Amusement and theme parks

In this photo provided by Starpix, James Pitaro speaks at the Paley Center for Media in New York, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro expects competition from Silicon Valley when the NFL's television contracts come up for renewal. The cable network's $15.2 billion, eight-year contract with the league for Monday night games runs through 2021. CBS, NBC and Fox and NBC have deals with the NFL that extend to 2022. Amazon, Google and Facebook could be among the bidders. (Patrick Huban/Starpix via AP)
September 12, 2019 - 2:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro expects competition from Silicon Valley when the NFL's television contracts come up for renewal. The cable network's $15.2 billion, eight-year agreement with the league for Monday night games runs through 2021. CBS, NBC and Fox and NBC have deals with the...
Read More
FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2018, file photo, Pro Football Hall of Fame president David Baker speaks during halftime of an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders in Santa Clara, Calif. Baker wants the Hall of Fame village to become a Disney World for football. To that end, a merger is planned to boost financing. The price tag has risen to nearly $900 million. (AP Photo/John Hefti, File)
August 03, 2019 - 11:15 am
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — David Baker envisions the Pro Football Hall of Fame Village as a Disney World for football. Baker, the hall president, and Mike Crawford, the village's CEO, hope to have construction resume before the end of the year. That's provided a planned merger with an acquisition company...
Read More
The car of driver Tyler Reddick sits in the pits being worked on after practice for the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race Friday, April 5, 2019, in Bristol, Tenn. The reigning Xfinity Series champion is piloting a Chevrolet at Bristol covered with country music icon Dolly Parton's face and her signature butterfly logo.(AP Photo/Wade Payne)
April 05, 2019 - 8:30 pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Tyler Reddick had his own "Hello, Dolly" moment when he saw his pink and white race car at Bristol Motor Speedway. The reigning Xfinity Series champion is piloting a Chevrolet at Bristol covered with country music icon Dolly Parton's face and her signature butterfly logo. The...
Read More
FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, Real Madrid President Florentino Perez gives a thumbs up as he arrives for the UEFA Champions League draw at the Grimaldi Forum, in Monaco. In a speech during Real Madrid’s most recent general assembly, president Florentino Perez answered questions from club members, and when asked about plans to create a women’s team, Perez didn’t answer. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, FILE)
December 10, 2018 - 4:52 am
MADRID (AP) — In a speech during Real Madrid's most recent general assembly, club president Florentino Perez spoke proudly about how esports will be part of the club's future. Perez also talked about plans for a possible Real Madrid theme park to be built in the Spanish capital. The president took...
Read More
Cleveland Indians' Edwin Encarnacion reacts after being hit by a pitch from New York Yankees reliever Chad Green during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 15, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
July 15, 2018 - 5:50 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — With a flight to catch, Michael Brantley quickly dressed and stuffed some batting gloves, cleats and other gear into a red-white-and-blue duffel bag. Brantley's headed to the All-Star Game. Before leaving, he again showed why he's going. Brantley homered leading off the eighth...
Read More
February 05, 2018 - 6:27 pm
TRUMP AND TRUMP Trump, first lady head to Ohio for rare joint policy trip WASHINGTON (AP) —The White House is responding to Monday's stock market beating by saying President Donald Trump is focused on "long-term economic fundamentals, which remain exceptionally strong." Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee...
Read More
January 26, 2018 - 3:56 pm
PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (AP) — Dolly Parton says her Tennessee amusement park "has hogged the spotlight long enough" and she's stepping aside as grand marshal of the Pigeon Forge spring parade after 32 years. A news release from Dollywood and the Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism says the grand...
Read More
Icicles form on the tritons in the Forsyth Park Fountain Tuesday morning, Jan. 2, 2018, in Savannah, Ga. Savannah is shivering through a rare bout with icy weather, with the National Weather Service predicting that up to 2 inches of snow and sleet could fall Wednesday on the typically balmy coastal city. (Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News via AP)
January 03, 2018 - 11:44 am
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on winter weather: (all times local): 11:30 a.m. The snow and ice moving into South Carolina has prompted officials to close Charleston International Airport. The airport said in a twitter message that Joint Base Charleston has closed the runways because of ice. The...
Read More
FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2011, file photo, workers walk past "Toy Story" character Woody at the construction site of the new attraction area Toy Story Land in Hong Kong Disneyland. A new 11-acre Toy Story Land is planned for Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla., in 2018, opening at the theme park's Hollywood Studios. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
December 28, 2017 - 10:49 am
If you're planning ahead to spring and summer trips, and your family loves theme parks, you'll want to know about some of the new rides and attractions debuting in the new year. DISNEY'S TOY STORY LAND One of the most anticipated openings for 2018 is Toy Story Land , expected to open early next...
Read More
Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley takes questions during a Rose Bowl news conference Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. Oklahoma plays Georgia in the New Year's Day game, in the semifinals of the College Football Playoff. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
December 27, 2017 - 8:47 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Baker Mayfield skipped the trip to Disneyland on Wednesday with his Oklahoma teammates because he was not feeling well. Mayfield was at practice , but coach Lincoln Riley said it was decided Heisman Trophy winning quarterback would be better off not going to the amusement...
Read More

Pages