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Drivers sit on pit road while in a rain delay during the NASCAR Clash auto race at Daytona International Speedway Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
February 12, 2019 - 7:29 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Brendan Gaughan is the son of a casino magnate and has long grasped the allure of throwing down a few bucks to wager on a sporting event. Heck, Gaughan once bet on himself in Las Vegas to win the 2004 Daytona 500. Gaughan got a stern talking to from NASCAR back in the day...
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This undated image provided by Adidas shows the shoe that Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry will wear during the 68th NBA All-Star basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. (Adidas via AP)
February 11, 2019 - 1:20 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NBA players once again will be sharing personal stories this weekend during All-Star festivities — and using basketball shoes as a platform to get their message out. When Kevin Durant takes the floor on Sunday he'll be wearing pink Nike KD 11 Aunt Pearls shoes bearing the...
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February 06, 2019 - 11:40 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Firestone has agreed to a five-year extension to remain the sole tire supplier for the IndyCar Series. The deal, announced Wednesday, runs through 2025. Firestone has worked with IndyCars for more than eight decades and enters its 20th consecutive year as the series' exclusive...
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A man watches Super Bowl LIII at the Westgate Superbook sports book, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
February 04, 2019 - 11:58 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — America's major professional sports leagues are split on how to get a piece of the action from legal sports betting after failing to get early adopting states to cut them in. But they are back in the game this year with several state legislatures considering granting them...
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This undated image provided by The Washington Post shows a scene from the company's Bud Light 2019 Super Bowl NFL football spot. (The Washington Post via AP)
February 03, 2019 - 10:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the ads of the Super Bowl (all times EST): 10:15 p.m. The Washington Post is debuting its first Super Bowl commercial, highlighting the often-dangerous work journalists do. The ad, narrated by Tom Hanks, features journalists who have been killed or disappeared. They...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2018 file photo, people make bets in the sports book at the South Point hotel and casino in Las Vegas. Las Vegas is not worried about the competition from casinos in other states that for the first time Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, will also offer football fans a chance to bet on the Super Bowl. The weekend is worth hundreds of millions of dollars to the city, which draws tens of thousands of people for the big game's weekend. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
February 01, 2019 - 8:34 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thousands of football fans from around the country converge at Las Vegas casinos every February to place their bets on the Super Bowl's winner, MVP, first touchdown scorer and hundreds of other outcomes. They cheer, boo and hold their breath as they watch every moment of the game...
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This undated image made from a video provided by Amazon shows a scene from the company's 2019 Super Bowl NFL football spot featuring Scott Kelly. Amazon pokes fun at itself as celebrities from Harrison Ford to astronaut twins Mark and Scott Kelly test products that didn't quite work out, including an electric toothbrush and a dog collar with Amazon's Alexa digital assistant. (Amazon via AP)
February 01, 2019 - 2:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — This year's Super Bowl ads are designed to entertain and go down easy, as Stella Artois brings back Carrie Bradshaw and "The Dude" and the Backstreet Boys and Chance the Rapper remix the 1990s classic "I Want It That Way" for Doritos. With ads costing more than $5 million for 30...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, file photo, snowboarder Chloe Kim smiles at an X Games press conference in Aspen, Colo. Heading to Princeton next fall, Kim is trading her board for books as she tries to blend in and become your normal college freshman. (Anna Stonehouse/The Aspen Times via AP, File)
February 01, 2019 - 2:05 am
DENVER (AP) — Snowboarder Chloe Kim has long been in a class by her herself in the lofty subjects of double corks and front-side twists. Soon, instead of defying physics, she could be learning some. And instead of making history, she will study it. Kim is trading in a few trips down the halfpipe...
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In this Monday, Jan. 28, 2019 photo, patrons visit the sports betting area of Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I. New England Patriots fans are gearing up for Super Bowl 53 by betting on the team to win over the Los Angeles Rams, the first time they can do so legally in New England. Rhode Island is the only state in the region that has launched sports betting so far. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
January 31, 2019 - 11:59 am
LINCOLN, R.I. (AP) — Given their team's success, die-hard fans of the New England Patriots have made Las Vegas like a winter home during Super Bowl week so they can enjoy a fair-weather party while placing bets on the team's chances. Their destination this time around is a lot closer. Rhode Island...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by Ram Truck Brand shows a scene from the company's Super Bowl spot. Last year, a Ram truck ad showed people doing service-oriented tasks set against audio of King’s speech, which urges people to be “great” by serving the greater good. The ad was supposed to highlight the volunteer program Ram Nation. The ad was criticized by people who objected to the use of King's speech to sell trucks. (Ram Truck Brand via AP, File)
January 31, 2019 - 11:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Advertisers that spend millions of dollars on the Super Bowl are trying to avoid what the Ram truck company did with a Martin Luther King speech or what Groupon did spoofing promos for charities. Though such messages can get attention, it's the wrong kind of attention. Groupon got...
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