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Pro wrestler Mick Foley booted for cheating at Wing Bowl

Patrick Bertoletti, poses for the media after winning the Wing Bowl eating contest, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 in Philadelphia. Bertoletti won with a Wing Bowl record 444 wings in 26 minutes. He edged out 2014 champion Molly Schuyler, of Bellevue, Nebraska, who eclipsed her record 363-wing mark with 440 wings.  Wing Bowl started in 1993 as a way for Philadelphia's long-suffering sports fans to blow off steam before the Super Bowl. About 20,000 people gathered at the Wells Fargo Arena.  (AP Photo/The Philadelphia Inquirer, Alejandro A. Alvarez)  PHIX OUT; TV OUT; MAGS OUT; NEWARK OUT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Professional wrestling star Mick Foley was ejected from the Wing Bowl eating contest Friday after stuffing uneaten chicken wings into a fanny pack.

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Spurs’ Duncan seeks $1M in damages over failed investments

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Spurs star Tim Duncan has filed a lawsuit contending that a series of investments enriched his financial adviser but were losing propositions for the NBA star, including $7.5 million in an entertainment company run by the adviser.

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Craig Biggio ‘kind of speechless’ after Hall of Fame visit

Former Houston Astros player Craig Biggio, left, looks at Yogi Berra autographed baseballs with Erik Strohl, vice president of exhibitions and collections, during his orientation visit at the Baseball Hall of Fame on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Cooperstown, N.Y. Biggio will be inducted to the Hall in July. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Craig Biggio was “kind of speechless” after completing his pre-induction tour of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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‘Foyle’s War’ returns for a final, satisfying season

This photo provided by Acorn TV shows John Mahoney as Andrew Del Mar in "Foyle's War" on Acorn TV. The final season of “Foyle’s War,” debuts Monday, Feb. 2,  2015, on the streaming service Acorn TV. (AP Photo/ITV/Acorn TV)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The end is at hand for “Foyle’s War,” the absorbing, impeccably produced World War II-era series that moved smoothly from crime to spy drama as the years passed.

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‘Gotham’ star Taylor delights fans with his Penguin villainy

In this image released by Fox, Robin Lord Taylor portrays Oswald Cobblepot in a scene from "Gotham," airing Mondays at 8 p.m. EST on Fox. (AP Photo/Fox, Jessica Miglio)

NEW YORK (AP) — Although filmed in the real Gotham City, Fox’s “Gotham” inhabits a New York all its own. What resides here is part reverential mythmaking (it recounts Batman’s genesis), part free-floating film noir (whose 1940s manners coexist with ’60s-vintage cars and circa-’90s cellphones). It’s a hybrid dreamscape in meticulous limbo.

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