Arts and entertainment

Los Angeles Clippers broadcaster Ralph Lawler speaks to fans during halftime of an NBA basketball game between the Clippers and and the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. This is scheduled to be Lawler's last regular-season game before retiring. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
April 10, 2019 - 10:17 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ralph Lawler called his 3,229th and last regular season game for the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night. They even obliged his trademark Lawler's Law, which states the first team to 100 points wins. Montrezl Harrell's dunk gave the Clippers that many points near the end of...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2012, file photo, Baylor's Matt Ritchey (45) stands by the Big 12 Conference logo on the field during an NCAA college football game against TCU in Waco, Texas. The Big 12 has agreed to a deal with ESPN that gives the network rights to all football championship game through 2024 and makes the league the first Power Five conference to provide exclusive content to ESPN+, the cable giant’s subscription online streaming service. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
April 10, 2019 - 11:13 am
The Big 12 has agreed to a deal that gives ESPN the rights to all football championship game through 2024 and makes the league the first Power Five conference to provide exclusive content to ESPN+, the cable giant's online subscription streaming service. Sports Business Journal Daily first reported...
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Virginia's Braxton Key celebrates after defeating Texas Tech 85-77 in the overtime in the championship of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Monday, April 8, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 09, 2019 - 1:50 pm
An average of 19.6 million people watched as Virginia beat Texas Tech in the NCAA Tournament championship game, an increase of 23% over last year. The audience peaked at 23.5 million during overtime Monday night, according to Nielsen and CBS. Last year's championship game between Villanova and...
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At left is a scene from a commercial showing New York Yankees baseball player Adam Ottavino preparing to pitch to Babe Ruth. At right is the same photo, edited with Adobe After Effects software. Back in December, Ottavino told the MLB.com's Statcast podcast: "I would strike Babe Ruth out every time." A month later, the native New Yorker signed with a $27 million, three-year contract with the Yankees, who view Ruth as a deity. Within days, the team approached Ottavino about making a commercial in which he pitches to Ruth with catastrophic consequences. (Yankees On Demand via AP)
April 08, 2019 - 11:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Ottavino took the mound, wearing a flannel uniform and a glove half the size of his regular leather. Up to the plate stepped the Babe Ruth, the Sultan of Swat himself. The Bambino hit five thunderous drives as the pitcher turned his head to watch the balls soar. Hey, Babe:...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, a visitor views two self portraits by 17th century Dutch master Rembrandt at the Cleveland Museum of Art's 'Rembrandt in America' exhibition in Cleveland, USA. It is announced Monday April 8, 2019, Dutch soccer teams will be playing with the official soccer ball inscribed with Rembrandt's face and extracts from his work in the Dutch soccer league next season, marking the 350th anniversary of his death.(AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, FILE)
April 08, 2019 - 7:17 am
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Soccer teams will be playing with fine art in the Dutch league next season. Marking the 350th anniversary of the death of Rembrandt, the league has launched an official ball inscribed with the artist's face and extracts from his work. The project is being done with the Rijksmuseum...
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April 06, 2019 - 10:56 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Big3 basketball league will have a new television home for the upcoming season while also remaining in the mix to acquire a network of its own. The 3-on-3 league of former NBA players — co-founded by Ice Cube and Jeff Kwatinetz — will have its games televised on CBS and CBS...
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April 02, 2019 - 3:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A new documentary about Ron Artest includes an extensive retrospective about the brawl with fans the former NBA star triggered at a game in Detroit. The footage of the melee between Indiana Pacers players and Pistons fans that became known as the Malice at the Palace is one of the...
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In this Thursday, March 28, 2019, photo, CBS director Bob Fishman poses in the production truck in Washington, D.C. Fishman is preparing to direct his 38th Final Four this week in Minneapolis. If anyone can speak about the growth of the NCAA Tournament on television it is Fishman. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 02, 2019 - 2:36 pm
Michigan State's Tom Izzo has the most Final Four experience of any of the coaches in this year's NCAA Tournament finale. He still doesn't have anything on Bob Fishman. While Izzo is coaching in his eighth Final Four, Fishman will be in the director's chair for his 37th. He's been the lead director...
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Michigan State guard Cassius Winston, right, celebrates with teammates Matt McQuaid (20), Nick Ward (44) and Gabe Brown (13) after defeating Duke in an NCAA men's East Regional final college basketball game in Washington, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
April 01, 2019 - 8:53 am
Michigan State's dramatic NCAA Tournament victory over Duke drew a 10.5 television rating, the highest for a late Sunday regional final in 14 years. CBS Sports and Turner Sports say Nielsen ratings for the entire tournament are up 8% from last year at 6.7, heading into Saturday's Final Four...
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