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New report outlines issues around regulating sports betting

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts gambling regulators are releasing a report looking at the legalization of sports gambling in the state. The state Gaming Commission on Thursday issued a “white paper” that highlights some of the issues Massachusetts lawmakers might have to consider as they weigh legalizing sports betting. The issues include how much to tax […]

WATCH: 4-year-old boy with perfect imitation of Ryan Braun

This 4-year-old is already better at baseball than most of us will ever be. 😍 4-year-old @christopherperez_02 gives us his best Ryan Braun & @arciagiral. #ThisIsMyCrew A post shared by brewers (@brewers) on Feb 27, 2018 at 10:49am PST Related posts: Braun willing to try 1B as Brewers shift focus to win in ’18 Busy […]

Vikings, others face tough decisions as free agency nears

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Rick Spielman came to this year’s annual NFL scouting combine with a quarterback quandary. He has two first-round draft picks trying to recover from injuries and a third-stringer, who led the Minnesota Vikings to the NFC championship game. Now, instead of reaping the benefits of his smart moves and abundant riches, Spielman […]

The Latest: Contract talks with Rodgers ‘sooner than later’

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the NFL combine (all times EST): 2:15 p.m. Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst says that the team would like to extend the contract of quarterback Aaron Rodgers “sooner rather than later.” Gutekunst was asked about the two-time NFL MVP at the combine. He says that the team […]

University of Wisconsin Athletics launches safety study

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin athletics officials have launched a study into safety and security policies in the aftermath of sexual assault allegations at Michigan State. Walter Dickey, the special assistant to the university’s athletic director, told the Wisconsin State Journal that the review hasn’t been triggered by allegations, but is a preventative […]

Bill spurred by Nassar scandal concerns Catholic Church

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan bill inspired by the Larry Nassar scandal that would retroactively extend the amount of time child victims of sexual abuse have to sue their abusers is drawing concerns from the Catholic Church, which has paid out billions of dollars to settle U.S. clergy abuse cases. Michigan Catholic Conference spokesman […]

LeBron flattered by Philly fans’ free-agency fawning

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James has Philadelphia’s basketball pulse racing. The NBA superstar still hasn’t seen three billboards urging him to join the 76ers, but he’s flattered by the idea that a city would want him to play there. “That’s dope,” he said. The three billboards were unveiled on Monday on busy Interstate-480 outside […]

Michigan State, Big Ten take Midwest hoops show to Big Apple

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — What an odd year in the Big Ten. Michigan State looks Final Four-worthy but faces off-court questions. Wisconsin looks better of late but still faces a losing record. And Nebraska — Nebraska! — is up. It’s time to take this Midwest hoops show back on the road again. The Big Ten […]

Union files grievance against Marlins, A’s, Pirates, Rays

BRANDETON, Fla. (AP) — The Major League Baseball Players Association filed a grievance against the Miami Marlins, Oakland Athletics, Pittsburgh Pirates and Tampa Bay Rays, accusing the teams of failing to appropriately spend revenue-sharing money. Union spokesman Chris Dahl, speaking Tuesday at the union’s training camp for free agents, said the grievance was filed Friday. […]

Source: NFL seeking $2M from Jerry Jones over legal spats

DALLAS (AP) — The NFL is exploring options to get more than $2 million in reimbursement for legal fees from Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones over his threat to derail Commissioner Roger Goodell’s contract extension and support of running back Ezekiel Elliott’s fight to avoid a six-game suspension, said a person with knowledge of the […]

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