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FILE - In this April 26, 2019, file photo, traffic warden and securities stand guard near a TV screen broadcasting live of President Xi Jinping's opening speech, outside a shopping mall in Beijing. Companies who do business with China walk a fine line to stay aligned with U.S. values such as freedom of speech and democracy while avoiding offending China, where they stand to make billions of dollars. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
October 08, 2019 - 5:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The furor over a tweet by the Houston Rockets general manager in support of Hong Kong protesters is highlighting the fine line that U.S. companies must walk when doing business with China. The NBA is trying to manage that delicate relationship after Daryl Morey posted a now-deleted...
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New York Yankees' Brett Gardner, left, talks with home plate umpire Manny Gonzalez after striking out against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of Game 1 of an American League Division Series baseball game, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
October 08, 2019 - 3:11 am
A hot topic all year has been the idea of computerizing the strike zone, the rise of the robot umpires. It's drawn even more attention here in October — we've already seen a perfect example of a missed call when Marcell Ozuna was rung up in the ninth inning of Game 3 between the Cardinals and...
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September 30, 2019 - 8:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Germany's Bundesliga is moving its U.S. telecasts from Fox to ESPN, which will carry most of the matches on its digital streaming service in the latest switch from traditional broadcast networks. ESPN and the Bundesliga announced Monday they had reached a six-year agreement that...
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In this Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, photo, interpreters work in their booths during a Chef de Mission Seminar hosted by The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, in Tokyo. Next year’s Tokyo Olympics will be a fiesta for a team of about 100 interpreters. They will handle interpretation for more than 10,000 athletes representing more than 200 national Olympic committees. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
August 29, 2019 - 12:57 am
TOKYO (AP) — Alexandre Ponomarev is the chief interpreter for next year's Tokyo's Olympics. He speaks more than a half dozen languages: Russian, English, Spanish, French, German, Danish and Ukrainian. And he can get by in a handful of others. But at times, even he needs an interpreter — for...
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In this Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, photo, Oakland Athletics rookie pitcher Nathan Patterson tosses a baseball, in Mesa, Ariz. Patterson earned a contract after hitting 96 mph on the radar gun at a fan pitching challenge at Colorado’s Coors Field. He made his last appearance for the A’s in rookie league on Aug. 25, allowing a hit in 2 2/3 innings with two strikeouts against the Cleveland Indians. (AP Photo/John Marshall)
August 26, 2019 - 2:14 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Nathan Patterson never even made the varsity baseball team as a middle infielder during high school back home in Kansas. In fact, he'd strayed far from the game — running his own landscaping business and working various other jobs that included sales and software — before...
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August 23, 2019 - 8:29 pm
MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Josef Newgarden won the pole for Saturday night's IndyCar race at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. It was the second pole in succession for the series points leader, his third of the season and the eighth of his career. Newgarden sat on the pole last week at Pocono by...
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August 23, 2019 - 7:41 pm
MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Josef Newgarden will have a chance to expand his points lead in the IndyCar series with a win Saturday night at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. Newgarden was the series champion in 2017, but finished fifth last season and is on a mission to claim his second title in...
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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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Drivers in the Formula E season finale compete in the auto race in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Saturday, July 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Avery Yang)
July 14, 2019 - 12:13 pm
Sure, Formula E teams want to win and make money. That's a given. The big automobile manufacturers who fund the open-wheel electric cars that whir around tracks all over the world also have a bigger goal in mind: research and development. Brand named automakers — from BMW to Audi to Jaguar —...
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