LA Kings terminate Mike Richards’ contract for “breach”

In this May 28, 2014, file photo, Los Angeles Kings center Mike Richards (10) keeps the puck away from Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith (2) during a power play in the first period in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Chicago. The Los Angeles Kings terminated Mike Richards' contract Monday, June 29, 2015, claiming the forward committed a "material breach" of its terms.   (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings terminated Mike Richards’ contract Monday, claiming the underachieving forward committed a “material breach” of its terms.

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Kansas City’s Escobar scratched against Astros

HOUSTON (AP) — Kansas City shortstop Alcides Escobar has been scratched from the Royals game against the Houston Astros with a finger injury.

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Lakers’ Nance was ‘terrified’ of Kobe’s response to tweet

From left, Los Angeles Lakers new draft picks, D'Angelo Russell, Anthony Brown and Larry Nance pose with their jerseys during a news conference, Monday, June 29, 2015, in El Segundo , Calif.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Larry Nance Jr. says he was “terrified” to speak to Kobe Bryant after the Los Angeles Lakers drafted him because of a tweet Nance sent out in 2012 criticizing Bryant.

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Review: Patti Lupone takes the limelight in ‘Shows For Days’

This 2015 photo provided by Lincoln Center Theater and Philip Rinaldi Publicity shows, Patti Lupone, left, and Michael Urie, in a scene from Douglas Carter Beane’s new play, "Shows for Days," currently performing at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater in New York.  (Joan Marcus/Philip Rinaldi Publicity via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Community theater gets a lot of knocks for being amateurish, but Douglas Carter Beane may have elevated it to sympathetic comedic heights with his new play “Shows For Days.”

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California bill seeks to make cheerleaders team employees

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill making it clear that professional cheerleaders are sports team employees.

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