LeBron James calls NCAA ‘corrupt’ in wake of scandals

  INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — In light of the federal investigation into college basketball recruiting, Cleveland Cavaliers star? LeBron James called the NCAA a “corrupt” organization and said the NBA should further develop its minor league system to give young ballplayers a viable alternative. “I don’t know if there’s any fixing the NCAA. I don’t think there is,” James said…

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Covering a party, not politics, in last night in Pyeongchang

Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics: GRAND FINALE: There’s a moment in NBC’s terrific documentary about the social forces surrounding the 1968 Mexico City Olympics where the late sportscaster Howard Cosell appears, declaring that “to pretend the Olympic games are sports and not political is a falsity.” That resonated during the telecast of…

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Top US diplomat in Venezuela under fire for tough comments

The head of Venezuela’s government-controlled assembly on Thursday accused the top U.S. diplomat in Caracas of promoting a coup and threatened to take “corresponding diplomatic measures” against him but stopped short of saying he would be expelled. National Constituent Assembly president Delcy Rodriguez issued a series of tweets targeting U.S. charge d’affaires Todd Robinson. They…

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‘Dale would thank him for tonight.’ The 3 car wins again at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Feb. 18 is the date everyone at Daytona International Speedway always dreads when it turns up on the calendar. Every other two-digit February day brought anniversaries, stories and smiles. Just this week, during the Daytona 500’s 60th anniversary celebration, each day was marked by memories. It was capped by Thursday’s 20th…

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Texas dad hopeful of son’s return from Brazil after former in-laws jailed in 5-year international custody battle

His former in-laws were taken into custody Wednesday at the Miami International Airport and are being held in Florida on federal charges of international parental kidnapping and conspiracy. “There’s no doubt they should be included in this,” Brann told “GMA” co-host Michael Strahan of having the parents of his ex-wife, Marcelle Guimaraes, arrested. “You have to understand…

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Trump’s America Spoils Black Panther’s 100% Rotten Tomatoes Score

Though 80 critics have given Black Panther a positive review as tallied by review aggregator website and culture war battleground Rotten Tomatoes, one spoilsport critic has ruined everything for everyone by giving the movie a mediocre review, changing Black Panther’s Rotten Tomatoes critic score from a perfect 100% to an almost perfect 99% fresh. “Black Panther spirals into a stodgy…

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‘Deadpool’ 2 trailer features new hero Cable, satire and plenty of cursing

    Leave it to “Deadpool” to drop its first trailer for the highly-anticipated sequel and immediately feature fourth-wall breaking satire. Interested in Marvel? Add Marvel as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Marvel news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Marvel Add Interest The 2-minute action-packed clip begins by introducing Josh…

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