Sports business

Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper, left, celebrates past Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Enrique Hernandez after hitting an RBI-single during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 7-6.
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July 18, 2019 - 6:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper's hot streak of late has kept the Phillies in the playoff picture. He has opened some eyes with his offense — especially the comically oversized ones of the Phillie Phanatic mascot strapped to the slugger's forehead. Harper tied the game while wearing a Phillie...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Jake Arrieta delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Saturday, July 6, 2019, in New York.
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July 07, 2019 - 1:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Todd Frazier got hit near the left elbow by an 85 mph changeup and was clearly annoyed. After the game, Jake Arrieta went straight to his hard stuff. "If Frazier's not happy about it, he can come see me and I'll put a dent in his skull," the Philadelphia Phillies pitcher said. In...
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This is the first March Madness tournament since legal gambling expanded last year in the U.S. The spread of legalized sports betting is largely following regional boundaries.
Wayne Parry/AP Photo, File
June 23, 2019 - 9:18 am
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — In the year since the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for every state to legalize sports betting , a regional divide has opened as states decide whether to expand their gambling options. By year's end, legalization is possible in a dozen states in the Northeast and...
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New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes takes batting practice before a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Friday, July 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
July 23, 2018 - 10:12 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: YO, YOU GOOD? Yoenis Cespedes and the Mets are awaiting a report and recommendation from doctors after the slugger had an MRI on both feet Monday. Cespedes may need surgery to address calcification on both heels that has bothered him for 15...
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This July 14, 2018, photo shows people placing bets on sporting events at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford N.J.
AP Photo/Wayne Parry
July 23, 2018 - 2:34 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey took in nearly $3.5 million in sports bets during its first nine days of accepting such bets. And most of that came from two weekends that sandwiched a dead period for major professional sports caused by baseball's All-Star break,...
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