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Nike Vision of Future: China and Soccer

Soccer Jersey, No. 1 with name Wang on back

“China might not have qualified for the World Cup this year, but Nike just made a commercial that predicts a future in which the country dominates soccer. “The ad, by Wieden & Kennedy Shanghai, imagines life in 2033, where the Chinese team is the one to beat; England is devastated …

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Eating: Chick-fil-A Testing Home Meal Kits

Chick-fil-A home meal kit enchilada

Finally, you may be able to have some Chick-fil-A on a Sunday. Chick-fil-A announced this week that it will offer cook-at-home meal kits to customers starting in Atlanta next month, and will test the idea for a possible nationwide roll-out.  The restaurant becomes the first fast food chain to offer …

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MLB to Make Amazon Official Machine Learning Partner

MLB Statcast Stats Superimposed over Photo of Diving Andrew McCutchen When he Played for the Pirates

Major League Baseball will use Amazon Web Services as its “official provider for machine learning, artificial intelligence and deep learning,” the companies announced Tuesday. MLB uses the Statcast technology in a collaboration with Amazon to analyze player performance in games and said it will work with Amazon engineers to find …

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Lawmakers Eyeing Legal Colorado Sports Bet

Las Vegas Sports Book

The action will not start until next year, but expect Colorado sports betting to become a hot topic in 2019. With state legislators from both parties already advocating for Colorado sports betting, a legislative push next year appears likely. Democratic Assemblyman Alec Garnett and Republican Assemblyman Cole Wist told Colorado Public Radio they will work toward legal sports wagering. …

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Brightline Seeing Revenue, Ridership Gains

Brightline Private Passenger Rail

The nation’s first new private passenger rail service, Florida’s Brightline, is seeing a steady increase in both riders and revenue. Brightline, which started its South Florida service earlier this year, carried just under 75,000 passengers and had ticket revenue of $663,700 from mid-January through March, and both grew each month. …

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