Games

November 19, 2020 - 5:39 pm
Soccer fans who are also avid video game players will feel at home with the enhancements Major League Soccer is introducing for the postseason. Most MLS Cup playoff broadcasts will feature a second screen experience featuring data visualization technology, optical player tracking and enhanced...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2020, file photo, Kyle Larson gets ready to climb into his car to practice for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. NASCAR on Monday, Oct. 29, 2020, cleared Larson to return in 2021, ending his long suspension for using a racial slur while playing a video racing game. Larson was suspended in April after he used the n-word while playing an online racing game in which viewers could follow along. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)
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October 19, 2020 - 10:27 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson can return to NASCAR competition next season following a long suspension for using a racial slur while playing a video game. He was suspended in April after he used the n-word while playing an online racing game in which viewers could follow along. He was dropped...
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An End Racism sign is displayed before Game 3 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series between the Colorado Avalanche and the Dallas Stars, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 27, 2020 - 1:26 am
NHL players are discussing options to protest racial injustice after the NBA and other professional sports leagues postponed games, according to a person with knowledge of those talks. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity early Thursday because those discussions were...
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Sam Masterson
August 03, 2020 - 3:21 pm
The St. Louis Cardinals and Detroit Tigers’ four-game series at Comerica Park has been postponed after the Cardinals had more new positive COVID tests.
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Boston Red Sox baseball players practice at Fenway Park, Thursday, July 16, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
July 16, 2020 - 7:47 pm
Major league players will still hear the roar of the crowd even though the stands will be empty when the baseball season opens next week. Taking a cue from two European soccer leagues, Major League Baseball will play crowd noise from its official video game through ballpark sound systems during...
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Jacquie Cadorette
July 06, 2020 - 8:00 pm
The coronavirus pandemic has inhibited many camps from providing additional day care during the summer months, and the kids are missing out on the fun.
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FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone speaks with members of the media after the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Jacksonville, Fla. When the coronavirus pandemic forced everyone indoors — away from their everyday environments — creativity was the key. Marrone held weekly contests for his team, including a cooking competition last month with judging based solely on appearance and presentation. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
June 20, 2020 - 10:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — NFL players and coaches went home in March and stayed there for the next few months, along with most of the world. Football pads were replaced by iPads. Handshakes and high-fives gave way to emojis and video chats. When the coronavirus pandemic forced everyone indoors — away from...
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Sevilla and Betis players warm up before the start of their Spanish La Liga soccer match in Seville, Spain, Thursday, June 11, 2020. With virtual crowds, daily matches and lots of testing for the coronavirus, soccer is coming back to Spain. The Spanish league resumes this week more than three months after it was suspended because of the pandemic, becoming the second top league to restart in Europe. The Bundesliga was first. The Premier League and the Italian league should be next in the coming weeks. (AP Photo)
June 11, 2020 - 8:00 pm
When EA Sports came up with its longtime slogan, “It’s in the game,” no one thought it would apply to what was literally happening on the field. But in another twist due to the coronavirus pandemic, the video game company is playing a part in the return of two of Europe’s top-flight soccer leagues...
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Workers walk into Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Monday, May 25, 2020. Spanish league clubs are now allowed to train with groups of up to 14 players as the league stays on track to restart in less than three weeks. (AP Photo/Paul White)
May 29, 2020 - 7:11 am
MADRID (AP) — Spanish soccer matches could have the look of a video game when the competition resumes next month. The league is contemplating adding virtual crowds to the television broadcast of matches that will be played in empty stadiums because of the coronavirus pandemic. Spanish league...
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ARCHIVO - En esta foto de archivo del 9 de abril de 2020, una persona empuja una carriola frente a Old Trafford, el estadio del Manchester United (AP Foto/Jon Super)
May 22, 2020 - 12:20 pm
LONDON (AP) — Manchester United is suing the makers of the “Football Manager” video game series for allegedly infringing its trademark by using the club’s name. The English Premier League side has taken legal action against the developers of the popular football management simulation for replacing...
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