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It was ‘haunting’: Ballard recalls mission to Titanic site

FALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Never before publicly seen video of the 1986 dive through the wreckage of the Titanic was released by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Wednesday. The more than 80 minutes of footage on the institution’s YouTube channel chronicles the remarkable achievements of the dive led by Robert Ballard. It was the first time human eyes had seen the giant ocean liner since it struck an iceberg and sank in the frigid North Atlantic on its maiden voyage in 1912. Ballard said Wednesday that he was struck by the sheer size of the vessel, as well as the shoes of those who perished.

What’s a legal slap? Slap fight league regulators weigh in

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Athletic Commission attempted Wednesday to address what constitutes a legal slap in slap fighting. Slap fighting is a new sport in which opponents take turns striking each other in the face. Power Slap League competitors must deliver only open-handed blows and must not hit opponents below the chin, according to amended rules approved by the commission that seek to make the matches safer. The commission originally voted in October to sanction slap fighting to prevent unregulated matches and ensure competitors are safe. Commissioners, however, were concerned the rules weren’t specific enough.

Hamlin: I meant no religious disrespect for wearing jacket

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin said Wednesday he never intended to