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Goodbye console? Google launches game-streaming platform

Mar. 19, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Google on Tuesday unveiled a video-game streaming platform called Stadia, positioning itself to take on the traditional video-game business. The platform will store a game-playing session in the cloud and lets players jump across devices operating on Google's Chrome browser and Chrome OS,...

In end of 20th Century Fox, a new era dawns for Hollywood

Mar. 19, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Fox Studio backlot, first built in 1926 on a Century City ranch in Los Angeles, was enormous. Before much of it was sold off in the 1960s, it was four times the size of its current, and still huge, 53 acres. Shirley Temple's bungalow still sits on the lot, as does the piano where John...

Christchurch team cancels Super Rugby match after shootings

Mar. 15, 2019 10:05 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Super Rugby match between the Christchurch-based Crusaders and Dunedin-based Highlanders on Saturday has been canceled as a mark of respect to victims of the mass shootings at two Christchurch mosques. New Zealand Rugby said the decision to cancel the Dunedin match was...

Santa Anita to ban medication, whips on race days

Mar. 14, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Santa Anita will ban the use of medication and whips on racing days after the 22nd horse fatality in 2 1/2 months occurred at the historic track Thursday. The move by owner The Stronach Group would make Santa Anita the first racetrack in the nation to impose such restrictions in a...

Dodgers ace Kershaw could miss opening day start

Mar. 4, 2019 6:52 PM EST

Clayton Kershaw might not be on the mound when the two-time NL champion Los Angeles Dodgers start the season. The lefty ace is working his way back from shoulder soreness that caused him to shut down his spring training. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said "that's fair" when asked Monday whether Kershaw might miss...

New York legislation could allow sports betting at stadiums

Mar. 1, 2019 9:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A sponsor of sports betting legislation in New York said the bill likely would allow for in-person wagering at places like Yankee Stadium and Madison Square Garden Assemblyman Gary Pretlow said Friday the legislation he announced this week is being tweaked and will have that provision...

German arena cancels concert after R. Kelly charges

Feb. 26, 2019 7:30 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German concert arena canceled its contract Tuesday with the organizer of an R. Kelly tour, days after the R&B star was charged in the United States with sexually abusing four people, including three underage girls, dating back to 1998. "Regarding the new and objective facts, we have...

R. Kelly's European concerts in doubt after new charges

Feb. 22, 2019 7:28 PM EST

R. Kelly's hopes of doing a tour of Europe in April have been all but dashed now that he is facing new criminal charges. Kelly defiantly scheduled concerts in two locations in Germany and one in the Netherlands in April despite a cloud of legal issues in the wake of the recently aired Lifetime documentary series...

New owners plan to move historic riverboat to Ohio winery

Feb. 18, 2019 1:41 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — The new owners of Cincinnati's historic Showboat Majestic plan to continue using the double-decker riverboat as an entertainment venue on the Ohio River. Adams County real estate agent Joe Brumley and his wife, Cortnee, bought the country's last floating theater for around $110,000 this...

Islanders set to play 1st-round playoff games at Coliseum

Feb. 15, 2019 6:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders say that if they qualify for the playoffs they will play first-round games at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale and any additional games at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The team and BSE Global, which operates both arenas, said Friday the decision was made in...