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October 02, 2018 - 7:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Big time college basketball was cast at the opening of a criminal trial Tuesday as a corrupt enterprise where major schools and their heralded coaches rely on athletic gear giants to do their dirty work, paying cash to struggling families of top-tier high school athletes to guide...
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October 02, 2018 - 9:07 am
LADUE, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to order a Missouri high school to put a 16-year-old boy on a soccer team while his family sues for discrimination. KSDK-TV reports that a federal judge denied the temporary restraining order Monday. The lawsuit is pending. The lawsuit says the boy,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2018, file photo, standout college basketball recruit Brian Bowen is photographed before an NCAA college basketball game in Columbia, S.C. A recruiter, a coach and a former Adidas executive are scheduled to go on trial in New York in a criminal case that exposed corruption in several top U.S. college basketball programs. It also led to the firing of Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino of Lousiville and sidelined the playing career of Bowen. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
October 01, 2018 - 12:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the trial in a college basketball recruiting scandal (all times local): 12:40 p.m. A jury is being chosen at a New York trial that's drawing attention to what some call the sleazy side of college basketball recruiting. Jury selection started on Monday at the trial of...
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September 27, 2018 - 6:59 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a preliminary injunction to stop Eastern Michigan University from cutting some sports programs. U.S. District Judge George Steeh ruled Thursday that financial hardship is not a defense for a Title IX violation. Two former EMU athletes filed a lawsuit...
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FILE - In this July 14, 2018, file photo, people, left, talk to tellers while placing bets at the Meadowlands Racetrack, in East Rutherford, N.J. House Republicans say they are strongly in favor of new federal regulations on sports gambling after the Supreme Court allowed states to start opening sports books. Thursday’s, Sept. 27, 2018, hearing of a House Judiciary subcommittee was the first Congress has held on the issue since the Supreme Court decision in June to strike down a law that limited sports gambling to four states. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
September 27, 2018 - 5:40 pm
House Republicans strongly favor new federal regulations on sports gambling after the Supreme Court allowed states to open sports books. At a hearing of a House Judiciary subcommittee, GOP members expressed concerns Thursday about advertisements and online gambling platforms targeting minors, as...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2014, file photo, a sign for NFL football's Super Bowl XLVIII stands in front of MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Lawyers for the National Football League argued before New Jersey's Supreme Court on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, against claims that their ticketing policies for the 2014 Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium violated state consumer fraud laws. A New Jersey man sued after he said he had to pay a substantially higher price on the secondary market because the NFL made only 1 percent of the tickets available in a lottery. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
September 27, 2018 - 2:56 pm
The National Football League defended itself Thursday against charges that its ticketing policies for the 2014 Super Bowl violated New Jersey's consumer fraud law, in arguments before the state Supreme Court that reached a granular level with disputes over words in the statute including "the" and "...
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September 26, 2018 - 5:14 pm
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The former president of the largest U.S. fuel retailer has been sentenced to 12 ½ years in prison and fined $750,000 in a scheme to defraud trucking companies. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports U.S. District Judge Curtis Collier sentenced former Pilot Flying J President...
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September 26, 2018 - 3:35 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The NFL's Super Bowl ticketing policies will be put under a microscope this week when New Jersey's Supreme Court considers claims that the league violated state consumer fraud laws leading up to the 2014 game at MetLife Stadium. If Josh Finkelman's challenge succeeds and the...
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This undated photo provided by Fox Sports 1 shows host Rachel Bonnetta on the set of FS1's first-ever linear sports gambling show LOCK IT IN at the studio in Los Angeles. As legalized sports gambling rolls across the nation, the people who make sports television are ready to ride the boom with a series of shows explicitly about betting. Fox Sports 1's "Lock It In" began daily production this week as the first of several planned major-platform shows focused on pointspreads, odds and helping their viewers to make better bets. (Fox Sports 1 via AP)
September 12, 2018 - 5:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sports and gambling have been inextricably linked for Sal Iacono ever since he was a 6-year-old trying to win baseball cards off his fellow kids in the schoolyard. As he grew up, went to law school and eventually became a television personality, Iacono's passion for betting and...
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FILE - This combination of June 1, 2018, file photos shows Minnesota U.S. Senate candidates from left, Democratic U.S. Sen Tina Smith and Republican Karin Housley. ( Star Tribune via AP, File)
September 07, 2018 - 4:07 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Karin Housley launched a campaign ad Friday that invokes her husband's hockey celebrity as she tries to close the gap in her race with Democratic U.S. Sen. Tina Smith. The ad, which is set in a hockey rink, features Housley speaking to the camera about learning the...
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