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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout smiles after scoring during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, in Tempe, Ariz. Mike Trout hit two home runs off Zack Greinke and scored four times to help the Los Angeles Angels beat the Houston Astros 9-6 on opening day. Alas, the game was played on a computer, not on the field. But as fans of the Strat-O-Matic board game can attest, make-believe box scores can be fun too. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
March 26, 2020 - 5:45 pm
Mike Trout hit two home runs off Zack Greinke and scored four times to help the Los Angeles Angels beat the Houston Astros 9-6 on opening day. Alas, the game was played on a computer, not on the field. But as fans of the popular sports game Strat-O-Matic can attest, make-believe boxscores can be...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2019, file photo, One Championship founder Chatri Sityodtong, center, gestures as Reece McLaren, right, of Australia and Danny Kingad, of the Philippines face off during the media presentation for this ONE Championship mixed martial arts fight dubbed: Dawn of Heroes, in suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines. As his mixed martial arts promotions go behind closed doors and audience free, Sityodtong says he's finding ways to thrive during the coronavirus pandemic that is shutting down sports around the globe. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)
March 26, 2020 - 3:51 am
He survived the Asian financial crisis, which wiped out entire economies and tore his family apart. As his mixed martial arts promotions go audience free, One Championship founder Chatri Sityodtong says he's finding ways to thrive during the coronavirus pandemic that is shutting down sports around...
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Kane Richey, a fifth grader at Mooreville Elementary School, concentrates as he competes in the Lee County Spelling Bee Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 in Tupelo, Miss. (Adam Robinson/The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal via AP)
March 20, 2020 - 10:04 am
The Scripps National Spelling Bee won’t be held as scheduled this year because of the coronavirus. Scripps announced its decision Friday morning, citing recommendations against large gatherings by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the ongoing state of emergency in Maryland. The bee...
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FILE - This April 3, 2019, file photo shows a preview image of the upcoming film "Toy Story 4" on state during the Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2019, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The technology that animated movies like "Toy Story" and enabled a variety of special effects is the focus of this year’s Turing Award, the technology industry’s version of the Nobel Prize. Patrick Hanrahan and Edwin Catmull won the prize for their contributions to 3-D computer graphics used in movies and video games. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
March 18, 2020 - 6:06 am
The technology that animated movies like “Toy Story” and enabled a variety of special effects is the focus of this year’s Turing Award, the technology industry’s version of the Nobel Prize. Patrick Hanrahan and Edwin Catmull won the prize for their contributions to 3-D computer graphics used in...
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Two women wearing masks dressed as sword-wielding anime characters pose for a photograph at the Middle East Film & Comic Con in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, March 5, 2020. The Middle East Film & Comic Con began Thursday night in Dubai, a city of skyscrapers and nightclubs suddenly subdued by the outbreak of the new coronavirus across the region. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
March 05, 2020 - 1:53 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As papier-mâché hand grenades and plastic assault rifles barely caught the attention of security guards, a health official in Dubai wordlessly watched over an infrared camera filming all who passed by — including a few scythe-wielding Grim Reapers. Welcome to...
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Game demonstrator Alex Chang, of New York, N.Y., hands only, uses a disinfectant wipe to clean a game console at the Nintendo Switch exhibit, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 at the Pax East conference, in Boston. A Nintendo Switch employee said that the coronavirus played a role in taking extra measures to keep gaming equipment clean at the conference. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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February 29, 2020 - 1:47 am
GENEVA (AP) — The Geneva auto show was canceled after the Swiss government put an immediate ban Friday on all large events in order to halt the spread of the new coronavirus. The Swiss ban on public and private events involving more than 1,000 people will last until at least March 15. The move...
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This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Sonic, voiced by Ben Schwartz, in a scene from "Sonic the Hedgehog ." (Paramount Pictures/Sega of America via AP)
February 16, 2020 - 1:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The redesigned “Sonic the Hedgehog” showed plenty of teeth at the box office, speeding to a $57 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday, while “Parasite” saw one of the largest post-Oscars bumps in years following its best picture win. Paramount Pictures' “Sonic the...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2018, file photo, London Spitfire fan Rick Ybarra, of Plainfield, Ind., reacts after London won the second game against the Philadelphia Fusion during the Overwatch League Grand Finals competition at Barclays Center in New York. The Overwatch League took another step in its ambitious vision when franchises in Dallas and New York hosted season-opening matches last weekend. They were the first of 52 scheduled events on OWL’s home-and-away calendar requiring teams to visit host arenas for all 20 teams spanning Europe, North America and Asia. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
February 12, 2020 - 3:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — They stood, they cheered, they booed and they boozed. Turns out, esports fans in New York aren’t much different from their traditional sports counterparts. Packing a nearly 2,000-seat venue across the street from Madison Square Garden, those supporters validated the theory behind...
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Kresimir Spajic, senior vice president of online gaming at Hard Rock International, uses a hand-held tablet computer to activate and play a slot machine located in a room behind him at the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City N.J., Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. The technology lets people use the internet to gamble on real-life slot machines that are inside the casino. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
February 10, 2020 - 4:25 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Slot machines, the bread and butter of the casino industry, long ago lost their nicknames as “one-armed bandits” when manufacturers did away with the lever gamblers had to pull in order to activate the machine, replacing it with buttons. Now, people can gamble on a real-...
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In this Feb. 6, 2020 photo, state police stand guard along the road leading into Uruapan, Michoacan state, Mexico. Uruapan, a city of about 340,000 people, is in Mexico's avocado belt, where violence has reached shocking proportions. In Uruapan, cartels are battling for territory and reports of killings are common, such as the gun massacre last week of three young boys, a teenager and five others at an arcade in what had been a relatively quiet neighborhood. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
February 10, 2020 - 11:38 am
URUAPAN, MEXICO (AP) — Alejandra Uvilla fled her home city of Apatzingan because of overwhelming violence, moving 65 miles (105 km) north to bustling, mountain-nestled Uruapan in the avocado belt of Michoacan state. Three years later, the bloodshed is even worse here. Cartels are battling for...
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