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Rutschman has 5 hits in opener, Orioles outlast Red Sox 10-9

BOSTON (AP) — Adley Rutschman became the first catcher in major league history with five hits on opening day, and the Baltimore Orioles survived a wild ninth inning to beat the Boston Red Sox 10-9. Playing in his first season-opener after starring for the Orioles as a rookie last year, Rutschman homered in his first at-bat and finished 5-for-5 with a career-best four RBIs and a walk on a chilly […]

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Whitney Houston’s family wants to highlight her gospel roots

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Whitney Houston's brother remembers when his young sister listened to their mother during gospel rehearsals before she mimicked every tune that was sung. As Houston rose to pop superstardom, her exceptionally talented vocals were rooted in gospel music. And now, her family — led by her sister-in-law Pat and brother Gary Houston — wants the foundation of her musical legacy to continue to live on through […]

today03/27/2023 4


Maryland Madness: Miller leads Terps to Elite Eight

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Diamond Miller scored 14 of her 18 points in the final two quarters as second-seeded Maryland beat depleted Notre Dame 76-59 and reached the Elite Eight of the women's NCAA Tournament for the first time in eight years. The Terps will face defending NCAA champion South Carolina on Monday night for the Greenville 1 Regional title and trip to the Final Four in Dallas. Miller and […]

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Maryland into women’s Sweet 16 after 77-64 win over Arizona

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Faith Masonius scored more than usual at a time when Maryland was struggling.  She also gave a star teammate a pep talk that was apparently pretty effective. "I was just missing layups, and even Faith was like, 'Come on Diamond, you've got to make that,'" said Diamond Miller, the Terrapins' second-team All-American. "It was just like, 'I do got to make that.'" Miller made all […]

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Orioles ask New York’s top court to toss out payment to Nats

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The long-running fight between the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals over television rights fees reached New York's highest court Tuesday when a lawyer for the Orioles argued a $296.8 million award for 2012-16 made by a panel of baseball executives should be thrown out and the case reheard by a different forum. Derek L. Shaffer, a lawyer for the Nationals, told the six judges of the […]

today03/16/2023 4


AP source: Commanders, DT Payne agree on $90M, 4-year deal

The Washington Commanders are keeping Daron Payne around, thanks to the second-biggest contract for a defensive tackle behind only seven-time All-Pro Aaron Donald. The Commanders agreed to terms with Payne on a four-year contract worth $90 million, with $60 million guaranteed, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because the contract had not been announced. Donald […]

today03/13/2023 6


AP source: NFL owners to discuss Snyder at upcoming meeting

Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder's future is on the agenda for discussion at upcoming committee meetings in Florida ahead of the annual NFL meeting in Arizona in late March, according to a person familiar with the docket. The person, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the person wasn't authorized to release details, said voting to oust Snyder if he chooses not to sell the […]

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‘Cocaine Bear’ is here to strike a blow to staid Hollywood

NEW YORK (AP) — Yes, "Cocaine Bear" is a real movie. And it might be a hit. Since the trailer first debuted for Elizabeth Banks' very, very loosely based-on-a-true-story comedy has stoked a rabid zeitgeist. At a time when much in Hollywood can feel pre-packaged, the makers of "Cocaine Bear" think it can be a wild exception. Its makers, including producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, say that it's time […]

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Richard Belzer, stand-up comic and TV detective, dies at 78

NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Belzer, the longtime stand-up comedian who became one of TV's most indelible detectives as John Munch in "Homicide: Life on the Street" and "Law & Order: SVU," has died. He was 78. Belzer died Sunday at his home in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, in southern France, his longtime friend Bill Scheft said. Scheft, a writer who had been working on a documentary about Belzer, said there was no […]

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