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Khan ready for AEW to take New York, wrestling by storm

All Elite Wrestling (AEW) founder Tony Khan has put professional wrestling on notice that he has the hottest company in the business. The 38-year-old Khan already had major responsibilities with the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars and English soccer team Fulham FC. AEW has turned from plucky upstart into the talk of the pro wrestling world. AEW's "All Out" pay-per-view earlier this month had more than 200,000 buys. Its weekly "Dynamite" TV […]

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Sports wagering in Maryland in development stage before bets

BALTIMORE (AP) — Sports wagering in Maryland is now authorized thanks to a 2020 ballot initiative and a 2021 law. But it may be until 2022 that gamblers get to make their bets on games. The Baltimore Sun reports two state agencies are now carrying out the details that will lead to the issuing of licenses to companies approved to offer the gambling. Some in-person licenses are set aside for […]

today09/13/2021 8

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Gambling wave coming to NFL TV screens, but in moderation

Al Michaels no longer has to subtly refer to the point spread if a game comes down to the wire on NBC's "Sunday Night Football." Now he can refer to it directly without worrying about drawing a comment from NFL officials in New York. Three years after the Supreme Court overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act and allowed states to legalize sports betting, the NFL has embraced gambling […]

today09/08/2021 8

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Olympic flag arrives in Paris ahead of 2024 Games

PARIS (AP) — Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo brandished the Olympic flag on Monday in Paris upon her return from Tokyo, as the French capital will organize the Games in 2024. After leaving the plane at Charles de Gaulle airport, surrounded by many of France's Olympic medalists, Hidalgo spoke of her "great emotion." She formally received the flag Sunday during the Tokyo closing ceremony from International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach. […]

today08/09/2021 8

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Springsteen, US team qualify for equestrian jumping final

TOKYO (AP) — Jessica Springsteen and the U.S. equestrian jumping team earned an encore performance in qualifying. Springsteen and gold medal-winning teammates Laura Kraut and McClain Ward secured a spot in Saturday night's team jumping final with a trio of nearly perfect trips around the Equestrian Park course. Their combined 13 penalty points ranked fifth of 19 entrants — the top 10 advanced to the medal round. Springsteen is the […]

today08/06/2021 12

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Springsteen makes Olympic debut, falls short in qualifier

KAMIYOGA, Japan (AP) — Jessica Springsteen had no luck going solo in Tokyo. Perhaps she'll do better with a band. The daughter of famed rocker Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band wife, Patti Scialfa, failed to qualify for the Olympic individual jumping finals at Tokyo's Equestrian Park. She'll ride again Friday night as part of America's four-rider entry in the jumping team event. The 29-year-old's Olympic debut was off […]

today08/03/2021 11

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Sneaking a peek: Fans find creative ways to glimpse Olympics

MISHIMA, Japan (AP) — The Olympics this year have no spectators, at least officially. Only a few outlying venues are allowed even 50% of capacity. But the Japanese people of Tokyo and its environs are finding subtle ways of getting a glimpse of the competitions in their midst. They are lining the streets to catch a glimpse of busses, even if they have no idea who is inside. They are […]

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Odd couple: Mayfield, rocker Alice Cooper team for TV spot

CLEVELAND (AP) — They are an odd couple, all right — Baker Mayfield and Alice Cooper. The unlikely pairing of the Cleveland Browns quarterback and shock rock's godfather took place during a TV commercial shoot for Progressive's popular "At Home With Baker Mayfield" campaign. It features Mayfield and his wife, Emily, living inside FirstEnergy Stadium, home of the Browns. In the new spots for the award-winning campaign's third season, Mayfield […]

today07/27/2021 18

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Olympic athletes to put on own medals at Tokyo ceremonies

TOKYO (AP) — Athletes at the Tokyo Olympics will put their medals around their own necks to protect against spreading the coronavirus. International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach says it's a "very significant change" to traditional medal ceremonies. Bach says medals "will be presented to the athlete on a tray and then the athlete will take the medal him or herself." Medals will be placed on a tray by a […]

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