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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks at a news conference before Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
May 31, 2018 - 9:26 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Adam Silver has encouraged the Philadelphia 76ers to both quickly and thoroughly resolve the investigation into whether team president Bryan Colangelo used Twitter inappropriately, a story that the NBA commissioner acknowledged was not one he wants to be thinking about during...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2018, file photo, members of the Culinary Workers Union, Local 226, assemble for a presentation at a university arena before an evening vote on whether to authorize a strike in Las Vegas. The two largest resort operators in Las Vegas would lose more than $10 million a day combined if housekeepers, cooks and others go on strike, a possibility starting Friday, the union representing thousands of casino workers said, Thursday, May 31, 2018. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP, File)
May 31, 2018 - 6:58 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The possibility of 50,000 Las Vegas casino workers going on strike drew closer Thursday, with their contracts expiring at midnight and the prospects of new ones still uncertain. The bartenders, housekeepers, bellmen and other unionized workers at 34 casino-hotels on the Strip and...
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FILE – In this May 14, 2018, file photo, people make bets in the sports book at the South Point hotel and casino in Las Vegas. A top New Jersey lawmaker, Democratic state Senate President Steve Sweeney, urged all 50 states on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, to reject "integrity fee" payments to professional sports leagues in any sports betting legislation, calling it "extortion" for leagues to demand money for hosting honest games. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
May 23, 2018 - 6:55 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A top New Jersey lawmaker is urging all 50 states to reject so-called "integrity fee" payments to professional sports leagues in any sports betting legislation they enact. Democratic state Senate President Steve Sweeney said Wednesday it is "extortion" for the leagues to...
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May 07, 2018 - 10:54 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Cher, Barry Manilow and Dave Chappelle are among entertainers performing at the Borgata this summer to mark the Atlantic City casino's 15th anniversary. The shows join an entertainment schedule that already includes Britney Spears, who is booked for three sold-out shows...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2018, file photo, Duke's Marvin Bagley III (35) celebrates after a dunk during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina in Durham, N.C. Bagley III is a member of the Associated Press NCAA college basketball All-America first team, announced Tuesday, March 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown, File)
March 28, 2018 - 6:47 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke freshman Marvin Bagley III is entering the NBA draft. Bagley announced his decision Wednesday on his verified Instagram account, saying he "learned a lot this year on and off of the court." Duke spokesman Mike DeGeorge said Bagley would "eventually" hire an agent. Bagley is...
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March 28, 2018 - 8:36 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who signed up for internet gambling has won nearly $194,000 on his very first spin of an online slots game. Anibal Lopes (LOW'-pez) of Woodbridge said he was bored after work Monday night, so he created an account on the playsugarhouse.com website on his...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 file photo, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban watches from the crowd during NBA All-Star Saturday in Los Angeles. When the Dallas owner went on Hall of Famer Julius Erving’s podcast in February and said he told his players that "losing is our best option," the league fined him $600,000 for "public statements detrimental to the NBA." That put a spotlight on the Mavericks. So if they were planning on packing it in and trying to add more young legs in the draft for Nowitzki's expected swan song, suddenly they had to change plans. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
March 22, 2018 - 4:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — After 20 years in the NBA, Dirk Nowitzki can't be fooled. He knows when teams aren't giving an honest effort, when they are out there playing but not playing to win. "It's pretty obvious," Nowitzki said. Easy to spot, the NBA is finding tanking not so easy to stop. It's a problem...
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Tiger Woods responds to questions during a news conference at the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament at Bay Hill, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. At Bay Hill, Woods has won eight times and twice ended long victory droughts. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
March 14, 2018 - 4:12 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The future of Tiger Woods is filled with optimism because of the past. The next stop on his remarkable road to recovery from four years' worth of back trouble is the Arnold Palmer Invitational, the tournament he has won a record eight times on a course that feels comfortable to...
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February 08, 2018 - 1:25 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The owners of the Mount Airy Casino Resort in the Pocono Mountains have won the rights to build a mini-casino in Lawrence County, on the Ohio border. They submitted a winning bid Thursday of nearly $21.2 million. It was the best of three offers, for the third mini-casino...
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In this Jan. 24, 2018, photo, projectors light up non-working neon signs at an exhibit at the Neon Museum in Las Vegas. Starting this week, visitors will be able to see many of the city's classic neon signs just like they were decades ago through a type of augmented reality that projects realistic animations onto the non-working signs. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 30, 2018 - 2:21 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — As Frank Sinatra asks Lady Luck to stick around, the neon red lights of one of Las Vegas' most famous towering signs appear to dance under the night sky, revealing a beating heart and the rest of the marquee of a famed casino-hotel. Other rusted, dusted and broken neon signs in a...
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