NHL investigating player's alleged slur in Blackhawks game

CHICAGO (AP) — The NHL says it is investigating after Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw appeared to use a gay slur after he was sent to the penalty box late in Chicago's loss to the St. Louis Blues.

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Backup flame for Rio lit in birthplace of ancient Olympics

ANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece (AP) — Fire spurted from a concave mirror Wednesday as a priestess, kneeling in her long, pleated dress before a ruined Greek temple, focused the blazing sun's rays on her metal torch.

  • Written by NICHOLAS PAPHITIS, Associated Press