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Written and directed by Elegance Bratton and based on his own life story, “The Inspection” comes out of the blue to knock you off your feet. It’s a gay “An Officer and a Gentleman” for a new generation and a new world. Ellis French (a remarkable Jeremy Pope) is a young, homeless gay man with, we assume, a drug history. When he knocks on the door of his prison guard mother (an unrecognizable ...

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The Los Angeles Dodgers announced a $1 million donation to the Elton John AIDS Foundation during one of the star’s weekend performances at Dodger Stadium, the last North American stop on his final tour. The team’s principal owner, Mark Walter, and Dodgers co-owner Billie Jean King presented a symbolic giant check at Saturday night’s show. John thanked the team for its generosity and called Dodger Stadium “an iconic venue which has meant so much to me and my career.” John made his 1970 U.S. debut at a local nightclub, the Troubadour, and surged to stardom, famously appearing at Dodger Stadium in sequined Dodgers uniforms in 1975.

When the Twins started attacking what team president Dave St. Peter called a brand refresh two years ago, one of the options was to bring back…

Longtime executive Billy Beane is stepping away from the day-to-day operations of the Oakland Athletics to become the senior advisor to the managing partner and will answer to owner John Fisher. David Forst will lead baseball operations, maintaining his title of general manager. The A’s are seeking to build a new ballpark in Oakland and Beane will help with that effort as well as strategic work in other broad areas. He also is free to continue pursuing non-baseball interests such as soccer and cricket ownership stakes abroad.

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The ball New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge hit for his American League-record 62nd home run has gone up for auction. Cory Youmans, who caught the ball, sold its rights to the auction house Goldin. Founder Ken Goldin says the ball will “almost certainly” bring in the highest price ever paid for a baseball. The opening bid for the ball is $1 million. Judge’s homer Oct. 4 against the Texas Rangers surpassed the AL record set by another Yankee, Roger Maris, in 1961.

Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees has won the American League MVP award, and St. Louis Cardinals slugger Paul Goldschmidt took the NL prize. After hitting 62 home runs this season to break the AL record, Judge easily beat out Los Angeles Angels two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani in an MVP race some thought might be close. The 6-foot-7 outfielder received 28 of 30 first-place votes and two seconds for 410 points from a Baseball Writers’ Association of America panel. Ohtani, last year's winner, was picked first on two ballots and second on the other 28 for 280 points. Goldschmidt won the NL award for the first time after a couple of close calls earlier in his career. Padres third baseman Manny Machado came in second.

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LOS ANGELES — This should be a banner week for Shohei Ohtani, baseball's truly global superstar. This is the week the American League most valuable player and Cy Young awards are announced; Ohtani finished fourth in Cy Young voting and is a finalist for MVP. On Thursday, Ohtani declared that he would participate in the 2023 World Baseball Classic, joining Angels teammate Mike Trout as ...

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With the galloping horses long gone, the Chicago Bears see 326 acres of opportunity at the shuttered Arlington International Racecourse. The Buffalo Bills also are making plans for a new home. Same for the Tennessee Titans and baseball’s Kansas City Royals, and on and on it goes. When it comes to construction for sports, today’s economic uncertainty is nothing compared to the promise of tomorrow. Interest rates, inflation and supply chain issues factor into the plans, according to construction and financing experts, but they haven’t been standing in the way.

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PITTSBURGH — No one should be surprised if former Steelers Deshea Townsend and Larry Foote end up as head coaches in the NFL. They are taking the traditional path to what they hope is the top of their profession, gathering valuable experience as assistant coaches. Townsend, passing-game coordinator and cornerbacks coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars, is in his ninth NFL season. Foote, ...

10 YEARS AGO (2012): Century showed no ill effects of being the top seed in the West Region tournament, sweeping aside first-round opponent Wi…

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Houston’s Justin Verlander in the American League and Miami’s Sandy Alcantara in the National League are both unanimous selections for the Cy Young Award. It’s the second time the winners in both leagues were unanimous since the award began in 1956. The 39-year-old Verlander won the award for the first time, having previously won in 2011 with Detroit and 2019 with Houston. He's the 11th player to win it three times. Verlander missed almost all of the previous two seasons while recovering from Tommy John surgery. He led the AL in ERA. Alcantara led the majors in complete games with six.

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New York City Mayor Eric Adams has announced plans for a 25,000-seat stadium for Major League Soccer’s New York City Football Club. The $780 million stadium is slated to open in 2027 in the neighborhood known as Willets Point. City officials said Wednesday that the stadium will anchor a 23-acre redevelopment project that will also include 2,500 units of affordable housing, a new public school and a hotel. The new stadium will be New York City’s first venue dedicated to professional soccer. NYCFC has played the majority of its home games at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx since joining the league in 2015.

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Academy Award winner Alejandro G. Inarritu (“The Revenant”) takes a cue from the great Italian maestro Federico Fellini with the comedy-drama “Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths” and turns a mirror on someone not unlike himself. Beginning with shots of a running human shadow trying to take flight in a desert, “Bardo” is a dream-like, art house “Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” with ...

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