First-time fatherhood has suited Rory McIlroy. He has doted on daughter Poppy in the two weeks since she was born, and he felt the pang of having to leave her and wife Erica to prepare for this...
ATLANTA (AP) — Rory McIlroy was the last of 30 players to arrive Wednesday at the Tour Championship, and even with a shot at becoming the first three-time FedEx Cup champion, he had a tough time...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — With his first child due to arrive shortly, Mike Trout thought hard about skipping this shortened major league season.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Twenty-five years after "Clerks," Kevin Smith says he's crafted his "real big cinematic gravestone."
The 49-year-old writer-director-actor said a major heart attack in...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce (KEHL’-see) is tackling a new role: fatherhood.
Kelce and his wife, Kylie, welcomed their new daughter, Wyatt Elizabeth, this...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Quentin Tarantino is going to be telling a whole new brand of "Once upon a time" tale — the bedtime-story kind.
The "Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood" director is about to...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has awarded grants to five groups that promote fathers.
The Ohio Commission on Fatherhood says the two-year grants of $260,000 each are aimed at advancing the...
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — The last leg of a long journey to fatherhood — made possible through a Northeast Georgia surrogate — has begun for a European gay couple.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Fathers in the U.S. tend to be better educated than men without children, and relatively few men have children over age 40.
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Any parent will say nothing can truly prepare one for parenthood, an axiom that was true for East Hartford resident Steven Castano.
Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra has never been through a training camp like this.
Spoelstra's rule for training camp has usually been that there's a strict players-only policy at team events. He even has preferred getting out of Miami for camp, just so the team can be around each other without distraction.
MOSCOW (AP) — Having a baby is even more important than playing in the World Cup for some.
Three dads-to-be have made trips home from Russia to welcome a child, with the blessing of coaches and teammates.
On Tuesday, Fabian Delph will likely miss England's match against Colombia in the round of 16 while awaiting the birth of his third child.
"Some things in life are more important than football," England coach Gareth Southgate said Monday. "His focus needs to be with his family at this time."
Alex Ovechkin has already done a "keg stand" with the Stanley Cup, performed shirtless pushups in a fountain full of teammates and lifted hockey's prestigious trophy so often in joy that it could be considered upper-body training.
"That's my summer workout," said Ovechkin, with a smile.
WINDBER, Pa. (AP) — The role of father defines 25-year-old Nathan Cade, of Windber.
Raising three young boys on his own, the Richland High School graduate admits the nonstop demands of fatherhood can be unnerving.
"You can't do one thing by yourself," Cade said while alternately pushing the three boys on swings at the Windber Community Center playground along Graham Avenue.
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — On Friday, Nathan Otero, 35, took the day off.
The Bridgeport resident works 50 to 52 hours a week juggling two jobs, so time off is hard to come by. But Friday was a special occasion - his eldest son, Nathaniel Jr., 6, was graduating kindergarten.
David Hood has been a dad and a college football player and sometimes he had to do both at the same time.
Last year during summer workouts at Temple, little David IV, then 3, tagged along with his dad for a few days. Up at 5 a.m., Hood brought his son to the locker room, the training table, the practice field — where the youngster stretched with the team — and then the weight room.
Todd Graham has recruited and coached plenty of fathers during his 17 years in college football. Married, unmarried. Engaged, estranged. The relationships between player, mother and child have varied and, therefore, so have the ways Graham has tried to help.
Never, though, has Graham viewed fatherhood at a young age as a red flag on a player or prospect.
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Male inmates at a suburban Chicago jail have completed a program to help them be better fathers once they're released.
Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran said Tuesday the eight men are the first to graduate from the jail's Building Families Together - Fatherhood & Re-entry program.
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MIAMI (AP) — Santiago Ray Spoelstra's father is back at work.
Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, still wearing the bracelet from the hospital where his son was born, will be back on the bench Tuesday for his team's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Spoelstra missed Sunday's game at Indiana, though revealed that he didn't initially say the right thing when his wife Nikki called him to say it was baby time.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Damion Champ only knew one way to do his little girl's hair: a style he calls the emergency ghetto-fabulous ponytail.
Beyond that, his only other solution for fixing up his 6-year-old daughter's locks was to "look for women who already do hair and ask them how much they charge."
HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) — Chalk this one up to fatherhood.
