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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2018. file photo, Team Stephen center Joel Embiid, left, of the Philadelphia 76ers. leaps for the tipoff won by Team LeBron forward Anthony Davis, of the New Orleans Pelicans, during the NBA All-Star basketball game in Los Angeles. The NBA has changed the format of its All-Star Game and basketball purists are skeptical. The betting industry is curious. The changes could spark more in-game betting, which is popular in Europe but not as much in the U.S. Or, perhaps bettors will sit this one out, unsure of what to expect. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)
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February 13, 2020 - 1:08 am
While some basketball purists are skeptical about this year's new format for the NBA All-Star Game, the changes have curiosity brewing within the betting industry. This year the league's annual showcase is essentially multiple games within the game, which might entice more fans to get in on the...
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FILE -In this June 24, 2016, file photo, former Cincinnati Reds player Pete Rose (14) holds his place marker during a ceremony to honor the 1976 World Series champion team, before the Reds' baseball game against the San Diego Padres in Cincinnati. Rose once again asked Major League Baseball to end his lifetime ban, saying the penalty is unfair compared with discipline for steroids use and electronic sign stealing. Rose's lawyers submitted the application Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, to baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, who in December 2015 denied the previous request by the career hits leader. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
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February 08, 2020 - 5:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wants Cooperstown to open its doors for Pete Rose. Trump tweeted Saturday that baseball's career hits leader should be in the Hall of Fame. On Wednesday, Rose again asked Major League Baseball to end his lifetime ban for betting on the Cincinnati Reds while...
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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2019, file photo, patrons visit the sports betting area of Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I. Gambling regulators and sports books in several U.S. states are preparing to allow gamblers to bet on XFL games once the league’s season begins in early February 2020. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
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February 07, 2020 - 2:10 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Knowing its season begins less than a week after one of the biggest betting events in America, the new XFL is embracing sports betting in a major way. The revived league owned by wrestling impresario Vince McMahon will consciously appeal to fans accustomed to betting on...
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In this aerial photo released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, mourners attend a funeral ceremony for Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani and his comrades, who were killed in Iraq in a U.S. drone strike on Friday, in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. The processions mark the first time Iran honored a single man with a multi-city ceremony. Not even Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who founded the Islamic Republic, received such a processional with his death in 1989. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)
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January 07, 2020 - 6:25 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. STAMPEDE ERUPTS AT IRAN GENERAL’S FUNERAL More than 30 people were killed and nearly 200 injured during the procession for Gen. Qassem Soleimani, killed in a U.S. airstrike last week. 2. US...
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FILE - In this March 19, 2019, file photo, video screens display the types of bets that can be placed at the Golden 1 Center's Skyloft Predictive Gaming Lounge, in Sacramento, Calif. Professional sports leagues have found a way to cash in by selling their official data to gambling companies, making the case that the leagues are creating new products for gamblers to bet on. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
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January 07, 2020 - 1:51 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Professional sports leagues struck out in their quest for a cut of sports betting money by claiming they needed payments to help protect the integrity of games. They also fumbled an attempt to claim a share of betting proceeds by saying the games are the intellectual...
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June 21, 2019 - 1:57 pm
By Eli Hershkovich With the 2019 NBA Draft concluded, most will have their attention turned towards free agency and title futures . But there’s also value to be had while betting on the Rookie of the Year (ROY) award. Considering six of the past 10 winners manned the point guard position, it’s...
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June 10, 2019 - 11:55 am
By Eli Hershkovich With legalized sports betting in eight states (Nevada, Delaware, New Jersey, Mississippi, West Virginia, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island) and bills passed in eight other locations (New York, Arkansas, Montana, Washington, D.C., Indiana, Iowa, Tennessee, Illinois), there’s...
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June 07, 2019 - 1:41 pm
The last leg of the horse racing's Triple Crown plays out Saturday at Belmont Park on 1 1/2 miles of dirt. With Las Vegas handicapping the Belmont Stakes, fans are given an idea of who should theoretically win the race. But that isn't always the case. Here are five of the biggest long shots to win...
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June 07, 2019 - 12:01 am
Golden State Warriors wing Klay Thompson (hamstring) was ruled out just over two hours before Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night, and the line movement reflected heavy interest on the Raptors as a result. The Warriors were seen as high as a six-point favorite on Monday, but the spread...
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Andre Iguodala celebrates a basket late in the Golden State Warriors' win over the Toronto Raptors in Game 2 of the 2019 NBA Finals.
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June 03, 2019 - 1:30 pm
The Golden State Warriors held off the Toronto Raptors in the waning seconds of Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night thanks to Andre Iguodala’s game-clinching 3-pointer. The 15-year veteran finished with eight points, eight rebounds and six assists. Igoudala also provided sound on-ball defense...
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