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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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WNBA NARROWS BIDS TO SIX CITIES; MCDONALD'S OUT AS PARTNER

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06/02/99
NHLPA HAS YET TO CONFIRM ITS PARTICIPATION IN HOCKEY SUMMIT

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06/02/99
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

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06/02/99
FRANCHISE NOTES

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Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Sabres, Cincinnati Reds, ESPN, Miami Marlins, Franchises, NBA, New York Jets, NFL, Oakland Raiders, Southwest Sports Group, Texas Rangers, Walt Disney

06/02/99
TIM ROMANI TO DIRECT CONSTRUCTION OF BRONCOS' NEW STADIUM

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A CONTRAST IN STYLE: DO SPREWELL, DUNCAN BOTH HAVE APPEAL?

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MEDIA NOTES

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ASK AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE: IBL NAMES ASKENAS TO IBL POST

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