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HBO unleashes streaming from cable contracts

This file publicity image released by HBO shows Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen in a scene from "Game of Thrones."   HBO plans to offer a stand-alone version of its popular video-streaming service, CEO Richard Plepler said at an investor meeting at parent Time Warner Inc. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/HBO, Keith Bernstein, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Next year HBO is cutting the cord and selling its popular streaming video service HBO Go as a stand-alone product, as more Americans choose to watch the Web, not the TV. Viewers longing to see “Game of Thrones”, “True Detective” and “Veep” will no longer have to pay big bucks for cable and satellite contracts. So, is this the end of pay-TV as we know it?

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Churchill, Kentucky Downs agree on racing dates

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs and Kentucky Downs settled their differences over September racing dates that had overshadowed efforts to set next year’s calendar for the state’s tracks, state horse racing regulators said Wednesday.

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Russia’s World Cup budget feeling squeeze

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s budget for hosting the 2018 World Cup may face a squeeze as the ruble’s fall against the U.S. dollar makes imported construction materials more expensive, according to the head of the organizing committee.

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North American group nears deal to buy Bologna

In this Monday, April 16, 2007 filer, Defense attorney Joseph Tacopina gives his closing arguments in the Melanie McGuire trial in New Brunswick, N.J. Cash-strapped Serie B club Bologna is nearing a deal on being sold to a North American group. New York lawyer Joe Tacopina is slated to become the club president, with Montreal Impact president Joey Saputo the largest investor. Tacopina and Saputo will reportedly make an initial investment of 13 million euros ($16.5 million) plus provide a 7 million euros payout to the club's previous owners. (AP Photo/Patti Sapone, Pool)

BOLOGNA, Italy (AP) — Cash-strapped Serie B club Bologna is nearing a sale to a North American group.

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Jay Leno returning to series TV with CNBC car show

This May 21, 2014 file photo shows American comedian Jay Leno smiles during an interview with the Associated Press in Jerusalem.  CNBC is returning Leno to nightly television. The new show, tentatively titled "Jay Leno's Garage" and based on his Emmy Award-winning web series, will premiere in 2015, the network announced Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Leno is returning to nightly television.

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