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In this Nov. 13, 2018 photo shows Mark Giannantonio, president of Resorts Casino in Atlantic City N.J., examines progress on the casino's new sports betting facility it will open with DraftKings on Nov. 20. The facility is the latest in a race among New Jersey casinos, racetracks and bookmakers to have not only an online operation but also a physical facility to attract gamblers in New Jersey's fast-growing sports betting market. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
November 14, 2018 - 8:02 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — DraftKings and Resorts Casino are firing the latest shot in New Jersey's sports book arms race, with a full-fledged sports betting facility due to open in a week. The two companies told The Associated Press it will open on Nov. 20 near where patrons walk in off the...
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November 14, 2018 - 7:44 am
WAYNE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a pro football fan charged with drunken driving after a crash told police he drank too much because his favorite team isn't any good. Wayne police say 57-year-old Christopher Greyshock, of West Milford, was charged after he rear-ended another vehicle about 5:15 p...
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November 14, 2018 - 5:15 am
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A former Pilot Flying J president convicted of fraud will get to spend Christmas at home. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports an appeals court approved on Tuesday Mark Hazelwood's request to remain on house arrest until he finishes fighting his conviction. The 59-year-old...
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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2012, file photo, New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith appears before an NFL football game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. A Louisiana appellate court is set to hear the case of Cardell Hayes, the man convicted of manslaughter for fatally shooting retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith. In the appeal, Hayes’s attorneys say the judge in the case should have granted a new trial because a witness who contacted the defense a day after Hayes' conviction said he had heard two guns at the time of the shooting. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
November 14, 2018 - 4:32 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana appellate court is set to hear the case of Cardell Hayes, convicted of manslaughter for fatally shooting retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith. Hayes insisted he shot Smith in self-defense after Smith grabbed a gun and fired as the two argued following a 2016...
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November 13, 2018 - 6:19 pm
ABERDEEN, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey say a former NFL player threatened someone with a sword during an argument at a youth sports event. John "Charlie" Rogers Jr. turned himself in to Aberdeen police Monday and was charged with making terroristic threats, stalking and weapons offenses. The...
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In this Aug. 2018 photo, Jed Copham, right, along with his wife Kristi and Forrest Lucas, owner and founder of Lucas Oil Products, which is the title sponsor of BIR’s Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals each year pose for a photo. Jed Copham, the owner of Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota has died in a swimming accident off the coast of Florida. Jed Copham was 46. The raceway says Copham had been swimming from his parents' boat near Fort Myers when he went missing. The Lee County Sheriff's Office says authorities recovered his body the next day. Copham had owned the raceway near Brainerd in central Minnesota since 2006. (Barry Bergeron/Brainerd International Raceway via AP)
November 13, 2018 - 6:09 pm
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — The owner of Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota has died in a swimming accident off the Florida coast. Jed Copham was 46. Raceway officials say Copham had been swimming from his parents' boat on Sunday near Fort Myers when he went missing. According to the Lee County...
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November 13, 2018 - 4:59 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Northern Arizona University's game against Sacramento State that was postponed last weekend because of poor air quality has been canceled. A wildfire north of the Sacramento area produced smoke that made the sky hazy at the game site last Saturday night. Northern Arizona...
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In this Aug. 19, 2018, photo, former UAA Seawolves runner Marko Cheseto competes in the Skinny Raven Half Marathon during the Anchorage RunFest in Anchorage, Alaska. Cheseto, a former University of Alaska Anchorage runner who lost both of his feet to frostbite in 2011, ran his first marathon Sunday, Nov. 4, and became an American citizen two days later. (Bill Roth/Anchorage Daily News via AP)
November 13, 2018 - 4:58 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A former University of Alaska Anchorage runner who lost both of his feet to frostbite in 2011 ran his first marathon and became an American citizen last week. Marko Cheseto, 35, finished 613th overall out of nearly 53,000 runners at the New York City Marathon, the Anchorage...
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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2015, file photo, former Detroit Lions defensive back Lem Barney acknowledges the crowd after receiving a Pro Football Hall of Fame ring during halftime of an NFL football game in Detroit. Barney and his wife are suing a Detroit-area pizza chain for racial discrimination after being refused service. The lawsuit filed in Detroit's federal court Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, says Lem and Jacqueline Barney went to Happy's Pizza in Commerce Township Nov. 2. The lawsuit says that when they tried to order, the manager told them to go to Happy's Southfield location because "they would be more at home there." The Barneys are black. Southfield has a majority black population and Commerce Township is mostly white. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)
November 12, 2018 - 4:11 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Former Detroit Lions Hall of Famer Lem Barney and his wife are suing a Detroit-area pizza chain for racial discrimination after being refused service. The lawsuit filed in federal court Monday says Lem and Jacqueline Barney went to Happy's Pizza in Commerce Township Nov. 2. The...
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In a photo taken Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Bayonne, N.J., Lenny Sciascia, right, and his friend Mario DeAngelis look at betting lines for the day's sporting events before placing bets in a parking lot just off the Bayonne Bridge, which divides New York and New Jersey. Sciascia, who lives in Staten Island, N.Y., commutes regularly to places his bets from New Jersey, where online betting is legal. With sports betting being advertised all around them but the opportunity to actually do it restricted to just one nearby state, gamblers from New York and Pennsylvania are crossing bridges and tunnels into New Jersey to make legal sports bets. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
November 12, 2018 - 12:16 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — In the time it takes for a red light to turn green, Leonard Sciascia can get his sports bets made, turn around and head home. The 39-year-old man from New York City's Staten Island runs his own business selling advice on which teams to bet on. But when he wants to take...
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