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Ex-‘Bachelor’ contestant’s $1M fantasy sports win probed

Ex-‘Bachelor’ contestant’s $1M fantasy sports win probed

BOSTON (AP) — Sports gambling giant DraftKings is reviewing a former “Bachelor” contestant’s $1 million win in an online fantasy football contest after she and her husband are accused of cheating.Jade Roper-Tolbert, who appeared in “The Bachelor” and “Bachelor in Paradise” television series in 2015, beat more than 100,000 entries to take the top prize…
Australia fires: Dalila Jakupovic says every player she spoke to ‘had problems breathing’

Australia fires: Dalila Jakupovic says every player she spoke to ‘had...

Media playback is not supported on this device Australian Open: 'Scared' Jakupovic retires from qualifier 2020 Australian Open Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 20 January to 2 FebruaryCoverage: Listen on BBC R…
Company sues Montana Lottery over rules for sports wagering

Company sues Montana Lottery over rules for sports wagering

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An investment group from Billings has filed a lawsuit against the Montana Lottery over rules that require businesses wishing to offer sports gambling to have specific alcohol licenses.The lawsuit, filed in Lewis and Clark County by the Arete Group, argues legislation that authorized sports wagering did not include the alcohol license…
Arizona bill would ban transgender girls, women from teams

Arizona bill would ban transgender girls, women from teams

PHOENIX (AP) — Transgender girls and women would be barred from participating in sports on the team that aligns with their gender identity under a proposed Arizona law. The proposal announced by GOP Rep. Nancy Barto on Friday is co-sponsored by 22 other Republican House members and is the latest on a growing list of…
Australian Open will go ahead despite health concerns, says tournament director

Australian Open will go ahead despite health concerns, says tournament director

Australian Open qualifying was delayed earlier this week because of the poor air quality 2020 Australian Open Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 20 January to 2 FebruaryCoverage: Listen on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports…
Key West Literary Seminar explores literature and sports

Key West Literary Seminar explores literature and sports

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — More than 20 top contemporary writers are exploring literature’s relationship to sports during the 38th annual Key West Literary Seminar that began Thursday.Themed “Reading Between the Lines: Sports and Literature,” the event has attracted nearly 400 registrants to attend readings, lectures and panel discussions by scheduled presenters including Buzz Bissinger,…
A look back at other infamous cheating scandals in sports

A look back at other infamous cheating scandals in sports

The fallout from baseball’s latest sign-stealing scandal is beginning to take shape. Houston manager AJ Hinch is out of a job, and so is general manager Jeff Luhnow. The question is what will happen with the Boston Red Sox, who are also under investigation for sign stealing.Before they were fired Monday, Hinch and Luhnow were…
Ratings dip for NFL conference championship games

Ratings dip for NFL conference championship games

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s no secret, sports fans. Better games produce better ratings.That was the simple lesson for the NFL this week, after a dip in viewership for its conference championship games, compared to 2019. The Nielsen company said 42.8 million people watched the San Francisco 49ers beat the Green Bay Packers to punch…
UFC 246: Conor McGregor v Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone

UFC 246: Conor McGregor v Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone

Media playback is not supported on this device Conor McGregor v Donald Cerrone: MMA expert breaks down fighting styles Conor McGregor will make his much-anticipated return to the octagon when he fights Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone at UFC 246 in Las Vegas this we…
Investigators at home of gymnastics coach tied to Nassar

Investigators at home of gymnastics coach tied to Nassar

GRAND LEDGE, Mich. (AP) — Police on Tuesday searched the Michigan home and former gym of a gymnastics coach who had ties to disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar, authorities said.The Lansing State Journal posted photos of a man with a police coat carrying a box away from John Geddert’s house in Grand Ledge, west of…

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