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Sports’ future in balance as Semenya-IAAF showdown opens

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The longtime standoff between Olympic champion Caster Semenya and track and field’s governing body over issues of gender, hormones and performance in sports reached a pivotal phase on Monday as a key tribunal began hosting a planned five-day hearing in a case that could have massive repercussions throughout sports. The two-time 800-meter gold medalist from South ... Read More »

Christopher Kane celebrates sensuality in London show

LONDON (AP) — The final full day of London Fashion Week featured a stellar show by Christopher Kane, who embraced his favorite theme — sensuality. Pringle of Scotland returned to the London stage with its signature luxury knitwear, while Erdem showed dramatic, full-length dresses and shorter cape outfits. The fashion crowd recovered from a late-night party David and Victoria Beckham ... Read More »

Chicago police seek follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett

Jussie Smollett

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police said Sunday they’re still seeking a follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett after receiving new information that “shifted” their investigation of a reported attack on the “Empire” actor. The trajectory of the investigation “shifted” after detectives questioned two brothers about the attack and released them late Friday without charges, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Saturday. He ... Read More »

Smollett developments leave some baffled, others outraged

Jussie Smollett

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The national outrage that simmered after actor Jussie Smollett said he was attacked by people shouting racial and anti-gay slurs was fueled in part by celebrities who spoke out loud and strong on social media. But the outrage has now been replaced by surprise, doubt and bafflement as the singers, actors and politicians who came out ... Read More »

Burberry catwalk showcases streetwear, elegant classics

LONDON (AP) — Victoria Beckham doesn’t need celebrities at her fashion shows — her A-list family provides more than enough star power. The designer’s husband, retired soccer superstar David Beckham, and the couple’s four children turned up as guests of honor Sunday to support her London Fashion Week show. The former Spice Girl was among the big names showcasing their ... Read More »

The Latest: Daytona 500 turns into wreck-fest in final laps

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): ___ 7:15 p.m. The Daytona 500 has turned into a wreck-fest. “The Great American Race” had five crashes and two red flags over the final 20 laps of regulation. The race is now headed to overtime. Denny Hamlin will lead Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch ... Read More »

Julia Roberts to receive George Eastman Award for movie work

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Actress Julia Roberts will be this year’s recipient of the George Eastman Award, given to honor contributions to the art of cinema. The George Eastman Museum in Rochester says it will honor the “Pretty Woman” and “Steel Magnolias” actress on May 2. Past recipients include Lauren Bacall, Charlie Chaplin, Gary Cooper and Meryl Streep. Museum director ... Read More »

The Latest: Chicago police still seek Smollett interview

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the reported attack on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Chicago police say they still want to do a follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett about a reported attack that the “Empire” star says included his attackers yelling racial and homophobic slurs. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Saturday the investigation had “shifted” ... Read More »

Saudi crown prince arrives in Pakistan for regional visit

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman began his four-day regional visit on Sunday, arriving in Pakistan where Saudi officials signed agreements worth $20 billion to help the Islamic nation overcome its financial crisis. Prime Minister Imran Khan and top government and military officials greeted him at Islamabad’s airport, where he received a 21-gun salute. Earlier, ... Read More »

The Latest: Hirscher says he’s likely skied in last worlds

ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest on skiing world championships (all times local): ___ 5:30 p.m. Marcel Hirscher says he has likely skied in his last world championships and could even decide to retire at the end of this season. The Austrian says he will compete in 10 more races this season and then assess his options. Hirscher says he ... Read More »