OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Even Jose Canseco is uncertain he could take the heat. With all those 100 mph fastballs flying through the strike zone these days from Aroldis Chapman, Noah Syndergaard and others, flame-throwers are the norm rather than the exception -- in rotations and bullpens alike. "We had big, strong, powerful characters. We had entertainers, really. I think today they're throwing harder, too.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Actor Adam Pally has been arrested and charged with possession of cocaine and marijuana in New York. New York City police spokesman Thomas Antonetti tells The Associated Press that Pally was arrested late Tuesday night in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan. He faces a criminal possession charge for the cocaine and a possession of marijuana count. A court date is set for June.
BASEBALL NEW YORK (AP) -- Mets All-Star reliever Jeurys Familia accepted a 15-game suspension under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy, discipline stemming from an altercation last October. The suspension was the fourth and least severe under the policy, which was agreed to in August 2015. New York Yankees reliever Aroldis Chapman was penalized 29 games, Colorado shortstop Jose Reyes 59 days and Atlanta outfielder Hector Olivera 82 games. Familia was arrested Oct.
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Longtime friends Leonardo DiCaprio and Q-Tip hung out at an intimate showcase for an Australian band making its New York City debut late Wednesday. The Oscar-winning actor and Grammy-winning rapper were in the small audience at Ludlow House as trio Chase Atlantic performed songs in a stripped, raw form.
NEW HAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) -- Through smoke and sparks and staccato banging from his anvil, John Lundemo forges swooping swords that look like they should be pulled from a stone, swung by a samurai or thrust on "Game of Thrones." The 60-year-old has carved out a niche making pricey blades that are inspired by history but liberally mix in elements of East and West, high art and Hollywood.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Republican political operative Roger Stone is so busy preparing for a possible grilling by the U.S. Senate intelligence committee about Russian hacking, that he does not have time to attend the opening of his civil defamation trial in New York City, according to his lawyer.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Russell Westbrook had 57 points -- the most in a triple-double in NBA history -- 13 rebounds and 11 assists to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 114-106 overtime win over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Just a few weeks ago, the San Jose Sharks had visions of tracking down the Chicago Blackhawks for the best record in the Western Conference and home-ice advantage for the first three rounds of the playoffs. The team's longest losing streak in six years ended those hopes and now has the Sharks scrambling just to secure home-ice for the opening round.
NBA-SCHEDULE Warriors get 9th straight as Durant progresses UNDATED (AP) -- It was a pretty good Wednesday for the Golden State Warriors. They earned their ninth straight win, stretched their lead in the NBA's Western Conference and announced that one of their top players is close to returning. The Warriors led the West by 3 1/2 games over the Spurs after erasing a 22-point deficit in a 110-98 triumph at San Antonio.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Josh Pastner and Jamie Dixon both got their wish. Both coaches wanted one more opportunity to teach their teams. Georgia Tech and Texas Christian will meet for the NIT title on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. But in order to win the title, Pastner and Dixon will have to go head-to-head.
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Mets All-Star reliever Jeurys Familia accepted a 15-game suspension under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy, discipline stemming from an altercation last October. The suspension announced Wednesday was the fourth and least severe under the policy, which was agreed to in August 2015. New York Yankees reliever Aroldis Chapman was penalized 29 games, Colorado shortstop Jose Reyes 59 days and Atlanta outfielder Hector Olivera 82 games. Familia was arrested Oct.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Two black women who work at Fox News Channel have charged in a lawsuit that they were subjected to "yearslong relentless racial" hostility at the hands of a top financial executive at the network who has since been fired.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The priorities laid out in President Donald Trump's budget message have some small business owners strategizing how they might benefit from a big boost in defense spending, and others thinking about how to make up for revenue they could lose to cuts in grant programs and subsidies.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Talks with a Chinese company seeking a stake in a Fifth Avenue skyscraper owned by the family of Jared Kushner are over. The Kushner Cos. confirmed Wednesday that negotiations with Anbang Insurance Group to help fund redevelopment of the family's office tower on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue have ended. The news was first reported by the New York Post. The talks had drawn criticism from lawmakers and government ethics experts.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The message of "Grace and Frankie" is: There's life after 70. And also your own brand of vibrator, according to this Netflix comedy's just-released new season. Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin press on as the title characters whose longtime husbands (played by Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston) abruptly left them for each other at the series' inception.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Snoop Dogg will induct the late rapper Tupac Shakur into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, while Pharrell Williams will induct Nile Rodgers during the ceremony in Brooklyn next month. The Rock & Roll Hall announced Wednesday additional guests who'll be on hand April 7 at the Barclays Center to induct this year's newest class. Dhani Harrison will induct ELO and Pat Monahan will induct Journey.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) -- A new exhibit on Man o' War is opening across the street from the New York racetrack where the thoroughbred racing legend suffered his only defeat. "Man o' War at 100" is being unveiled Wednesday at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, across Union Avenue from Saratoga Race Course.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- First it became the basis for an Oscar-nominated movie. Now, "Straight Outta Compton" -- the groundbreaking album from rap group N.W.A. and a one-time flashpoint in the nation's culture wars -- has been selected for the prestigious National Recording Registry. The album was one of 25 additions to the registry announced Wednesday by the Library of Congress, and it wasn't the only one with a Los Angeles connection.