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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: Chicago Bulls, Dallas Stars, ESPN, NBA, NFL, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, Southwest Sports Group, Media, TBS/TNT, Walt Disney

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NBC READY TO FOOT THE BILL FOR NEW NOTRE DAME LIGHTS

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SHAQ IN SPACE: O'NEAL SET TO SIGN WITH SPORTSLINE

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Tags: Detroit Pistons, Microsoft, Palace Sports & Entertainment, PepsiCo, Media

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MEDIA NOTES

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Tags: Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, MLB, NBA, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

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Tags: CBS, Chicago Bulls, HBO, IOC, MLB, NBA, NBC, News Corp./Fox, PGA Tour, Sports Illustrated, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Viacom, Visa

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Tags: Cablevision, NBC, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox, Media

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Tags: CBS, Chicago White Sox, MLB, NBA, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Media, Time Warner, Viacom

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