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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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MLB teams averaged 7,323 fans per game during Spring Training this year, up 9% from ’13, when the league also held the World Baseball Classic. Much of the increase can be credited to the new Cubs Park in Mesa. The Cubs averaged 14,254 fans per game at the new venue, up 67% from last seaso ...

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Fox drew a 3.8 overnight rating for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 from Martinsville Speedway yesterday. The same race during the last two years has been run on Final Four weekend and did not feature competition from men’s college basketball games. The net last year earned a 4.0 overnig ...

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03/28/14
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03/27/14
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03/26/14
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