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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 file photo, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban watches from the crowd during NBA All-Star Saturday in Los Angeles. When the Dallas owner went on Hall of Famer Julius Erving’s podcast in February and said he told his players that "losing is our best option," the league fined him $600,000 for "public statements detrimental to the NBA." That put a spotlight on the Mavericks. So if they were planning on packing it in and trying to add more young legs in the draft for Nowitzki's expected swan song, suddenly they had to change plans. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
March 22, 2018 - 2:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — After 20 years in the NBA, Dirk Nowitzki can't be fooled. He knows when teams aren't giving an honest effort, when they are out there playing but not playing to win. "It's pretty obvious," Nowitzki said. Easy to spot, the NBA is finding tanking not so easy to stop. It's a problem...
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Tiger Woods responds to questions during a news conference at the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament at Bay Hill, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. At Bay Hill, Woods has won eight times and twice ended long victory droughts. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
March 14, 2018 - 4:12 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The future of Tiger Woods is filled with optimism because of the past. The next stop on his remarkable road to recovery from four years' worth of back trouble is the Arnold Palmer Invitational, the tournament he has won a record eight times on a course that feels comfortable to...
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A Philadelphia Eagles fan chants while waiting for the team to arrive at Philadelphia International Airport a day after defeating the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 52 in Minneapolis, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
February 05, 2018 - 8:00 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Lady Luck was most certainly not the side of Las Vegas sports books during the Super Bowl as some reported six- and seven-figure losses in part due to a seemingly deep-pocketed mystery bettor and the many records set during the game, which allowed gamblers to cash in on proposition...
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In this Jan. 24, 2018, photo, projectors light up non-working neon signs at an exhibit at the Neon Museum in Las Vegas. Starting this week, visitors will be able to see many of the city's classic neon signs just like they were decades ago through a type of augmented reality that projects realistic animations onto the non-working signs. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 30, 2018 - 2:21 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — As Frank Sinatra asks Lady Luck to stick around, the neon red lights of one of Las Vegas' most famous towering signs appear to dance under the night sky, revealing a beating heart and the rest of the marquee of a famed casino-hotel. Other rusted, dusted and broken neon signs in a...
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FILE - In this April 1, 2004, file photo, workers prepare the stage for a ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of Binion's Horseshoe Casino on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas. Forty neon signs that once drew visitors to some of Las Vegas' most iconic casino-hotels and other venues will shine again for the public starting Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, night at the Neon Museum. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta, File)
January 30, 2018 - 3:55 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — As Frank Sinatra asks Lady Luck to stick around, the neon red lights of one of Las Vegas' most famous towering signs appear to dance under the night sky, revealing a beating heart and the rest of the marquee of a famed casino-hotel. Other rusted, dusted and broken neon signs in a...
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FILE - In this April 1, 2004, file photo, workers prepare the stage for a ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of Binion's Horseshoe Casino on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas. Forty neon signs that once drew visitors to some of Las Vegas' most iconic casino-hotels and other venues will shine again for the public starting Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, night at the Neon Museum. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta, File)
January 30, 2018 - 2:06 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — As Frank Sinatra asks Lady Luck to stick around, the neon red lights of one of Las Vegas' most famous towering signs appear to dance under the night sky, revealing a beating heart and the rest of the marquee of a famed casino-hotel. Other rusted, dusted and broken neon signs in a...
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FILE - In this April 1, 2004, file photo, workers prepare the stage for a ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of Binion's Horseshoe Casino on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas. Forty neon signs that once drew visitors to some of Las Vegas' most iconic casino-hotels and other venues will shine again for the public starting Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, night at the Neon Museum. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta, File)
January 30, 2018 - 2:04 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — As Frank Sinatra asks Lady Luck to stick around, the neon red lights of one of Las Vegas' most famous towering signs appear to dance under the night sky, revealing a beating heart and the rest of the marquee of a famed casino-hotel. Other rusted, dusted and broken neon signs in a...
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November 25, 2017 - 12:15 am
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Three new upstate New York casinos have so far failed to generate the big payoffs they projected, meaning less money shared with towns, cities and counties. Slot machine and table game revenue from casinos in the Finger Lakes, the Southern Tier and Schenectady have...
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June 17, 2017 - 12:45 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — The New York Lottery is celebrating a big anniversary. Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the sale of the first ticket in 1967. New York was only the second state to begin operating a lottery after New Hampshire. State officials say more than $83 billion has been given...
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March 07, 2017 - 10:44 am
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Lottery officials say a New York couple has won $10 million on a scratch-off ticket, the single largest cash prize for scratch-off games in the state lottery's history. State officials say the winning ticket was purchased at a Stewart's Shop on Vassar Road in Poughkeepsie...
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