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FILE - In this May 29, 2014 photo, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Chairman Cedric Cromwell sits behind his desk at the government center in Mashpee, Mass. Cromwell and the owner of a Rhode Island architecture firm were arrested Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, and charged in a bribery scheme involving the tribe's plans to build a resort casino in Taunton, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)

Tribe chairman charged with bribery in casino development

Nov. 13, 2020 10:07 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The longtime chairman of a Massachusetts tribe and an architecture firm owner have been charged in a bribery scheme involving the tribe’s plans to build a resort casino, federal prosecutors said Friday. Cedric Cromwell is accused of using his position as chairman of the Mashpee...

FILE  - In this March 4, 2020, file photo, Florida coach Mike White gestures during an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia in Athens, Ga. Unlike a year ago, Florida begins the season unranked and won’t have nearly as much hype. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP, File)

Florida tweaks schedule again, now opening with UMass Lowell

Nov. 12, 2020 4:14 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is shuffling its basketball schedule again. Having already been forced to replace their home-opening opponent, the Gators will now face a different team to start the season. Florida said Thursday it will open against UMass Lowell instead of Maine on Nov. 25 at a resort...

FILE  - In this March 4, 2020, file photo, Florida coach Mike White gestures during an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia in Athens, Ga. Unlike a year ago, Florida begins the season unranked and won’t have nearly as much hype. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP, File)

White, Gators want to 'reduce noise,' improve culture

Nov. 11, 2020 3:02 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Mike White’s motto for this season: reduce the noise. It’s White’s way of trying to keep his players better focused and more grounded after a year in which they struggled to handle a top-10 preseason ranking and lofty expectations that had some...

This Sept. 9, 2018 photo shows football fans waiting for kickoff in the sports betting lounge at the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. Figures released on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 showed New Jersey broke its own recently set U.S. record for the most money bet on sports in a single month in September when gamblers plunked down more than $748 million on sports. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

NJ shatters its own sports betting record: $748M bet in Sept

Oct. 15, 2020 3:41 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's fast-growing sports betting market blew past its own national record in September, taking in more than $748 million in bets from sports gamblers finally able to wager on football amid the coronavirus outbreak. Figures released Thursday from the New Jersey Division of...