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ROME | Rome opera hires Gatti, who lost job over #metoo allegations

ROME — Rome’s opera house is defending hiring conductor Daniele Gatti, who was fired by an Amsterdam-based orchestra last summer over sexual misconduct allegations. Teatro dell’Opera di Roma spokesman Renato Bossa said on Friday that the theater signed Gatti this week to a three-year contract as musical director because in a country with “rule of … Continue reading ROME | Rome opera hires Gatti, who lost job over #metoo allegations

SANTA CLARA, Calif. | Kyle Shanahan off to rough start as 49ers coach

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Kyle Shanahan‘s coaching tenure hasn’t quite gotten off to the greatest start in San Francisco. He lost his first nine games with the 49ers last year before the arrival of Jimmy Garoppolo provided a late-season spark with five straight wins to close a 6-10 campaign. With Garoppolo sidelined by a season-ending … Continue reading SANTA CLARA, Calif. | Kyle Shanahan off to rough start as 49ers coach

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Jazz great Wayne Shorter gets honors

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the Kennedy Center Honors program (all times local): 9:05 p.m. Jazz legend Wayne Shorter was hailed by the Kennedy Center for a six-decade career that included collaborations with everyone from Art Blakey and Miles Davis to Carlos Santana and Joni Mitchell. In presenting Shorter’s honor, Jason Moran, the Kennedy Center’s … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Jazz great Wayne Shorter gets honors

WASHINGTON  | The Latest: Honors ceremony gives standing ovation for Bush

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on the Kennedy Center Honors program (all times local): 8:05 p.m. Sunday night’s Kennedy Center Honors ceremony started with a standing ovation for late President George Bush, as host Gloria Estefan recounted her memories of the former president. She recalled being invited to the White House when Bush was president and … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | The Latest: Honors ceremony gives standing ovation for Bush

NEW YORK | Trumps to skip Kennedy Center Honors for 2nd straight year

NEW YORK — For the second straight year, President Donald Trump will not be attending the Kennedy Center Honors celebrating cultural achievement. Neither Trump nor first lady Melania Trump will be at the Dec. 2 event, Stephanie Grisham, the first lady’s director of communications, said Tuesday. Grisham also told The Associated Press it was “not … Continue reading NEW YORK | Trumps to skip Kennedy Center Honors for 2nd straight year

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. | Fromm throws 3 TDs, No. 7 Georgia beats No. 9 Florida 36-17

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.  — Jake Fromm threw three touchdown passes, ending speculation about freshman Justin Fields supplanting him in the starting lineup, and No. 7 Georgia beat ninth-ranked Florida 36-17 on Saturday. The Bulldogs took advantage of Florida’s three turnovers and an injury to cornerback C.J. Henderson to win the “World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party” for … Continue reading JACKSONVILLE, Fla. | Fromm throws 3 TDs, No. 7 Georgia beats No. 9 Florida 36-17

MILWAUKEE | Dodgers beat Brewers in Game 7, face Red Sox in World Series

MILWAUKEE  — Yasiel Puig hit a three-run homer, Chris Taylor made a key catch and the Los Angeles Dodgers reached the World Series for the second straight year, beating the Milwaukee Brewers 5-1 on Saturday night in Game 7 of the NL Championship Series. Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw closed out the win, setting up a … Continue reading MILWAUKEE | Dodgers beat Brewers in Game 7, face Red Sox in World Series

CARACAS, Venezuela | Venezuelan fans endure sacrifices to ‘Play Ball’ amid crisis

CARACAS, Venezuela  — For 10 years, ever since they bonded over baseball at work, Franlet Bencomo and Elbert Albarran haven’t missed an opening day game together. This year, however, they left their kids behind and ate a big breakfast before heading out to watch their beloved Caracas Lions because a hot dog inside the stadium … Continue reading CARACAS, Venezuela | Venezuelan fans endure sacrifices to ‘Play Ball’ amid crisis