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FILE- In this Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, photo, cozy sleep items are on display near a holiday section at a Target store in Edison, N.J. Cozy sweaters and soft pajamas are in for adults. Kids, meanwhile, are asking for board games featuring fake poop and pimples. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
November 23, 2018 - 4:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Cozy sweaters and soft pajamas are in for adults. Kids, meanwhile, are asking for board games featuring fake poop and pimples. Those are just some of the trends expected this holiday season, when shoppers are projected to spend as much as $720 billion, according to the National...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2017, file photo, video game players compete against one another in an esports tournament at Caesars casino in Atlantic City, N.J. The commissioner of the Esports Integrity Coalition says skill-based betting on battle royale games like Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battleground could be vulnerable to cheating. Esports gambling website Unikrn announced plans last month to bring legal skill-based betting to the U.S., allowing users to wager on themselves in games like Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battleground. Users would link their game to the Unikrn platform, and Unikrn will generate odds for the player based on his or her profile within the game. ESIC Commissioner Ian Smith says such wagering is likely to be popular, but he’s concerned the industry is not yet prepared to govern it. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)
November 21, 2018 - 8:45 pm
The commissioner of the Esports Integrity Coalition says skill-based betting on battle royale games like Fortnite and PlayerUnknown's Battleground could be vulnerable to cheating. Esports gambling website Unikrn announced plans last month to bring legal skill-based betting to the U.S., allowing...
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October 01, 2018 - 4:59 pm
FLORENCE, Colo. (AP) — The owner of a southern Colorado bowling alley has died after getting stuck in a pin setting machine. Police in Florence, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) southwest of Denver, say they responded to a call early Sunday afternoon and found 65-year-old Ector Rodriguez of Penrose...
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The Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig celebrates clinching a playoff spot after beating the San Francisco Giants in a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Jim Gensheimer)
September 29, 2018 - 8:41 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The deep, slugging Los Angeles Dodgers took a far more challenging road to their sixth straight playoffs. Despite it all, they still believe they're the team to beat for a World Series title. A surprising 16-26 start and injuries to some of their biggest stars, including a pair...
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In this Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, photo, tourists from Wales drive carts on a street in Akihabara shopping and tourist district, in Tokyo. Nintendo says it has won damages in a lawsuit against a Tokyo business that has been renting go-karts for people to drive around the city in Super Mario costumes. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
September 28, 2018 - 3:42 am
TOKYO (AP) — Those low-riding carts zipping around Tokyo will no longer be able to dress up riders as Super Mario. The Tokyo District Court ruled Thursday that Mari Mobility Development must stop renting the Super Mario costumes, and pay 10 million yen ($89,000) in damages to Nintendo Co., the game...
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St. Louis Cardinals' Adolis Garcia, right, is tagged out at home by Milwaukee Brewers catcher Erik Kratz during the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
September 26, 2018 - 11:54 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Fortunately for the Milwaukee Brewers, they didn't slip up. The Brewers clinched their first playoff spot since 2011 by ensuring at least a spot in the NL wild-card game, helped Wednesday night when a rookie St. Louis pinch-runner suddenly fell on his way to the plate in a 2-1 win...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Hicks celebrates with teammates Tyler Wade (12) and Andrew McCutchen (26) after hitting an RBI double during the eleventh inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 23, 2018 - 12:15 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Hicks and the New York Yankees reached the playoffs the same way they played the regular season: They got hurt, stood up and kept on going. Hicks doubled home the winning run in the 11th inning , just after a foul ball to an ankle sent him sprawling to the dirt face-first in...
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September 21, 2018 - 5:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time since 2005, the U.S. Army missed its recruiting goal this year, falling short by about 6,500 soldiers, despite pouring an extra $200 million into bonuses and approving some additional waivers for bad conduct or health issues. Army leaders said they signed up...
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September 21, 2018 - 8:26 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A person with knowledge of the decision says the Spanish soccer federation has rejected the league's request to play a regular-season match in the United States, putting the game in doubt. The person tells The Associated Press that the federation has sent a letter to league...
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2014, file photo, names and faces of gamers are shown as they compete in a round of the League of Legends championship series video game competition at the Penny Arcade Expo, a fan-centric celebration of gaming in Seattle. The head of North American esports operations for Riot Games has a message for concerned League of Legends fans: “We’re not cutting budget.” (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
September 08, 2018 - 3:43 pm
The head of North American esports operations for Riot Games has a message for concerned League of Legends fans: "We're not cutting budget." Chris Hopper told The Associated Press on Friday night the company has no plans to pull back on spending, insisting the North American League of Legends...
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