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The Eagles and DraftKings have agreed to a sports betting and fantasy sports partnership

FoxBet one week. DraftKings the next. Even in the throes of a historic pandemic, it’s good to be an NFL franchise. The Eagles on Thursday announced a partnership with DraftKings, one of the most well-known sports betting and fantasy site operators in the nation. Perhaps you’ve seen its commercials. The deal includes the naming rights to the Field Club at Lincoln Financial Field.

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10/17/2020

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(Ohio) -- The Indians season is over. The World Series is almost here and Francisco Lindor hasn’t been traded yet. What’s left to talk about? How about a new...

10/15/2020

article In PGA Tour First, BetMGM Odds Will Be Featured in Telecast
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10/10/2020

article Aristocrat becomes official partner of Las Vegas Raiders
(Las Vegas) -- Aristocrat Technologies, a subsidiary of Aristocrat Leisure Limited, has secured a partnership with the Las Vegas Raiders, becoming the latest industry...

10/4/2020

article Eagles sign multi-year betting partnership with DraftKings
(Philadelphia) -- he Philadelphia Eagles have announced a multiyear partnership with DraftKings, who are set to be the team’s betting partner and daily sports...

10/1/2020

article The Eagles and DraftKings have agreed to a sports betting and fantasy sports partnership
(Pennsylvania) -- FoxBet one week. DraftKings the next. Even in the throes of a historic pandemic, it’s good to be an NFL franchise. The Eagles on Thursday...

9/29/2020

article Chicago Bears names PointsBet as first sports betting sponsor
(Chicago) -- The NFL’s Chicago Bears has appointed sportsbook operator PointsBet as the club’s first sports betting sponsor. Under the terms of the...
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9/28/2020

article Tennessee Titans announce first-of-its-kind partnership with sports gambling platform BetMGM
(Tennessee) -- The Tennessee Titans announced an official partnership with sports betting platform BetMGM Monday, becoming the state's first professional sports team...

9/23/2020

article Penguins partner with Rivers Casino Pittsburgh, BetRivers.com
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article Rivers Casino, Penguins extend partnership to place sportsbook in PPG Paints Arena
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9/21/2020

article From ‘Irreparable Harm’ to Moneymaker: A Brief History of NCAA Sports Betting Policy
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9/19/2020

article Indigenous leader feels NHL could do better job of acknowledging their experience with racism
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9/18/2020

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9/16/2020

article DraftKings named New York Giants official sports betting operator
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9/15/2020

article Eagles, Fox Bet Sign Deal For Branded Studio, Lounge At The Linc
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9/13/2020

article Opinion: the Blackhawks’ name has got to go
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9/12/2020

article Sports betting legalization effort kicks off with the Saints
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article Change NFL Team’s Name and Logo, says Native Coalition in Kansas City
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9/10/2020

article Chiefs ban fans from wearing Native American headdresses, face paint to games
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article Chiefs fans react to changes regarding tomahawk chop, headdresses
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article The Kansas City Chiefs: How the team got its name and why it probably won’t change
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article The NFL Adds 888sport As Official UK Sports Betting Partner
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9/9/2020

article Recruiting Season: Just How Big A Deal Is The University of Colorado-PointsBet Sportsbook Pact?
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9/8/2020

article Another major sports betting giant introduces gambling app in Colorado
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article Colorado Buffaloes agree to sponsorship deal with sports gambling company
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9/7/2020

article Should Allegiant Stadium become site of a legal sportsbook?
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9/4/2020

article NFL is now betting big on once-taboo gambling industry
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article NBA Betting Has ‘Been Crazy’ with Big Bets, Big Upsets
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9/3/2020

article Cubs want to open a sportsbook at Wrigley Field for legal game bets in a partnership with DraftKings
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article Sports Betting At Wrigley Could Happen With Cubs Partnership
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article Detroit Lions partner with BetMGM for official sports gambling
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9/1/2020

article FanDuel Expanding Into The Desert? Sports Betting Deal With Phoenix Suns In The Works
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8/31/2020

article NFL betting will be 'business as usual,' online casino software CEO says
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8/29/2020

article Hunt: Chiefs mulling more changes to game-day traditions involving Native American imagery
(Missouri) -- With headdresses and certain types of face-painting already recently banned from Chiefs home games this year, look for more alterations to come regarding...

