Russell stops Escandon to retain WBC featherweight belt
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Russell stops Escandon to retain WBC featherweight belt

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Gary Russell Jr. began his first hometown fight night by manning his brothers’ corners. He closed it with an apology for the near-melee created by super middleweight Andre Dirrell’s trainer in the co-featured bout. In between, he made easy work of Oscar Escandon, stopping him in the seventh round to … Continue reading

Curry’s 36 points leads Warriors to sweep Spurs, 129-115
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Curry’s 36 points leads Warriors to sweep Spurs, 129-115

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Golden State made sure the inevitable was unavoidable. Heavily favored to beat the Spurs, especially once Kawhi Leonard sustained a series-ending injury, the Warriors completed a dominant sweep in the Western Conference Finals. Stephen Curry scored 36 points and Golden State beat injury-ravaged San Antonio with a 129-115 victory Monday night, … Continue reading

Marvel Universe LIVE!: Superheroes save the day in new show
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Marvel Universe LIVE!: Superheroes save the day in new show

ELLENTON, Fla. (AP) — There’s a moment at the start of the new Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes show when Spider-Man enters from backstage and zigzags through the air, soaring above the floor. Such display of superpower strength is startling, the director says, and the scene still takes his breath away. “It’s an incredible … Continue reading

Shayok, Guy lead No. 8 Virginia past Yale, 62-38
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Shayok, Guy lead No. 8 Virginia past Yale, 62-38

  Virginia fans looking for assurances that they could still have high expectations despite the dismissal from the team of expected offensive stalwart Austin Nichols got plenty to feel good about Sunday in the No. 8 Cavaliers’ 62-38 victory against Yale. Marial Shayok scored 15 points, freshman Kyle Guy had 12 and Darius Thompson 11 … Continue reading

Review: New ‘Call of Duty’ a spacey but conservative sequel
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Review: New ‘Call of Duty’ a spacey but conservative sequel

Sticking with tradition despite a planet-hopping sci-fi setting, the latest “Call of Duty” is a conservative iteration of the annual first-person shooter franchise with safe, market-tested upgrades: a wisecracking robot, spaceship dogfights, ray guns and a scarred Kit Harington. While “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare” (Activision, for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, $59.95) includes … Continue reading

Shock, joy and fear as voters elect Donald Trump president
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Shock, joy and fear as voters elect Donald Trump president

From Virginia  coal country, as election results trickled in, Jimmy McDonald texted his boss to warn he might need a day off Wednesday. Celebrations, it seemed, were in order. “Historic day,” his boss wrote back. “There’s still some good in America,” McDonald responded. Just before midnight, he said he could barely believe it. “The people have … Continue reading