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article Asheville Downtown Commission vote favors Harrah's bid for Civic Center naming rights (5/23/2019)
(North Carolina) -- The future identity of Asheville's downtown arena now is up to City Council to decide. In a May 23 special meeting, the city's Downtown...
article Tribal leaders make Cherokee High's biggest fan an honorary member (5/4/2019)
(North Carolina) -- A man known as the ultimate Cherokee High Braves fan was lavished with praise and a high honor Thursday. "Oh, gosh!" Will Poolaw said to...
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Sports Leagues

article One NFL Franchise and the Realities of Betting in the Bible Belt (5/22/2019)
(South Carolina) -- Two weeks ago, the South Carolina senate was debating what, if any, tax breaks the Carolina Panthers should receive if the team relocated its...
article NASCAR, Genius Sports form exclusive multi-year betting data partnership (5/3/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- NASCAR and Genius Sports, the global leader in sports data solutions, today announced a landmark deal that will see Genius Sports develop an official...
article Start your wagers: NASCAR data deal could lead to more bets (5/3/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- NASCAR is making its first big play in the world of expanded legal sports betting, hoping a sports data partnership will lead to gamblers being able to...
article New Jersey Gaming Official Says War With Sports Leagues Is Over (4/29/2019)
(New Jersey) -- A six-year legal fight between five sports organizations and New Jersey government leaders was “pretty bitter,” the state’s chief...
article She Has Friends at FIFA. At Home, It’s Mostly Critics. (4/28/2019)
(Worldwide) -- Even before she became one of the handful of women ever to have run a national soccer federation, Isha Johansen had carved out a prominent profile in the...
article Most Chicago pro sports teams are all-in on sports betting — if their leagues get a cut (4/22/2019)
(Illinois) -- Professional sports teams historically have taken an arm’s-length approach to gambling, but after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year overturned a...
article How Do Soccer Fans React to Gambling Company Sponsorship? (4/22/2019)
(UK) -- The growth of the Soccer League in the UK has been accompanied by a proliferation of gambling marketing. This global betting brand has dominated the Premier...
article OP/ED: NCAA Tournament experience transcends other sporting events (4/10/2019)
(Arizona) -- The NCAA Tournament is one of the best events in American sports. It’s proof that everyone adores watching amateurs compete in high-stakes competition...
article NCAA president Mark Emmert talks Kyle Guy's wedding registry, antitrust lawsuits, gambling (4/5/2019)
(Minnesota) -- NCAA president Mark Emmert tackled the usual subjects Thursday in his annual news conference at the Final Four, including amateurism, the federal...
article NCAA Latest: Emmert adamant about no gambling for athletes (4/4/2019)
(Minnesota) -- NCAA President Mark Emmert says the association's membership wants to prohibit college athletes from gambling on sports, despite changing laws around...
article The NFL’s officiating crisis is hurting youth sports (3/29/2019)
(Florida) -- Justin Harrison was sitting on his couch at home Gainesville when NFL referees blew the call in the Saints-Rams playoff game in January. His heart sank....
article Here comes the baseball season, which means, in more and more of the United States, here comes the baseball betting season. (3/28/2019)
(New York) -- Here comes the baseball season, which means, in more and more of the United States, here comes the baseball betting season. In Europe, where sports betting...
article Notable NCAA tournament bets from U.S. sportsbooks on opening weekend (3/25/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- For 30 some years, longtime Las Vegas bookmaker Johnny Avello had run Sin City sportsbooks in some of the most prestigious casinos. He spent the past 13...
article Kobritz: MLB tries to stay ahead of possible issues from gambling (3/19/2019)
(USA) -- Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the federal statute that limited state-sponsored sports betting to a handful of states. Since the ruling, seven...
article MGM Signs Sports Betting Partnership Deal with Major League Soccer (3/19/2019)
(USA) -- MGM Resorts has signed a four-year deal with MLS that will see the operator become the league’s “official sports betting partner.” It marks...
article MLS Brings Gaming To The Pitch With MGM Resorts International, Roar Digital (3/19/2019)
(New York) -- Add Major League Soccer to the roster of pro leagues based in the U.S. with official gaming partners. MLS has signed a multi-year “strategic...
article Red Sox-Owned Network NSEN Lines Up Six Hours of Sports Betting Content Every Morning in New England (3/19/2019)
(USA) -- You may only be able to gamble legally on sports in one tiny corner of New England but that hasn’t stopped the entire region from getting its own TV show...
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First Nations

