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NBA notebook: League to provide real-time betting data

The NBA announced Wednesday it will distribute official real-time betting data to licensed sports betting operators in the U.S., making it the first major American sports league to provide such data to sportsbooks. FILE PHOTO: Nov 27, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton looks on …

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Red Bulls looking for historic comeback vs. Atlanta United

The New York Red Bulls’ 71 points and 22 victories were the most in Major League Soccer history. Now, they will need a historical comeback in the second leg of the total-goals Eastern Conference final against Atlanta United on Thursday to continue their season. New York enters the match at …

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Olympics-Bach heaps praise on 'well prepared' Tokyo for 2020 Games

TOKYO (Reuters) – International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach says he cannot remember a host city being as well prepared as Tokyo, a little more than 600 days before the start of the 2020 Summer Games. FILE PHOTO: International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo …

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MLB notebook: MLB, MGM enter gambling partnership

Add Major League Baseball to the list of professional sports leagues partnering up with gaming operators. FILE PHOTO: Tampa Bay Rays’ Chris Archer pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays in the first inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Toronto September 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jon Blacker The league announced …

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Manfred says MLB will change protocols for political donations

FILE PHOTO: Rob Manfred, commissioner of Major League Baseball, takes part in the Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit in New York, U.S., February 8, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred on Tuesday said the league will change its protocols on political donations moving forward in the wake …

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William Hill sports book award shared for first time

LONDON (Reuters) – The William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award has been shared for the first time as the story of an 11-year-old’s remarkable swim across the English Channel and a biography of Northern Irish boxer Eamonn Magee divided the spoils on Tuesday. A Boy in the Water …

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