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In Expected Move, Judge Rules Against N.J.'s Sports Gambling Bid

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U.S. District Court Judge Michael Shipp on Friday night ruled that the state of New Jersey "cannot partially lift a prohibition on sports betting in an effort to boost the state’s struggling horse racing and casino industries." The decision "was the expected outcome, since the judg...

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AIR CANADA CENTRE STILL GROUNDED

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Tags: Facilities, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Toronto Raptors

05/22/96
BASEBALL BACKERS TRY TO RESUSCITATE VA'S MLB BID

Following a vote by Fairfax County, VA, supervisors against a baseball stadium in the face of opposition by area homeowners, the Virginia Baseball Club and Virginia Baseball Stadium Authority "scrambl

Tags: Facilities

05/22/96
STADIUM NOTES

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Tags: Facilities, Florida Panthers, Seattle Mariners

05/21/96
MIAMI'S BRASS RALLY FOR NEW ARENA

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Tags: Facilities, Miami Heat

05/21/96
HOUSTON NEEDS PUBLIC HELP IN SCORING STADIUM TRIFECTA

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Tags: Facilities, Houston Astros, Houston Rockets, NFL, San Diego Padres

05/21/96
LEGAL DELAYS ADDING UP FOR THE MURPH

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Tags: Facilities, San Diego Chargers

05/21/96
SABRES' ATTENDANCE SOARING BEFORE SEASON EVEN BEGINS

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Tags: Buffalo Sabres, Facilities, Walt Disney

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Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Facilities, NBA, NHL, PepsiCo

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