Media and entertainment industry

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2018, file photo, Devin Melnyk, a long-time marijuana grower and a consultant with Pure Sunfarms, holds trimmed marijuana as it comes out of a high-volume cannabis trimming machine at a massive tomato greenhouse being renovated to grow pot in Delta, British Columbia. On Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, Canada will become the largest country in the world to legalize recreational marijuana, making it more-easily available in seven more NHL cities in addition to Denver, where it’s been legal since 2012. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
October 15, 2018 - 3:12 am
As Riley Cote took and delivered countless punches over more than a decade of junior and pro hockey, he was eager to avoid painkillers. Early on, marijuana was touted to the enforcer as a healing option. "I started noticing some therapeutic benefits," Cote said. "It helped me sleep, helped with my...
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2018 file photo, New Orleans Pelicans' head coach Alvin Gentry calls out to his team during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Chicago. "You've got to take it and use it as best you can," said Gentry, who said he resisted using some data that he was presented several years ago when he coached in Phoenix, and wound up taking that Suns team to the Western Conference finals. "But at the end of the day, I think the instincts that you have as a coach become just as important, really."(AP Photo/Jim Young, File)
October 13, 2018 - 11:05 am
Data is pored over by coaches and staff of the Orlando Magic on a regular basis. They'll dissect how far a player runs during practice, how quickly that player accelerates and decelerates, how his performance changes as the workout goes along, biometric measurements like his heartbeat or when his...
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Dirk Nowitzki of Dallas Mavericks, center, reacts against Philadelphia 76ers during the Shenzhen basketball match of the NBA China Games in Shenzhen city, south China's Guangdong province, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
October 12, 2018 - 9:51 am
It was the final minute of a preseason game between Philadelphia and Dallas, the 76ers were up by four points with the ball, and thousands of fans were screaming "defense" at the top of their lungs. A common scene, with an uncommon detail: The game was in China. "Fantastic," Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki...
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A view of the exterior of Wembley Stadium in London, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. Britain is looking to host up to 60 major sporting events over the next 15 years, including soccer’s World Cup, to assert global influence and secure trade deals after Brexit. Building on the successful of the 2012 Olympics in London and the English Premier League, hosting major sporting events is now embraced as a key instrument of soft power by British Prime Minister Thresa May’s government. The UK Sport list of sporting events being targeted was revealed hours after May’s speech to her Conservative Party conference, with the centerpiece the 2030 World Cup. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
October 11, 2018 - 3:28 pm
LONDON (AP) — English Football Association leaders have two weeks to persuade council members to overcome any opposition and back the stalled sale of Wembley Stadium to Shad Khan, the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL franchise and London-based Premier League club Fulham. The FA Council will...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James reacts after a play against the Golden State Warriors during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
October 11, 2018 - 3:06 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — There was LeBron James, still somewhat of a startling sight in purple and gold. And there were Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors, still very much the champions of basketball for now and the foreseeable future. Playing each other Wednesday night in a game...
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The CrystalBetting sports betting terminal is on display at the IGT booth during the Global Gaming Expo, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
October 10, 2018 - 7:47 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Major League Baseball and the casino industry are entrenched in their views on a league proposal to get a cut from wagers placed on the sport following the repeal of a federal ban on sports betting earlier this year. Representatives from both industries vigorously defended their...
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FILE - In this May 28, 2018, file photo, Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) celebrates with teammate Draymond Green during the second half in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Houston Rockets in Houston. A fifth straight trip to the NBA Finals would be an incredible feat. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
October 10, 2018 - 4:13 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Steve Kerr understands the NBA's business side, free agency and everything it takes to build a perennial winner with a star-studded roster like the one he coaches every day. He also knows the Warriors' dominance won't last forever. Kerr addressed that thought with his group...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2016, file photo, Chairman CBS Sports Sean McManus participates in the "CBS Sports" panel at the CBS 2016 Winter TCA, in Pasadena, Calif. CBS has signed an 11-year deal to continue broadcasting the PGA Championship, partnering with ESPN.(Photo by Richard Shotwell/In vision/AP, File)
October 10, 2018 - 1:05 pm
The PGA Championship will remain with CBS Sports and pick up a powerful partner in ESPN for weekday rounds as part of an 11-year agreement in which the networks will combine to deliver 175 hours of coverage across broadcast, cable and digital platforms. Financial terms of the deal announced...
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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2013, file photo, Arizona Cardinals tackle Eric Winston (73) watches from the sideline during the fist quarter of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, in Glendale, Ariz. Now that Eric Winston is no longer playing pro football, he's not exactly soaking up the rays in some exotic locale. He's preparing for the rest of his life by attending the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, while also handling a myriad of duties as president of the NFL players' union. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
October 10, 2018 - 2:39 am
Now that Eric Winston is no longer playing pro football, he's not exactly soaking up the rays in some exotic locale. He's preparing for the rest of his life by attending the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, while also handling a myriad of duties as president of the NFL...
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October 09, 2018 - 4:15 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis is back in the hunt for a Major League Soccer expansion franchise after the family behind the rental car company Enterprise Holdings announced a bid that calls for a new stadium built mostly with private funding. Members of the Taylor family said Tuesday that the...
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