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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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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