WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court ruling striking down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states (all times local):3:50 p.m.Casino giant Caesars Entertainment says you can bet it will expand its sports wagering business to states where it says secure and responsible gambling is legalized.It's not talking yet about details.Company president and chief executive Mark Frissora says Monday's ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court could end illegal sports wagering by replacing it with a well-regulated alternative that sports fans can trust.Las Vegas-based Caesars operates 47 casinos in 13 U.S. states and five countries.Frissora says the company will announce its specific approach to adding sports books after regulations evolve from the court ruling.——3:45 p.m.New Jersey lawmakers have introduced new legislation that would regulate and tax sports betting, hours after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for … [Read more...] about The Latest: Caesars says it’ll expand sports books to states
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court ruling striking down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states (all times local):12:45 p.m.NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says the league remains a favorite "of a federal framework that would provide a uniform approach to sports gambling in states that choose to permit it."Silver said the league would "remain active" in ongoing discussions with state legislatures in the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling. Silver added that "regardless of the particulars of any future sports betting law, the integrity of our game remains our highest priority."———12:30 p.m.Daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings says it's poised to enter the sports-betting market after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal law that bans gambling on sports in most states.The Boston-based company said Monday it had been preparing to launch a sports betting platform and apply for state … [Read more...] about The Latest: NBA sees active role in sports betting talks
Matt Schudel, The Washington Post Published 4:26 pm, Friday, May 11, 2018 Doreen Simmons, a British-born teacher of Latin and Greek who settled in Japan in the 1970s and became a renowned authority on sumo wrestling and an English-language commentator on Japanese television, died April 23 in Tokyo. She was 85. Her death was announced by the organization For Empowering Women in Japan. The cause could not be learned. Simmons taught in England and Singapore before moving to Japan in 1973 to work as an English teacher. From the beginning, she was drawn to the ritual qualities of sumo wrestling, the Japanese national sport with a history dating back 1,500 years. She learned the Japanese language and later became an editor of English-language press releases and documents for Japan's foreign ministry and other branches of the government. Recommended Video: Now Playing: It was a case of children versus champs in Tokyo when stars of the sumo world wrestled with their … [Read more...] about Doreen Simmons, British-born authority on sumo wrestling, dies at 85
Gov. Mark Dayton came out firmly against proposed changes in how U.S. Bank Stadium is run, calling a legislative proposal a “one-person vendetta” and problems with the management of the $1.1 billion building an “aberration.” He didn’t mention her by name, but the person pushing for changes is House State Government Finance Chairwoman Sarah Anderson, R-Plymouth. Anderson has rekindled her push for more oversight of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA). She wants more control over who is appointed to the five-person board and regular, quarterly, reports to the Legislature regarding the authority’s spending and contracting. A similar, much-discussed proposal fell through in the final hours of the 2017 session. Anderson said she wants to make sure the board isn’t “hiring friends and cronies” or approving spending outside of public board meetings. Dayton, who isn’t seeking re-election and will be out of office next … [Read more...] about U.S. Bank Stadium oversight in dispute again at the Capitol; Dayton says leave it alone
The march was organized by a Central American and Mexican-based group called Pueblo Sin Fronteras (People Without Borders), which said in a release they are seeking refuge from violence and corruption. The group did not respond to a request for interview. Mexican authorities have not stopped the group as it makes it way through the country, with many seeking entry to the United States, according to Buzzfeed. What happens if and when they reach the U.S. border? If the caravan attempts to cross the border in a group, participants will be stopped or apprehended, according to Kevin Johnson, dean of the University of California, Davis, School of Law. The majority of the migrants are expected to seek asylum if they cross into the United States. (Otherwise, they would likely be deported immediately — sometimes on the same day — under existing law.) Asylum seekers are screened with a "credible fear interview" within weeks of their arrival, Gilman said. If they do not pass, they are … [Read more...] about Trump says ‘caravans’ of immigrants are headed for the U.S. What’s he talking about?