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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 01 / 15

$45M  – The amount Rivers Casino has contributed, to date, to the Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County for Consol Energy Center construction expenses, following the latest payment of $4.6M. By the time its agreement with SEA concludes in '38,...

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"I Can't Breathe" Shirts Reach Collegiate Ranks

Georgetown's men's basketball players last night "became the latest athletes -- and the first in college basketball -- to don 'I Can't Breathe' T-shirts," wearing them before its game against Kansas, according to Eamonn Brennan of ESPN.com. The entire GU roster "took its final pregame warmup of ...

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Players Continue Speaking Out On Social Issues

With more high-profile NBA players choosing to wear the "I Can't Breathe" T-shirts in pregame warmups, a number that "will probably grow in the coming days," Commissioner Adam Silver is "trying to walk a thin line between protecting the business interests of the league and its sponsors and not app ...

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James Wears "I Can't Breathe" Shirt

Cavaliers F LeBron James last night "walked straight into the politically charged arena that many professional athletes traditionally try to avoid," wearing a black " I Can't Breathe " T-shirt in warmups prior to Cavaliers-Nets, according to Zach Schonbrun of the N.Y. TIMES. It was not James' first ...

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Pro Athletes Wear "I Can't Breathe" T-Shirts

Bulls G Derrick Rose "wore a black 'I Can't Breathe' T-shirt" prior to Saturday's game against the Warriors, making a reference to the highly publicized case surrounding the death of Eric Garner, according to the AP. It is "not known if Rose will face any penalty from the NBA," but players typically ...

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NFL Files For Injunction Against NJ's Gambling Move

NFL attorneys on Thursday said that the "'belligerent' actions" of New Jersey officials and the state’s thoroughbred horsemen has forced the league and four other sports organizations to "seek a temporary restraining order in federal court to prevent betting on NFL games at Monmouth Park on Su ...

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Leagues, NCAA File Injunction Against N.J.

The NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB, along with the NCAA, filed a motion yesterday in New Jersey District Court to stop the " newly-signed law that would allow sports betting " in the state, according to Braden Campbell of the PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY. The leagues are "calling for the court to strike down the l ...

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N.J. Sports Betting Could Begin This Weekend

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Friday signed legislation "removing prohibitions against sports betting" in the state, according to Steve Hughes of the PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY. Christie released a statement explaining that this bill "corrects the critical flaws in the state Legislature’s earl ...

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N.J. Assembly Passes Sports Betting Bill

A New Jersey bill “intended to bolster the state’s years-long legal case to allow sports betting at casinos and horse racetracks is on its way” to Gov. Chris Christie, according to Matt Friedman of the Newark STAR-LEDGER. The state Assembly voted 73-4 on Thursday to “pass a b ...

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NFL Giants Brief Team On Ebola

The NFL Giants, who play in Dallas on Sunday, have “taken steps to ensure that their players, staff and entire traveling party have been briefed on the deadly Ebola virus,” according to Bill Pennington of the N.Y. TIMES. Spurred by the NFL, which “distributed an informational lette ...

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Sports Betting Bill Losing Steam In Canada

A proposed law that would "open the door to Vegas-style sports gambling in Canada has run aground in the Senate, which has still not put it to a vote two years after the new law received all-party approval in the House of Commons," according to Sean Fine of the GLOBE & MAIL. The law would g ...

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