8/27/2020

article Sportsbooks in ‘Wait-and-See Mode’ After NBA Boycotts
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8/26/2020

article BetMGM, Station Casinos to refund impacted bets after NBA postpones playoff games
(Las Vegas) -- BetMGM will void and refund impacted bets after the NBA announced it will postpone all of Wednesday’s playoff games. The company issued a statement...
article Led by N.B.A., Boycotts Disrupt Pro Sports in Wake of Blake Shooting
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8/24/2020

article Pro Football Retired Players Association to Extend Esports Presence Through Partnership with Thunder Studios
(Virginia) -- Pro Football Retired Players Association (PFRPA), a national membership organization that develops programs and benefits for retired NFL players, has...

8/23/2020

article Chiefs to prohibit Native American imagery at Arrowhead
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8/22/2020

article Kansas City Chiefs Ban Fans From Wearing Native American Headdresses And Face Paint
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8/21/2020

article Sportradar locks up grip on all four major US sports leagues
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8/17/2020

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article NBA Internet personality ‘WorldWideWob’ joins FanDuel just in time for the playoffs
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article Over 15,000 fans could be in attendance when the Chiefs host the Texans to kick off the 2020 NFL season
(Texas) -- There will be fans at Arrowhead Stadium when the Kansas City Chiefs kick off the 2020 NFL season against the Houston Texans on Sept. 10. The defending Super...

8/16/2020

article Justin Fields starts online petition as Big Ten parents question decision to postpone football
(Ohio) -- Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields has taken his fight to play football in the fall online, asking that the Big Ten Conference change its decision to push...

8/12/2020

article Big Ten, Pac-12 Postponements Could Wreak Sports Betting Havoc
(USA) -- It was the first domino no one in college football or the sports betting industry wanted to see fall, but both the Big Ten and Pac-12 announced Tuesday they are...
article Biggest Hits: Sports Betting States With Most College Football Postponements
(Michigan) -- Two of college football’s biggest conferences took a knee on Tuesday, bowing to the power of the COVID-19 pandemic. In unprecedented moves, the Big...
article NBA Out Front With Gamblers, Providing In-Game Odds On Screen
(USA) -- The NBA is concluding a brief experiment today on its digital telecast platforms. But one professional observer sees it as more of a beginning than an ending....

8/11/2020

article Big Ten, Pac-12 cancel fall football seasons over coronavirus concerns
(USA) -- The Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences on Tuesday canceled their football seasons over coronavirus concerns, ignoring pleas from President Donald Trump, Republican...
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(USA) -- What is a fall Saturday without college football? With Tuesday’s announcements that the Pac-12 and Big Ten conferences are canceling all fall sports...
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8/10/2020

article College Football's Pending Cancellation Sends Sports Books Scrambling
(USA) -- According to reports from Sports Illustrated's College Football columnists, Ross Dellenger and Pat Forde, the upcoming college football season is in serious...
article With College Football in Jeopardy, Sports-Betting Stocks Tumble
(Wall Street) -- Sports-betting stocks tumbled on Monday amid growing concerns that college football will be cancelled entirely in the fall due to the coronavirus...

8/8/2020

article PGA Tour aims to be the next frontier for rampant legal gambling despite risks
(New York) -- The inherent connection between golf and gambling begins with numbers. Four buddies get together on a Saturday morning at their local municipal course. By...
article Denver Nuggets Add PointsBet as Official Sports Betting Partner
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8/7/2020

article St. Louis Cardinals Postpone Season Opener Against Cubs After Eighth Positive COVID-19 Test
(Missouri) -- Major League Baseball announced Friday that the season opener between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs had been postponed because a St. Louis...

8/5/2020

article Cardinals, MLB, and even a casino cannot connect team, facts to support vague reports
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article PointsBet & Indiana Pacers Reach Sports Betting Partnership
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8/4/2020

article MLB teams struggling to contain outbreaks and one CEO says cases may be a wakeup call
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(Missouri) -- After Major League Baseball announced 13 members of the St. Louis Cardinals organization tested positive for Covid-19, an executive batted down rumors that...

