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Media consumers may be reaching limit of streaming services

A British researcher is suggesting that seven may be a magic number for American media consumers. That may be the limit to the number of streaming services, either paid or free, that many consumers want to subscribe to. The consultancy OMDIA reached that conclusion after finding that the average number of streaming services that Americans had dropped slightly to 7.06 in April, after steadily increasing in past surveys. A researcher […]

today06/16/2021 8

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Tokyo Olympics still undecided on fans — or no fans at all

TOKYO (AP) — The question of allowing any fans at all into Tokyo Olympic venues is still being debated with a decision unlikely to be announced before the end of the month. That would be just a few weeks before the Olympics are to open on July 23. Fans from abroad have already been banned. Tokyo organizing committee president Seiko Hashimoto originally said she would announce a decision in April […]

today06/11/2021 3

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Medina Spirit drug test confirmed; Baffert suspended 2 years

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Trainer Bob Baffert has been suspended for two years by Churchill Downs after an additional drug test of Medina Spirit confirmed the presence of the steroid betamethasone in the Kentucky Derby winner's system. Disqualification of Medina Spirit could be next. The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission is still completing its investigation before making that ruling. But Baffert won't be able to enter any horses in the Kentucky […]

today06/03/2021 8

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One more thrill: Phil Mickelson wins at 50 in raucous PGA

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Phil Mickelson showed he's still the people's champion by winning his sixth and most unlikely major at the PGA Championship. With fans screaming his name as they lined the dunes at Kiawah Island, the 50-year-old Mickelson held off Brooks Koepka and Louis Oosthuizen by two shots to become the oldest major champion in history. Mickelson emerged from a throng of swarming fans onto the 18th […]

today05/24/2021 12

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With hits now scarce, no-hitters on the rise

Sometimes, the simplest explanation is the valid one. The number of hits per game in the major leagues has plummeted, so no-hitters are on the rise. Even so, this season has been a bit extreme. Yankees right-hander Corey Kluber pitched the majors' sixth no-hitter against the Rangers, just a night after Spencer Turnbull's gem, and 2021 is on pace to obliterate the modern record of seven no-hitters in a season. […]

today05/20/2021 7

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Cindric romps in NASCAR Xfinity Series victory at Dover

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Austin Cindric dominated late at Dover International Speedway and won his third Xfinity Series race of the season. Cindric led the final 51 laps and won his 11th career race in the series. Josh Berry was second and Justin Allgaier was third. Cindric stood in the window and pumped his fists toward thousands of fans who turned out at Dover a year after they were prevented […]

today05/17/2021 9

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Bowman parks 48 in familiar spot in victory lane at Dover

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Alex Bowman won the the NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway to led Hendrick Motorsports to a 1-2-3-4 finish. Kyle Larson was second, Chase Elliott third and William Byron fourth. Bowman led the final 98 laps. Larson led a race-high 263 laps. Hendrick Motorsports is the first team to finish 1-2-3-4 since Jack Roush in 2005. HMS led 382 of the 400 laps at […]

today05/17/2021 8

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Medina Spirit could lose Ky. Derby win; track bans Baffert

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Medina Spirit's victory in the Kentucky Derby is in serious jeopardy because of a failed postrace drug test. Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert called a news conference to announce that Medina Spirit tested positive for an excessive amount of the steroid betamethasone that is sometimes used to treat pain and inflammation in horses. Churchill Downs immediately suspended Baffert and said Medina Spirit would be disqualified […]

today05/10/2021 7

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O’s Means throws MLB’s 3rd no-hitter of season, tops M’s 6-0

SEATTLE (AP) — John Means threw the major leagues' third no-hitter this season and came within a wild pitch on a third strike of a perfect game, pitching the Baltimore Orioles over the Seattle Mariners 6-0. Means struck out 12 and walked none. Seattle's runner was Sam Haggerty after he struck out swinging on a curveball in the dirt on a 1-2 count with one out in the third inning […]

today05/06/2021 12

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