First time events

February 12, 2020 - 2:29 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The current leaders of Somalia and the breakaway territory of Somaliland have met for the first time in the latest diplomatic effort by Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister. Somali presidential spokesman Abdinur Mohamed confirmed Tuesday’s meeting to The...
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Miami Heat forward Bam Adebayo (13) goes to the basket as Boston Celtics center Daniel Theis (27) and guard Marcus Smart (36) defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Miami. Adebayo was called for an offensive foul on the play. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
January 30, 2020 - 9:37 pm
The All-Star Game is going to have plenty of new faces. The NBA released the list of the players Thursday voted by the league’s head coaches as reserves for the Feb. 16 game in Chicago, including six who will be All-Stars for the first time. Kyle Lowry of the NBA champion Toronto Raptors is headed...
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South Africa's Brandon Grace lines up a shot during play in the European Tour in Malelane, South Africa, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. Players have been allowed to wear shorts for the first time during tournament play because temperatures are expected to reach 40 degrees Celsius over the next few days. (AP Photo)
November 28, 2019 - 7:29 am
MALELANE, South Africa (AP) — Golfers were allowed to wear shorts during a European Tour event for the first time on Thursday because of sweltering temperatures. The decision to relax rules at the 2020 season-opening Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa was made after discussions between...
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FILE - This Jan. 15, 2018 file photo shows Anthony Anderson hosting the 49th annual NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, Calif. The NAACP Image Awards will be televised for the first time on BET. NAACP and the cable network announced Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, that the 51th awards ceremony will be televised at a venue in Pasadena, California on Feb. 22. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
November 25, 2019 - 4:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NAACP Image Awards will be televised for the first time on BET. NAACP and the cable network announced Monday that the 51st awards ceremony will be held in Pasadena, California, on Feb. 22. The event will spotlight the contributions of the NAACP and its impact on the community...
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Finnish fans join players to celebrate their victory in the Euro 2020 Group J qualifying soccer match between Finland and Liechtenstein in Helsinki, Finland, on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. Finland won 3-0 and have qualified for a major soccer tournament for the first time in their history. (Martti Kainuleinen/Lehtikuva via AP)
November 15, 2019 - 2:42 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — Flag-waving Finland fans poured onto the field, embracing each other and mobbing the players as fireworks exploded outside the stadium. A party decades in the making finally erupted in Finland after its national soccer team qualified for a major tournament for the first time on...
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Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve talks to the media during a practice day for baseball's World Series Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, in Houston. The Houston Astros face the Washington Nationals in Game 1 on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
October 21, 2019 - 6:59 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Ryan Zimmerman, the longtime "face of the franchise" for the Washington Nationals, remembers the first time he saw the 5-foot-6 player who has grown into that role with the Houston Astros. Jose Altuve made his big league...
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Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden (13) shoots over Los Angeles Clippers point guard Landry Shamet (20) during the first quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game, Thursday, Oct 3, 2019, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
October 04, 2019 - 9:57 pm
The NBA made one of Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive's biggest hopes a reality. And a long-awaited debut in India went longer than planned. T.J. Warren hit the shot that put Indiana ahead for good with 1:03 remaining, and the Pacers beat the Kings 132-131 in overtime on Friday in the first NBA...
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Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) celebrates after he recovered a ball fumbled by Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
September 18, 2019 - 9:18 pm
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Derek Watt and J.J. Watt have played against each other in the yard of their parents' home in Waukesha, Wisconsin. There will be bigger stakes on Sunday when Derek and the Los Angeles Chargers host the Houston Texans and his All-Pro older brother. It will be the first time...
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FILE - In this Feb 4, 2019, file photo, referee Katie Guay watches a Boston College line change during a Beanpot Tournament NCAA college hockey game against Harvard in Boston. Guay and Kirsten Walsh were among four females selected by the NHL on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, to be the first women to work as on-ice officials at several prospect tournaments taking place across the country this weekend. The other two women selected were Kelly Cooke and Kendall Hanley. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, FIle)
September 06, 2019 - 12:19 pm
The NHL for the first time has selected four female officials to work on the ice at several prospect tournaments being held this weekend. Katie Guay and Kelly Cooke have been selected as referees, while Kirsten Walsh and Kendall Hanley will work as linesmen, the league announced Friday. The four...
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Sumit Nagal returns to Roger Federer during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 26, 2019 - 10:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 10:05 p.m. Roger Federer will have to climb out of a hole to maintain his perfect record in the first round of the U.S. Open. Federer lost the first set 6-4 to qualifier Sumit Nagal of India, who is 0-4 in ATP Tour...
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