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Q&A: New Jersey’s sports gambling push – Kansas City Star

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Well over 100 NFL and major-college football games have been played since Gov. Chris Christie’s Sept. 8 order that racetracks and casinos in New Jersey won’t be prosecuted if they accept wagers on sporting events. Yet so far not a cent has been bet while legal issues await resolution. A look at questions and answers about what lies ahead: — Q. Why hasn’t anyone offered sports betting yet and what…

Alan Pardew hits back at BBC Sport pundit Robbie Savage – BBC Sport

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Alan Pardew has criticised pundit Robbie Savage for writing in his BBC Sport column that the Newcastle manager sounded like a “broken man”. Savage said that it was “hard to see” Pardew keeping his job after the heavy defeat by Southampton last weekend. After his team fought back to draw 2-2 with Hull on Saturday, Pardew said: “I thought that article…

A timely reminder of everything good in sport … and life – Sydney Morning Herald

Saturday, September 20, 2014

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Armour: Devaluing of women by big-time sports must stop – USA TODAY

Friday, September 19, 2014

Misty Copeland, a soloist in the American Ballet Theatre, appears in Under Armour’s “I Will What I Want” advertising campaign. The campaign promotes a message that all women are strong, have worth and are deserving of respect.(Photo: PR Newswire) At first glance, it seems like good, harmless fun. The Washington Nationals and Detroit Tigers dress their rookies in the most embarrassing and mortifying outfits possible, then post pictures to further…

Legalization Of Sports Betting Would Be Huge Revenue Producer For Leagues … – Forbes

Friday, September 19, 2014

As legalized sports betting nears reality in New Jersey, two state lawmakers proposed this week that a fee be slapped on every bet made that would go to the professional leagues to ensure the integrity of the games. The plan by State Senator Jim Whelan and Assemblyman Vincent Mazzeo would have 0.25 percent of every bet placed go to the NBA, NFL, MLB and the NHL so they could hire…

Is sport sexist? Six sports where men & women are still set apart – BBC Sport

Friday, September 19, 2014

The world progresses at a rapid pace, but in sport it often stands still. Sometimes for decades. Sometimes for hundreds of years. On Thursday, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews announced that it will admit women as members. The 260-year-old institution sent out more than 2,400 ballot papers to its patrons, and the result was 85% for yes. …

At the Asian Games, Topsy-Turvy Sports Are Traditional, Too – New York Times

Thursday, September 18, 2014

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John Wall doesn’t love his place on Sports Illustrated’s list of the top 100 … – Washington Post (blog)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

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NJ lawmakers propose small sports betting fee to go to leagues – The Star-Ledger

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

TRENTON — Two Atlantic County lawmakers are making a peace offering to the professional sports leagues over sports betting: Using a small part of the proceeds to “protect the integrity” of games and make sure they’re not fixed. In a letter dated Monday to NBA commissioner Adam Silver, state Sen. Jim Whelan and Assemblyman Vincent Mazzeo thanked him for his comments that sports betting in cash-strapped states is “inevitable” and…

Scottish independence: What might it mean for sport? – BBC Sport

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

If homeowners displaying campaign posters in their windows was a sport, Scotland’s “yes” campaign appears to be leading the “no” team 4-0 with three minutes to play. That was certainly the impression in Glasgow’s West End last weekend, where the tightness of the polls and no-minded leanings of the bookmakers were not borne out by my less scientific methods. Of course, to continue the football metaphor, there is…

Vikings bar Peterson from all team activities – Yahoo Sports

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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Bill Targets Pro Sports Leagues’ Tax-Exempt Status – New York Times

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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‘Sports Reporters’ making musical chairs work – Springfield News-Leader

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Last SlideNext Slide Ned Reynolds, left, hosts Sports Reporters with guests Kary Booher, right, and Dennis Heim, second from right, on Tuesday.(Photo: Valerie Mosley/News-Leader) Used to be, morning sports radio in Springfield was only Ned and Scott. Reynolds and Puryear. Five days a week. All you could stand. Now tune in to “Sports Reporters” on KWTO 98.7 FM in the mornings, and who knows who you’ll hear. Reynolds is still…

CBS Sports goes in ‘different direction’ with Thursday Night Football intro – CBSSports.com

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Rihanna will no longer be a part of the CBS Sports TNF intro. (Getty Images) CBS Sports announced Tuesday it is “moving in a different direction” with its Thursday Night Football opening, beginning with the Falcons–Buccaneers Week 3 opener. “Beginning this Thursday, we will be moving in a different direction with some elements of our Thursday Night Football open,” CBS Sports said in a statement. “We will be using our…

Bill Targets Pro Sports Leagues’ Tax-Exempt Status – New York Times

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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CBS Sports goes in ‘different direction’ with Thursday Night Football intro – CBSSports.com

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Rihanna will no longer be a part of the CBS Sports TNF intro. (Getty Images) CBS Sports announced Tuesday it is “moving in a different direction” with its Thursday Night Football opening, beginning with the Falcons–Buccaneers Week 3 opener. “Beginning this Thursday, we will be moving in a different direction with some elements of our Thursday Night Football open,” CBS Sports said in a statement. “We will be using our…

Sports Direct security guard allegedly banned Jewish schoolboys and told them … – The Independent

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The two 11-year-olds were in their first full week of school at Yavneh College in Borehamwood, but the boys’ families say their “lasting memory” will be of the alleged antisemitic incident at the sports retailer’s Hertfordshire branch. According to Professor David Rosen, a solicitor and the father of one of the boys, they were singled out and refused entry while wearing their school uniforms. Other pupils, with their uniforms covered,…

Bill Targets Pro Sports Leagues’ Tax-Exempt Status – New York Times

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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CBS Sports goes in ‘different direction’ with Thursday Night Football intro – CBSSports.com

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Rihanna will no longer be a part of the CBS Sports TNF intro. (Getty Images) CBS Sports announced Tuesday it is “moving in a different direction” with its Thursday Night Football opening, beginning with the Falcons–Buccaneers Week 3 opener. “Beginning this Thursday, we will be moving in a different direction with some elements of our Thursday Night Football open,” CBS Sports said in a statement. “We will be using our…

Sports Blackout Rule On Its Death Bed – Huffington Post

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Last week, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Tom Wheeler wrote in an op-ed column, “The FCC shouldn’t be complicit in preventing sports fans from watching their favorite teams on TV. It’s time to sack the sports blackout rule for good.” I couldn’t agree more. Given all the tax advantages the NFL gets as a 501(c)(6) nonprofit, along with all the taxpayer funding NFL owners receive to build their sports palaces/cash…