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Police: Rapper sucker-punched man during arcade altercation

Dec. 5, 2019 12:19 PM EST

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — A rapper from Miami is accused of sucker-punching a 50-year-old man in front of his young son during a confrontation at a family arcade in South Florida. Courtney Paul Wilson, whose stage name is ABGM Spitta, was arrested Thursday on a charge of aggravated battery causing bodily harm,...

Video game maker to pay $10 million in gender bias case

Dec. 2, 2019 9:20 PM EST

The maker of popular video game League of Legends has agreed to pay $10 million to female employees to settle a broad gender discrimination case. Los Angeles-based Riot Games will pay about 1,000 current and former female employees who have worked at the company in the last five years. The case against Riot Games...

Ole Miss fires coach Matt Luke after 3 seasons, 15-21 record

Dec. 1, 2019 9:25 PM EST

Mississippi fired football coach Matt Luke on Sunday, three days after his third non-winning season ended with an excruciating rivalry game loss. Athletic director Keith Carter said in a statement the decision to change coaches was made after evaluating the trajectory of the program and not seeing see enough...

USF fires coach Charlie Strong after 3-season slide

Dec. 1, 2019 7:46 PM EST

South Florida fired coach Charlie Strong on Sunday after three seasons in which the Bulls won fewer games each year. USF made the move two days after finishing a 4-8 season with a blowout loss to rival UCF. That left Strong 21-16 overall but 4-14 since starting the 2018 season with seven straight victories....

Incarnate Word, Colorado State game will go on with no fans

Nov. 26, 2019 2:46 PM EST

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — The women’s basketball game between Incarnate Word and Colorado State will tip as planned despite a snowstorm that hit the area. But there won’t be any fans in the seats. The Rams announced they are closing Tuesday night’s game to fans out of safety concerns...

Muted launch for Google's game-streaming service Stadia

Nov. 20, 2019 5:54 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Google’s new game-streaming service Stadia demonstrates the possibilities of gaming from the cloud, but experts say it’s hindered by a lack of compelling video games and a convoluted pricing scheme. Piers Harding-Rolls, head of games research at IHS Markit, called...

NBA teams enhancing fan experience with high-tech replays

Nov. 15, 2019 11:43 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — NBA fans will soon be able to look up at the big videoboard above the court and get a different look at that deep Trae Young 3-pointer early in the first quarter. Or see a different perspective of that monstrous Giannis Antetokounmpo dunk. In a reversal of roles, NBA teams are bringing the...

Arkansas fires coach Chad Morris, who went 4-18 in 2 seasons

Nov. 10, 2019 3:07 PM EST

Arkansas fired football coach Chad Morris on Sunday after 22 games and no Southeastern Conference victories over nearly two terrible seasons. Morris finished 4-18 and 0-14 in the SEC. Arkansas made the move less than 24 hours after the Razorbacks lost 45-19 at home to a Western Kentucky team quarterbacked by...

League of Legends crowns Chinese team as world champions

Nov. 10, 2019 12:36 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Just like athletes, the champions got a big shiny trophy. Their most ardent fans screamed with delight over their crushing victory, while the vanquished opponents had the bitterness of defeat written all over their young faces. Esports still have some way to go before winning mainstream...

Nintendo 2Q net profit jumps from Switch Lite sales

Oct. 31, 2019 10:16 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo's fiscal second quarter net profit rose by nearly a third on strong sales of software for its Switch Lite game console, the company said Thursday. Net profit for Kyoto-based Nintendo Co. rose to 45.4 billion yen ($420 million) in the July-September quarter from 34 billion yen a year...