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Emmys: Billy Crystal to pay tribute to Williams

This Feb. 28, 2004 file photo shows Oscar host Billy Crystal, center, and presenter Robin Williams, right, joking around after a writers' meeting for the 76th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The producer of the Emmys says that Billy Crystal will pay tribute to Robin Williams during the awards ceremony. Executive producer Don Mischer said that Crystal will honor Williams as part of the traditional “in memoriam” segment for industry members who died during the past year. Williams was found dead by suicide in his Northern California home Aug. 11.  (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billy Crystal will pay tribute to Robin Williams, his longtime friend and fellow comedian, at next week’s Emmy Awards.

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UCF, Penn St. Ireland opener threatened by volcano

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — UCF’s season opener in Ireland next week against Penn State may be in peril because of a possible volcanic eruption in Iceland.

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Review: Video blackouts impede baseball online

In this April 12, 2014 file photo, a television camera stands near the Toronto Blue Jays' on deck circle during a baseball game between the Blue Jays and the Baltimore Orioles, in Baltimore. Major League Baseball shows what can be done right when it comes to making its games available on the Internet. It also underscores frustrations fans have with online sports coverage in general: Television dominates and limits the Internet’s potential. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

LA PORTE, Ind. (AP) — Major League Baseball shows what can be done right when it comes to making its games available on the Internet. It also underscores frustrations fans have with online sports coverage in general: The business of sports is set up to feed TV sets, and Internet viewers are an afterthought.

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Teenager struck by lightning breathing on his own

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Officials in southern New Mexico say a 13-year-old middle school student who was critically injured by lighting during football practice is breathing on his own.

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MLB online chief optimistic on relaxing blackouts

FILE- In this Sept. 15, 2011, file photo, Bob Bowman, chief executive of Major League Baseball Advanced Media, speaks at the annual APME meeting in Denver. An easing of blackout restrictions on Major League Baseball games online could come as early the 2015 season, according to Bowman. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — An easing of blackout restrictions on Major League Baseball games online could come as early as next season, according to the head of baseball’s online business.

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