Government and politics

Patrons at the Hawk 'n' Dove sit in front of television screens televising Game 4 of the NLCS between Washington Nationals and the St. Louis Cardinals and a debate by Democratic presidential candidates, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Washington. Tuesday night presents a quandary for many Washingtonians: the Democratic presidential debate on a night when the Washington Nationals have a chance to make it to their first-ever World Series. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
October 15, 2019 - 8:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tuesday night presented a genuine televised quandary for many Washingtonians. On one hand there was the fourth Democratic presidential debate in a town that follows politics like other places follow sports. On the other hand, there was actual sports: the underdog Washington...
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September 23, 2019 - 6:27 pm
ELMONT, N.Y. (AP) — Work has begun on a $1.3 billion arena for the New York Islanders hockey team at Belmont Park. The 19,000-seat arena will also include shops, restaurants and a hotel. Work is expected to be completed in time for the 2021-2022 season. Until then, the Islanders will play home...
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Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens listens during a news conference, Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in Boston. Ever since South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg started running for president, Celtics coach Brad Stevens has been hearing a lot from people who say they look alike. That's okay with Stevens, an Indiana native who coached at Butler in Indianapolis. The 42-year-old coach says he's a fan of the candidate. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
July 17, 2019 - 3:10 pm
BOSTON (AP) — If this basketball thing doesn't work out for Brad Stevens, he already has a backup plan in mind. The Boston Celtics coach joked on Wednesday that he's hoping to capitalize on his resemblance to Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg. "I can get a job with 'Saturday Night...
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Andy Ruiz poses for photographs after a heavyweight title boxing match against Anthony Joshua on Saturday, June 1, 2019, in New York. Ruiz won in the seventh round. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
June 05, 2019 - 1:28 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Madison Square Garden crowd booed when giant screens showed the chubby challenger, Andy Ruiz Jr., walking to the ring as a big underdog to the charismatic, handsome heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua. But in homes and bars across the American Southwest, Mexican...
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May 15, 2019 - 7:43 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The home of the St. Louis Blues could receive $70 million in state subsidies over two decades to help pay for renovations that local officials hope will attract more amateur sports events to the arena. Missouri lawmakers gave final approval Wednesday to the legislation...
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Baylor coach Kim Mulkey, in blue, and players raise part of the NCAA/WBCA coaches' trophy after Baylor defeated Notre Dame 82-81 in the Final Four championship game of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
April 10, 2019 - 7:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kim Mulkey would welcome an invitation to the White House if President Donald Trump offered it to Baylor. The president tweeted out his congratulations to the Lady Bears on Monday after they beat Notre Dame in a thrilling championship game the night before. "Congratulations to the...
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