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Iowa plays Penn State during the first half of an NCAA college football game at Kinnick Stadium, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Iowa City, Iowa. Penn State won 17-12. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney)
October 16, 2019 - 2:53 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Graduation rates among college athletes continue to hit record highs. The NCAA's most recent statistics, released Wednesday, show 89% of all athletes who enrolled in college in 2012 earned degrees, an increase of 1 percentage point over last year's all-time high. That's nearly...
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Dr. Paolo Adami explains the use of a heat measuring sensor at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. There are around 200 endurance athletes at the world championships swallowing a capsule as part of an IAAF research project on the effects of heat. They couldn't have picked a better time or place in Doha, where the temperatures are soaring. The data could be used to help athletes prepare for the Tokyo Games in less than a year and where conditions are expected to be every bit as stifling. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
October 04, 2019 - 11:28 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The stopwatch is only one way to measure the gains athletes are making at the world championships this year. About 200 runners volunteered to swallow red-and-white capsules that contain data transmitters. It's part of an IAAF research project on the effects of heat and body-core...
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Patience Okon George, of Nigeria adjusts her starting blocks before a women's 400 meter heat at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
October 02, 2019 - 1:23 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — With cameras in the starting blocks peering up the legs of athletes into their eyes, television viewers have been taken closer to the action than ever before at the world championships. Just too up close and personal for some athletes. “I’m not too keen about it because it’s kind...
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In this photo taken on Sept. 17, 2019, Ryan Chapman and other students starting Staffordshire University’s esports degree course play “Counter-Strike” in the school’s new London digital studio. A number of U.K. and U.S. universities are launching degrees in esports, or competitive multiplayer videogaming, to capitalize on the booming industry’s growing demand for skilled professionals. (AP Photo/Kelvin Chang)
October 01, 2019 - 8:15 am
LONDON (AP) — On their first week in class, a group of students is playing a first-person shooter video game in a sleek new digital studio. It's their introduction to the degree in esports they've all enrolled in. The group clicking away on their mice are at the University of Staffordshire, one of...
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September 26, 2019 - 3:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox's cable sports networks and some local Fox stations have gone dark for customers of satellite TV provider Dish because of a dispute over the networks' cost. Dish says the broadcast network was pulled in 17 markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston. Fox News...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2018, file photo, London Spitfire fan Rick Ybarra, of Plainfield, Ind., reacts after London won the second game against the Philadelphia Fusion during the Overwatch League Grand Finals competition at Barclays Center in New York. A new venture backed by many of video gaming's biggest publishers is unveiling a network that hopes to be to esports what ESPN has been to traditional sports. VENN is set to launch in 2020 and aims to give the fragmented esports scene a home base for content with higher production value than gamers are used to with online streaming. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
September 17, 2019 - 5:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A new venture backed by many of video gaming's biggest publishers is unveiling a network that hopes to be to esports what ESPN has been to traditional sports. VENN is set to launch in 2020 and aims to give the fragmented esports scene a home base for content with higher production...
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People eat and watch football at a Buffalo Wild Wings, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Las Vegas. MGM Resorts International and Buffalo Wild Wings are launching a mobile football game app for customers to pick favorite NFL teams, choose weekly fantasy performers and make proposition picks. Officials said the goal is to expand later at Buffalo Wild Wings in states where sports betting is legal through a mobile app called BetMGM. (AP Photo/John Locher)
September 10, 2019 - 9:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Television networks will be happy to know that ratings will go up for many of their programs next year, simply because the Nielsen company will count more people. The company whose numbers provide the currency for the TV industry says its change will begin next September, when it...
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August 23, 2019 - 7:13 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Police say six Australian men allegedly fixed matches in an online esports game and bet on the rigged results. Victoria Police raided three homes in Melbourne's suburbs on Wednesday and two more homes on Friday, arresting six men aged 19 to 22. The investigation began in...
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Seattle Storm's Breanna Stewart, center, attends the WNBA All-Star festivities Friday, July 26, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
August 08, 2019 - 8:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA is expanding its reach in video games as its players will appear in NBA 2K20. It's not the first time that gamers will be able to use female basketball players. WNBA players appeared in NBA Live 18 in 2017. Many of the top WNBA players, including Candace Parker, A'ja Wilson...
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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2018, file photo, Fortnite superstar Tyler "Ninja" Blevins watches before an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and New York Jets in Detroit. Blevins is leaving Twitch and taking his video game live streams to Microsoft’s Mixer platform, a stunning transition that could have wide-ranging consequences for the rapidly growing industry. Blevins announced his move Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, ending a hugely profitable partnership with Twitch, a live streaming giant owned by Amazon. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez, File)
August 01, 2019 - 2:16 pm
Fortnite superstar Tyler "Ninja" Blevins has left Twitch and is taking his video game live streams to Microsoft's Mixer platform, a stunning switch that could have wide-ranging consequences for the rapidly growing industry. Blevins announced his move Thursday , ending a hugely profitable...
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