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This image released by Marvel Studios shows the Hulk, from left, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie and Tom Hiddleston as Loki in a scene from, "Thor: Ragnarok." (Marvel Studios via AP)
November 05, 2017 - 2:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Thor: Ragnarok" thundered to one of the year's best box-office debuts with an estimated $121 million domestically, proving again — just as its flexing its muscle — the might of the Walt Disney Co. The robust debut for the third "Thor" movie was a welcome shot in the arm for...
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Cleveland Indians' Edwin Encarnacion is carried off the field after rolling his ankle at second base in the second inning of Game 2 of baseball's American League Division Series against the New York Yankees, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
October 07, 2017 - 4:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Even on their days off, things keep going right for the Cleveland Indians. Slugger Edwin Encarnacion is hoping to play again this postseason after spraining his right ankle during a frightening moment in Game 2 of the AL Division Series against the New York Yankees. Manager Terry...
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October 01, 2017 - 1:13 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Fans of rapper Lil Wayne will be offered refunds after the recording artist refused to pass through a security check to enter a South Carolina arena, and skipped the concert. A statement Sunday by managers of the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia says Lil Wayne refused to enter...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Logan Forsythe sprays sparkling wine in the locker room after the Dodgers won the NL West title with a 4-2 defeat of the San Francisco Giants in a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
September 23, 2017 - 2:51 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — They made it look oh-so-easy, and made it seem woefully difficult. Now, these Los Angeles Dodgers figure they're braced for anything. They'll get to find out in the postseason after their 4-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Friday night gave Los Angeles its fifth...
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FILE- In this July 21, 2017 file photo, former San Francisco Giants relief pitcher George Kontos stands on the mound as seagulls fly over AT&T Park in the 11th inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres in San Francisco. The birds usually feed at the dumps, but marine biologists say recent efforts taken there to bury the waste faster have kept the feathered creatures away. Now, Bay Area baseball franchises are experimenting with unconventional measures to deal with their own respective seagull situations. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
August 24, 2017 - 2:19 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Like any player, San Francisco Giants outfielder Denard Span worries about hitting nasty curveballs and losing fly balls in the sun. But he's got another concern when he's playing at his home stadium: birds pooping on him in the field. "I'm afraid of them dropping something,...
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In this photo taken Aug. 1, 2017, a vinyl kite used to ward off seagulls flies over the top deck of the Oakland Coliseum before the start of a baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics in Oakland, Calif. Both Bay Area baseball franchises are experimenting with unconventional measures to deal with their own respective seagull situations. The kites in Oakland even have catchy nicknames chosen by fans: Falcon McFalconface and Scott Hattebird, after former A's star Scott Hatteberg. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
August 24, 2017 - 4:00 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Among Denard Span's greatest fears in the outfield is having a gull splat on him from above as he chases down a long fly ball. It's a real possibility, considering how regularly the pesky birds come in off the San Francisco Bay to hover low over the Giants' AT&T Park. "I'm...
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Trader Peter Tuchman wears a "Dow 22,000" hat as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 22,000 points for the first time, driven by a big gain in Apple on an otherwise mixed day for the market. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 02, 2017 - 5:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Being the world's most valuable public company has its privileges, like getting almost all the credit for the latest stock market milestone. Apple made its biggest jump in six months Wednesday, helping send the Dow Jones industrial average above 22,000 points for the first time...
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Trader Peter Tuchman, center, wears a "Dow 22,000" hat as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. A big gain from Apple Wednesday morning sent the Dow Jones industrial average above 22,000 for the first time. Most other industries were trading lower, with health care and household goods companies slipping. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 02, 2017 - 2:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are mostly lower Wednesday, but a big gain for Apple sent the Dow Jones industrial average above 22,000 for the first time. Movie theater companies and studios are tumbling after AMC Entertainment gave a weak forecast and said it will cut costs. Health care companies are down...
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August 02, 2017 - 10:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A big gain from Apple Wednesday morning sent the Dow Jones industrial average above 22,000 for the first time. Most other industries were trading lower, with health care and household goods companies slipping. Movie theater companies plunged after AMC Entertainment gave a weak...
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July 11, 2017 - 3:42 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte is making a push to land a Major League Soccer team. The city will host MLS executives July 18 in hopes of convincing them to bring a franchise to a city that already has an NFL and NBA team. MLS4CLT, the ownership group seeking to lure a Major League Soccer (MLS)...
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