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August 14, 2019 - 3:38 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A year after two new casinos opened in Atlantic City, the seaside resort's gambling and sports betting revenue is up nearly 8%, and its top casino had its best month ever. Figures released Wednesday by state regulators show the casinos took in $323 million, an increase of...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts thanks supporters in Omaha, Neb., after winning the election against Democrat Bob Krist. The University of Nebraska's parking referees have thrown a flag after spotting Gov. Ricketts' official vehicle illegally parked outside the Huskers' football practice facility. But after further review, the penalty called Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, for parking in a reserved area was overturned, and the ticket was withdrawn. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
August 14, 2019 - 2:41 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska's parking referees have thrown a flag after spotting Gov. Pete Ricketts' official vehicle illegally parked outside the Cornhuskers' football practice facility. But after further review, the penalty called Wednesday for parking in a reserved area was...
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FILE - In this May 28, 2019, file photo, an issue of Sports Illustrated is displayed on a newsstand in New York. BlackRock is taking a sizeable stake in the parent of Sports Illustrated and the retail chains Nine West and Aeropostale, becoming the company's largest shareholder. Financial terms were not disclosed. The Wall Street Journal, which first reported the deal Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, cited anonymous sources who put the investment at $875 million, valuing the entertainment and marketing company at $4 billion, including debt. Authentic Brands Group has more than 50 brands and nearly $10 billion in annual global revenue. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
August 12, 2019 - 7:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — BlackRock is taking a sizeable stake in the parent of Sports Illustrated and the retail chains Nine West and Aeropostale, becoming the company's largest shareholder. Financial terms were not disclosed. The Wall Street Journal, which first reported the deal Sunday, cited anonymous...
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FILE - In this July 19, 2019, file photo, James Hinchcliffe stands next to his car during qualifying for the IndyCar Series auto race at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. McLaren will return to full-time IndyCar competition next season for the first time since 1979 in a partnership with existing team Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. The new venture will be renamed Arrow McLaren Racing SP and rely on Arrow SPM's current infrastructure.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
August 09, 2019 - 1:46 pm
McLaren will return to full-time IndyCar competition next season for the first time since 1979 in a partnership with existing team Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. The new venture will be renamed Arrow McLaren Racing SP and rely on SPM's current infrastructure. McLaren will be responsible for...
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The status of sports betting in each state.;
August 03, 2019 - 10:15 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana casinos are racing ahead with preparations to launch legalized sports betting in early September, looking to seize an advantage over competitors in Chicago and other nearby large markets where such wagers aren't yet allowed. A new state law approved this spring allows...
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A supporter rides on a bicycle as a worker uses a digger to clean the road of the nineteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 126,5 kilometers (78,60 miles) with start in Saint Jean De Maurienne and finish in Tignes, France, Friday, July 26, 2019. Tour de France organizers stopped Stage 19 of the race because of a hail storm as Julien Alaphilippe lost his yellow jersey to Egan Bernal. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
July 26, 2019 - 3:46 pm
VALMEINIER, France (AP) — When members of the cheese-making Bricard family say they're working to keep wolves from the door, they mean it literally. The mountain pastures where their milk-producing goats feed, high in the Alps where the Tour de France was reaching its climax this week, are also...
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In this Thursday, July 18, 2019, photo, robots of mascots of Olympics "Miraitowa," left, and Paralympics "Someity" are shown to the media at Toyota Motor Corp. headquarters in Tokyo. The mascot robots’ eyes change to the images of stars and hearts. The Japanese automaker Toyota, a major Olympic sponsor, is readying various robots for next year’s Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/Yuri Kageyama)
July 21, 2019 - 10:27 pm
TOKYO (AP) — A cart-like robot scuttles across the field to bring back javelins and discuses. A towering screen-on-wheels is designed for "virtual" attendance. The cute ones are, naturally, the likeness of the Olympic and Paralympic mascots. Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp., a major Olympic...
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Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monac, left, tries to overtake Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherland's after a pit service, during the British Formula One Grand Prix at the Silverstone racetrack, Silverstone, England, Sunday, July 14, 2019. (Photo Matthew Childs/Reuters Pool Via AP)
July 19, 2019 - 5:27 pm
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Formula One tires are getting a makeover to make them look more like the ones auto racing fans can buy for their own cars. The circuit will switch to 18-inch tires beginning in the 2021 season, one of a series of changes it is making as it embarks on a new contract with the...
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July 19, 2019 - 7:16 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC says top-tier sponsor Alibaba will run ticketing services for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, putting the Chinese online retail giant in line to do the same for future hosts Paris and Los Angeles. The International Olympic Committee says the Beijing contract...
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Employees at Rivers Casino and Resort prepare for the opening of its sports betting lounge in Schenectady, N.Y., Tuesday, July 16, 2019. New York joined the growing list of states allowing wagering on sports after the upstate casino cut the ribbon on a new betting lounge Tuesday and took its first bet — $20 on the Seattle Mariners. (AP Photo/David Klepper)
July 16, 2019 - 1:56 pm
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — New York joined the growing list of states allowing wagering on sports after an upstate casino cut the ribbon on a new betting lounge Tuesday and took its first bet — $20 on the Seattle Mariners. The state's entry comes more than a year after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted...
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