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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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THE NEXT BIG THING? WOMEN'S SOCCER HAS GREAT EXPECTATIONS

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Tags: Coca-Cola, Events and Attractions, MLB, Walt Disney, Washington Nationals

08/11/98
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08/11/98
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Tags: Colorado Rockies, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, San Antonio Spurs

08/11/98
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Tags: IMG, Indianapolis Colts, NFL, Sprint, Visa

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08/11/98
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