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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2019, file photo, Seattle Sounders captain Nicolas Lodeiro, right, lifts the MLS Cup trophy as he celebrates with teammates after the Sounders defeated Toronto FC in the MLS Cup championship soccer match in Seattle. Major League Soccer and its players have reached a new five-year collective bargaining agreement in time for the start of the season. The new contract must be approved by the MLS Board of Governors and the membership of the Major League Soccer Players Association. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
February 06, 2020 - 9:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The minimum salary for senior players in Major League Soccer will rise from $70,250 last year to $109,200 in 2024 as part of a five-year collective bargaining agreement, and the use of charter flights will expand. Free agent eligibility also will increase under the agreement...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2018, file photo, the logo for Twitter is displayed above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Twitter reports earnings Thursday, Oct. 25. Twitter reported Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 that its fourth-quarter net earnings fell to $119 million from $255 million in the same period a year earlier but the number of daily users rose. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 06, 2020 - 8:02 am
Shares in Twitter jumped Thursday after the social media company said revenue and user numbers exceeded forecasts in the latest quarter, though profit fell as expenses rose. The San Francisco-based tech company said that fourth-quarter net income fell to $119 million, or 15 cents per share. That's...
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Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler shoots as Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard, right, defends along with guard Landry Shamet during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
February 05, 2020 - 11:02 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says Andre Iguodala is headed to Miami after the Heat and Memphis Grizzlies agreed Wednesday night on his long-awaited trade. As part of the deal, Iguodala agreed to a two-year extension, with the second of those years being a team option,...
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FILE - This Nov. 16, 1982 file photo shows actor Kirk Douglas at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. Douglas died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 at age 103. (AP Photo/Wally Fong, File)
February 05, 2020 - 6:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — He was born Issur Danielovitch, a ragman’s son. He died Kirk Douglas, a Hollywood king. Douglas, the muscular, tempestuous actor with the dimpled chin, lived out an epic American story of reinvention and perseverance, from the riches he acquired and risked to the parts he took on...
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FILE - This Aug. 9, 1962 file photo shows actor Kirk Douglas in New York. Douglas died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 at age 103. (AP Photo/DAB, File)
February 05, 2020 - 5:25 pm
Kirk Douglas, the intense, muscular actor with the dimpled chin who starred in "Spartacus," "Lust for Life" and dozens of other films, helped fatally weaken the blacklist against suspected Communists and reigned for decades as a Hollywood maverick and patriarch, died Wednesday, his family said. He...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, July 19, 2017, an entrance to the headquarters of the publicly funded BBC in London. Britain’s government announced Wednesday Feb. 5, 2020, that it is considering a change in the way the nation's public broadcaster, the BBC is funded. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, FILE)
February 05, 2020 - 6:29 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government announced Wednesday it is considering a change in the way the BBC is funded that would severely dent the coffers of the nation's public broadcaster. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative government — which is increasingly at odds with the country’s news...
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FILE - In this April 30, 2019, file photo, Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts smiles as he crosses home plate on his solo home run off Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Aaron Brooks in the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston. Betts and the Red Sox agreed Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, to a $27 million contract, the largest one-year salary for an arbitration-eligible player. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
February 04, 2020 - 9:50 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Banking on Mookie Betts to be the missing piece in their World Series pursuit, the Los Angeles Dodgers finally pulled off a blockbluster deal with the cost-cutting Red Sox. Boston agreed to trade the 2018 AL MVP to the Dodgers on Tuesday night, according to two people with knowledge...
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Harvey Weinstein arrives at court for his rape trial, in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 04, 2020 - 4:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A day after breaking down in tears, a key accuser at Harvey Weinstein’s trial returned to the witness stand Tuesday and endured a final day of withering cross-examination focused on the complex nature of their relationship, defiantly telling jurors: “I want the jury to know that he...
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February 04, 2020 - 1:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday that profit fell 23% in its latest quarter to $2.13 billion as it absorbed losses — and a big revenue boost — from its new streaming service, Disney Plus. The company says it has 26.5 million Disney Plus subscribers as of Dec. 28, the end of its...
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Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg talks to supporters Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
February 04, 2020 - 11:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Billionaire Michael Bloomberg is doubling the already massive amount of money he will spend on advertising, an effort to lift his Democratic presidential bid and capitalize on the chaotic outcome of Monday's Iowa caucuses. “After more than a year of this primary, the field is as...
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