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Senior writer Bill King writes special projects and covers combat sports and educational programs.

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After Supreme Court hearing, it’s anyone’s bet on sports gambling

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 12 / 11 / 17

FREEMAN The day after the Supreme Court heard arguments on the suddenly percolating topic of whether states should be allowed to lift their bans on sports betting, American Gaming Association head Geo...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Selig exhibit smokes with relics, tech

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SportsBusiness Journal: Selig knew owners’ issues, challenges

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SportsBusiness Journal: Baseball’s role after 9/11

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SportsBusiness Daily: AECOM, Ohio Univ. Reach Gift Pact

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