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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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USSF SEEKS SOME DISCOVERY FOR POSSIBLE WOMEN'S PRO LEAGUE

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NAMES IN THE NEWS

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GUARANTEED OCEANFRONT ROOMS AND TEE TIMES AT PEBBLE BEACH

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NCAA FORMS PANEL TO STUDY FRESHMAN INELIGIBILITY PROPOSAL

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06/10/99
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY'S TURNSTILE TRACKER

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Tags: AEG, Columbus Crew, DC United, MLS, New England Revolution, The Back of the Book

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