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FILE- This Feb. 1, 2018, file photo shows a Burger King Whopper meal combo at a restaurant in the United States. Burger King says it’s sorry for offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to Russian women who get pregnant from World Cup players. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
June 20, 2018 - 4:19 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Burger King has apologized for offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to Russian women who get pregnant by World Cup players. Critics assailed the offer, announced on Russian social media, as sexist and demeaning. The announcement was removed Tuesday from Burger King's social media...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 14, 2018, file photo, bettors wait to make wagers on sporting events at the Borgata casino in Atlantic City, N.J., hours after it began accepting sports bets. The Borgata casino in Atlantic City and Monmouth Park racetrack in Oceanport, near the Jersey shore, are the only two outlets offering sports betting in the state since it became legal in June 2018. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)
June 20, 2018 - 12:08 am
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Sports betting is bringing new business to a New Jersey casino and a horse racing track. The Borgata casino in Atlantic City and Monmouth Park racetrack in Oceanport, near the Jersey shore, are the only two outlets offering sports betting in the state since it became legal...
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Egypt goalkeeper Mohamed Elshenawy clears the ball during the group A match between Egypt and Uruguay at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
June 17, 2018 - 5:04 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — An Egypt team official has confirmed goalkeeper Mohamed Elshenawy declined to receive a player of the match trophy at the World Cup for religious reasons. The trophy, an artistic red goblet, is sponsored by Budweiser. Islam prohibits the consumption of alcohol. Egypt...
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June 15, 2018 - 3:24 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — There isn't enough legislative support to pass a bill authorizing sports wagering in New York this year, the speaker of the state Assembly said Thursday. Bronx Democrat Carl Heastie said lawmakers in his chamber have raised "significant issues" about legislation that would allow...
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FILE - This is a June 29, 2016, file photo showing Boris Becker at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. Lawyers for Becker claimed in Britain’s High Court late Thursday June 14, 2018, that Becker's role as a sports attache for the Central African Republic gives him diplomatic immunity from bankruptcy proceedings.(AP Photo/Ben Curtis, FILE)
June 15, 2018 - 10:21 am
LONDON (AP) — Retired German tennis star Boris Becker is claiming his unpaid role as a sports attache for Central African Republic gives him diplomatic immunity from bankruptcy proceedings in Britain. The three-time Wimbledon champion took up the attache role in April. His lawyers claimed in...
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This June 14, 2018 photo shows a betting ticket from the Borgata casino in Atlantic City hours after it began accepting sports wagers. The ticket predicts the Seattle Seahawks will win the next Super Bowl at 25-to-1 odds. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
June 14, 2018 - 5:05 pm
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's governor bet that the New Jersey Devils will win the Stanley Cup, while basketball legend Julius Erving bet that Philadelphia's football team will repeat as champions, placing the wagers Thursday, the day betting on professional sports became legal in the state...
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FILE – In this May 14, 2018, file photo, people make bets in the sports book at the South Point hotel and casino in Las Vegas. A day before New Jersey’s governor makes his state’s first legal wager on a sporting event, sports betting will be the main topic at a major gambling industry conference in Atlantic City. The East Coast Gaming Congress on Wednesday, June 13, will discuss where sports betting stands and what might be next now that New Jersey has won a U.S. Supreme Court case clearing the way for all 50 states to legalize it if they choose. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
June 14, 2018 - 3:38 pm
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the start of legal sports betting in New Jersey (all times local): 3:35 p.m. A Philadelphia basketball legend is betting on Philadelphia's football team to repeat as champs. Julius Erving, better known to Philadelphia 76ers fans as "Dr. J," marked the start of...
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June 14, 2018 - 8:13 am
BOSTON (AP) — A jury has ruled in favor of the Boston Red Sox in a lawsuit brought by a woman who says she sustained severe facial injuries when she was struck by a foul ball at Fenway Park. The jury Wednesday found that the team and principal owner John Henry were not negligent. Stephanie Taubin,...
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June 13, 2018 - 5:04 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Lawmakers in New York have little time left if they hope to quickly follow New Jersey in authorizing sports betting. The state Legislature plans to adjourn for the year next week, giving supporters a short window to finalize the details and pass legislation. Pending proposals...
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FILE – In this May 14, 2018, file photo, people make bets in the sports book at the South Point hotel and casino in Las Vegas. A day before New Jersey’s governor makes his state’s first legal wager on a sporting event, sports betting will be the main topic at a major gambling industry conference in Atlantic City. The East Coast Gaming Congress on Wednesday, June 13, will discuss where sports betting stands and what might be next now that New Jersey has won a U.S. Supreme Court case clearing the way for all 50 states to legalize it if they choose. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
June 13, 2018 - 4:59 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — When a New Jersey racetrack and a casino start taking bets on sporting events Thursday, they will be part of an industry primed for tremendous growth, much of it taking place on smartphones, according to a panel of national gambling experts. Speaking Wednesday at the east...
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