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Lakers, Raiders Among Pro Sports Teams Honoring Las Vegas Shooting Victims

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 09 / 17

Lakers President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson before last night's game against the Kings in Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena asked fans if they could "just lock arms with somebody" in a way to "show that evil and hate will never win," according to Gordon & Ferguson of the LAS VEGAS REV...

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Kaepernick Discusses Decision Not To Vote

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick "elected not to vote" in the presidential election despite spending significant time this season discussing social issues, and yesterday he "explained his decision," according to Eric Branch of the S.F. CHRONICLE. Kaepernick on a conference call ahead of Sunday's game ...

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Opinion Differ On Belichick's Letter Explanation

Reactions to Patriots coach Bill Belichick's explanation about his letter to President-elect Donald Trump are rolling in, and the issue "isn’t if" Belichick or QB Tom Brady "voted for Donald Trump, or that they publicly endorsed him," according to Steve Buckley of the BOSTON HERALD. They sho ...

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Trump Says Brady, Belichick Support Him

Donald Trump yesterday told the crowd at a New Hampshire rally that Patriots QB Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick have "both endorsed him for president," according to Igor Bobic of the HUFFINGTON POST. Trump said of Brady, "He called today and he said, ‘Donald, I support you, you’re my ...

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LeBron James Campaigns With Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton yesterday "made another stop in Cleveland" and was joined by Cavaliers F and Akron native LeBron James in the Cleveland Public Auditorium, according to Betty Lin-Fisher of the AKRON BEACON JOURNAL. James "came out first, followed by Clinton." James then also invited Cavs G J.R. ...

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N.J. Lawmakers Propose Sports Betting Bill

A pair of New Jersey lawmakers are "working on a new plan to end a seven-year quest and finally bring legalized sports betting" to the state and do so "without regulation," according to Brent Johnson of the Newark STAR-LEDGER.  The goal of the bill from N.J. Assemblymen Ralph Caputo and John Bu ...

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DraftKings, FanDuel To Pay New York State $6M Each

DraftKings and FanDuel have each agreed to pay $6M to the New York attorney general's office to "settle claims that they employed false and deceptive advertising practices ," according to Joe Drape of the N.Y. TIMES. New York AG Eric Schneiderman's investigation "found that the companies ...

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DFS Sites Near Settlement With N.Y. Attorney General

DraftKings and FanDuel are "nearing a settlement agreement with New York’s attorney general over claims that they engaged in false advertising when they spent nearly a half-billion dollars blitzing the national airwaves with commercials last year," according to sources cited by Joe Drape of ...

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Congress Reviewing Sports Gambling Laws

A congressional committee is "reviewing federal gambling laws, including the 24-year-old prohibition on sports betting, and plans to introduce comprehensive legislation that also will address daily fantasy sports and other forms of gaming," according to David Purdum of ESPN.com. U.S. Rep Frank ...

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Sports Teams Hold Increased Number of Pride Nights

U.S. sports leagues are "increasingly sending the message" that LGBTQ fans are "welcome" at venues, according to Jeff Green of BLOOMBERG NEWS. So far this year, about "three dozen professional baseball, soccer, and women’s basketball teams have hosted pride nights." NBA Chief Diversity & I ...

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Obama Says Kaepernick Within His Right

President Obama yesterday said that 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick was "'exercising his constitutional right' to bring attention to racial injustice by not taking part" in the National Anthem at the start of 49ers games , according to Kim Hjelmgaard of USA TODAY. Obama, speaking in China after the ...

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