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Casinos Ready to Bet Big on Sports Gambling

Finance
[unable to retrieve full-text content]The U S Supreme Court just struck down as unconstitutional the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 which barred states from authorizing sports gambling While 160 sports betting has been legal in Nevada for decades the court said Congress had the right to Latest Articles in
US ruling opens way for states-wide sports betting

US ruling opens way for states-wide sports betting

Business
The US Supreme Court has made a landmark ruling that could allow states across the country to legalise sports betting.It has endorsed a 2014 state ruling in New Jersey which permits sports betting in casinos and at horse racing tracks.The court also struck down a 1992 federal law banning sports gambling.The news sent the share prices of gambling stocks in the US and UK surging, including Britain's William Hill and Paddy Power.Several major US sports bodies had opposed the move, including the National Basketball Association.The National Collegiate Athletic Association said it was a threat to the "integrity of athletic competition".However, Justice Samuel Alito wrote on behalf of the Supreme Court: "The legalisation of sports gambling requires an important ...
Plus-size Sports Illustrated minx promotes 'no bra club' in paper-thin tops

Plus-size Sports Illustrated minx promotes 'no bra club' in paper-thin tops

Entertainment
INSTAGRAM/ TABRIA MAJORSNO BRA CLUB: Tabria shows off her assetsVoluptuous vixen, Tabria Majors serves serious curves and has netted a bevy of fans as a result.The plus-sized beauty was catapulted into the spotlight when she appeared in last month’s coveted Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.Tabria was one of three curvaceous models who graced the pages of the Feb edition – but she was definitely the stand-out.INSTAGRAM/ TABRIA MAJORSCURVALICIOUS: Tabria shows off killer curvesTabria follows in Ashley Graham’s footsteps after she was selected as the first ever plus-size model to appear in the magazine in 2015.And like Ashley, Tabria is an outspoken advocate for body confidence.At the end of last year, she shared a before and after body snap to her 742K Instagram followers, revealing why she
SpaceX's big new rocket blasts off, puts sports car in space

SpaceX's big new rocket blasts off, puts sports car in space

Technology
SpaceX's big new rocket blasted off Tuesday on its first test flight, carrying a red electric sports car aiming for an endless road trip past Mars. The Falcon Heavy rose from the same launch pad used by NASA nearly 50 years ago to send men to the moon. With liftoff, the Heavy became the most powerful rocket in use today, doubling the liftoff punch of its closest competitor. For SpaceX, the private rocket company run by Elon Musk, it was a mostly triumphant test of a new, larger rocket designed to hoist supersize satellites as well as equipment to the moon, Mars or other far-flung points. For the test flight, a red sports car made by another of Musk's companies, Tesla, was the unusual cargo, enclosed in protective covering for the launch. The three boosters and 27 engines roared to life at...
15 sports, 102 medal events, 17 days – 'coldest' Winter Olympics set to begin

15 sports, 102 medal events, 17 days – 'coldest' Winter Olympics set to begin

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device XXIII Olympic Winter GamesVenue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-25 FebruaryCoverage: Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button, Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and mobile app. Full coverage timesThe 23rd Winter Olympics begin in Pyeongchang on Friday and are set to be the coldest in history.The build-up has seen relations thaw between North and South Korea, with the countries fielding a joint women's ice hockey team, while there has been controversy over the 169 Russian athletes set to compete as neutrals.Team GB have sent a record 59 athletes to South Korea - three more than at Sochi 2014 - and are aiming for their most successful Winter Games, with a medal target of five or more.Over 17 days, m...