July 23, 2014

Sports: NCAA, 4 pro leagues sue NJ over sports betting


NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The NCAA and the four major professional leagues sued New Jersey on Tuesday, saying the state’s plan to allow sports betting violates federal law and threatens the “character and integrity” of sporting events. Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League, the National Football league and the NCAA [...]

Horse Racing Recap: Baffert goes 1-2 in Hollywood Park feature


INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) – Glamorista wore down pacesetter Sparkling Style in the final eighth of a mile to win by a length, giving Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert a 1-2 finish in the $58,300 feature on Thursday at Betfair Hollywood Park. Ridden by Chantal Sutherland, Glamorista ran 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:16.21 and paid [...]

NASCAR returns to fond memories of ‘The Rock’


(PhatzRadio / USA Today) — FORT WORTH – NASCAR returns to Rockingham Speedway for the first time since 2004 with Sunday’s Camping World Truck Series race. Richard Petty won 11 races at “The Rock.” Kasey Kahne and Matt Kenseth battled to the wire in the last Sprint Cup event there and remember it well. “We [...]

Newman jokes: ‘Glad I finally contributed’ at Stewart-Haas


(PhatzRadio / CBC Sports) — MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Since Ryan Newman entered NASCAR’s premier series a decade ago, his rate of victories has slowed. The variety of racetracks he has conquered hasn’t. Including the Goody’s Fast Relief 500 on Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, three of Newman’s past four wins have represented a virgin trip to [...]

Rusty Wallace puts NASCAR Nationwide team on hiatus


Dale Earnhardt Jr. (L), driver of the #88 Amp Energy/National Guard Chevrolet, talks with NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace (R) in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 16, 2011 in Joliet, Illinois. (September 15, 2011 – Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images North America) [...]

TVG Betfair to Demonstrate Exchange-Bet Model


A test model of the first exchange wagering system proposed for the United States will be demonstrated at the University of Arizona Symposium on Racing & Gaming in Tucson beginning Dec. 6.