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Drive-in theater site could soon become convenience store

Nov. 27, 2021 08:02 AM EST

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A vacant lot in south Logan has experienced the past century in a way that might be described as “roadside Americana.” From a patch of farmland along the highway, it became the site of Logan’s first drive-in theater in 1947. And after hosting...

Tennessee Smokies to return to Knoxville after 2 decades

Nov. 18, 2021 11:37 AM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Smokies minor league baseball team will return to Knoxville after a two-decade absence thanks to an agreement among local officials to help fund a new stadium, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported. The former...

Wizards' GM Tommy Sheppard gets extension amid fast start

Nov. 17, 2021 22:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wizards general manager Tommy Sheppard has received a contract extension amid Washington's fast start to the season. Monumental Sports & Entertainment announced Wednesday that Sheppard and Sashi Brown signed multiyear extensions and received...

Staples Center is changing its name to Crypto.com Arena

Nov. 17, 2021 08:10 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Staples Center is getting a new name. Starting Christmas Day, it will be Crypto.com Arena. The downtown Los Angeles home of the NBA's Lakers and Clippers, the NHL's Kings and the WNBA's Sparks will change its name after 22 years of operation, arena...

South Bend baseball team owner planning stadium expansion

Nov. 13, 2021 10:16 AM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The owner of South Bend’s minor league baseball team is working on plans for a major expansion and upgrades to the city’s 33-year-old stadium. South Bend Cubs owner Andrew Berlin said he envisions adding an upper deck above the current...

Fox Sports heads to Naval Academy for military salute

Nov. 05, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

Fox Sports could have had one of the more intriguing games of the week with Green Bay visiting Kansas City — until Aaron Rodgers went into the NFL's COVID-19 protocol, ending a potential shootout with Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Fox is taking its pregame show on...

Honolulu relaxes COVID rules, allows venues at max capacity

Oct. 27, 2021 21:38 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Starting next week, Honolulu will allow outdoor and indoor entertainment venues to operate at full capacity with vaccinated attendees, the mayor said Wednesday as he announced the city's latest measures easing coronavirus restrictions. Patrons will have...

San Diego makes restaurant street dining permanent

Oct. 27, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego restaurants will be allowed to continue serving customers on sidewalks and in streets following City Council approval of new regulations that make permanent the move outdoors that helped eateries survive the pandemic. The 6-2 vote Tuesday will...

Concert halls, dining rooms open doors; Coke sales rebound

Oct. 27, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

Coca-Cola Co. is getting its fizz back. Revenue jumped 16% to $10 billion in the third quarter as stadiums, movie theaters and other venues reopened around the world. Case volumes rose 6% globally to exceed pre-pandemic volumes for the first time. ...

Stadium planned for Kansas City's women's pro soccer team

Oct. 26, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The owners of Kansas City's professional women's soccer team announced Tuesday they plan to build a $70 million stadium for the team. The stadium for Kansas City NWSL will be the first built in the U.S. specifically for a women's soccer team. ...