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Report: 18 states may introduce sports betting bills in 2018

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A new report predicts 18 states will introduce bills to regulate sports betting this year, with 11 having a good chance of passing legislation. Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, which tracks gambling legislation nationwide, says that’s just the minimum; the firm predicts more than 30 states could introduce sports betting bills. […]

Final college football rankings of ’17, looking at ’18

ATLANTA (AP) — Alabama is the national champ again and the Crimson Tide won the championship with a bunch of freshmen coming off the bunch. The Tide will keep rolling in 2018 after finishing the 2017 season by beating Georgia to win the College Football Playoff national title . Alabama was voted No. 1 in […]

Yahoo Sports to livestream NFL games rest of month

NEW YORK (AP) — Yahoo Sports will livestream all four divisional playoff games this weekend and the conference championships as an appetizer for next season when every game from the preseason to the Super Bowl will be livestreamed on its sports app. Watching NFL games on your phone used to be mainly limited to Verizon […]

Packers to hire former browns head coach as defensive coordinator

It looks like the Green Bay Packers will hire a defensive coordinator whose last coaching job was leading the Cleveland Browns two seasons ago. Mike Pettine is expected to be hired by the Packers, according to ESPN. He was 10-22 with the Browns, which, by recent standards, is fairly good for Cleveland. His 7-9 record […]

Aquinas girls ranked No. 1, Central boys sit 4th in first AP poll

The first set of polls for Wisconsin high school basketball were released by the Associated Press this week and the undefeated Aquinas girls are ranked No. 1. The Blugolds are 12-0 as they sit atop the Division 4 rankings. Right behind them at No. 2, is 11-0 Melrose-Mindoro. Onalaska (10-3) sits ninth in Division 2. […]

GM Gutekunst part of revamped Packers front office structure

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A rare losing season without a playoff appearance led to significant front office changes for the Green Bay Packers. A new structure is in place at the top of the front-office flow chart, and new general manager Brian Gutekunst is signaling that the Packers might be a little more aggressive […]

Warriors Steve Kerr: LaVar Ball ‘the Kardashian of the NBA’

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State coach Steve Kerr called LaVar Ball “the Kardashian of the NBA” on Monday night, and said he thinks the father of Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball has zero credibility. Disgusted, Kerr made his remarks before the Warriors’ game against Denver. He was asked about LaVar Ball after the demonstrative dad […]

Minnesota’s Wiggins, Butler stomp James and Cavs

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves, like so many lesser opponents over the years, have been largely unsuccessful in trying to best LeBron James. This time, they built a lead on Cleveland as big as 41 points before the end of the third quarter. It was just another example of the difference Jimmy Butler has […]

A championship game filled with big moments

ATLANTA (AP) — Alabama’s walk-off touchdown for its latest championship win will certainly dominate much of college football’s offseason. It took several dramatic, potentially defining moments to set up what became the Crimson Tide’s 26-23 overtime victory against Georgia at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Monday night. Here are a few of the many memorable plays: […]

WATCH: Dellavedova tries to take Beal’s head off, says he was trying “to hold him up.”

There’s nothing subtle about the way Milwaukee Bucks point guard Matthew Dellavedova gets into his opponent’s heads. He does so by physically trying to remove their heads. Take Saturday, for example when Delly Defense was ejected for this play on Bradley Beal. A play he said he was simply trying “to hold him up.”   […]

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