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Tech workers find their sport in World Cup soccer – Boston Globe

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Cambridge Consultants does not run an office pool for March Madness basketball, and you are not likely to find its 35 Boston employees bantering about the latest Red Sox game at the company’s new office in the Leather District. Yet these workers, who specialize in developing medical devices, are being swept up by the World Cup soccer tournament in Brazil. Continue reading below As part of a company sweepstakes, each…

New Jersey’s Bid for Sports Wagering Rejected by High Court – Wall Street Journal

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

WASHINGTON-New Jersey’s hopes for legalizing sports gambling fizzled Monday when the Supreme Court said it wouldn’t consider Gov. Chris Christie’s bid to revive the state’s sports wagering law. The court, in a brief written order, declined to review a federal appeals court ruling from last year that said the state can’t allow betting on sports contests because of a 1992 federal law that bars most states from licensing such wagers….

Some in NJ look for way around ruling on sports bets – USA TODAY

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

This Oct. 21, 2011 file photo shows discarded losing tickets littering the ground at Freehold Raceway in Freehold, N.J. The Supreme Court on June 23, 2014, left in place a ban on sports gambling in New Jersey, rebuffing an attempt to bring betting on professional and college sporting events to Atlantic City casinos and the state’s racetracks.(Photo: Wayne Parry, AP) TRENTON, N.J. — Just because the Supreme Court left a…

Athletes from all sports weigh in on Luis Suarez’s biting ways – FOXSports.com

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Uruguay’s Luis Suarez set off a storm on Tuesday when he apparently bit Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder during a World Cup match. As you can see above, Chiellini showed off the teeth marks left by Suarez. It wasn’t only fans who took Suarez to task for the heinous act, though. Athletes from all different sports — inlcuding Evander Holyfield — took to Twitter to slam Suarez’s actions and…

Texas company to acquire Syracuse’s Sidearm Sports – The Post-Standard

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Syracuse, N.Y. — Learfield Sports, a manager of multimedia rights for colleges around the country, has agreed to buy Sidearm Sports, a Syracuse company that develops the software that runs the websites of 741 college and high school athletic programs. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. But Learfield, which is based in Plano, Texas, said it will not be making any staff changes at Sidearm. Sidearm’s leadership team, headed…

New Jersey’s Bid for Sports Wagering Rejected by High Court – Wall Street Journal

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

WASHINGTON-New Jersey’s hopes for legalizing sports gambling fizzled Monday when the Supreme Court said it wouldn’t consider Gov. Chris Christie’s bid to revive the state’s sports wagering law. The court, in a brief written order, declined to review a federal appeals court ruling from last year that said the state can’t allow betting on sports contests because of a 1992 federal law that bars most states from licensing such wagers….

New Jersey’s Bid for Sports Wagering Rejected by High Court – Wall Street Journal

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

WASHINGTON-New Jersey’s hopes for legalizing sports gambling fizzled Monday when the Supreme Court said it wouldn’t consider Gov. Chris Christie’s bid to revive the state’s sports wagering law. The court, in a brief written order, declined to review a federal appeals court ruling from last year that said the state can’t allow betting on sports contests because of a 1992 federal law that bars most states from licensing such wagers….

Justices Rebuff NJ’s Effort on Sports Betting – ABC News

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Supreme Court on Monday left in place a ban on sports gambling in New Jersey, rebuffing an attempt to bring betting on professional and college sporting events to Atlantic City casinos and the state’s racetracks. The justices did not comment in letting stand lower court rulings that struck down New Jersey’s sports betting law because it conflicts with a federal law that allows state-sanctioned sports gambling only in Nevada…

120 Sports to go live on Wednesday – Chicago Tribune

Monday, June 23, 2014

Chicago-based 120 Sports, a new all-digital sports network, is set to go live on Wednesday.   The 24/7 streaming network revealed the start date on its Twitter account Monday morning. Teamed with the NHL, NBA and MLB.com, 120 Sports will deliver video-driven, two-minute sports reports exclusively for online and mobile viewers. A free mobile app is designed to enhance data features and social interaction. The ad-supported programming requires no…

Justices Rebuff NJ’s Effort on Sports Betting – ABC News

Monday, June 23, 2014

The Supreme Court on Monday left in place a ban on sports gambling in New Jersey, rebuffing an attempt to bring betting on professional and college sporting events to Atlantic City casinos and the state’s racetracks. The justices did not comment in letting stand lower court rulings that struck down New Jersey’s sports betting law because it conflicts with a federal law that that allows state-sanctioned sports gambling only in…

