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Buy a ticket? Psh! NFL teams selling memberships

In this July 27, 2014, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs season-ticket holders line up for pancakes before the NFL football team's training camp in St. Joseph. Mo. By making fans feel as though they’re part of the team, and offering gifts and experiences exclusive to members, the Chiefs have managed to expand their season ticket sales at a time when many franchises are having a hard time filling their stadiums. (AP Photo/St. Joseph News-Press, Todd Weddle, File)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The change made by the Kansas City Chiefs a few years ago was subtle — one word, really — yet it ushered a pronounced change in the way the franchise viewed its most important fans.

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Experts want to see NFL act on domestic violence

In this May 23, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, right, speaks alongside his wife, Janay, during a news conference, Friday, May 23, in Owings Mills, Md. Rice’s two-game suspension for domestic violence begins Saturday, a punishment handed down after grainy video showed him dragging his then-fiancee off a casino elevator unconscious Feb. 15. He has not divulged what happened in the elevator except to call his actions "totally inexcusable'' at a news conference after his suspension was announced. His assault charges could be expunged once he completes a diversion program. So the NFL gave him the only punishment he likely faces in a suspension and a fine that totals more than $500,000. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ravens running back Ray Rice is sitting out two games for domestic violence. A positive marijuana test triggered a yearlong ban for Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, costing him the 2014 season.

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Video games come of age as spectator sport

This frame grab taken from Twitch.tv shows two gamers competing and a streaming chat, at right, as visitors to the online network watch the two gamers go head-to-head. Twitch's 55 million monthly users viewed more than 15 billion minutes of content on the service in July 2014, making Twitch.tv one of the world's biggest sources of Internet traffic. (AP Photo/Twitch.tv)

NEW YORK (AP) — Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play “Pac-Man.” And for decades, kids have gathered in living rooms to marvel at how others master games like “Street Fighter II” and “Super Mario Bros.”

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Champions League draw wide open

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal celebrates his goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Cordoba at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium  in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 . (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

MONACO (AP) — Real Madrid’s Champions League title defense takes shape Thursday at one of the most open draws in years.

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Microsoft’s 3Q earnings grow 31 pct; stock falls

In this Jan. 5, 2011 file photo, Microsoft chief executive officer Steve Ballmer gives his Keynote speech for the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas. Microsoft reports quarterly earnings Thursday, April 28, 2011, after the market close.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, file)

Microsoft Corp.’s latest quarterly earnings rose 31 percent even as sales of its Windows operating system sagged.

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