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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, left, gestures with Joao Felix, right during a training session at the Bessa stadium in Porto, Portugal, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Portugal will face Switzerland Wednesday in a UEFA Nations League semifinal soccer match. (AP Photo/Luis Vieira)
June 11, 2019 - 4:00 am
PORTO, Portugal (AP) — When João Félix first found himself in the same locker room as Cristiano Ronaldo, he said it felt like being in a video game. "It was weird. I had never seen him live, so close to me like that," the Portuguese teenage sensation said. "I told my friends later that it looked...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2017, file photo, Kyle Kilponen, center, at the time a senior and coach for the competitive League of Legends team, prepares for team tryouts during a gathering of gamers in the Communication Arts and Sciences building on the Michigan State Campus in East Lansing. A month after the NCAA voted to table a discussion regarding esports, “League of Legends” publisher Riot Games has launched a governing body for its college and high school competitive video game activities. The Riot Scholastic Association of America will feature a six-member advisory board that oversees all “League of Legends” college competition, the company announced Wednesday. May 22, 2019. (Nick King/Lansing State Journal via AP, File)
May 22, 2019 - 6:34 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A month after the NCAA voted to table a discussion regarding esports, "League of Legends" publisher Riot Games launched a governing body for its college and high school competitive video game activities. The Riot Scholastic Association of America (RSAA) will feature a six-member...
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In this undated photo provided by The Strong Museum, packaging for the 12 finalists for induction into the World Video Game Hall of Fame sit on display in Rochester, N.Y. The World Video Game Hall of Fame fielded thousands of nominations for the Class of 2019 from more than 100 countries, hall officials said Thursday, March 21, 2019, after narrowing the field to 12. An expert committee will choose which of the finalists will be inducted May 2. Gamers can weigh in with an online ballot through March 28. ( Victoria Gray/The Strong Museum via AP)
March 21, 2019 - 2:16 pm
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The World Video Game Hall of Fame fielded thousands of nominations for the Class of 2019 from more than 100 countries, hall officials said Thursday after narrowing the field to 12. "Will 'Centipede' devour the competition? Can 'Mortal Kombat' fight its way to victory? Will '...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 16, 2012, file photo, former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, center, is followed by members of the media as he departs the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation headquarters, in Providence, R.I. Wells Fargo Securities has agreed to pay an $800,000 civil penalty to settle a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit over Rhode Island's failed $75 million deal with Schilling's 38 Studios video game company. Wells Fargo and the SEC announced the proposed settlement in filings with the U.S. District Court in Providence on Monday, March 18,2019. A federal judge must approve it. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
March 20, 2019 - 4:27 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A federal judge has approved an agreement for Wells Fargo Securities to pay an $800,000 civil penalty to end a lawsuit by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over Rhode Island's failed $75 million deal with former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's video game...
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FILE - In this July 6, 2018, file photo, Houston Astros Josh Reddick, left, Jake Marisnick (6), and George Springer do a Fortnite celebration dance after the team's 11-4 win over the Chicago White Sox in a baseball game in Houston. Managers across the league are instituting rules governing gaming, though many say they’ve left it up to players to decide when to power down the PlayStations. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
March 19, 2019 - 3:30 pm
DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Charlie Montoyo thought he would be taking a hard line against video games in his first year as Toronto Blue Jays manager. Before he could put his foot down on Fortnite, the players took it upon themselves to govern their gaming. "We're going to play less, I know that," Montoyo...
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March 19, 2019 - 10:32 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Wells Fargo Securities has agreed to pay an $800,000 civil penalty to settle a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit over Rhode Island's failed $75 million deal with former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's video game company. Wells Fargo and the SEC...
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March 15, 2019 - 1:46 pm
A major esports league is launching an experiment that could create a blueprint for traditional sports leagues eager to take their games abroad. The Overwatch League will use a full home-and-away format beginning in 2020, making it the first professional circuit in esports or traditional sports to...
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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, Kurt Busch greets fans during driver introductions prior to the start of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va. Kurt Busch arrived at Phoenix this weekend feeling like he was holding a full house. The Las Vegas native is coming off a second consecutive top-five run, this time at his home track, and felt as if his Chip Ganassi Racing team _ and their Chevrolet power plants _ were finally catching up to the Ford and Toyota teams that have dominated the early part of the Cup season. To top it off, his No. 1 team announced Friday, March 8, 2019, a new sponsorship deal with Global Poker, one of the world’s leading online gaming sites _ no small news when motorsports backing is hard to find. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
March 10, 2019 - 1:33 pm
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Turn on the Xbox, fire up the Playstation and get ready for the green flag to drop. After long embracing esports as a way to grow motorsports and engage young fans, NASCAR is taking the experience to another level. It joined 704 Games and the Race Team Alliance in victory...
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Chiquita Evans smiles after being selected as the 56th pick overall by the Warriors Gaming Squad at the NBA 2K League draft Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in New York. Evans is the first woman selected in the esports league. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
March 05, 2019 - 9:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After over three hours of sitting, waiting and stressing, Chiquita Evans heard her name called. She stood, smiled and put on a Warriors cap, striding to the stage backed by the loudest applause of the night. Someone put a microphone in front of her and asked her how it felt. That's...
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February 28, 2019 - 10:44 am
Nike has made another push into the esports market, partnering with China's premier "League of Legends" circuit to become its official provider of apparel and footwear. The traditional sports brand announced a four-year deal Thursday with Legends Pro League in China, giving Nike a presence with one...
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