article Tsuut'ina officially opens largest sportsplex on a southern Alberta First Nation (5/21/2019)
(Alberta) -- The largest sportsplex on a southern Alberta First Nation is officially open to nation members and the public. On Tuesday, Tsuut'ina Chief Lee Crowchild...
article Indigenous students aim to learn through archery program at southern Alberta school (3/13/2019)
(Alberta) -- A new program at Chief Jacob Bearspaw School in southern Alberta is aiming to be a bullseye for students wanting to learn a unique skill. The Turner Valley...
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Sports Betting

article Under Pressure: Stakeholders Feeling The Sweat As Sports Betting Data War Escalates (5/10/2019)
(New York) -- Cue the soundtrack to David Bowie and Queen’s “Under Pressure.” As many 2019 legislative sessions draw to a close, a number of states and...
article What is Live Betting and When Is it Useful? (4/29/2019)
(New York) -- When it comes to sports betting, timing is strict. As soon as the ball is kicked off, the puck has dropped or the first pitch has been thrown in a game,...
article Why this year’s unpredictable Final Four field is desirable to sports books (4/5/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- No Duke, no North Carolina. No consensus top-five NBA Draft picks, no 247 Sports five-star recruiting prospects.
article The dark side of March Madness? How to get help if you have a problem with gambling (4/4/2019)
(Worldwide) -- Sports betting may be exhilarating, but, for some, the newest form of legalized gambling in Delaware could be the gateway to a life-changing addiction. It...
article Legalized Betting Could Change How We Watch Sports (3/30/2019)
(Idaho) -- With sports betting legal in eight states, NCAA tournament brackets are more than a hobby for fantasy league fun, bragging rights and office pools. NCAA...
article LeBron James promotes offshore sportsbook on Twitter (3/25/2019)
(California) -- One of basketball’s biggest stars retweeted an offshore bookmaker this weekend, despite the NBA’s plans to reinforce its legal gambling...
article H2: March Madness handle to reach $12.1bn in 2019 (3/14/2019)
(USA) -- The National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Division I Men's Basketball Tournament, commonly known as March Madness, is set to attract up to $12....
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Sports in Las Vegas

article NCAA to consider Las Vegas for future Frozen Four, committee chairman says (5/10/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- For years, Las Vegas sports fans have bemoaned the NCAA’s archaic ban of national championship events in the area because of gambling. Now that the...
article Analysis: Las Vegas has the Golden Knights. Can Sin City handle the Raiders too? (5/1/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Drive down the highways threading Sin City or stroll along the Strip, and it won’t take long to spot this desert town’s latest gamble:...
article Minor league in name only, new Las Vegas ballpark opens (4/7/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Don Logan spent years trying to get a new minor league ballpark in this gambling city, so the president of the Las Vegas Aviators understands what the...
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Billy Mills

article 'The pursuit of a dream heals broken wings,' an interview with Lakota Olympian Billy Mills (5/6/2019)
(Virginia) -- As Indian Country Today previously reported, Gold medal-winning Olympian Billy Mills, Lakota, hosted his fifth annual Dreamstarters closing ceremony on...
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Navajo Nation

article Sumatzkuku, Sekaquaptewa win Shiprock Marathon title (5/5/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Kyle Sumatzkuku and Caroline Sekaquaptewa solidified their places in Shiprock Marathon history, winning the men’s and women’s races,...
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Chief Wahoo

article LETTER: Indian Valley Little League was right to retire 'Chief Wahoo' (4/30/2019)
(New York) -- I’d like to thank the members, families, president and board of the Indian Valley Little League (IVLL) in Kerhonkson for complying with the request...
article Cleveland Indians enter first season without Chief Wahoo logo on uniform since 1947 (3/28/2019)
(Ohio) -- The Cleveland Indians have started their first season without the divisive Chief Wahoo logo on team uniforms for the first time in more than 70 years. The...
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Mascot Issue

article BLOG: Learn about ‘Baseball’s First Indian’ in Cushing (4/30/2019)
(Ohio) -- There really was an original Cleveland Indian, a member of the Penobscot Nation, and his name was Louis Sockalexis, the first Native American to play baseball...
1 Article on this Issue