At least that's what Erik Greenawalt, aka the Chalking Dad, points to when discussing his evolution as a chalk artist.
Greenawalt, 40, of North Huntingdon was working nights as a newspaper copy editor and page designer and spending the days with his daughters Jaycie, now 14, and Jenna, 11, in 2007. One day Jaycie, then 4, pointed to her sidewalk chalk and asked Greenawalt to draw her a princess.
LONDON (AP) — British diver Tom Daley and screenwriter husband Dustin Lance Black have announced that they are to become parents.
The couple is pictured in an Instagram photo Wednesday holding a picture from a baby scan.
A spokesman for Daley confirmed that "Tom and Dustin are thrilled to share that they are expecting their first child in 2018."
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NEW YORK (AP) — The Nobel Peace Prize winners will be serenaded by John Legend on Monday and for that they can thank Legend's infant daughter — and a second baby on the way.
The Grammy winner will take the stage at the Telenor Arena in Oslo, Norway, on Dec. 11 for Nobel Peace Prize Concert, a gig he takes mindful of the world he'd like to leave for his children.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. would much rather talk about the future than the past these days.
NASCAR's most popular driver continued his farewell tour with his final trip to Kansas Speedway on Sunday, politely answering the same questions about his career and legacy that he's face all season. But he lit up when he talked about next week, and a trip with his wife Amy to the doctor's office.
The couple announced last week they are expecting a baby girl.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Whenever country singer Thomas Rhett posts a video of his 1-year-old daughter, Willa Gray, or a photo of his wife, Lauren, on social media, Rhett's dad, Rhett Akins, knows exactly what fans are saying in the comments.
"There's not even a point to go look at the comments," Akins said. "It's one hundred thousand hashtag goals."
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Derrick Rose has some secrets.
He often plays chess online against random people who have no idea that their king is being attacked by the 2011 NBA MVP. He was a decent tennis and baseball player in high school. He's spent a good amount of time this summer studying the life of Albert Einstein. He watches documentaries.
Most people don't know these things. Rose doesn't care if people know these things.
NEW YORK (AP) — In real life, actor James Wolk is a new dad enjoying fatherhood and family time, but on the CBS summer drama "Zoo," he's trying to save the human race from mutant animal hybrids.
"I'm embracing it," the 32-year-old actor said of adjusting to life after the birth of his son. "I'm also in love with him. You just figure it out."
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Most men don't start their path to fatherhood at age 36, single, technically homeless, with four traumatized children and one toddler who during her waking hours can't be set down.
David Watkins took the path less traveled.
Nearly six years ago, the then-36-year-old was footloose and fancy-free. He had recently moved to Portland, Oregon, putting more than 1,000 miles between himself and most of his family, including his unstable sister and her five children.
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Arkansas coach Bret Bielema has a lot going on in his life these days.
Barely 48 hours after becoming a new father, Bielema was on the podium Monday at Southeastern Conference media days, waxing on fatherhood, embarrassing pocket dials and — of course — the upcoming football season for the Razorbacks.
Michael Phelps hasn't gotten the urge to return to swimming.
Not yet anyway.
The winningest athlete in Olympic history is clearly enjoying marriage, fatherhood and a newfound willingness to speak out on contentious issues such as doping .
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mahershala Ali's universe is expanding, personally and professionally. After almost 20 years as an actor, he's attending his first Academy Awards as a star of two of its best picture nominees: he's Taraji P. Henson's love interest in "Hidden Figures"; and he's favored to win the supporting actor Oscar for his portrayal of a compassionate drug dealer in "Moonlight."
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Education officials are planning a conference this fall to help parents learn how to lead successful initiatives in their local schools.
The program will be called Families Leading Change, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported earlier this week (http://bit.ly/2kMyKnG).
The conference will teach parents and guardians how to start local initiatives such as promoting fatherhood engagement and creating strong school wellness teams, said Charlotte Norris, the program's director.
HOUSTON (AP) — Grammy-nominated recording artist DJ Khaled has a new boss in his life: his infant son.
Khaled spoke of 3-month-old Asahd on the red carpet for the ESPN Super Bowl party Friday night in Houston.
"I'm working on my new album. I'm excited that I'm going to announce the title of my new album real soon," Khaled said. "My last album 'Major Key' has been nominated for the Grammys that's coming next week, so I'm so inspired."