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June 20, 2018 - 11:19 am
LONDON (AP) — Former singles champion Lleyton Hewitt and partner Alex Bolt have received a wild card entry into the men's doubles competition at Wimbledon. Tournament organizers did not offer a wild card to British player Dan Evans, who has returned from a year-long ban after testing positive for...
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Tourists visit the Motherland Calls monument as the portrait of Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin is seen on the wall in front during the 2018 soccer World Cup in Volgograd, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. The monument commemorates the victims of the Battle of Stalingrad, in which the Red Army turned back Nazi Germany's army in Volgograd. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
June 17, 2018 - 10:37 am
VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — British police says 98 percent of the fans banned from traveling to the World Cup because of hooliganism fears have surrendered their passports. Football banning orders are in place on 1,312 fans in Britain, preventing them from traveling abroad for matches over fears they...
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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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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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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 - 3:16 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on New Jersey's preparations for sports betting (all times local): 3:10 p.m. New Jersey gambling regulators have issued regulations for sports betting providers. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement posted the technical regulations on its website Wednesday...
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June 13, 2018 - 1:42 pm
Unions representing professional athletes are starting to lobby states that are considering legal sports gambling, seeking protection for athletes from threats and harassment and from those who might seek to manipulate their performance on the field for monetary gain. In a document being circulated...
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June 11, 2018 - 6:16 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gamblers in New Jersey will be able to start betting on sports by Thursday under legislation the governor signed Monday legalizing a pastime that has long lived in the shadows of organized crime and shady offshore operators. Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat, signed the bill...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2018, file photo, men watch horse racing on an array of screens at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, N.J. New Jersey’s proposed sports betting law is heading down to the wire, with final legislative approval expected on Thursday, June 7. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
June 08, 2018 - 12:01 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on whether sports betting can begin Friday in New Jersey (all times local): 11:55 a.m. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says he has given himself no timetable to act on a bill to legalize sports betting. The state Legislature passed the bill Thursday and sent it to the...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2018, file photo, men watch horse racing on an array of screens at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, N.J. New Jersey’s proposed sports betting law is heading down to the wire, with final legislative approval expected on Thursday, June 7. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
June 07, 2018 - 6:56 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's casinos and racetracks are waiting for the starter's gun to begin offering sports betting now that the state Legislature has approved a bill to legalize it. All eyes were on Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday, immediately after the state Assembly and Senate unanimously...
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