadway, has died. He was 90...

Review: Thriller 'The Black Phone' is captivating, really

Phones in serial killer movies are usually used by the deranged hunters to taunt the police or carefully tell victims how they’ll die. But in “The Black Phone” it’s the other way around, fitting for a...

Italy's 5-Stars in chaos as Di Maio splits, forms new group

ROME (AP) — Italy’s political landscape shifted Wednesday after Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio formalized his departure from the 5-Star Movement, splitting with the party he helped found over its Ukra...

Review: Austin Butler, Baz Luhrmann deliver a grand ‘Elvis’

The brief life of Elvis Presley is not something that fits neatly into a conventional biopic formula, though many have tried. It was, perhaps, always going to take a director as wild and visionary as ...

Nichushkin dominating for Avalanche in Stanley Cup Final

Valeri Nichushkin stood in front of a poster of Alex Ovechkin hoisting the Stanley Cup on the eve of his first trip to the final and remembered what it was like to witness that moment. ...

Dallas Stars hire veteran coach Peter DeBoer

Peter DeBoer has twice gone to the Stanley Cup Final in his first season with a new team. Now he is the new coach of the Dallas Stars, who were there two summers ago. “Every team th...

Review: A big heart and one googly eye in 'Marcel the Shell'

It's boom times for googly eyes. Within months of “Everything Everywhere All at Once," the metaphysical sci-fi comedy whose panoply of metaverses memorably included one that made ma...

NBA's Biyombo brings Congo to the pope after trip canceled

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis may have canceled his planned trip to Congo because of his bad knee, but he had a visit Tuesday from one of Congo’s brightest basketball stars who briefed him on his h...

Italy's Draghi gets backing for government line on Ukraine

ROME (AP) — Premier Mario Draghi secured Senate backing Tuesday to continue supporting Ukraine against Russia, following calls from the 5-Star Movement leadership for Italy to stop sending weapons and...

Cruise ship with Broadway stars to steam off in spring 2023

NEW YORK (AP) — The maiden voyage of a cruise ship starring a boatload of musical theater stars — like Tony Award-winners Laura Benanti, Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming and Lena Hall — will set sail n...