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FILE - Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda autographs a baseball in the Dodgertown locker-room in Vero Beach, Fla., in this Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1990, file photo. Tommy Lasorda, the fiery Hall of Fame manager who guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to two World Series titles and later became an ambassador for the sport he loved during his 71 years with the franchise, has died. He was 93. The Dodgers said Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, that he had a heart attack at his home in Fullerton, California. Resuscitation attempts were made on the way to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 08, 2021 - 10:22 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Growing more and more frail, Tommy Lasorda looked on from a suite at Globe Life Field in Texas, watching as the Los Angeles Dodgers clinched the World Series in Game 6 against the Tampa Bay Rays. Surrounded by family and friends, Lasorda celebrated the team's first championship...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2020, file photo, Naomi Osaka, of Japan, holds up the championship trophy after defeating Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, in the women's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. Osaka has been selected by The Associated Press as the Female Athlete of the Year.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
December 27, 2020 - 11:43 am
With tennis, like so much of the world, shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic, Naomi Osaka found herself with time to read and think. And while she won the U.S. Open for her third Grand Slam title, she also stood out for speaking out about racial injustice and police brutality. As...
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Election Defender volunteers hand out knitted hats to voters, including one at right, during early voting for the Senate runoff election at Ron Anderson Recreation Center, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, in Powder Springs, Ga. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)
December 24, 2020 - 1:12 am
ATLANTA (AP) — In the first week of early voting for Georgia’s Senate runoff election, Casie Yoder parked at a polling location in Cobb County and loaded miniature hand sanitizer bottles, knitted hats, hand warmers and face masks into a collapsible wagon cart. Her goal: to help voters stay in line...
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This combination photo shows John Krasinski, from left, Dolly Parton and Christian Siriano. They are among those in the entertainment industry who took the initiative to make the best out of a challenging year. (AP Photo)
December 11, 2020 - 12:08 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yes, 2020 may seem like a complete fail with all the constant bad news and tragic moments. It’s been filled with gloom and doom(scrolling), but some celebrities and those inspired by them have tried to brighten a bleak year. Some like singer Dolly Parton donated money to fight...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2013, file photo, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg poses for a photo in her chambers at the Supreme Court in Washington, before an interview with The Associated Press. Ginsburg, 87, developed a cultlike following over her more than 27 years on the bench, especially among young women who appreciated her lifelong, fierce defense of women's rights. She died Sept. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
December 07, 2020 - 1:44 pm
In a year defined by a devastating pandemic, the world lost iconic defenders of civil rights, great athletes and entertainers who helped define their genres. Many of their names hold a prominent place in the collective consciousness — RBG, Kobe, Maradona, Eddie Van Halen, Little Richard, Sean...
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This combination photo shows Mark Cuban, Anthony Anderson and Skylar Diggins-Smith who will take part in a series of panel discussions on YouTube that are focused on racial justice. The video-sharing platform announced the lineup on Thursday for “Bear Witness, Take Action 2.” (AP Photo)
December 03, 2020 - 10:06 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mark Cuban, Anthony Anderson and Skylar Diggins-Smith will take part in a series of panel discussions on YouTube that are focused on racial justice. The video-sharing platform announced the lineup on Thursday for “Bear Witness, Take Action 2.” The two-hour special featuring the...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 21, 2016, file photo, singer and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo poses at the opening of the new photography exhibit "REFUGEE" at The Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles. Kidjo uses her artistry and her activism to connect beyond language and skin color. Kidjo and other international musicians are performing social justice anthems for an online fundraising concert called Peace Through Music: A Global Event for Social Justice. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
November 23, 2020 - 5:18 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For Grammy-winning international star Angelique Kidjo, her artistry and her activism inform each other because music has the power to connect beyond skin color, language or countries. “Music has that absolutely powerful side to it that sometimes when I finish a concert, I’m...
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Jack Nicklaus waves after hitting a ceremonial first ball before the first round of the Masters golf tournament Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
November 12, 2020 - 10:30 am
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Umbrellas replaced azaleas and the whirring of a drone filled in for the chirping of springtime birds on Thursday when the first fall Masters teed off at Augusta National. Darkness and drizzle greeted Hall of Famers Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus for the honorary opening tee...
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Jane Fonda speaks in Los Angeles during a remote video interview on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, about the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential. The organization she founded in 1995, to prevent teenage pregnancies, is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2020. (Alex Sanz/Zoom via AP)
November 12, 2020 - 1:16 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Jane Fonda is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Georgia-based nonprofit organization she founded to prevent teenage pregnancies. Fonda, 82, founded the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention in 1995, when she lived in Atlanta and when Georgia had the highest...
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This combination photo shows Brad Paisley, from left, Bruce Springsteen and Sheryl Crow who will participate in this year’s Stand Up for Heroes fundraiser on Nov. 18. The fundraiser, which benefits injured veterans and their families, will also feature comedians including Nate Bargatze, Ronny Chieng, Tiffany Haddish, Iliza Shlesinger and Ray Romano. Jon Stewart will again be host. (AP Photo)
November 10, 2020 - 10:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — This year’s Stand Up for Heroes fundraiser is going virtual for the first time and The Boss will once again be there. But so will a real prince. Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow, Tiffany Haddish and Brad Paisley have all signed up to participate — as well as Prince Harry, the Duke of...
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