Recreation and leisure

April 24, 2018 - 4:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — As part of its collection of Babe Ruth items, the Baseball Hall of Fame says it has the bat the slugger used to hit his then-record 60th home run in 1927. A private collector also claims to own the bat, and he's selling it at auction. PSA/DNA, one of the leading sports memorabilia...
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April 23, 2018 - 8:50 pm
YORK, Pa. (AP) — A golf club in Pennsylvania has apologized for calling police on a group of black women after the co-owner and his father said they were playing too slowly and refused requests to leave the course. "I felt we were discriminated against," one of the women, Myneca Ojo, told the York...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2017, file photo, fans cheer after Texas A&M's Myles Garrett was selected with the number one overall pick by the Cleveland Browns during the first round of the 2017 NFL football draft, in Philadelphia. Cleveland’s recent success in hosting major events has the Browns hopeful they will be awarded an upcoming NFL draft. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
April 23, 2018 - 5:09 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns get the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft this week. Next month, they hope to get the entire draft. In partnership with the cities of Cleveland, Canton and the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Browns are a finalist to host the 2019 or 2020 drafts. The league is also...
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FILE - In this April 17, 2018, file photo, Houston Astros outfielders Josh Reddick, left, George Springer and Jake Marisnick race to the infield after they defeated the Seattle Mariners in a baseball game in Seattle. Houston outfielders have been celebrating victories this season by doing dances inspired by the Fortnite Battle Royale video game. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
April 23, 2018 - 2:21 am
Forget Fenway Park — David Price and the Boston Red Sox are feeling every bit at home at the Flush Factory. And in Houston, George Springer and the Astros are just as likely to be talking Boogie Bombs as balls and strikes. Why is Xander Bogaerts making an L with his fingers and dancing on second...
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April 19, 2018 - 8:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Patrick Houlihan, Jamie Leece and Barbara McHugh have been promoted to senior vice presidents by Major League Baseball. The 37-year-old Houlihan becomes senior vice president and deputy general counsel, and he will help oversee management's relationship with the players' association...
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April 18, 2018 - 5:04 pm
CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) — Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has been named grand marshal for the International Boxing Hall of Fame's annual parade. Fitzgerald, who starred in college at Pittsburgh, is a lifelong boxing fan and says he considers it a great honor. Fitzgerald says it'll be...
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April 17, 2018 - 5:48 pm
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Officials at Missouri Southern State University are working to help cover medical expenses for the family of a 7-year-old boy who was severely injured watching a baseball game. The Joplin Globe reports that Dawson Hirshey of Diamond was struck in the head by a line-drive foul...
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FILE – In this Feb. 8, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce speaks at the conclusion of the NFL team's Super Bowl victory parade in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia. When Kelce and his girlfriend Kylie McDevitt tied the knot Saturday, April 14, 2018, Kelce wore a tan, three-piece suit, a toned-down look compared to the bright green, genie-like Mummers getup he donned for the parade. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
April 17, 2018 - 11:47 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce had another excuse to get dressed up this weekend— however not in outlandish sequins like he wore in the Super Bowl parade — when he and his girlfriend tied the knot. Kelce married Kylie McDevitt at the Logan Hotel on Saturday. He wore a...
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In this April 3, 2018, photo, mountain climber Lhakpa Sherpa prepares to start her shift as a dishwasher at the Whole Foods Market in West Hartford, Conn. Once a year Sherpa heads back to her native Nepal to try and break her own record for successful summits of Mount Everest by a woman. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)
April 17, 2018 - 9:21 am
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Between raising two daughters and working as a dishwasher at Whole Foods, Lhakpa Sherpa just doesn't have time for training to climb Mount Everest. Even so, she has done it a record eight times — and hopes to outdo herself yet again. The 44-year-old native of Nepal holds...
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In this image taken from video provided by FC Angusht Nazran a bear performs before a Russian Second League soccer match between Angusht Nazran and Mashuk-KMV in Pyatigorsk, Russia on Sunday, April 15, 2018. The stunt, which has been condemned by animal rights groups, happened ahead of last Sunday's Russian Second League soccer match in the city of Pyatigorsk. (FC Angusht Nazran youtube channel via AP)
April 17, 2018 - 8:35 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Animal rights groups have condemned the use of a bear that performed before a Russian soccer match. The routine happened before a third-tier match Saturday in the city of Pyatigorsk. TV footage from the game showed the animal being led to the Mashuk-KMV Pyatigorsk club's stadium,...
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