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SCOTUS Strikes Down Ban On Legal Sports Betting

NBC News reports: The U.S. Supreme Court acted Monday to bust Nevada’s monopoly on legal sports betting, allowing more states to get in on the action and reap the tax benefits. The court struck down a federal law that required states to ban gambling on the outcome of sporting events. The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act was highly unusual: ...

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ISRAEL: Soccer Team Whose Far-Right Fans Chant “Death To Arabs” Changes Name To “Trump Jerusalem”

Bloomberg reports: An Israeli soccer team has changed its name to honor President Donald Trump, a day before the U.S. embassy is slated to move to Jerusalem. “For 70 years Jerusalem been awaiting international recognition, until President Donald Trump, in a courageous move, recognized Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel,” the Beitar Trump Jerusalem football club — formerly known ...

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Adam Rippon Skips Trump Meeting With US Olympians, Urges Twitter Followers To Make Donations To GLAAD

The Hill reports: Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon skipped the Team USA visit to the White House on Friday, following through on a vow he made earlier this year. Rippon said in January that he did not think he would be “welcome” at the Trump White House because he is gay. Rippon said that in lieu of the visit, he ...

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NEW ZEALAND: Pro Rugby Team Unveils “Rainbow Reveal” Jersey In Response To Homophobia [VIDEO]

The New Zealand Herald reports: The All Blacks and the Black Ferns have made a very public statement on where they stand on diversity and inclusiveness as they launched their “diversity is strength” campaign. Pairing up with AIG, the two teams released a two-minute video outlining their values. The next “battle” and “enemy” was devious and truly formidable, the video ...

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Trump Issues Bizarre Threat About World Cup

USA Today reports: President Donald Trump waded into the campaign aimed at bringing the 2026 FIFA World Cup to the United States on Thursday, tweeting out a veiled threat to withdraw political support from nations who vote against the bid. In a wildly surprising development, Trump, who previously has shown little appetite for soccer, appeared to throw his full backing ...

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Romney Taunts Pro Basketball Player From Courtside

He’s just your average Joe Sixpack, folks! The Hill reports: Mitt Romney (R) was spotted courtside at Monday night’s Utah Jazz playoff game taunting Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook. Romney, who is running for Senate in Utah, was shown on camera calling out to Westbrook after the Oklahoma City star picked up his fourth foul of the game late ...

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Lance Armstrong Settles Doping Fraud Suit For $5M

The Associated Press reports: Lance Armstrong has reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories after admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his career. The deal announced Thursday came as the ...

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AMERICA FIRST: US Boxer In Anti-Immigrant “Border Wall” Trunks Get Pummeled By Mexican Opponent

Deadspin reports: American boxer Rod Salka lost a six-round bout to Mexican fighter Francisco Vargas last night. Salka, who is known for having been brutally knocked out by Danny Garcia in 2014, entered the ring wearing trunks with an anti-immigrant message. The top of Salka’s trunks had “AMERICA 1ST” written on them, and they were patterned like a brick wall. ...

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Wrestlemania Star Takes Stage With LGBT Entourage

Britain’s Metro reports: Irish WWE star Finn Balor competed in his very first Wrestlemania tonight in New Orleans, and he delighted WWE fans with his inclusive entrance. Balor entered the Mercedes-Benz SuperDome stadium flanked by members of the New Orleans LBGQT community, who all wore his new rainbow inspired “For Everyone” t-shirt. His new shirt incorporates a rainbow design to ...

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Homocon Peter Thiel Funds Launch Of New Pro Football League To Compete With NFL’s Unpatriotic Communists

Sports Illustrated reports: Charlie Ebersol, the son of longtime NBC Sports executive Dick Ebersol and director of the 30 for 30 documentary about the original XFL his father created with WWE’s Vince McMahon, announced Tuesday that he plans to launch a football league next February. The league is called the Alliance of American Football and will feature eight 50-man teams ...

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MLB Team Makes Players Attend Anti-Porn Lecture

CBS Sports reports: All throughout spring training camps in Florida and Arizona, MLB teams bring in motivational speakers and guest instructors to help their players, especially their young players. As part of their spring routine, the Kansas City Royals have taken it upon themselves to teach their players about the harmful effects of … pornography? Yes, pornography. Royals GM Dayton ...

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NFL Prospect: I Was Grilled About My Sexuality

USA Today reports: Former LSU running back Derrius Guice said in an interview Wednesday that one NFL team asked about his sexuality and another inquired if his mother was a prostitute at the NFL Scouting Combine that concluded earlier this week. ‘’It was pretty crazy,” Guice said in an interview on the SiriusXM NFL show Late Hits. “Some people are ...

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NYC Pride 2018 Grand Marshal: Billie Jean King

New York City Pride today announced that tennis legend and LGBT activist Billie Jean King will be the grand marshal of this year’s Pride parade. As someone said just now on my Facebook page, “Take THAT, Margaret Court!” Rather interestingly, this year’s parade will also reverse its traditional direction. From the press release: This year’s NYC Pride March also undergoes ...

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Adam Rippon: I’m Ready To Meet With Pence [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon says he’s prepared to meet with Vice President Mike Pence following their spat last month during the Winter Games. “Now is the right time,” Rippon said. “You don’t get to make any sort of change if you don’t try to at least try to reach across [the political aisle].” Rippon said he doesn’t ...

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Olympian Adam Rippon Fundraises For GLAAD [VIDEO]

Billboard Magazine reports: The true star of the 2018 Winter Olympics was Team USA’s first openly gay figure skater, Adam Rippon. While the games might be over, Rippon is using his platform to talk about the issues that matter… and his love life. Rippon appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today in his first interview since returning to the U.S. ...

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NFL And Papa John’s Announce “Mutual” Split

The New York Daily News reports: Papa John’s and the NFL are splitting up. In a joint statement released on Tuesday, the two announced the pizza franchise will no longer be the official pizza of the NFL. “The NFL and Papa John’s have made a mutual decision to shift from their official league sponsorship to a focus on partnerships with ...

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US Women’s Hockey Takes Gold Against Canada

ABC News reports: The U.S. women’s hockey team finally returned to the top of the Olympic podium with a dramatic, heart-stopping display of hockey against rival Canada. The USA won in a nail-biting shootout — 20 years after they last won gold in 1998 when women’s hockey made its debut as an Olympic sport. The U.S. broke Canada’s streak of ...

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MLB Teams To Wear Hats That Honor Parkland Victims

The Miami Herald reports: To honor the victims of last week’s school shooting, Major League Baseball teams intend to wear Marjory Stoneman Douglas caps on Friday for the start of spring training games in Florida and Arizona. The league’s official cap company, New Era, is making the special caps for players to wear when play begins in both the Grapefruit ...

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Adam Rippon Declines NBC Correspondent Gig

NPR reports: He’s emerged as a fan favorite, an athlete whose talent and personality shine through his skating — and whose sense of humor and humanity have been amplified by the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. But Adam Rippon says he’s not ready to move from the Olympic Athlete’s Village and join NBC. News that the TV network had offered Rippon ...

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Adam Rippon Lands NBC Correspondent Gig

USA Today reports: U.S. figure skater Adam Rippon, the openly gay Olympic team bronze medalist who has become one of the best-known names at these Games, has been hired by NBC to work as a correspondent during the remainder of the Olympics, NBC spokesman Greg Hughes told USA TODAY Sports Sunday evening. Rippon, 28, will work for the network on ...

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