Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Trenton Bureau Last updated: Friday, November 21, 2014, 1:07 AMPosted: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 3:02 PM TRENTON – A decision is expected Friday on a lawsuit by the NCAA and professional sports leagues to block a New Jersey law in that repeals a state ban on sports betting. U.S. District Judge Michael A. Shipp gave his time frame after hearing oral arguments in Trenton. Shipp previously granted … Read the rest

By JIM KUHNHENNAssociated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama and his allies, confronting a buildup of GOP criticism, are looking for to sell the president’s executive actions on immigration as acceptable politics and acceptable policy.The effort is crucial to Obama as he tries to dampen Republican cries to undo the administrative measures and, at the same time, strives to win the trust of immigrants and get them to participate. … Read the rest

MACAU — Manny Pacquiao remains heavily favored to dominate Chris Algieri when they slug it out for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight crown this Sunday at the Cotai Arena inside The Venetian here. A quick check with Las Vegas sports books peg Pacquiao a 4-to-1 favorite over the 30-year old Algieri with still a couple of days left before the opening bell rings. Pacquiao, who vowed to gun for … Read the rest

<!–<div class=”stampAd”>–> <!– –> Justin Timberlake must have a thing for Las Vegas, 'cause his Nov. 28 show marks his fourth concert in town on his current tour, which wraps up with two more Vegas shows in January (which will be filmed by acclaimed director Jonathan Demme for an upcoming concert documentary). That’s a lot of love for a single city on one of the biggest pop tours of the … Read the rest

Las Vegas (AFP) – Late guitar amazing Paco de Lucia and superstar Enrique Iglesias won top prizes Thursday at the Latin Grammys, which took a political edge as artists cheered President Barack Obama’s plan to assist immigrants.The top award night for the Spanish- and Portuguese-language music industry paid homage to De Lucia, a Spanish legend of the flamenco guitar, who died in February at age 66.De Lucia posthumously won Album … Read the rest

TRENTON, N.J. — A ruling could come on whether New Jersey horse tracks and casinos can start accepting bets on sports in defiance of the nation’s major sports leagues and the federal government. No matter what U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp rules on Friday, it’s expected to be appealed quickly. New Jersey has-been pushing persistently to allow sports betting at horse tracks and casinos in an effort to support both … Read the rest

© Jim Rogash/Getty Images Will the New England Patriots go all the way this year? The odds are looking pretty good.If you can put your trust in Nate Silver, then you can believe in that the New England Patriots will coast their way to Arizona and hoist the Lombardi Trophy come February. Based on FiveThirtyEight’s most recent NFL Elo ratings, the Patriots have a 24 % chance of winning Super … Read the rest

LAS VEGAS — President Obama will be in a familiar place in the valley Friday. The president is expected to be at Del Sol High School, the same place where he laid out his blue print for immigration changes nearly two years of time ago. That plan never got out of Congress, yet Thursday night, President Obama laid out new expansive executive actions on immigration. The new plan will spare … Read the rest

[unable to retrieve full-text content][Addis Standard]Gross gambling and casino revenues showed subdued growth in 2013 in the wake of a faltering economy. Gross gambling increased only 4.3%. The slowdown in gross gambling revenue was centered on casinos, the biggest classification at 76% of the market or R16.5 billion.

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A ruling could come on whether New Jersey horse tracks and casinos can start accepting bets on sports in defiance of the nation’s major sports leagues and the federal government. No matter what U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp rules on Friday, it’s expected to be appealed quickly. New Jersey has-been pushing persistently to allow sports betting at horse tracks and casinos in an effort to support both struggling industries. Voters … Read the rest

Why is Manny Pacquiao fighting in Macau? Because of this rising star …

<!– google_ad_section_start –> MACAU – Outwardly, Zou Shiming is an unremarkable man. He’s a slender 5-feet-4 inches and has neither the fierce countenance or muscular build one would associate with an elite boxer. He’s largely quiet and respectful and does little to call attention to himself. But Manny Pacquiao would not be headlining a lucrative pay-per-view card in this lavish casino resort were it not for Zou, a three-time Olympic … Read the rest