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Agent: LeBron James to skip Rio Olympics

AKRON, Ohio – LeBron James has all the gold he needs this summer.Days after leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to the NBA title, James has decided not to play in the Rio Games and chase a third Olympic gold medal.Agent Rich Paul told The Associated Press…

Sanders says his revolution is ‘just getting started’

NEW YORK – Bernie Sanders told a roaring crowd of supporters Thursday that his campaign is “just getting started” fighting economic inequality, changing the Democratic Party and bolstering Democrats running for Congress.Speaking to a packed hall in Manhattan, Sanders took something of a victory lap…

Paris sun scorches Kate Moss and David Beckham at Vuitton

PARIS – Africa was the theme in more ways than one at Louis Vuitton’s menswear fashion show as the Paris sun scorched shades-wearing celebrity attendees Kate Moss and David Beckham.Here are the highlights of the day’s spring-summer 2017 shows.HEATED CELEBRITIESInside the storied courtyard venue —…

CNN hires fired Trump campaign manager Lewandowski

NEW YORK – CNN snapped up former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski three days after he was fired, and he began his new career as a political commentator Thursday by not answering a direct question about whether he’d agreed not to disparage his former…

DeRozan, Lowry set for US Olympic basketball

TORONTO – There are few honours bigger than playing at the Olympic Games, Dwane Casey believes.So the Toronto Raptors coach was thrilled Thursday to hear that Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan will team up for the U.S. squad at this summer’s Rio Olympics.”Five years ago…

At least 6 tornado touchdowns confirmed in northern Illinois

CHICAGO – Illinois officials and residents began assessing damage Thursday after eight tornadoes damaged rural communities in the northern part of the state amid powerful storms that swept across the Upper Midwest.The National Weather Service said an EF2 tornado with estimated top wind speeds of…

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Nashville Predators part-owner suing team and its chairman

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A part–owner of the Nashville Predators is suing the team and its chairman, saying they breached their fiduciary obligations and contractual commitments to him after he helped keep the franchise in NashvilleThe lawsuit filed Thursday by David Freeman and Commodore Trust lists…