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MLB players concerned about retooling teams, attendance drop

Dec. 5, 2018 6:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball players are concerned the Seattle Mariners have become yet another rebuilding team and may be joined by others following a season of steep attendance drops among clubs that faded early and never contended for the playoffs. Union head Tony Clark and new collective bargaining...

US leagues cashing in on sports betting they once fought

Nov. 28, 2018 11:54 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Professional sports leagues, which once vehemently fought the prospect of legal sports betting, are now scrambling to get in on it. In a pact announced Wednesday morning, the National Basketball Association is partnering with Sportradar and Genius Sports to distribute NBA betting data to...

MLB strikes deal with MGM as legal gambling expands in US

Nov. 27, 2018 6:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — MGM Resorts International became Major League Baseball's official gambling partner in the U.S. and Japan, a deal made as the sport tries to ensure more prevalent legal sports betting does not lead to any scandals of the type sparked by illegal wagers in its past. "Over the past 18 months...

Asian shares rise despite Trump's latest talk on tariffs

Nov. 26, 2018 10:46 PM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets clocked more gains Tuesday ahead of a meeting between the U.S. and China at the Group of 20 summit this week, despite President Donald Trump's comments that it's "highly unlikely" he'll hold off on raising tariffs as Beijing requested. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei...

Death penalty sought in killing of Vietnamese tour leaders

Nov. 15, 2018 6:13 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 31-year-old convicted felon will face the death penalty in the robbery and killing of two Vietnamese tour leaders during a break-in to their room at a Las Vegas Strip hotel, a prosecutor said Thursday. Julius Damiano Deangilo Trotter's defense attorneys did not immediately respond to...

Airplane banner denounces Jets' partnership with MGM

Nov. 11, 2018 3:21 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — An airplane banner criticizing the New York Jets' gaming deal partnership with casino operator MGM Resorts International circled MetLife Stadium several times a few hours before the team's game against the Buffalo Bills. The banner trailing the plane Sunday read: "SHAME ON...

Berkshire Hathaway and Lilly climb; Sysco and MGM sink

Nov. 5, 2018 5:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday: Berkshire Hathaway Inc., up $9.67 to $216.24 Warren Buffett's company said its quarterly profit surged and it bought back almost $1 billion in stock. Eli Lilly and Co., up $3.39 to $110.14 The drugmaker said its diabetes treatment...

FanDuel inks deals with NHL, Devils for sports bets, fantasy

Nov. 5, 2018 12:13 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The wall that professional sports leagues in the U.S. fought so hard to maintain between themselves and legal sports betting continues to crumble. The four major pro sports leagues fought New Jersey's efforts to legalize sports betting in a case that went all the way to the U.S....

Jets, MGM Resorts announce gaming deal partnership

Oct. 31, 2018 3:21 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets and MGM Resorts International have agreed on a multiyear deal that is the first of its kind in the NFL. With the announcement Wednesday, MGM Resorts is now the official gaming partner of the Jets. The agreement is the most comprehensive and integrated gaming...

Column: Legalized sports betting is one bet paying off

Oct. 31, 2018 3:06 AM EDT

The action is coming fast and heavy. A bettor in New Jersey used his mobile app to win $325,000 on a $500,000 wager on Boston to win the World Series. Another DraftKings bettor hit a longshot money line parlay on longshots Oregon State and Kansas to collect $4,313 on his $50 bet. Many others, surely, will be...