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'Game of Thrones' showrunners behind next 'Star Wars' film

May. 14, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A piece of the "Star Wars" puzzle has just fallen into place. Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger says Tuesday that "Game of Thrones" showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are working on the new "Star Wars" film expected in theaters in December 2022. Iger revealed the information at the...

Revolution hire 5-time MLS Cup champ Bruce Arena as coach

May. 14, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Revolution are turning to one of the most decorated coaches in Major League Soccer to help revive a season and a franchise. Bruce Arena, a five-time MLS Cup winner and former U.S. national coach, was hired Tuesday as the Revolution's coach and sports director. He...

Chicago Fire in talks to end lease at suburban stadium

May. 8, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Fire have reached a memorandum of understanding with the owner of the MLS team's stadium that will end the team's lease. General Manager Nelson Rodriguez refused to give details of the tentative agreement Wednesday. He pointed out there is no signed agreement between the...

Car-sharing apps' rising US popularity fuels tax debate

May. 2, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — When Chris Williamson was in the market for a new family car, a timely ad and conversations with a co-worker convinced him to try something out of the ordinary. He bought a BMW 3 Series convertible and covers the payments by renting it to strangers on a peer-to-peer car sharing app called...

Karaoke, ax-throwing sites want to sell beer under Utah law

May. 2, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — At least one lawmaker thinks people should have beer with their karaoke — even in conservative Utah. A new liquor law in the state has come under scrutiny by legislators and business owners after beer licenses were denied to a karaoke lounge and an ax-throwing venue. Democratic...

'Avengers: Endgame' obliterates records with $1.2B opening

Apr. 28, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The universe belongs to Marvel. "Avengers: Endgame" shattered the record for biggest opening weekend with an estimated $350 million in ticket sales domestically and $1.2 billion globally, reaching a new pinnacle in the blockbuster era that the comic-book studio has come to dominate. The...

MoviePass rival Sinemia kills US movie theater subscriptions

Apr. 26, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There's another casualty among companies offering movies in theaters for a set monthly fee. Sinemia says it's discontinuing operations in the U.S., just months after it started a movie-a-day plan to fill a void left by the fall of MoviePass. Sinemia representatives had no comment on whether...

What the Heckboy: Theater near church avoids 'Hellboy' title

Apr. 25, 2019 7:46 AM EDT

DICKSON, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee movie theater that sits across from a church and next to an elementary school is promoting the latest movie in the "Hellboy" franchise as "Heckboy." The Tennessean reports the PG advertisement at the Dickson theater has caused a local buzz around the $50 million movie,...

MLS announces plans to expand to 30 teams

Apr. 18, 2019 9:55 PM EDT

St. Louis and Sacramento, California, have been invited to submit formal bids for franchises as Major League Soccer's Board of Governors formally unveiled plans Thursday to expand to 30 teams. Commissioner Don Garber made the announcement at the board's meeting in Los Angeles, pointing to expansion as one of the...

Jaguars' Khan wants 'creative solutions' to improve stadium

Apr. 18, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan wants to find "creative solutions" for the sweltering summer sun that bakes the team's stadium — and fans — early each season. One potential fix involves drones. Khan said Thursday at Jacksonville's state of the franchise...