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US-Portugal match could generate big TV rating

  NEW YORK (AP) — With interest up in the World Cup, the United States match against Portugal on Sunday is poised to take a run at viewership records for men’s soccer in the United States.   The U.S. team is going for its second straight win and the early evening starting time on the [...]

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Video game athletes battling it out in California

  ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The nation’s video game athletes have gathered in Southern California to battle aliens and bad guys for cash and glory. More than 1,000 eSports players are taking part in the Major League Gaming Championships in Anaheim, which began Friday and run through Sunday, the Orange County Register (http://bit.ly/1nUF0qa ) reported. [...]

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A lack of leading ladies haunts game industry

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Where the ladies at? At last week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, June 10-12, video game developers hyped upcoming titles featuring super-soldiers, assassins, bank robbers and secret agents. They all had one thing in common: They’re men. The continued lack of female protagonists in games shown off at E3 highlighted an issue that [...]

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Dodgers’ lawyers to make case in Giant fan lawsuit

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — An expert said lost wages and medical costs for a San Francisco Giants fan disabled after a beating could total more than $37 million over his lifetime as attorneys for Bryan Stow rested their case and lawyers for the Los Angeles Dodgers prepared to present their defense. Attorneys representing the [...]

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Jane Lynch to cheer on Special Olympic athletes

  NEW YORK (AP) — The Cheerios coach from “Glee” is leading the rally for Special Olympians. Jane Lynch will attend the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics USA Games on Sunday — possibly with her signature tracksuit and bullhorn — whipping up the expected crowd of 18,000 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New [...]

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Dodgers Shut Down!

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Danks and three relievers combined on a two-hitter, Leury Garcia hit his first major league home run and the Chicago White Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 on Wednesday in the rubber game of a three-game series. Danks (4-5) allowed only two hits and one run and struck out [...]

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Nintendo reveals ‘Skylanders’-like toy line at E3

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nintendo is taking a cue from “Skylanders” and “Disney Infinity.”   The Japanese gaming giant unveiled a toy figure line called “amiibo” that will work in tandem with its video games like the toys-meet-games franchises from Activision Blizzard Inc. and the Walt Disney Co. The announcement was made in an [...]

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Yankees-Royals game postponed because of rain

  KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Manager Joe Girardi will have an extra day to contemplate ways to ignite the Yankees’ lineup. New York’s game Monday night, June 9, against the Kansas City Royals was postponed about two hours before the scheduled first pitch because of rain. The game will be made up on Aug. [...]

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