8/3/2020

article PGA Tour aims to be the next frontier for rampant legal gambling despite risks
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article St. Louis Cardinals exec shoots down rumor that players went to casino prior to coronavirus outbreak
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article Reports: St. Louis Cardinals went to casino prior to COVID-19 outbreak
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8/2/2020

article Chicago Blackhawks ban Native American headdresses at home games once fans return
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article Cardinals’ coronavirus outbreak grows with more positives, further imperiling MLB season
(Missouri) -- Major League Baseball’s hopes of salvaging its 2020 season amid a pandemic took another ominous turn Saturday, when the St. Louis Cardinals received...

8/1/2020

article Cardinals players disregarded MLB's safety protocols and went to a casino?
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7/31/2020

article Chicago Blackhawks Are Banning Headdresses but Keeping the Name
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7/30/2020

article 50+ Organizations Ask Cleveland Indians to Change Name, Engage Native American Community
(Oklahoma) -- The ACLU of Ohio, Black Lives Matter Cleveland, Cleveland Public Theatre, Policy Matters Ohio, the YWCA of Greater Cleveland, multiple community...

7/29/2020

article Blackhawks banning headdresses, increasing Native American cultural representation in game presentation
(Illinois) -- The Blackhawks announced several initiatives Wednesday designed to better honor Native American culture. Most notably, the Hawks will ban headdresses at...
article Chicago NHL team bans Native American headdresses at home games
(Illinois) -- The National Hockey League's Chicago franchise said Wednesday they are banning headdresses at home games as part of their pledge to honour the Native...
article Cleveland faces new calls to change Indians name
(Ohio) -- For years, the pressure has been increasing on baseball and the Cleveland Indians to change the name of the franchise. In recent years, the team has changed...

7/28/2020

article Indianapolis Indians to explore 'appropriateness' of team name
(Indiana) -- The Indianapolis Indians minor league baseball team has launched a committee to explore the "appropriateness" of the team's name, the team...
article Betting stocks fall amid MLB cancellations due to COVID-19 outbreak
(Wall Street) -- Shares of companies with sports betting operations were hit hard after two Major League Baseball (MLB) games scheduled for Monday night were postponed...

7/25/2020

article Sports betting bonanza coming — if coronavirus cooperates
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7/24/2020

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7/23/2020

article Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan says team will meet with Native American groups regarding potential name change
(Ohio) -- Indians owner Paul Dolan said Thursday the club is committed to an ongoing dialogue with Native American leaders and Cleveland’s local officials as well...
article Indians to meet with Native Americans on potential new name
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article NFL Players Association Ups Responsible Gambling Efforts With New Education Program
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7/21/2020

article Braves remain undecided on discontinuing 'tomahawk chop' fan chant, per report
(Georgia) -- Earlier this month, The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reported that the Atlanta Braves would at least consider discontinuing the tomahawk chop in response to...
article Cleveland Indians players meet with owner Paul Dolan to share opinions on potential name change
(Ohio) -- Indians players on Tuesday joined manager Terry Francona, front office personnel including president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti and general manager...
article If Chiefs Fans Don’t Want to Lose Their Name, They Have to Evolve
(Missouri) -- For Kansas City Chiefs fans, the line between loving and hating Marcus Peters was crossed when he began kneeling during the national anthem. Chiefs fans...
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(New Mexico) -- Drawn by his love for baseball and the high school he once coached at in the early 2000s, Lt. Gov. Howie Morales has made a request to the Cobre...

7/20/2020

article MLB to lay groundwork for in-game gambling during a season fans must watch from home
(California) -- When the Dodgers open their season Thursday, Major League Baseball would you like to watch with your phone in hand. With ballparks closed to the public...
article Ravens, Maryland Lottery team up for hundreds of thousands in prizes
(Maryland) -- Although the 2020 football season may look a little different than past years, the Maryland Lottery and the Baltimore Ravens are teammates for the 12th...
article Baseball Is Back, So Fox Sports Has Launched a Redesigned App
(Internet) -- Fox Sports has released what it claims is a “completely redesigned” app for livestreaming games, real-time scores, breaking news and more — timed for the...

