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High court betting case pits states against sports leagues
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OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) With its spacious bar and banks of TVs tuned to all-sports stations, the lounge at New Jersey’s Monmouth Park Racetrack is a sports gamblers’ paradise-in-waiting. All that’s standing in its way: a 25-year-old federal law that bars betting on sports in most states.

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US sports leagues are hedging their bets on legal gambling
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WASHINGTON (AP) In court, all four major U.S. sports leagues are fighting New Jersey’s challenge to the federal ban on sports gambling, which the Supreme Court will hear next week.

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League’s top doc defends Colts handling of Jacoby Brissett’s concussion
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The Colts insisted they followed the proper protocols in dealing with quarterback Jacoby Brissett‘s concussion. Then again, Colts owner Jim Irsay said Andrew Luck was going to be fine to play this year, so it’s reasonable to not give them the same benefit of the doubt as we may have in the past. “All of […]

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Fantasy football rankings, 2017: Running backs for PPR leagues, Week 7
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Here are our fantasy football running back rankings for PPR leagues entering Week 7. The Atlanta Falcons have been waiting eight months for this moment. For eight months, the Falcons have lived with the torment of their epic Super Bowl collapse against the Patriots.

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Fantasy football rankings, 2017: Running backs for PPR leagues, Week 6
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Here are our fantasy football running back rankings for PPR leagues entering Week 3. A year ago, Bell ran wild against the Chiefs, racking up 144 yards on 18 carries in a blowout victory. The Steelers will need a similar performance with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s recent history of struggles — he threw two pick-sixes last […]

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4 Fantasy Football Mistakes That Can Tank Your Team's Success in Re-Draft Leagues
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We're three weeks into the NFL season, so if you're in a traditional fantasy football league, the team you drafted is starting to show its true colors. Hopefully, for you, that's a good thing! For those of you who play the popular weekly re-draft leagues that allow you to choose a new team every week, […]

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NFL Europe to Hall of Fame: Warner a 'big proponent' of development leagues
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All he needed was an opportunity. Once an undrafted, no-name camp arm for the Green Bay Packers, Kurt Warner initially toiled away in both the Arena League and in Europe before returning to the NFL with the now-former St. Louis Rams. And now as the official ceremony approaches for which Warner will be enshrined alongside […]

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Pro Football Focus ranks the Ravens offensive line as the league’s 10th worst
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Football analytics site Pro Football Focus recently ranked all 32 offensive line units in the NFL and the Ravens came in at no. 23. 23. Baltimore Ravens It’s nice to see that Ronnie Stanley and Marshal Yanda are valued and help anchor the unit, but as PFF points out, the rest of the offensive line […]

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Michael Vick stars in flag football league’s debut in San Jose
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SAN JOSE — Former Pro Bowl quarterback Michael Vick stole the show at the American Flag Football League’s Launch Game at Avaya Stadium. The onetime Atlanta Falcons star threw for 547 yards and eight touchdowns Tuesday night as Team Vick picked up a 64-41 victory over former 49ers star Terrell Owens’ team. “Tonight’s game was […]

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WATCH: Eddie Butler's sleeves are too bright for the Cubs' Negro Leagues jerseys
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The Cubs are wearing Leland Giants uniforms from the early 1900s on Friday

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Can Jordan Howard be league’s ‘No. 1 rusher’ in 2017?
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Jordan Howard is looking to make the transition from one-year wonder to top-of-the-league running back.Can the Bears sophomore lead all tailbacks in rushing in 2017?

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Derek Carr could be league’s first $25M quarterback
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Despite a dearth of reported discussion, the expectation is that Derek Carr and the Raiders will come to terms on a deal, and when they do it will be for record-setting money.

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