• Endwell, N.Y., left fielder Justin Ryan just misses a three-run home run by Bowling Green, Ky.'s Carson Myers during the first inning of a baseball game at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    New York secures spot in U.S. championship game of LLWS

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Jude Abbadessa was 5 for 5 with six RBIs to lead Endwell, New York past Bowling Green, Kentucky 13-10 on Wednesday night for a place in the U.S. championship game of the Little League World Series.

  • In this Feb. 27, 2016, file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) shoots the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game, in New Orleans. Towns has been tabbed to be the face of 2K's mobile companion application to NBA 2K17 video game, which is set to launch on Sept. 8.
The reigning rookie of the year will be the icon cover athlete for MyNBA2K17, the latest in a series of high-profile endorsements for Towns.  (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman, File)

    Timberwolves’ Towns chosen as face of 2K mobile app

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns has been tabbed to be the face of 2K’s mobile companion application to NBA 2K17 video game, which is set to launch on Sept. 8.

  • Rhode Island reaches $25.6M deal over Schilling’s 38 Studios

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island has reached a $25.6 million settlement with two of the financial backers it sued over a disastrous deal with former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s 38 Studios video game company.

  • In this Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appears as the Nintendo game character Super Mario during the closing ceremony at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Abe's brief but show-stopping appearance as Super Mario offered a glimpse at Tokyo's plans for the 2020 games. (Yu Nakajima/Kyodo News via AP, File)

    AP Explains: Super Mario’s global appeal

    NEW YORK (AP) — Take that, Pokemon. On Sunday, the Japanese prime minister turned up at the Olympics closing ceremonies to promote the 2020 Tokyo games dressed up as Mario , the eponymous hero of the popular video game series created in 1985.

  • Daily fantasy sports resumes in New York state

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — DraftKings, FanDuel and other daily fantasy sports companies have been cleared to resume business in New York state.

  • In this Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appears as the Nintendo game character Super Mario during the closing ceremony at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Abe's brief but show-stopping appearance as Super Mario offered a glimpse at Tokyo's plans for the 2020 games. (Yu Nakajima/Kyodo News via AP, File)

    AP Explains: Super Mario’s global appeal

    NEW YORK (AP) — Take that, Pokemon. On Sunday, the Japanese prime minister turned up at the Olympics closing ceremonies to promote the 2020 Tokyo games dressed up as Mario , the eponymous hero of the popular video game series created in 1985.

  • In this April 27, 2016, file photo, John Stanton speaks during a news conference in Seattle. Major League Baseball owners approved the sale of a controlling stake in the Seattle Mariners from Nintendo of America to a group of minority owners led by Western Wireless Corp. founder John Stanton and retired Microsoft executive Chris Larson. The sale was announced in April and approved Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said the deal with close Friday or Monday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

    MLB approves sale of Seattle Mariners, Stanton to take over

    HOUSTON (AP) — Major League Baseball owners approved the sale of a controlling stake in the Seattle Mariners from Nintendo of America to a group of minority owners led by Western Wireless Corp. founder John Stanton and retired Microsoft executive Chris Larson.