7/19/2020

article MORON ALERT: Name change would dishonor the original Cleveland Indian
(Ohio) -- As Northeast Ohio baseball fans anticipate the start of a truncated season of Cleveland Indians baseball, they are suddenly faced with the possible end of...
article Braves remove ‘Chop On’ sculpture from outside stadium
(Georgia) -- The tomahawk chop appears headed for retirement. In the midst of reviewing its longtime celebration, the Braves removed a large wooden sign outside Truist...
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7/17/2020

article BLOG: Chiefs explain approach to Native American imagery
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article LSR Q+A: Sportradar Exec Says Official League Data Debate Is Over
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7/12/2020

article Atlanta Braves not changing name, looking at 'chop' celebration
(Georgia) -- The Atlanta Braves said in an email to season-ticket holders Sunday that they will not be changing their nickname but will take a further look at the future...
article BetMGM to have betting lounge in Denver Broncos’ stadium
(Colorado) -- The Denver Broncos will have a betting lounge in their stadium this season. Whether there are any fans inside it is a question that is much more...

7/11/2020

article More groups call for complete ban on Native American mascots as momentum shifts
(USA) -- On Monday, 15 Native American organizations, advocates and authors signed a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell asking him to force Washington’s NFL...
article Sports franchises face pressure to change names with Native American emblems
(USA) -- With America in the midst of a reckoning over racial inequality, more athletes are continuing to speak out across the sports world. Arizona Cardinals...
article Atlanta Braves chairman says he is proud of team’s name
(Georgia) -- Announcements by the Washington NFL team and the Cleveland Indians that they will consider name changes have raised questions about whether the Atlanta...

7/10/2020

article Braves’ name, chop are complex and personal issues for Native Americans
(Georgia) -- Bo Taylor doesn’t remember the exact year he brought a group of kids down from Cherokee, N.C. for a Braves game, but he remembers the exact moment...
article Instead of ‘Atlanta Braves,’ how about ‘Atlanta Brave’?
(Georgia) -- Bob Dickinson has an idea. At a time when teams – Washington’s NFL club, Cleveland’s baseball franchise – face pressure to change...

7/9/2020

article Is the Chicago Blackhawks name and logo as offensive as the Washington NFL team’s nickname? Not all Native Americans agree.
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7/8/2020

article Chicago Blackhawks won't change their name
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7/7/2020

article Amid Pressure, Chicago N.H.L. Team Says It Won’t Change Its Name
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article Premiership table-toppers Exeter Chiefs to review official branding this month
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7/6/2020

article Northeast Ohio Native American organizations call for Cleveland Indians to change name
(Ohio) -- Four Northeast Ohio Native American organizations have issued statements regarding the Cleveland Indians announcement to discuss changing the team name and are...
article The possibility of Cleveland Indians changing their name gets a positive reaction from the Native American Community
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7/5/2020

article Cleveland Indians look into changing name amid pressure
(Ohio) -- They've been known as the Cleveland Indians since 1915. Those days could be over. Amid new pressure sparked by a national movement to correct racial...
article Indians manager Francona favors nickname change for club
(Ohio) -- Cleveland manager Terry Francona won't sidestep the hot-button topic any longer. He believes the Indians need to change their contentious nickname. “...

7/4/2020

article Cleveland Indians looking into possible name change amid pressure
(Ohio) -- They’ve been known as the Cleveland Indians since 1915. Those days could be over. Amid new pressure sparked by a national movement to correct racial...
article How did Cleveland's baseball team end up with the name 'Indians'? It's more complicated than you think
(Ohio) -- In a move most thought the club would never make, the Cleveland Indians announced Friday night they have begun "discussions" about possibly changing...
article How long will the Cleveland Indians be called the Cleveland Indians? Paul Hoynes
(Ohio) -- The Indians are thinking about addressing their imperfect history in terms of race. They are the team that gave Larry Doby a chance to become the first Black...
article MLB's Cleveland Indians now reexamining its nickname
(Ohio) -- On the same day the Washington Redskins announced it is considering a name change, the Cleveland Indians issued a statement saying the MLB club will look at...
article Atlanta Braves give no indication of considering name change
(Georgia) -- With teams in two sports taking a second look at names deemed offensive to Native Americans, the Atlanta Braves on Saturday gave no indication they are...
article Braves don’t comment on team name, say they value Native American community
(Georgia) -- As two professional sports franchises reevaluate their names, the Braves don’t seem to be considering changing theirs. The Washington Redskins of the...

7/3/2020

article Detroit Tigers Sign first MLB Team Sports Betting Deal as Michigan Opens Licensing Window
(Detroit) -- The Detroit Tigers have become the first MLB team to partner with a sports betting operator. The Illitch-owned team announced Thursday that it had signed a...

