Sports business

November 22, 2017 - 10:25 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Internet gambling is legal in only three states, but it soon could get a big boost from the U.S. Supreme Court. Some gambling industry officials, regulators and analysts think that a favorable ruling by the high court in New Jersey's case next month seeking to legalize...
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El pitcher y jardinero japonés Shohei Otani durante una rueda de prensa en Tokio, el sábado 11 de noviembre de 2017. (AP Foto/Koji Sasahara)
November 21, 2017 - 7:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the agreement tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball, it's Japanese counterpart and the American players' union agreed Tuesday to a new posting system that could allow Japanese star pitcher-outfielder Shohei Ohtani to be put up for bid next week...
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FILE-This Sept. 4, 2015, file photo shows Atlanta Braves assistant general manager and director of pro scouting John Coppolella talking on the phone in the dugout during batting practice before a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, in Washington. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has hit the Atlanta Braves with heavy sanctions, including the loss of nine players, for rules violations committed by the team in the international player market. Manfred on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, also placed former Braves general manager Coppolella on the permanently ineligible list. Former Braves Special Assistant Gordon Blakeley, the team's international scouting chief, is suspended from performing services for any team for one year. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
November 21, 2017 - 7:00 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves lost 13 prospects and former general manager John Coppolella was banned for life by Major League Baseball on Tuesday for circumventing international signing rules from 2015-17. Former Atlanta special assistant Gordon Blakeley, who was the team's international scouting...
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November 21, 2017 - 6:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A sports marketing company whose owners have been charged with bribing top soccer officials tried to negotiate a sale to an entity associated with Paris Saint-Germain team president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, a witness testified Tuesday in federal court. As the second week of testimony...
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November 20, 2017 - 6:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Payments to the head of Peruvian soccer were masked under the name "Fiat." Money for Paraguay's boss was listed as "Honda." Excel spreadsheets detailed the cloak-and-dagger recording system of money given to "Benz," ''VW," ''Toyota," ''Kia," and "Peugeot," among others, including a...
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The Georgia Dome is destroyed in a scheduled implosion next to its replacement the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, left, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in Atlanta. The dome was not only the former home of the Atlanta Falcons but also the site of two Super Bowls, 1996 Olympics Games events and NCAA basketball tournaments among other major events. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
November 20, 2017 - 11:02 am
ATLANTA (AP) — One of the nation's largest domed stadiums collapsed Monday into a pile of jagged concrete and a vast cloud of smoke in a scheduled implosion in downtown Atlanta. Nearly 5,000 pounds of explosives were used to blast the Georgia Dome in Atlanta to smithereens at 7:30 a.m. Onlookers...
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November 20, 2017 - 7:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the NFL should suspend Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch. Lynch sat during most of the U.S. anthem and stood for the Mexican anthem before Sunday's game against the Patriots at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. Lynch has not stood for the...
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Jose Maria Marin leaves federal court in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Marin, of Brazil, is one of three former South American soccer officials on trial in a U.S. case highlighting widespread corruption in the sport's governing body. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
November 20, 2017 - 2:53 am
Hour after hour in a New York City courtroom, the schemes to corrupt world soccer are spilling out. The millions of dollars in "inducements" to secure contracts to televise matches. The bribes sought by FIFA executives with the power to determine World Cup hosts. The death threats for cooperating...
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Buffalo Bills quarterback Nathan Peterman warms up before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
November 19, 2017 - 7:37 pm
The Latest on the 11th Sunday of the NFL regular season (all times Eastern): 7:30 p.m. There wasn't much drama in the afternoon games in Week 11 of the NFL season as the Chargers and Patriots rolled and the Bengals beat the Broncos in a matchup of teams that were 3-6. The Chargers took advantage of...
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UCLA head coach Jim Mora walks the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Southern California, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
November 19, 2017 - 3:20 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA fired football coach Jim Mora on Sunday with one regular-season game left in his sixth season. Athletic director Dan Guerrero announced the shocking move one day after rival Southern California's 28-23 victory over UCLA (5-6, 3-5 Pac-12). Offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch...
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