Racist recordings of ex-Pilot Flying J head released

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Secret recordings have been released capturing the ex-president of the country's largest diesel fuel retailer using racial slurs and profanely criticizing his own board of directors and his boss' football team and fans.

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Jones scores in OT to lift Blue Jackets over Avalanche 5-4

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Seth Jones was in the right place to sweep in a beautiful feed from Pierre-Luc Dubois 59 seconds into overtime to win a game the Columbus Blue Jackets nearly let slip away in the third period.

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AP Photos: Heavy competition rocks Thai elephant polo

The action was hot and heavy — especially heavy — as competition began Thursday in Thailand's King's Cup Elephant Polo tournament, a quirky charity event whose proceeds benefit the beasts who are the games' stars.

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