7/2/2020

article Detroit Tigers to launch sports betting at Comerica Park
(Detroit) -- The Detroit Tigers will offer sports betting at Comerica Park starting this season after contracting with a global sportsbook operator, the first deal of...
article Tigers become first MLB team to partner with sportsbook
(Detroit) -- Here’s a headline that would have seemed unthinkable not long ago: The Detroit Tigers are joining forces with a sportsbook. The Tigers announced...

7/1/2020

article Adam Silver: On track but coronavirus spread may stop NBA
(New York) -- With coronavirus cases on the rise in the United States and some teams recently closing their facilities due to positive cases, NBA commissioner Adam...

6/30/2020

article NHL says 26 players test positive for COVID-19
(USA) -- The league does not release specifics, so it’s not known whether any of those 15 -- or the 11 others who tested positive outside the league’s...

6/28/2020

article NBA, MLB return puts sports betting apps in scoring position
(USA) -- U.S. sports betting operators such as DraftKings and FanDuel are banking on a much-needed surge in demand next month when top leagues return to play during the...

6/22/2020

article Fauci Pushes Back at Critics Over His Pessimism About NFL Season
(Washington D.C.) -- Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease specialist, said he’s been mistakenly painted as an obstacle to the National Football League...
article Florida is crucial to the return of sports. It’s also a coronavirus hot spot.
(Florida) -- Needing a place to resume its season, the NBA in early June announced it would sequester all 22 of its teams that will return to competition in Florida. The...

6/20/2020

article Column: Sports leagues playing the most dangerous of games during pandemic
(Washington D.C.) -- They’re not going to stop until somebody dies. That seems to be the only certainty in the American sports leagues’ frighteningly...

6/17/2020

press release Broncos reach multi-year deal with Betfred USA Sports
(Colorado) -- One day after announcing a sports betting and daily fantasy partner deal with FanDuel, the Denver Broncos announced a deal with Betfred USA Sports on...
article FanDuel Among First To Buy Official League Data For NFL Betting
(USA) -- FanDuel is continuing its preparations for football season by signing up for Sportradar’s NFL official league data feed. According to Sportradar, the deal...

6/16/2020

article Broncos sign deal with FanDuel to become first NFL team to partner with a sportsbook
(Colorado) -- The Denver Broncos are the first NFL team to sell an official sportsbook sponsorship. The Broncos and FanDuel announced Monday that the two had struck a...
article FanDuel Sportsbook Inks Deal With NFL's Denver Broncos
(Colorado) -- FanDuel has inked a first-of-its kind sponsorship deal with the NFL’s Denver Broncos. The agreement, announced Monday, will see FanDuel branding at...
article NFLPA says league could lose $3 billion without fans at games
(USA) -- NFL Players Association (NFLPA) executive director DeMaurice Smith, president J.C. Tretter and medical director Thom Mayer held a Monday conference call with...
press release Chicken Ranch Rancheria Donates To Support Resiliency Village
(California) -- Resiliency Village, a non-profit start-up with a mission to serve Tuolumne County’s homeless population is getting a big boost from the Chicken Ranch...

6/14/2020

article Judge Orders Yankees to Unseal Letter From MLB Allegedly Linked to Sign Stealing
(New York) -- The sign-stealing saga that was unearthed this offseason isn't over just yet. Now, the New York Yankees are allegedly involved. A New York judge ruled...

6/13/2020

article MLB players tell owners negotiations are over, ask ‘when and where’ they can report
(USA) -- The Major League Baseball Players Assn. on Saturday told the owners that negotiations are over, and the commissioner’s office should go ahead and dictate how...

6/11/2020

article For tennis and golf, tournaments without fans come at a cost
(USA) -- When he first contemplated the prospect of a U.S. Open without fans because of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Tennis Association’s chief revenue...

6/3/2020

article MLB is the betting favorite to be the first sports league back. Wait, what?
(USA) -- For those who have been following much more important things, the biggest sports story of the last few weeks has been about the negotiations between the MLB and...

5/22/2020

article NASCAR takes sports betting international with IMG Arena deal
(USA) -- NASCAR expanded its presence in the sports betting industry Wednesday, inking a deal with London-based IMG Arena that allows international sportsbook operators...