Land Issues

article Native American: NFL field in Dayton could disturb ancient burial ground (4/25/2019)
(Ohio) -- A local Native American is speaking out against the city of Dayton’s plans for a new football field at Triangle Park to commemorate the NFL’s very...
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MMIW

article She Ran Boston With ‘MMIW’ Painted on Her Body for the Missing Women the World Ignored (4/25/2019)
(Boston) -- When Jordan Marie Brings Three White Horses Daniel ran the Boston Marathon, she had 26 names on her mind—and the hashtag, #MMIW, to remember each of...
article Billings powwow, basketball tournament raise awareness for MMIW crisis (4/7/2019)
(Montana) -- The problem of missing and murdered indigenous women was a major part of the biggest and longest running college powwow in Montana. The 51st annual MSU...
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Barona

article At Barona Speedway, going fast is child’s play (4/19/2019)
(California) -- Cam Baldwin arrived at Barona Speedway on opening night earlier this month strapped into a child’s car seat in the back of his parents’ RV.
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Ocean Resort Casino

article A haymaker for a new casino (4/15/2019)
(Atlantic City) -- Just a year after its inception, the Professional Fighters League has already clinched a multi-year deal with ESPN. This August, fans will descend on...
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Mental Health

article Indigenous athlete combats mental illness by teaching Thai kickboxing (4/14/2019)
(Calgary) -- Siksika Nation members partner up to spar during their noon hour Muay Thai kickboxing workout at the Siksika Sportsplex. At the front of the room is...
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MGM Springfield

article MGM courts Greater Boston gamblers with Fenway sponsorship (4/10/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Red Sox fans who packed Fenway Park on Opening Day didn’t just witness another disap-pointing defeat. They also had prime seats for the newest...
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Cherokee Nation

article Cherokee Nation donates for state championship rings (4/9/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- District 13 Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilman Buel Anglen presented a check from the Cherokee Nation to Skiatook High School Head Wrestling Coach, Jake...
1 Article on this Issue

MGM Resorts

article Red Sox and MGM Resorts officials reveal additions at Fenway Park (4/5/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The Green Monster has a new logo, just in time for the Red Sox home opener. A large advertisement featuring MGM Resorts’ roaring lion trademark...
article IAG’s day at the baseball: MGM Resorts boosting Japan brand awareness (3/19/2019)
(Japan) -- The MGM Resorts brand has been front and center in Japan this week ahead of the opening game of the 2019 Major League Baseball (MLB) season, to be held at...
press release MGM: Major League Soccer Sees More Fan Engagement, Revenue Opportunity in Sports Betting (3/19/2019)
(USA) -- Major League Soccer is looking to open new revenue sources and reach fans by signing a deal making MGM Resorts International (MGM) its first official gambling...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Sycuan Tribe

press release Padres up ante on concerts (3/28/2019)
(California) -- The San Diego Padres are building a permanent concert stage at Petco Park to host smaller concerts, music festivals and culinary events.The Sycuan Stage...
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Chickasaw Nation

article Bellator 218 brings thrills to sell out crowd at WinStar Casino (3/24/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- One of the world’s largest fighting promotions came to WinStar World Casino and Resort Friday night when Bellator MMA took over the global event...
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Shoshone-Bannock

article Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Council member says basketball players victims of racist taunts (3/20/2019)
(Idaho) -- Members of the Shoshone-Bannock Junior-Senior High School girls’ basketball team were allegedly the recipients of racist taunts from Salmon River High...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article One-man factory in Onondaga Nation keeps lacrosse tradition alive (5/22/2019)
(New York) -- A cinder-brick barn lies at the bottom of a hill, off a dirt road in the heart of the Onondaga Nation Reservation just south of Syracuse. Down the road...
article 'The most exciting sport you'll ever see': Indian relay takes off in northern Alberta (5/21/2019)
(Alberta) -- Thousands of fans watched in awe as daredevil riders raced in the inaugural Indian relay at Bonnyville's rodeo grounds over the May long weekend.
article 'It's not OK': First Nations hockey team fights racism with unity (5/17/2019)
(Montreal) -- When players from the First Nations Elite hockey program take to the ice in Pierrefonds this weekend for the AAA Montreal Meltdown Hockey Tournament, they...
article Native American Millennials Take Over the Rodeo … but It's a Bumpy Ride (5/14/2019)
(USA) -- As a Diné (Navajo) kid growing up on the scorched badlands of southern Utah, Keyshawn Whitehorse only ever envisioned one future: as a world champion rodeo bull...
article Native American Millennials Take Over the Rodeo ... But It's a Bumpy Ride (5/13/2019)
(USA) -- As a Diné (Navajo) kid growing up on the scorched badlands of southern Utah, Keyshawn Whitehorse only ever envisioned one future: as a world champion rodeo bull...
article Team Manitoba brings home gold from Indigenous hockey tournament (5/13/2019)
(Manitoba) -- A team of young Indigenous male hockey players from Manitoba has brought home gold from a national tournament — just hours after they already won the...
article Alberta booted from gold medal game at National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (5/13/2019)
(Alberta) -- They made the finals at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in Whitehorse — but instead of hitting the ice on Sunday for the gold medal game...
article Why Team North's most important stick may not score a goal (5/11/2019)
(North Canada) -- Before every game that Team North plays at this year's National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in Whitehorse, something unique takes place. It...
article Kyle TwoBulls, St. Charles North claim crosstown cup (5/8/2019)
(Illinois) -- Kyle TwoBulls pays respect to his Native American heritage each time he puts on his lacrosse goalie mask. Two depictions of a bull rests on the left and...
article Tribal member wins Mini Bloomsday for fourth-straight year (5/6/2019)
(Washington) -- She was the fastest marathon runner in her class since she stepped foot into Lake Roosevelt Elementary, but now Elliyana Trevino has a new title. "...
article OP/ED: Does Norway Have the Answer to Excess in Youth Sports? (4/28/2019)
(Norway) -- A decade ago, I wrote a book that comprehensively surveyed the landscape of youth sports. I wanted to know: How did the United States become the world’...
article Mesa softball team, N7 host recognition games (4/25/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Mesa Community College’s ties to the Nike N7 program keep getting stronger. For the second time in an academic year, MCC collaborated with Nike N7...
article Inuit youth come together through lacrosse in The Grizzlies (4/22/2019)
(North Canada) -- Helping put the story of how the youth in a small Inuit community came together through the sport of lacrosse on the big screen was a big...
article Hometown Hockey in Enoch Cree Nation shows community's deep ties to sport (4/21/2019)
(Alberta) -- Shane Peacock stares at a series of photos looking out over the ice in the Enoch Recreation Centre. He's in one of them — somewhere in the early-...
article The Importance Of Lacrosse To Indigenous Players (4/20/2019)
(New York) -- On Saturday, the Georgia Swarm will host a special “Back The Braid” celebration before and during their regular season finale against the...
article After Racist Taunts, Lacrosse Star Lyle Thompson Stands for his Heritage (4/17/2019)
(Indian Country) -- By this point in his life, attackman Lyle Thompson, 26 years old and already one of the greatest lacrosse players ever, figured himself all but...
article Meet Michael Inuarak, the youngest musher in the Nunavut Quest (4/16/2019)
(Nunavut) -- As spring arrives in the Arctic, the days are getting longer. And for 22-year-old Michael Inuarak living in Pond Inlet, Nunavut, the change in seasons...
article Brother and sister run the Boston Marathon in moccasins (4/15/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The 123rd Boston Marathon will see a group of Native runners this year. Harold Benally, Navajo, will wear his moccasins and grandma scarf for the 26.2...
article Thunder Bay NHL star donates thousands to kids (4/11/2019)
(Ontario) -- Some Indigenous youth in northwestern Ontario may get their first chance to play hockey thanks to a donation from Thunder Bay National Hockey League star...
article Native American athletes and fans face ongoing racism (4/9/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Some of the students were crying as they got back on to the bus. In early 2015, Justin Poor Bear, now 39, chaperoned dozens of Native students to see a...

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