Recreation and leisure

August 22, 2019 - 11:53 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam have donated $4.5 million to the city's eclectic musical arts. The couple has given to the Cleveland Orchestra, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Playhouse Square to help fund scholarships and educational programs at all three...
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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2017, file photo, tennis fans move in and out of Arthur Ashe Stadium during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. How much does each first-round loser in singles at the U.S. Open take home in prize money? Who holds the women's record for most aces in the tournament? See how much you know about the year's last Grand Slam tennis tournament by taking the AP's U.S. Open quiz. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
August 21, 2019 - 8:45 am
How well do you know the U.S. Open, the year's last Grand Slam tennis tournament? Give this AP quiz a try: ___ 1st Round: The women's and men's singles champions at the 2019 U.S. Open will each receive $3.85 million. How much does each first-round loser in singles get? a.) $8,000 b.) $28,000 c.) $...
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FILE - In this 1934 file photo, University of Chicago halfback Jay Berwanger is shown in the action pose that served as the model for the Heisman Trophy. In the early days of the NFL, college football was king and playing the game professionally was not necessarily something players aspired to do. (AP Photo/File)
August 10, 2019 - 7:34 am
Jay Berwanger won the inaugural Heisman Trophy in 1935 for the University of Chicago and became the No. 1 player taken in the first NFL draft a few months later. He chose to work at a rubber company and be a part-time coach for his alma mater rather than try to make a living playing football. More...
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Seattle Storm's Breanna Stewart, center, attends the WNBA All-Star festivities Friday, July 26, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
August 08, 2019 - 5:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA is expanding its reach in video games as its players will appear in NBA 2K20. It's not the first time that gamers will be able to use female basketball players. WNBA players appeared in NBA Live 18 in 2017. Many of the top WNBA players, including Candace Parker, A'ja Wilson...
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FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2019, file photo, Washington Redskins wide receiver Terry McLaurin (17) runs drills with teammates Samaje Perine (32) and Darlin Kidsy Jr., (84) during the Washington Redskins NFL football training camp in Richmond, Va. The Redskins will become the first NFL team to have a gambling-focused telecast of their games, offering cash prizes to viewers who correctly predict in-game outcomes during the preseason. The telecasts on the regional cable network NBC Sports Washington will follow a formula established by the Redskins’ NBA neighbors, the Washington Wizards. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
August 06, 2019 - 6:32 pm
The Washington Redskins will become the first NFL team to have a gambling-focused telecast of their games, offering cash prizes to viewers who correctly predict in-game outcomes during the preseason. The telecasts on the regional cable network NBC Sports Washington will follow a formula established...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2018, file photo, Pro Football Hall of Fame president David Baker speaks during halftime of an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders in Santa Clara, Calif. Baker wants the Hall of Fame village to become a Disney World for football. To that end, a merger is planned to boost financing. The price tag has risen to nearly $900 million. (AP Photo/John Hefti, File)
August 03, 2019 - 8:15 am
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — David Baker envisions the Pro Football Hall of Fame Village as a Disney World for football. Baker, the hall president, and Mike Crawford, the village's CEO, hope to have construction resume before the end of the year. That's provided a planned merger with an acquisition company...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2019, file photo, Duke's Zion Williamson, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected by the New Orleans Pelicans as the first pick during the NBA basketball draft, in New York. Picked No. 1 in the NBA draft. Signed his first pro contract that could be worth as much as $45 million over the next four years. Went to summer league and got hurt after nine minutes. Landed a massive endorsement deal with Jordan Brand. And now, a video game deal. Williamson has signed with 2K, he and the video-game giant announced Tuesday, July 30, 2019, and the former Duke standout will make his video-game debut in NBA 2K20 when it launches on Sept. 6.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
July 30, 2019 - 8:06 am
The past few weeks have been a blur to Zion Williamson. Picked No. 1 in the NBA draft by the New Orleans Pelicans. Signed his first pro contract that could be worth as much as $45 million over the next four years. Went to summer league and got hurt after nine minutes. Considered playing for USA...
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FILE - In This Oct. 8, 2018, file photo, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) reacts after breaking the NFL record for all-time passing yards during, the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in New Orleans. Visitors to the Pro Football Hall of Fame can see both the football Drew Brees threw in becoming the NFL’s all-time passing yards leader and the uniform the Saints quarterback wore while making history. Mark Baker, the hall’s president and chief executive officer, holds the ball at left. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
July 23, 2019 - 11:17 am
Visitors to the Pro Football Hall of Fame can see both the football Drew Brees threw in becoming the NFL's all-time passing yards leader and the uniform the Saints quarterback wore while making history. Hall of Fame officials had been monitoring Brees' chase of Peyton Manning's record, hoping the...
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Former New York Yankees pitcher and National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Mariano Rivera speaks during the induction ceremony at the Clark Sports Center, Sunday, July 21, 2019, in Cooperstown, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
July 21, 2019 - 4:53 pm
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — For Mariano Rivera, it was the culmination of a storied career, dreams of being the next Pelé long since forgotten. For Brandy Halladay, the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony was a tearful moment to reflect on the accomplishments of her late husband, and she handled...
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Two-time Grand Slam champion Li Na smiles while talking to the media at the Sutton East Tennis Club Thursday, July 18, 2019, in New York. Li Na will be inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame on Saturday, July 20. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
July 18, 2019 - 10:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Li Na remembers first watching a tennis match on TV, drawn to the unforgettable style of one of the players. Andre Agassi had long hair, an earring and wore denim shorts, and made an instant fan in China. "Andre Agassi is my role model," Li said. Li went on to become one herself...
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