5/20/2020

article Mavs Ex 'Headake' Smith Offers Cautionary Tale on Sports Gambling
(Las Vegas) -- The Sun Devil is worried about the Devil. Because The NBA hosts summer leagues and an All-Star Game in Las Vegas, and its commissioner talks openly about...

5/19/2020

article Can anything be done to stop the rise and rise of gambling company sponsorship in sport?
(UK) -- In football, anyone remember the Watney Cup? The pre-season tournament - sponsored by brewers Watney Mann - lasted for four years in the early 1970s, and was...

5/16/2020

article Can Sports Help Heal a Country? Some Fans Don’t Buy the Emotional Pleas
(New York) -- Few things would make Pedro Urbaez happier than seeing the Mets play again. He was born and raised in Corona, the neighborhood adjacent to the Mets’...

5/15/2020

article MORON ALERT: Dana White’s Profane Rant Against New York Times Shows Nastiness Of Coronavirus Debate
(USA) -- President Donald Trump laid the groundwork for sports to serve as one of the pillars of his political war to reopen America in early April, back when he was...

5/14/2020

article NBA considers how to resume season amid pandemic but skepticism remains
(USA) -- NBA owners and team representatives may have left Tuesday’s video conference with Commissioner Adam Silver feeling a sense of optimism that the 2019-20...

5/12/2020

article While big league sports should survive pandemic, minor league sports might not
(USA) -- As North America’s pro football, basketball, baseball and hockey leagues try to play again in a pandemic, minor league sports face a more treacherous...
press release Chernin Group-Backed Premier Lacrosse League To Roll Out Live Betting Feed From Genius Sports
(USA) -- Lacrosse is the latest entrant into the sports betting world thanks to a new deal with the Genius Sports Group. The agreement will see the technology company...
press release Genius Sports appointed official sports betting partner for PLL
(USA) -- The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) has appointed Genius Sports Group as its Official Data and Integrity Partner for sports betting. Through the partnership...

5/11/2020

article Report: MGM has pitched the NBA a plan for finishing the season in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- MGM has reportedly told the NBA that it has a plan for the association to finish its season in Las Vegas. Per the New York Times, the company has proposed...

5/10/2020

article Dana White says UFC hits ‘home run’ at fanless event
(Florida) -- The UFC’s decision to return to action Saturday during the coronavirus pandemic could have had lasting repercussions after a fighter tested positive...

5/9/2020

article California Governor Newsom's Plan a Formidable Hurdle for Pro Sports to Reopen
(California) -- In the last week, the National Football League has announced its 2020 schedule, Major League Baseball is rumored to have set a July 1-ish opening date...
article NBA teams start to reopen, as testing plan begins emerging
(USA) -- The NBA took tiny steps toward a return to normalcy Friday, as a small number of practice facilities reopened for workouts and at least one team received...

5/6/2020

article NFL sets protocols for reopening of team facilities
(New York) -- The NFL has set protocols for reopening team facilities and has told the 32 teams to have them in place by May 15. In a memo sent by Commissioner Roger...

5/4/2020

article Wild Ideas to Bring Back Sports Might Say More About Cities Than Leagues
(Las Vegas) -- Sports leagues are desperate for a safe way to start playing games again. Las Vegas has tens of thousands of empty hotel rooms and a tourism-based economy...
article New Jersey, leagues await word in sports betting suit
(New Jersey) -- The major sports leagues are waiting to see if the U.S. Supreme Court will hear their arguments on whether they have to pay millions to a New Jersey...
article Michael Jordan's gambling: A brief history of basketball's most famous bettor
(USA) -- Michael Jordan insisted that he didn't have a gambling problem in 1993. "I have a competition problem," Jordan claimed in an interview with Ahmad...

5/2/2020

article Will the NBA season finish in Las Vegas? MGM Resorts wants the action, per report
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts is hoping the NBA’s abbreviated season will conclude along the famed Las Vegas strip. A New York Times report said the resort and...

5/1/2020

article Coronavirus will cost sports at least $12 billion
(USA) -- On March 12, the sports world stopped. The NCAA Tournament was canceled. The NBA, NHL, MLS and PGA all suspended play. MLB pushed back Opening Day indefinitely...
article Wild Ideas to Bring Back Sports Might Say More About Cities Than Leagues
(Las Vegas) -- Sports leagues are desperate for a safe way to start playing games again. Las Vegas has tens of thousands of empty hotel rooms and a tourism-based economy...
article Inside the SI Investigation that Exposed Pete Rose's Gambling
(Ohio) -- On August 24th, 1989, Major League Baseball banned Pete Rose after an investigation concluded the former Cincinnati Reds manager bet on baseball. Sports...

