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South Africans mourn sport deaths

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Singing hymns and blowing vuvuzelas, South African sporting fans on Thursday paid final respects to three sporting figures who died within three days of each other....

Bumgarner a throwback to pre-pitch count era

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Madison Bumgarner is a throwback to the days before pampering and pitch counts....

New dynasty: Giants capture 3rd title in 5 years

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Bruce Bochy is crazy superstitious. It's a little-known fact about the unflappable San Francisco Giants manager....

Royals' season ends 90 feet short in World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The roars from the field had died away. Kauffman Stadium had fallen silent for the first time all night. In the Royals' clubhouse, Alex Gordon had finally peeled off his dirt-stained jersey....

San Francisco fans revel in team's hat-trick win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- They cheered every strike and pop fly together. They booed every pitch called as a ball in unison. Then, when victory was theirs, an orange and black sea standing shoulder-to shoulder roared as one....

LeBron's starts new journey with Cavaliers

CLEVELAND (AP) -- For LeBron James, the journey begins anew....

LeBron set for Cavs season opener with closure

CLEVELAND (AP) -- This will be a season opener unlike any other - one that also brings closure....

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'McCarthys' inspired by creator's modern family

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- After the sitcom "Happy Endings" was, ironically, abruptly canceled, writer Brian Gallivan looked close to home for his next gig: His own family inspired "The McCarthys," a new CBS comedy about sports-obsessed brood with one gay son....

Latvian musical on Nazi collaborator stirs anger

RIGA, Latvia (AP) -- A famous Latvian aviator who joined a Nazi killing squad during World War II is being brought to life in a musical that has outraged Jews in the Baltic country and beyond....

Winter's wife has blues listening to his new album

NEW YORK (AP) -- Johnny Winter's wife says listening to her late husband's newest album is bittersweet because it's one of his best works but was released after his death....

'The View' now under ABC News as further revamping

NEW YORK (AP) -- ABC says "The View" is being claimed by the network's news division after 18 seasons under ABC's entertainment side....

A distant father-daughter duo in 'Interstellar'

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jessica Chastain doesn't even feel comfortable saying her character's name....

Tom Dugan: The man behind the man who hunted Nazis

NEW YORK (AP) -- Tom Dugan's favorite review of his work wasn't in a newspaper or on TV. It was uttered by a teen after a performance of his one-man play "Wiesenthal."...

Review: 'Civilization' shoots for the stars

Our planet isn't in very good shape. The good news, according to "Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth" (2K Games, for the PC, $49.99), is that we'll be able to hang around for another 500 years or so. The bad news: After that, we'd better start looking for a new home....

Wanted in US, Roman Polanski questioned in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Prosecutors in Poland questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski at the request of U.S. prosecutors who are seeking his arrest on charges from 1977 of having sex with a minor, a spokeswoman said Thursday....

Suge Knight, Katt Williams charged with robbery

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Suge Knight and comedian Katt Williams were arrested and charged with robbery Wednesday after a celebrity photographer reported the men stole her camera last month....

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Galway Kinnell dies

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Galway Kinnell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who opened up American verse in the 1960s and beyond through his forceful, spiritual takes on the outsiders and underside of contemporary life, has died at age 87....

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