MLB teams will be busy at trade deadline – Boston Globe

Monday, June 23, 2014

Every year you hear similar refrains about the trade deadline — “Not much going on . . . Teams don’t seem to want to give up their prospects . . . Nobody wants to pull the trigger.” Yet, deals always happen. Because they have to. Continue reading below General managers know if they don’t try to improve their teams, they may not have their jobs for long. Owners want results. They want to know…

UK sells marketing rights to JMI – ESPN

Monday, June 23, 2014

The University of Kentucky announced on Monday that it had sold its multimedia marketing rights to a company founded by former San Diego Padres owner John Moores. Moores’ JMI Sports has agreed to pay $210 million total, including a $29.4 million signing bonus, to own the radio rights for Kentucky football, men’s and women’s basketball and baseball games. The deal also allows JMI to sell and profit from the school’s…

Sports Fans Must Appreciate ‘The Moment’ In USA’s Devastating Draw – CBS Local

Monday, June 23, 2014

By Andrew Porter PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. As sports fans, we get swallowed up in those moments that produce the ultimate highs and lows. In the worst of ways, that’s what America experienced on Sunday–except in this particularly unique devastating blow there was no winner and there was no loser. As Herb Brooks once said, “Great moments are born from great opportunity.” That’s what…

Portugal rescues 2-2 draw with US at World Cup – Yahoo Sports

Monday, June 23, 2014

MANAUS, Brazil (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo set up Varela for a late equalizer on a hot and humid night in the jungle Sunday to give Portugal a 2-2 draw with the United States and hope for a spot in the second round of the World Cup. Ronaldo, who has been playing despite a left knee injury, sent in a cross in the fifth minute of stoppage time and Varela scored…

Choosing to ignore the World Cup – Boston Globe

Sunday, June 22, 2014

The United States will play Portugal at 6 p.m. Sunday in World Cup action. The whole world will be watching. All of the US will be watching. Certainly everybody in the North End and Brighton will be watching. Swell. Knock yourselves out. Start a Tom Werner, “Let’s Go, USA!’’ chant if you can. I’ll be content to read John Powers’s very fine account of the match in Monday’s Globe. Continue…

US mission against Portugal: Just win, baby – Yahoo Sports

Sunday, June 22, 2014

For complete World Cup 2014 coverage visit Yahoo Sports and follow @YahooSoccer MANAUS, Brazil – Ever excitable to begin with, Jurgen Klinsmann had an extra skip in his step. The U.S. coach had just made the unusual, if understandable, decision to walk out of his news conference for about 10 minutes Saturday afternoon here so he could watch the end of the Ghana-Germany game on television. Once that ended in…

Teams will be busy at trade deadline – Boston Globe

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Every year you hear similar refrains about the trade deadline — “Not much going on . . . Teams don’t seem to want to give up their prospects . . . Nobody wants to pull the trigger.” Yet, deals always happen. Because they have to. Continue reading below General managers know if they don’t try to improve their teams, they may not have their jobs for long. Owners want results. They want to know…

What Germany-Ghana draw means for US team – Yahoo Sports

Sunday, June 22, 2014

FORTALEZA, Brazil – Tie goes to the Americans. Miroslav Klose’s record-tying goal in the 71st minute against Ghana has put Team USA in a situation deemed unthinkable only a week ago: one win away from emerging into the knockout round. The U.S. is, improbably, the last team in the Group of Death without a flesh wound, as Germany tied Ghana 2-2 in a wild affair here Saturday. Klose’s late score,…

Sources: Bulls pursuing trade for Magic’s Arron Afflalo – Yahoo Sports

Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Chicago Bulls are pursuing a trade for Orlando Magic swingman Arron Afflalo, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Afflalo, 28, has two years left on his contract – including an Early Termination Option (ETO) provision next summer – and front office executives believe the Magic are prioritizing a trade for Afflalo over working to extend his contract. It is unclear how the Bulls’ pursuit of Afflalo would impact the franchise’s…

Illinois College Makes ‘League of Legends’ A Varsity Sport, Offers Scholarships – Forbes

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Prospective college students can now tell their parents they’re attempting to further their education by playing League of Legends, as one Illinois college has now made the game a part of its varsity sports program, and is offering scholarships to top players. Robert Morris University is a 7,000 student college in Chicago that is now making headlines by being the first institution of its kind to incorporate eSports into its…