4/30/2020

article College Athletes Are Now Closer To Getting Paid After NCAA Board OKs Plan
(USA) -- In a significant shift for college sports, the NCAA's top governing body said it supports a rule change allowing student-athletes to profit from their name...
article How Sports Betting Fits Into The New NCAA Student-Athlete Endorsement Rules
(USA) -- The NCAA took a major step toward allowing student-athlete endorsement deals based on name, image and likeness (NIL) today. Sports betting deals, though, could...
article N.C.A.A. Outlines Plan to Let Athletes Make Endorsement Deals
(USA) -- As the star quarterback at the University of Alabama, Tua Tagovailoa was a marketer’s dream: He had charisma, a million social media followers and a...
article OP/ED: This is how NCAA athletes should be paid for endorsements
(USA) -- The NCAA Board of Governors took a major step on Wednesday as they recommended allowing athletes to capitalize financially on their name, image and likeness....

4/25/2020

article NFL Draft Becomes Lifeline for Sports Betting and Broadcasters
(New York) -- The NFL draft is always a closely watched event, with sports fans, gamblers and fantasy-football addicts eagerly awaiting each pick. But this year -- when...

4/24/2020

article Bundesliga gears up to be first professional sports league to return after pandemic shutdown
(Germany) -- Early each morning, Bayer Leverkusen’s soccer players receive calls from the Bundesliga club. They are asked, among other things, how they feel,...

4/22/2020

article Virus shutdowns will likely make NFL draft most bet on ever
(Atlantic City) -- For those who haven't mastered the odds of Belarussian soccer or Russian table tennis, this week's NFL draft gives U.S. gamblers their first...
article Dr. Fauci explains why quarantined MLB games are likely to be part of ‘new normal’
(Washington D.C.) -- Sports fans will have to embrace a “new normal,” which probably means not being able to attend live events at crowded stadiums, for the...

4/20/2020

article The man, the myth, the gambler: A collection of Michael Jordan betting stories
(USA) -- ESPN delivered sweet relief to socially-distanced sports fans last night in the form of “The Last Dance,” its 10-part 30-for-30 documentary on...

4/18/2020

article A Return for Baseball Would Require a New Debate
(USA) -- Everybody wants a baseball season. Nobody knows quite how that will look amid the coronavirus pandemic. Those are the only certainties for a sport that has an...

4/15/2020

article OP/ED: Resume sports? The idea sounds more realistic with Dr. Anthony Fauci's blessing
(USA) -- Since the coronavirus pandemic shut down sports in America, leagues, teams, coaches, players, fans, television executives, media, sports talk show callers,...

4/14/2020

article National League Division odds update
(USA) -- One reported possibility that Major League Baseball is considering to get a 2020 regular season in during the coronavirus pandemic is all 30 teams playing in...

4/13/2020

article XFL files for bankruptcy after coronavirus forced 2020 season to be canceled early
(Delaware) -- The XFL has officially filed for bankruptcy, according to documents obtained by The Action Network. The league fired all of its employees without severance...
article XFL files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, with an eye-opening list of creditors it owes
(Delaware) -- Three days after the XFL suspended operations, the upstart league that promised “fan-first football” and “less stall, more ball”...

4/11/2020

article Three in Four Sports Fans Won’t Feel Safe at Games Without Coronavirus Vaccine
(USA) -- Nearly three in four sports fans say they would not feel safe attending a game or event until a vaccine for the COVID-19 disease has been developed.
article MMA an easier call than NFL for ESPN
(New York) -- The cancellation of UFC 249 provided evidence that networks, in this case ESPN, are vulnerable to public and political pressure. With some of the public...

4/10/2020

article XFL suspends operations: Is the league finished? What we know and don't know
(USA) -- The XFL surprised its workforce Friday morning by issuing mass layoffs and implying a grim outlook for the future of the league. The XFL suspended operations,...
article How the development of a coronavirus vaccine could impact the NBA and its fans beyond this season
(New York) -- There has been much discussion during the coronavirus pandemic about when and how professional sports can return, but one thing has become increasingly...

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