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Former team owner Robert Yates is congratulated by a family member after being named as a member of the class of 2018 during an announcement at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, May 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 24, 2017 - 7:09 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Robert Yates still remembers his college professor telling him he'd never make anything of himself. It turns out his professor was wrong. Yates' 40-year career in auto racing culminated with his selection to the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Wednesday, an achievement that left him...
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May 15, 2017 - 5:27 pm
The College Football Playoff is bringing a Super Bowl-style halftime show to the national championship game without bumping the marching bands. ESPN and the College Football Playoff say they will announce Tuesday that a musical guest will perform at halftime of this season's title game in Atlanta...
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May 14, 2017 - 4:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC is bringing back its "must-see TV" Thursday franchise this fall with the revival of "Will & Grace," and by moving its heartwarming hit "This is Us" to the same night. The network announced its schedule Sunday, kicking off the annual week where broadcasters outline next...
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FILE - In this April 28, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Browns' Jabrill Peppers answers a question during a news conference at the NFL team's training facility in Berea, Ohio. Before taking the field and covering a wide receiver, Browns rookie Jabrill Peppers defended his reputation. Under scrutiny after being placed in the NFL’s drug program for a diluted urine sample taken at the scouting combine, Peppers said that he has no history using illegal recreational drugs and that Cleveland doesn’t have to worry about him getting into any trouble. Peppers, drafted in the first round by the Browns last month, addressed his recent failed test on Friday, May 12, 2017, as Cleveland’s rookies began their three-day minicamp. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
May 12, 2017 - 4:37 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Jabrill Peppers only defended his reputation on the first day of the Cleveland Browns' rookie mini-camp Covering wide receivers will happen soon enough. Under scrutiny after being placed in the NFL's drug program for a diluted urine sample taken at the scouting combine, Peppers...
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This 2013 photo shows Katherine Berman in Southington, Conn. Katherine Ann Berman, wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman died in the traffic accident Tuesday May 9, 2017, in Woodbury, Conn. She was 67. (Christopher Massa/Republican-American via AP)
May 10, 2017 - 4:03 pm
WOODBURY, Conn. (AP) — The wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman died in a traffic crash in Connecticut, the sports network's president confirmed Wednesday. Katherine Ann Berman, 67, a teacher, was one of two victims in the two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in Woodbury, state police said...
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In this May 9, 2017 photo, firefighters try to secure a vehicle that went into a stream during a motor vehicle accident in Woodbury, Conn. Katherine Ann Berman, wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman died in the traffic crash. (Steven Valenti/Republican-American via AP)
May 10, 2017 - 12:08 pm
WOODBURY, Conn. (AP) — The wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman died in a traffic crash in Connecticut, the sports network's president confirmed Wednesday. Katherine Ann Berman, 67, a teacher, was one of two victims in the two-vehicle crash at about 2:15 p.m. Tuesday in Woodbury, state...
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In this May 9, 2017 photo, firefighters try to secure a vehicle that went into a stream during a motor vehicle accident in Woodbury, Conn. Katherine Ann Berman, wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman died in the traffic crash. (Steven Valenti/Republican-American via AP)
May 10, 2017 - 9:10 am
WOODBURY, Conn. (AP) — The wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman died in a traffic crash in Connecticut, the sports network's president confirmed Wednesday. Katherine Ann Berman, 67, of Cheshire, was one of two victims in the two-vehicle crash at about 2:15 p.m. Tuesday in Woodbury, state...
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John Velazquez rides Always Dreaming to victory in the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)
May 06, 2017 - 6:13 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on the Kentucky Derby (all times local): 7:05 p.m. Always Dreaming has won the 143rd Kentucky Derby, pulling away from Lookin at Lee in the slop. Race officials confirmed the win for Always Dreaming minutes after he crossed the finish line first at Churchill Downs...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama laughs with Frank Deford as he awards him the 2012 National Humanities Medal during a ceremony in the East Room of White House in Washington. Deford gave his final sports commentary on NPR’s “Morning Edition” Wednesday, ending a run of what he calls “little homilies” that began in 1980. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
May 03, 2017 - 8:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — National Public Radio commentator Frank Deford has bid listeners goodbye after 37 years of discussing sports on the network. Deford gave his 1,656th and final commentary on NPR's "Morning Edition" Wednesday, ending a run of what he calls "little homilies" that began in 1980. He...
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Rihanna attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between exhibition on Monday, May 1, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
May 02, 2017 - 5:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A thunderous drumbeat echoed through the cocktail reception at the Met Gala. Either an earthquake was hitting the Upper East Side of Manhattan, or the glittering assembly of guests was being called in to dinner. Hasan Minhaj, a correspondent on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," was...
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