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Texas Bowl Game Execs Deliberate Ramifications State Bathroom Bill Could Have

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 20 / 17

Cotton Bowl President & CEO Rick Baker is "watching with great interest the deliberations" in the Texas Legislature over the state's pending bathroom bill , but his anxiety "doesn’t raise to the level of concern that his bowl game could be stripped of its spot" in the CFP rotation, a...

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NBA Stars Open ESPYs With Call To Action

The ESPYs last night began with Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James standing side-by-side on the stage, with the four All-Stars calling for social change. Anthony began by saying, “In this moment of celebration, we asked to start the show tonight this way: The four us of ...

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Tensions Still Running High Over Lynx' Protest Shirts

WNBA N.Y. Liberty players are "upset and discouraged by the four off-duty Minneapolis cops who decided to quit their jobs working security for the Minnesota Lynx over the weekend" after Lynx players held a news conference denouncing racial profiling and wore Black Lives Matter pregame warm-up ...

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Sports World Reacts To Recent Tragedies

Members of the WNBA N.Y. Liberty yesterday "made a statement prior to their game" against the San Antonio Stars "by wearing T-shirts supporting" last week's shooting victims across the U.S., according to John Healy of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. The front of the shirts "read #BlackLivesMatter and #Dallas5. ...

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NBA's N.C. Decision Looms Large For Other Events

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FanDuel CEO Addresses Future Of DFS

FanDuel CEO Nigel Eccles said the daily fantasy sports industry is now "very healthy" with his firm and DraftKings working more closely on lobbying and grassroots activities, according to Daniel Roberts of YAHOO FINANCE. Eccles in a Q&A "addressed merger rumors, marketing, and why so many p ...

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Gambling Regulators Approve New DFS Platform

A new gambling platform "approved by Nevada regulators Thursday will further blur the lines between traditional sports betting and fantasy sports contests," according to Sally Ho of the AP. The Nevada Gaming Commission gave a gambling license to Henderson-based U.S. Fantasy, "calling it a fair ...

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New York Legislature Approves Bill To Legalize DFS

The New York state legislature on Friday approved a bill to legalize and regulate daily fantasy sports, and if Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs the measure into law, it "would both tax companies with an entry fee [15% of gross revenue per year plus up to $50,000 more] and set some important baselines for con ...

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Orlando City SC Honors Victims Of Shooting

Orlando City SC drew a crowd of 37,193 to Saturday night's game against the Earthquakes, and in the match's 49th minute, fans "fell silent as play stopped to honor the 49 victims" of last week's Pulse nightclub shooting, according to Alicia DelGallo of the ORLANDO SENTINEL. The game and the team "fu ...

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Orlando City SC Plays Despite Mass Shooting

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FSTA Says Fantasy Industry Will Rebound

Fantasy Sports Trade Association President Paul Charchian this morning predicted the fantasy sports industry would soon recover from the current environment of legal and legislative scrutiny around daily fantasy sports. Charchian cited record levels of participation in fantasy sports , and successf ...

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