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In this June 23, 2019, photo, a security officer uses a flashlight to check on the Olympic Rings in front of the New National Stadium in Tokyo. Overwhelmed by unprecedented demand, Tokyo Olympic organizers said Thursday they would run another ticket lottery next month for residents of Japan to view the games. Millions of Japanese were let down last month when they came away empty-handed without tickets for next year's Olympics. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
July 04, 2019 - 5:54 am
TOKYO (AP) — Overwhelmed by unprecedented demand, Tokyo Olympic organizers said Thursday they hope to run another ticket lottery next month for residents of Japan who got nothing the first time. Millions of Japanese were let down last month when they came away empty-handed in a lottery for next...
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Gary Woodland signs autographs after competing in the Pro-Am for the Rocket Mortgage Classic golf tournament, Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Detroit. (Mike Mulholland/Ann Arbor News via AP)
June 26, 2019 - 5:06 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Gary Woodland left his news conference and resumed another interview while walking toward the Detroit Golf Club clubhouse when he was stopped in his tracks. "Hey, Gary!" a man shouted, leaning against a rope. "Can I get a picture real quick?" Woodland obliged, striking a quick pose...
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In this June 19, 2019, photo, photo, Tokyo residents Yuuma Sakai, foreground, takes photos of his wife, Hiroyo, with the Olympic rings set up near New National Stadium in Tokyo. Millions were going to be disappointed starting Thursday when applicants in a ticket lottery, for Japan residents, only, began learning if they landed tickets. The same will be true for residents outside Japan who could experience a similar dejection: too much demand and too few tickets. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
June 20, 2019 - 12:42 am
TOKYO (AP) — Want tickets for next year's Tokyo Olympics? Prepare to be let down. Millions were disappointed starting Thursday when applicants in a ticket lottery — for Japan residents, only — began learning if they landed tickets. The answer is going to be overwhelmingly — no. The same will be...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 22, 2019 file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft arrives to the NFL football owners meeting in Key Biscayne, Fla. Israel is rolling out the red carpet for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who arrives next week to collect the Genesis Prize, a prestigious award dubbed by its sponsors as the "Jewish Nobel Prize." The ceremony is expected to be Kraft's highest-profile public appearance since he was charged in February with soliciting a prostitute at a Florida massage parlor. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
June 12, 2019 - 6:55 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is rolling out the red carpet for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who arrives next week to collect the Genesis Prize, a prestigious award dubbed by its sponsors as the "Jewish Nobel Prize." The ceremony on June 20 would mark Kraft's highest-profile public appearance...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 22, 2019 file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft arrives to the NFL football owners meeting in Key Biscayne, Fla. Israel is rolling out the red carpet for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who arrives next week to collect the Genesis Prize, a prestigious award dubbed by its sponsors as the "Jewish Nobel Prize." The ceremony is expected to be Kraft's highest-profile public appearance since he was charged in February with soliciting a prostitute at a Florida massage parlor. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
June 12, 2019 - 6:52 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is rolling out the red carpet for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who arrives next week to collect the Genesis Prize, a prestigious award dubbed by its sponsors as the "Jewish Nobel Prize." The ceremony on June 20 would mark Kraft's highest-profile public appearance...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 10, 2019, file photo, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., listens during a House Financial Services Committee hearing with leaders of major banks on Capitol Hill in Washington. A second company has cut ties with a California minor league baseball team that played a Memorial Day video that included an image of Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with images of Kim Jong Un and Fidel Castro. The Fresno Bee reports Heineken International confirmed in an email Thursday, May 30, 2019, it had ended its relationship with the Fresno Grizzlies. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
May 31, 2019 - 12:24 pm
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A second company has cut ties with a California minor league baseball team that played a Memorial Day video that included an image of Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with images of Kim Jong Un and Fidel Castro. The Fresno Bee reports Heineken International confirmed...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 10, 2019, file photo, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., listens during a House Financial Services Committee hearing with leaders of major banks on Capitol Hill in Washington. A company has cut ties with a California minor league baseball team that played a Memorial Day video that included an image of Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with those of Kim Jong Un and Fidel Castro. The Fresno Bee reports the raisin company Sun-Maid terminated its sponsorship of the Fresno Grizzlies on Wednesday, May 29. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
May 30, 2019 - 10:01 am
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A company has cut ties with a California minor league baseball team that played a Memorial Day video that included an image of Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with images of Kim Jong Un and Fidel Castro. The Fresno Bee reports the raisin company Sun-Maid terminated...
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Serena Williams of the U.S. takes off her jacket with French text reading "Champion", "Queen", "Godess", and "Mother" after warming up prior to her first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, May 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
May 27, 2019 - 3:06 pm
PARIS (AP) — "Champion," ''queen," ''goddess" and "mother." Those were the words, in French, printed on a black-and-white warmup jacket that Serena Williams wore before her opening match at Roland Garros on Monday. "Those are things that mean a lot to me and reminders for me and for everyone that...
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A fan follows events from the roof of a camper during the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, May 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
May 22, 2019 - 4:48 pm
NASCAR announced the $2 billion purchase of International Speedway Corp. on Wednesday, an aggressive move to gain control of key racetracks and set itself up for sweeping changes that could save America's most popular racing series. The deal is expected to close by the end of the year. ISC owns 12...
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Justin Rose drives off the 10th tee during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament, Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 22, 2019 - 4:01 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Colonial Country Club is the longest-running host of a PGA Tour event played on its original site, a fact that seemed in jeopardy not too long ago. Local companies backed the tournament last year when it was called the Fort Worth Invitational following an upscale grocer's...
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