Sports business

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 28, 2019 file photo, patrons visit the sports betting area of Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I. The state lottery released figures on Friday, March 29, 2019, showing that casinos in Rhode Island lost nearly $900,000 on sports betting in February, after they paid out winning bets for the Super Bowl and other professional sports. ( AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
March 29, 2019 - 12:04 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Casinos in Rhode Island lost nearly $900,000 on sports betting in February after winning bets for the Super Bowl and other professional sports were paid out, the state lottery said Friday. That leaves Rhode Island with about $150,000 in revenue from sports betting since the...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez gestures toward the crowd after hitting a two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
March 29, 2019 - 2:52 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: DAY OF DECISION Corey Knebel plans to choose a course of action on his ailing right elbow, potentially sidelining a key part of Milwaukee's vaunted bullpen for the season. The 27-year-old has a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament. He could...
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Toronto Blue Jays Marcus Stroman warms up in the outfield before an opening day baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Toronto, Thursday, March 28, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
March 28, 2019 - 5:08 pm
The Latest on opening day (all times EDT): 5:05 p.m. The pitching matchup in Minnesota between Cleveland's Corey Kluber and the home team's Jose Berrios has been all aces to start, with the Twins and Indians scoreless through four innings. Kluber, the two-time Cy Young Award winner, is perfect,...
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March 28, 2019 - 4:42 pm
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The University of Hartford says women's basketball coach Kim McNeill has resigned to become the head coach at East Carolina. McNeill led the Hawks for three seasons. She compiled a 59-38 record, including 23-11 this season, which ended with a lost last week to Providence...
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft addressing the crowd during an NFL football Super Bowl send-off rally for the team, in Foxborough, Mass. Attorneys for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft want a Florida judge to block prosecutors from using secretly taken video that police say shows him engaging in paid sex acts with female massage parlor employees. Kraft’s attorneys challenged in court documents filed Thursday, March 28, 2019, the warrant allowing Jupiter police officers to hide video cameras in the Orchids of Asia Day Spa. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
March 28, 2019 - 4:36 pm
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft want a Florida judge to block prosecutors from using secretly taken video that police say shows him engaging in paid sex acts with female massage parlor employees. In court documents filed Thursday, Kraft's attorneys...
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New York Mets' Robinson Cano celebrates his home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
March 28, 2019 - 3:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Robinson Cano homered in his debut at-bat for the Mets then added a late RBI single, Jacob deGrom outpitched Max Scherzer as each struck out at least 10 in a sterling matchup between the winners of the past three NL Cy Young Awards, and New York edged the Bryce Harper-less...
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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, center, speaks as part of a panel on sports betting at an event organized by the American Gaming Association, Friday, March 28, 2019, in Oxon Hill, Md. The NHL on Thursday announced a deal with sports book operator William Hill, its third deal with a gambling operator in the past six months. (AP Photo/Ben Nuckols)
March 28, 2019 - 2:15 pm
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The NHL entered its third partnership in six months with a gambling operator on Thursday, another step in its embrace of business opportunities that come with legal sports betting. The league announced the deal with William Hill shortly before Commissioner Gary Bettman spoke...
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New York Yankees players take part in batting practice during a workout Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in New York. The Yankees host the Baltimore Orioles on opening day Thursday. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
March 27, 2019 - 5:05 pm
Four-man outfields. High-tech anti-spying rules. A starting pitcher facing just one batter in a playoff game. But beyond all the shifts, analytics and social media outreach, here's the best way to tell Major League Baseball has zoomed into a new era: There's not a single active player left from the...
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Buffalo head coach Nate Oats listens to a question during a news conference at the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Tulsa, Okla. Buffalo plays Texas Tech on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
March 27, 2019 - 4:39 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has hired Nate Oats, who led Buffalo to three NCAA Tournaments in four seasons, as its new men's basketball coach. Crimson Tide athletic director Greg Byrne announced the hiring Wednesday, three days after parting ways with Avery Johnson. Oats was the Mid-American...
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FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2018, file photo, Central Catholic players present Tyler Trent, foreground, with a check to benefit Riley Children's Hospital before meeting Lafayette Jeff in a high school volleyball game in Lafayette, Ind. A memorial gate leading to the student section entrance of Purdue University's football stadium will be built to honor Trent, the school's superfan and cancer activist who died in January. (John Terhune/Journal & Courier via AP, File)
March 27, 2019 - 12:55 pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A memorial gate leading to the student section entrance of Purdue University's football stadium will be built to honor Tyler Trent, the school's superfan and cancer activist who died in January. University President Mitch Daniels announced plans Wednesday for the...
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