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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 - 12:26 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday his state will have sports betting "sooner rather than later," but gave himself no timetable to act on a bill to legalize it. Speaking a day after the state Legislature unanimously passed a bill to let casinos and racetracks offer sports...
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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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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 - 5:10 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the New Jersey Legislature's effort to legalize sports betting (all times local): 5 p.m. Major League Baseball, the NBA and the PGA Tour want New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy to "fix" the sports betting law on his desk to address concerns about the integrity of betting...
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June 04, 2018 - 4:36 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Professional sports leagues came out swinging against New Jersey's sports betting law on Monday, largely because it doesn't compensate them for keeping watch for corruption. But state lawmakers brushed back those concerns, telling the leagues that such payments aren't going to...
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June 04, 2018 - 4:27 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the New Jersey Legislature's consideration of a law to legalize sports betting in the state (all times local): 4:15 p.m. New Jersey's proposed sports betting law is heading for the finish line. Committees in the state Senate and Assembly on Monday advanced a bill...
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2017, file photo, Dr. Larry Nassar appears in court for a plea hearing in Lansing, Mich. Michigan State University has reached a $500 million settlement with hundreds of women and girls who say they were sexually assaulted by Nassar in the worst sex-abuse case in sports history. The deal was announced Wednesday, May 16, 2018, by Michigan State and lawyers for 332 victims. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
May 23, 2018 - 7:06 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Sports coaches, the types of paid employees who allegedly learned Larry Nassar was molesting gymnasts and other athletes before the sexual abuse scandal broke, would still not be required to report such suspected abuse to the authorities under a watered-down proposal to expand...
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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 top New Jersey lawmaker, Democratic state Senate President Steve Sweeney, urged all 50 states on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, to reject "integrity fee" payments to professional sports leagues in any sports betting legislation, calling it "extortion" for leagues to demand money for hosting honest games. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
May 23, 2018 - 6:55 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A top New Jersey lawmaker is urging all 50 states to reject so-called "integrity fee" payments to professional sports leagues in any sports betting legislation they enact. Democratic state Senate President Steve Sweeney said Wednesday it is "extortion" for the leagues to...
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San Francisco Giants' Brandon Crawford (35) runs the bases after hitting a two-run home run off Houston Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) during the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
May 23, 2018 - 12:59 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole's only major miscue against San Francisco came on a pitch to Brandon Crawford that will give his brother-in-law some bragging rights at family gatherings for years to come. Cole struck out eight over six innings to lead the Houston Astros to an 11-2 victory over the...
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May 22, 2018 - 8:35 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan House on Tuesday scaled back legislation inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual assault scandal, dropping certain measures addressed by last week's $500 million settlement between Michigan State University and hundreds of Nassar's victims and revising the time limits...
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