4 men arrested on suspicion of hanging Vinícius Júnior’s effigy off the bridge

MADRID (AP) — Four men suspected of hanging an effigy of Real Madrid player Vinícius Júnior on a road bridge in Madrid in January have been arrested, Spanish police said Tuesday. The arrests come two days after the latest case of racial slur against the Brazilian striker in a Spanish league game against Valencia. The … Read more

What makes a standing ovation last 22 minutes in Cannes?

CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival is on, which means that the stopwatches are off. Nowhere is the duration of standing ovations at high-powered premieres more carefully recorded and analyzed than at Cannes. Has a movie garnered a triumphant eight-minute standing ovation? Or did the audience stand for only four or five minutes? … Read more

Rick Hoyt, who became a staple of the Boston Marathon with his father pushing a wheelchair, has died at 61

Boston Marathon star Rick Hoyt dies aged 61 May 22, 2023, 2:54 p.m. ET • 2 minute read BOSTON — Rick Hoyt, who, with his father pushing his wheelchair, became a fixture in the Boston Marathon and other races for decades, has died. He was 61 years old. Hoyt died of complications to his respiratory … Read more

Euthanized Baffert horse on track under card before another Baffert entry wins Preakness

BALTIMORE (AP) — A horse trained by Bob Baffert was euthanized on the track due to a leg injury during the undercard at Pimlico Racecourse on Saturday, hours before another of the Hall of Fame’s 3-year-old colts, National Treasure, did wins the Preakness Stakes. On the same dirt course that staged the second leg of … Read more

NFL all-time great and social activist Jim Brown dies at 87

CLEVELAND, AP — Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown, an unstoppable running back who retired at the height of his glittering career to become an actor as well as a prominent civil rights activist in the 1960s, has died. He was 87 years old. A spokeswoman for Brown’s family said he passed away peacefully … Read more