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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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Tags: ABC, Atlanta Braves, CBS, MLB, NBC, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Nielsen, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, Media, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

10/22/96
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Tags: Motorola, NBA, Media

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Tags: Media, USA Networks, Viacom

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MEDIA NOTES

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Tags: ABC, ESPN, HBO, PVI, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

10/22/96
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Tags: CBS, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

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Tags: ESPN, Media, Walt Disney

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Tags: Motorola, NBA, NBC, Media, Time Warner

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Tags: Atlanta Braves, NBA, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, Time Warner

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Tags: Baltimore Orioles, ESPN, News Corp./Fox, Media, Walt Disney

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Tags: NFL, Media, TBS/TNT

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