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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2018, file photo, NBA commissioner Adam Silver speaks to the media during All-Star basketball festivities in Los Angeles. The NBA and WNBA will now share official data with MGM Resorts International, a major win for the leagues as they prepare for the anticipated growth of sports betting across the country. The Las Vegas-based casino giant will pay the NBA for that data to use in determining outcomes of various bets. Terms of the deal announced Tuesday, July 31, 2018, were not disclosed, other than it’s a multiyear arrangement. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
July 31, 2018 - 4:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA and WNBA will now share official data with MGM Resorts International, a major win for the leagues as they prepare for the anticipated growth of sports betting across the country. The Las Vegas-based casino giant will pay the NBA for that data to use in determining outcomes...
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July 26, 2018 - 11:37 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's Tax Office has accepted a deal with Cristiano Ronaldo to plead guilty to tax fraud and pay a fine of close to 19 million euros ($22 million) in exchange for a reduced prison sentence that will likely be suspended. A source with knowledge of the deal confirmed to The...
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Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford speaks during a news conference at the ACC NCAA college football media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
July 18, 2018 - 12:42 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford expects an eventual new national rule requiring colleges to list all inactive or ineligible college players for game day following the recent Supreme Court ruling striking down a federal law barring gambling on college...
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CORRECTS SPELLING TO KAVANAUGH, INSTEAD OF KAVANUAGH - Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, center, watches events on the field from the stands before the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Washington.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 17, 2018 - 8:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, attended Tuesday night's All-Star Game in Washington. The District of Columbia appellate court judge is an avid baseball fan and a Washington Nationals season ticket-holder. Kavanaugh was taking in the game from...
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Los Angeles Lakers' Josh Hart, left, and Cleveland Cavaliers' Collin Sexton battle for the ball during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game, Monday, July 16, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 17, 2018 - 3:03 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Here's a scenario: LeBron James is four assists and three rebounds shy of a triple-double after three quarters. A bettor, who is watching at home and utilizing a mobile app, decides to gamble that James will get those assists and rebounds in the final 12 minutes. The wager then...
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Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey speaks during NCAA college football SEC media days at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
July 16, 2018 - 6:01 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey says the Supreme Court ruling that struck down a federal law barring gambling on sports could cause the league to require schools to issue weekly reports that list the status of injured or ineligible players. Speaking to reporters...
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Stewards carry off the field a person who invaded the pitch during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
July 15, 2018 - 6:50 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:43 a.m. Authorities in Moscow have charged members of the punk protest group Pussy Riot with "violation of spectators' rights" and illegally wearing police symbols when they ran onto the field during the World Cup final. The...
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FILE - In this Saturday, May 26, 2018 file photo Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with the trophy after winning the Champions League Final soccer match between Real Madrid and Liverpool at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
July 10, 2018 - 2:06 pm
Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving Real Madrid to join Italian club Juventus in a move expected to benefit the Portugal forward's tax return. Juventus said Tuesday it paid 112 million euros ($131.5 million) for Ronaldo, who signed a four-year deal with the Serie A champions. The move brings an end to a...
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Russia soccer fans celebrate their team victory against Spain in Red Square after the round of 16 match between Spain and Russia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 1, 2018. Russia shocks Spain at the World Cup, beating the 2010 champion 4-3 in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
July 02, 2018 - 12:03 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's surprise victory over Spain in the World Cup turned Moscow into one giant street party and the Kremlin was eager to join in on the celebration. The national team is doing unexpectedly well and has reached the quarterfinals after Sunday's win in a penalty shootout. On top of...
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June 25, 2018 - 8:56 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal appeals court has backed an NCAA rule requiring most football players who transfer schools to sit out a year. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago upheld a lower-court finding that NCAA transfer rules don't violate U.S. antitrust laws. Monday's decision was in a...
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