Westminster royalty: A champion, teacher and lover of hounds, Patricia Trotter will rule Best in Show

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. – She is a royal who carries herself like a commoner, a Tom Brady who could be mistaken for a special teamer. Patricia Trotter will spend this weekend on the east bank of the Hudson River, at the epicenter of the second longest continuously running sports event in the nation, and wants the attention focused wholly on the

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Former Panthers tight end Greg Olsen shares touching video of son after heart transplant

TJ Olsen, the son of retired Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, thanked football fans for an outpouring of support after the 8-year-old received a heart transplant June 4.  “Thank you for thinking of me,” TJ says in the video, which Greg posted to Instagram and Twitter. “Thank you for praying with me. Congrats, all of you have gotten a

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Gwen Stefani shoots down Harajuku Girls cultural appropriation claims, says people can ‘share’

Gwen Stefani is again defending her Harajuku Girls era in her career from longstanding claims of cultural appropriation.  “We learn from each other, we share from each other, we grow from each other. And all these rules are just dividing us more and more,” the 51-year-old said during a Paper Magazine interview released Wednesday.  Stefani has faced decades of cultural appropriation accusations, from wearing a

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‘I can’t believe it’: Blake Shelton has an edge going into ‘Voice’ finale after shocking reveal

The final five is set on “The Voice.”  After Monday night’s knockout semifinal performances, the field of Top 9 contestants was narrowed down to five finalists during Tuesday’s live results show.  Reigning champion Blake Shelton, the winningest coach in “Voice” history, now has the best chance at earning his 8th title heading into next week’s finale with two singers in the Top 5. The other coaches – Kelly Clarkson, John

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Lakers’ Anthony Davis: ‘I feel 100% healthy’ entering expected return vs Dallas on Thursday

For nearly nine weeks, Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis has sat in trainers rooms and heard nothing but bad news about his strained right calf. Finally, Davis had good news to share. Lakers coach Frank Vogel confirmed that Davis will start in Thursday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks on a 15-minutes restriction presuming he does not feel any setbacks

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FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester City among 12 clubs in new European Super League

AC Milan, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea FC, FC Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus, Liverpool FC, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur have been announced as the founding clubs in the new European Super League. No start date has been announced as of yet for the Super League, which has been condemned by UEFA, the European soccer governing body.

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Matthew McConaughey on role with MLS’ Austin FC: ‘Not interested in just being a mascot’

Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey is embracing his role as Austin FC's minister of culture. The minority owner of the Major League Soccer expansion team said he's focusing on building a "legacy" that leverages the city of Austin's culture so that the franchise's "roots grow deeper, not just wider."  "I'm not interested in just being a mascot," McConaughey told reporters on

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Opinion: The NCAA’s mishandling of the women’s basketball tournament has bled into complaints about volleyball

If NCAA officials thought, or perhaps hoped, that the end of the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments would close the book on grievances about how their champions are run, well…let’s cut to Omaha where the women’s volleyball tournament bubble is set to begin next Wednesday. “A lot of coaches are concerned about the setup in Omaha,” said four-time national champion

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