Sports

AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli
April 08, 2019 - 7:16 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Native American tribes have emerged as key players in the legislative debates over whether states should legalize sports betting, with some opposing the idea because it could threaten their casinos and others supporting legalization but only if they retain a monopoly. In many...
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AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File
March 02, 2019 - 10:41 am
Over the past decade, teams from California, Florida or Texas have competed in more than half the championship series in the four major professional sports — including every NBA final. That may be no surprise, considering the three states account for 27 percent of all franchises in those leagues...
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AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb, File
February 16, 2019 - 1:32 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Kerry Adamowicz hoped that a meeting with Hartford Yard Goats officials might lead to a few peanut-free days or maybe a peanut-free section at the team's Double-A baseball stadium, so her son and other children with food allergies could enjoy a game. The team decided to go a...
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AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File
February 16, 2019 - 12:45 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The NBA is bringing a pro league to Africa. The Basketball Africa League, a new collaboration between the NBA and the sport's global governing body FIBA, was announced Saturday. The initial plan is for the 12-team league to begin play in January, and former President Barack...
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AP Photo/File
February 13, 2019 - 3:44 pm
An Olympic gold medalist and a former executive at the World Anti-Doping Agency are forming an organization designed to give athletes a stronger voice in the fight against doping and the powers that police it. The group, called Global Athlete, is being organized by British cyclist Callum Skinner...
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AP Photo/Julio Cortez
January 04, 2019 - 5:17 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wants lawmakers across the country to resist a bill that would give the federal government control over regulating sports betting. The Republican said Friday at a conference of legislators that states have proven they can handle the job...
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AP Photo/David J. Phillip
December 29, 2018 - 1:55 pm
No more timeouts, see off the year, Offer a toast and close the show With champagne flutes or cans of beer — 2018 ... time to let go. ___ FIRST QUARTER Who wrote this law? By whose decree College football means SEC? Bama turns from Hurts to Tua, Saban's tribe sings hallelujah. In court, young...
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RJ Choppy
May 15, 2018 - 1:21 pm
Eight. Billion. Dollars. Let me say that one more time in case you missed it. Eight. Billion. Dollars. That is the estimated amount of money the state of New Jersey thinks that, at its maturity, it will take in per year in bets thanks to the Supreme Court opening the door to legalized sports...
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