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Apr 22, 2013

Hasbro says Monopoly contest helped lift sales

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — Hasbro reported first-quarter results Monday that beat Wall Street expectations as the toy maker benefited from an online contest that let people vote to eliminate one of its Monopoly tokens and introduce a new one. The Pawtucket, R.I., maker of G.I. Joe, My Little Pony and Transformers said revenue rose for three […]

Aug 1, 2012

C. Fraser Smith: Phelps — still winning after all these years

He’s broken the all-time record for medals won at the Olympic Games and he’s established something entirely new — the Olympics as a victory lap.

Jul 31, 2012

State panel to meet on Baltimore casino proposal

ANNAPOLIS — A Maryland panel is set to consider a decision on whether to grant a license for a proposed casino in Baltimore. The Maryland Video Lottery Facility Location Commission is scheduled to meet Tuesday afternoon in Annapolis to take up the proposal by Caesars Entertainment. Maryland voters approved a constitutional amendment in 2008 allowing […]

Jul 30, 2012

Some Olympians want marketing rules changed

LONDON — Money is probably not a worry for Sanya Richards-Ross. She has endorsement deals with BMW and Nike and is married to Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Aaron Ross, who will earn $15 million over the next three seasons. But there are restrictions on what Richards-Ross and other Olympians can promote at the London Games. That […]

Jul 20, 2012

Draft of bill to expand gambling in Md. delayed

ANNAPOLIS — A spokeswoman for Gov. Martin O’Malley says a draft of legislation to expand gambling in Maryland will not be available this week. Raquel Guillory said in an email Friday that it’s unclear when the proposal will be available for lawmakers to review. She says the administration is aiming to make the draft available […]

Jul 19, 2012

Another bid for 2024?

The United States Olympic Committee said this month that it would not compete in bidding for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in order to better position the country as a candidate to host the 2024 Summer Games.

Feb 23, 2012

From the hardwood to the courtroom

I play in three weekly basketball games at various gyms near my house. The games themselves are very different: three-pointers count for “2” in one game, “3” in another and not at all in a third; in one, the start time can be as late as 9:30 p.m. depending on the 8th grade boys’ practice […]

Feb 1, 2012

Internet exciting to Maryland lottery

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland State Lottery Agency hopes to make more money, get more exposure and have more people playing when it takes ticket sales online, said lottery Director Stephen Martino. According to its fiscal 2013 budget, the lottery anticipates $2.2 million in additional revenue through tickets for games and drawings that may be purchased […]

Nov 21, 2011

Dodgers bankruptcy judge cancels hearing

DOVER, Del. — A Delaware bankruptcy judge has canceled a hearing on a request by Fox Sports to delay consideration of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ plan to sell media rights to future games. The judge was to hear arguments Tuesday on whether to postpone a Nov. 30 hearing on approval of the Dodgers’ proposed sale […]

Oct 26, 2011

Squirmy toddler? There’s an app for that

MIAMI — There’s a new routine these days whenever Amber Mullaney goes out to eat at a restaurant. While waiting to be seated, she asks her husband to get the phone ready to hand over to their 2-year-old daughter, Tatum. The phone — with its ability to stream episodes of Dora the Explorer — is […]

Sep 28, 2011

Amazon unveils $199 Kindle Fire tablet

NEW YORK — Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Wednesday showed off the Kindle Fire, a $199 tablet computer, challenging Apple’s iPad by extending its Kindle brand into the world of full-color, multipurpose devices. Bezos also took the opportunity at a New York press event to introduce a new line of Kindle e-readers with black-and-white screens […]

Jun 16, 2011

Getaways: Baltimore Pride and Pimlico Fair

As it is the outdoor fair/festival season, we have more glorious parade/fair-like events coming up this weekend. Friday kicks off the Pimlico Fair’s three-weekend run at Pimlico Race Course at 5 p.m. The $5 admission will get you more than 100 rides and games, plenty of family-friendly entertainment and exposure to the Pimlico race course grounds. Attractions […]

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