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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2015, file photo, Therese Duenas counts money as she takes bets in the sports book at the South Point hotel and casino in Las Vegas. On the board behind here are odds on NFL football and other bets. Once upon a time, the thought of gambling on a pro football game brought gasps of indignation from the NFL offices. And swift action if it was a player who actually placed a bet. The Oakland Raiders' new stadium could literally be walking distance from a few of the city's dozens of sports books. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
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  • FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2015, file photo, Therese Duenas counts money as she takes bets in the sports book at the South Point hotel and casino in Las Vegas. On the board behind here are odds on NFL football and other bets. Once upon a time, the thought of gambling on a pro football game brought gasps of indignation from the NFL offices. And swift action if it was a player who actually placed a bet. The Oakland Raiders' new stadium could literally be walking distance from a few of the city's dozens of sports books. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

    Wanna bet? Once gambling-shy NFL plans move to Vegas

    Once upon a time, the thought of gambling on a pro football game brought gasps of indignation from the NFL offices. And swift action if it was a player who actually placed a bet. Paul Hornung and Alex Karras each were suspended for the 1963 season for gambling on NFL games. When the league suspended […]
  • A General Electric logo patch is displayed on a Boston Celtics uniform during a news conference Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, at GE's headquarters in Boston. The Celtics reached an agreement with GE to put the company's logo on the team's uniform beginning next season. The Celtics are a charter member of the NBA basketball league and its most decorated franchise, with 17 championships. GE is in the process of moving its corporate headquarters from Connecticut to the Boston waterfront. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)

    Celtics, reach deal to put GE logo on uniform

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck was expecting more of a fight when he and his partners approached franchise patriarch Red Auerbach about having cheerleaders perform at games. The Celtics were the lone NBA holdout without a dance squad in 2006, and the longtime coach and general manager was famously crotchety about anything […]
  • Danica Patrick films a video segment during the NASCAR Media Tour in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Sponsor questions for Danica Patrick as NASCAR season nears

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Danica Patrick wore an all-white Tax Act uniform to NASCAR’s preseason media event Tuesday, raising eyebrows about her sponsorship situation with the season just a month away. Patrick and Stewart-Haas Racing last year signed a deal with Nature’s Bakery as Patrick’s primary sponsor. The company founded in 2010 by the father-and-son […]
  • Director Adam Sobel poses for a portrait to promote the film, "The Workers Cup", at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)

    ‘The Workers Cup’ sheds light on migrant workers in Qatar

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Director Adam Sobel never intended to end up in Qatar, but it was 2010, jobs were scarce in the U.S. and his longtime girlfriend — now his wife — had just been offered a job teaching at a Northwestern University Qatar. So they went. While there, Sobel found work with […]
  • FILE - In this July 13, 2014 file photo Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger holds up the World Cup trophy as the team celebrates their 1-0 victor over Argentina after the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. FIFA is about to make the World Cup a bigger and, it hopes, richer event even at the cost of lower quality soccer. FIFA President Gianni Infantino hopes his ruling Council will agree Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 to expand the 2026 World Cup to 48 nations, playing in 16 groups of three teams. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, file)

    FIFA set to approve bigger, richer World Cup on Tuesday

    FIFA is set to make the World Cup bigger and richer, even if the price to pay is lower quality soccer. FIFA President Gianni Infantino hopes his ruling Council will agree Tuesday to expand the 2026 World Cup to 48 nations, playing in 16 groups of three teams. A decision could be delayed if some […]
  • Player suspended from Belk Bowl for shoplifting at Belk

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Arkansas senior tight end Jeremy Sprinkle was suspended from the Belk Bowl game Thursday night against No. 18 Virginia Tech after police accused him of shoplifting from the department store that sponsors the game. Sprinkle was charged by Charlotte Mecklenburg Police with shoplifting by concealment Tuesday at the Belk department store […]