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The status of sports betting in each state. ;
June 24, 2019 - 12:58 pm
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — In a story June 23 about regional differences in sports betting legalization, The Associated Press reported erroneously that sports betting has been legalized in two states in the Deep South. It has been legalized in only one Deep South state, Mississippi. The story...
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Nancy Hogshead-Makar, front, who won four medals in the Summer Olympics for the United States in 1984, makes a point as Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, back, who sentenced former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nasser to 175 years in prison, looks on during a news conference to announce a plan to introduce legislation aimed at reforming the U.S. Olympic Committee Monday, June 17, 2019, in Denver. Nearly a dozen Olympic athletes were on hand to lend their support to the measure, which U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., plans to introduce this week. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
June 17, 2019 - 6:13 pm
DENVER (AP) — The judge who sentenced former sports doctor Larry Nassar to prison and a group of Olympians are backing an effort to create a commission to look into the operations of the U.S. Olympic Committee. Michigan Judge Rosemarie Aquilina joined the athletes and Colorado's U.S. Rep. Diana...
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FILE - In this May 3, 2019, file photo, South Africa's Caster Semenya crosses the line to win gold in the women's 800-meter final during the Diamond League in Doha, Qatar. Semenya's lawyers say the Swiss supreme court has ordered track's governing body to suspend its testosterone regulations. The lawyers say Monday's, June 3, 2019, ruling allows Semenya to compete unrestricted in all female events. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
June 03, 2019 - 3:59 pm
Caster Semenya won an interim ruling in her battle against the IAAF when the Swiss supreme court ordered athletics' governing body to suspend its testosterone rules on Monday, raising the prospect of her competing at the world championships without having to take hormone suppressing medication. The...
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This undated photo provided by the USOC shows Sarah Hirshland. The leader of the U.S. Olympic Committee believes the federation can reform with or without guidance from Congress. Speaking at an Aspen Institute event Wednesday in Washington, CEO Sarah Hirshland said she has delivered a proposal that would put the USOC on the hook to deliver an annual report, as a way of measuring itself more frequently against its own reform-minded goals. (Michael Waller Photography/USOC via AP)
May 22, 2019 - 2:45 pm
The leader of the U.S. Olympic Committee believes the federation can reform with or without guidance from Congress. Speaking at an Aspen Institute event Wednesday in Washington, CEO Sarah Hirshland said she has delivered a proposal that would put the USOC on the hook to deliver an annual report, as...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2018 file photo, New Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper answers a question during a news conference at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. The South Carolina Senate appears to be preparing for a key vote on whether to give the Carolina Panthers tax breaks and incentives to move their practice fields out of South Carolina. State Sen. Dick Harpootlian removed his objection on the bill Tuesday, May 7, 2019, so it could come to a vote. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
May 20, 2019 - 4:01 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina is getting ready to offer the Carolina Panthers around $120 million in tax breaks to move practice fields and the team's headquarters to the state from North Carolina. Both the South Carolina House and Senate approved the final version of the tax break bill...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2016, file photo, Big East Conference Commissioner Val Ackerman poses in New York. The NCAA announced Tuesday, May 14, 2019, that it is forming a working group to consider how its rules can be modified to allow college athletes to be compensated for use of their names, images and likenesses. NCAA President Mark Emmert and the Board of Governors say Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman will head the new federal and state legislation working group. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
May 14, 2019 - 4:34 pm
The NCAA is looking at how its rules can be modified to allow college athletes to be compensated for their names, images and likenesses. NCAA President Mark Emmert and the Board of Governors announced Tuesday that Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman and Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith will...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2018 file photo, New Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper answers a question during a news conference at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. The South Carolina Senate appears to be preparing for a key vote on whether to give the Carolina Panthers tax breaks and incentives to move their practice fields out of South Carolina. State Sen. Dick Harpootlian removed his objection on the bill Tuesday, May 7, 2019, so it could come to a vote. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
May 09, 2019 - 3:48 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina appears ready to offer $120 million in tax breaks to the Carolina Panthers to move their practice fields and team headquarters out of North Carolina, after the state Senate overrode objections that a billionaire NFL owner didn't need public help. The Senate...
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May 07, 2019 - 1:45 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — In a story May 3 about legalizing sports betting in Montana, The Associated Press erroneously reported John Iverson's position with the Montana Tavern Association. He is the association's government affairs counsel, not its executive director. A corrected version of the story...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2017, file photo, former Penn State President Graham Spanier departs after his sentencing hearing at the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa. A federal judge will consider ex-Penn State president Graham Spanier's argument that his conviction should be thrown out, a week before he's due to report to jail. The hearing Thursday, April 25, 2019, concerns Spanier's argument he was wrongly convicted in Pennsylvania state court for mishandling a 2001 complaint about Jerry Sandusky under a version of the law that wasn't in place at that time. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
April 25, 2019 - 12:23 pm
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State President Graham Spanier asked a federal magistrate judge Thursday to overturn his child endangerment conviction with less than a week left before he is scheduled to start serving a two-month sentence. Spanier's lawyers argued his conviction under a 2007 law...
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Lucille Brien plays a video poker machine at the Monte Bar and Casino in Billings, Montana, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Montana, Iowa and Indiana are poised to be the first states to legalize sports betting this year, almost a year after the U.S. Supreme Court ended Nevada's monopoly. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)
April 23, 2019 - 5:32 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The number of states allowing sports betting is poised to expand. Governors in Montana and Iowa are considering measures that would allow residents to wager on sports, while Indiana lawmakers are scheduled to approve their own version as early as Wednesday. Barring a veto, they...
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