DraftKings and New York Giants announce official, exclusive sports betting deal

BOSTON (NEWS10) — The New York Giants and DraftKings (Nasdaq: DKNG) announced an exclusive, multi-year arrangement on Wednesday, making DraftKings the Official Sports Betting, iGaming, and Daily Fantasy operator of the team. This multi-faceted arrangement grants DraftKings access to official Giants marks and logos, in addition to a first of its kind virtual SportsLounge open […]

Michael Jordan gets stake in DraftKings for advisory role

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — DraftKings had a big bounce on Wall Street Wednesday on news that basketball legend Michael Jordan is taking an ownership stake in the sports betting site. Jordan is getting stock in DraftKings in exchange for providing “guidance and strategic advice” to the Boston-based company’s board of directors, the company said. […]

NFL is now betting big on once-taboo gambling industry

DENVER (AP) — It wasn’t that long ago that the NFL nixed Tony Romo’s fantasy football convention at a Nevada casino because of the league’s strict policy against having anything to do with sports betting. Now, the NFL is betting big on the once taboo industry, loosening its gambling policies just as the finishing touches […]

Gamblers factoring virus into their football bets this fall

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — There’s a new factor in play for gamblers looking to bet on football this fall: In addition to point spreads, home-field advantage (or this year, the lack thereof) and the weather, bettors are taking the coronavirus into account before plunking down their cash. In a year in which the pandemic […]

The Latest: SKorea closes schools in greater capital area

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea is closing schools and switching back to remote learning in the greater capital area as the country counted its 12th straight day of triple-digit daily increases in coronavirus cases. Education Minister Yoo Eun-hae said Tuesday that at least 193 students and teachers were found infected over the past two […]

From Derby DQ to doping, a chaotic year in horse racing

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Maximum Security crossed the finish line first in the 2019 Kentucky Derby. What happened next set horse racing off on a yearlong odyssey of chaos: from a historic DQ to doping, from lawsuits to a pandemic, and now a Triple Crown turned upside down. Amidst the uncertainty, Tiz the Law has […]

The Latest: Thousand Words scratched late after paddock fall

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on the 146th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs (all times EDT): ___ 6:50 p.m. Thousand Words was a late scratch for the Kentucky Derby after rearing up and then falling over backward in the paddock area just before the race. Trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert and listed […]

Mexico lucha libre wrestlers struggle to survive amid virus

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Few of Mexico’s cultural traditions have been hit as hard by the coronavirus pandemic as “lucha libre” wrestling. The death toll among wrestlers has risen dramatically and wrestling arenas are closed, throwing almost everyone out of work. One enterprising band of aspiring young wrestlers, the three Olivares brothers in Mexico City’s […]

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