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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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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 14, 2018 - 3:38 pm
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the start of legal sports betting in New Jersey (all times local): 3:35 p.m. A Philadelphia basketball legend is betting on Philadelphia's football team to repeat as champs. Julius Erving, better known to Philadelphia 76ers fans as "Dr. J," marked the start of...
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Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz tosses a strand of beads during a victory parade for the NHL hockey Stanley Cup champions Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)
June 13, 2018 - 6:07 pm
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Barry Trotz started dancing as soon as he walked into the locker room mid-celebration. Within seconds, players doused him with beer and champagne, jumped around him and hugged their beloved coach. Trotz couldn't see but still had plenty of clarity in that moment. "I could feel...
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June 13, 2018 - 9:43 am
June 20 — NHL awards, Las Vegas. June 22-23 — NHL draft, Dallas. July 1 — Free agency signing period opens.
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June 13, 2018 - 9:41 am
June 14 1922 — Gene Sarazen edges Bobby Jones and John Black to win golf's U.S. Open. 1934 — Max Baer stops Primo Carnera in 11th round in New York to win the world heavyweight title. 1952 — Julius Boros shoots a 281 at Northwood Club in Dallas to win the U.S. Open over Ed Oliver by four strokes...
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Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin, from Russia, holds up the Stanley Cup trophy during the NHL hockey team's Stanley Cup victory celebration, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at the National Mall in Washington. The U.S. Capitol rises in the background. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 12, 2018 - 6:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nine early playoff exits paved the way for the Capitals' unexpected Stanley Cup run and made the trip down Constitution Avenue all the more satisfying to the NHL champions and their fans. Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom rode the final bus down the mile-long parade route,...
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A fan carries a home-made Stanley Cup made of mostly empty beer cans as people begin to arrive for the Washington Capitals Stanley Cup victory parade on Constitution Ave., along the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 12, 2018 - 2:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Washington Capitals' Stanley Cup parade (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Barry Trotz says the Capitals are going to do it again, and T.J. Oshie led fans in a chant of "back-to-back" at the rally celebrating the Stanley Cup champions. Captain Alex Ovechkin fired up...
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FILE - In this June 9, 2018, file photo, Connecticut Sun center Jonquel Jones (35) and guard Alex Bentley (20) come off the bench cheering as the Minnesota Lynx call a timeout to stop a Sun run in the first half of a WNBA basketball game, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The Sun have the best record in the league at 7-1 and moved into the top spot in The Associated Press power poll Tuesday, June 12, 2018, for the first time. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP, File)
June 12, 2018 - 1:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Connecticut's balanced attack on offense this season is causing problems for opponents and the Sun have rolled to the best record in the league. On a given night, any of coach Curt Miller's players can lead the team on offense. The coach says the team doesn't have an alpha dog, but...
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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2017 file photo Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) listens to referee Garrett Rank (7) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings in Pittsburgh. Rank, a full-time NHL referee who played only four rounds of golf during the hockey season, was co-medallist at his qualifying site in Georgia and will play his first U.S. Open this week. Rank, of Elmira, Ont., worked 73 games during the regular season and three playoff games in his second NHL season. But his golf resume is just as impressive. He is a three-time Canadian Mid-Amateur Champion and represented Canada at the Pan-Am Games in 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, file)
June 12, 2018 - 12:33 am
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Garrett Rank is trading skates for spikes on a stage far larger than anything he has experienced. No one plays Shinnecock Hills on ice. This week is not about blue lines and high-sticking. It's about green fairways and lag putting. Rank's day job ended two months ago when...
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Fans react during a viewing party for Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the Washington Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights, Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
June 11, 2018 - 5:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom dreamed about the road less traveled. Driving down Constitution Avenue on his way to each home game since his NHL debut in 2007, he imagined the street lined with overjoyed Washington Capitals fans. "It always popped up in my head that one time we're going to...
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