Facebook posts cost $340,000

November 28, 2014

Video will begin in 5 seconds. More video Recommended Man ‘ecstatic’ over Facebook defamation win The government’s horror week Uni reforms set to fail: Labor GP co-payment still stuck to ship Cricket fans mourn Hughes at SCG Replay video Man ‘ecstatic’ over Facebook defamation win Online comments can announce within minutes says plaintiff Nick Polias who was awarded $340,000 after suing his former poker playing friends for defamatory comments made … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> LAS VEGAS (AP) — Taurean Prince scored 20 with five rebounds and Royce O’Neale added 16 to direct Baylor past Memphis 71-47 in the third round of the Las Vegas Invitational Thursday night.Baylor (5-0) held Memphis to 19 % (4 of 21) from the field in the 2nd half to advance to the championship game against Illinois (5-0) Friday night.In the 2nd half, the Bears outscored the … Read the rest

In a recent op-ed in the New York Times, the new commissioner of the National Basketball Association, Adam Silver, says in that he favors allowing legalized sports betting throughout the United States. The announcement both surprises and confirms. It surprises 'cause no leader of any major U.S. sports league, either college or professional, has ever expressed anything other than opposition to sports betting. But Mr. Silver’s about-face moreover confirms a … Read the rest

Nick’s $340k Facebook win

November 28, 2014
Nick’s $340k Facebook win

Nicholas Polias, far right, with his legal team, in addition to Sue Chrysanthou, far left, and Bridgette Regener. Photo: Louise Hall A poker player awarded $340,000 in damages after suing four of his former friends for defamation following comments posted on Facebook about a trip to Las Vegas has warned people to “be very careful about what you write on social media”. Nicholas Polias asserted he was “ecstatic” after NSW … Read the rest

By a quirk of the football calendar, Ronny Deila’s side head to Tynecastle this weekend to take on Hearts just eight days after their rivals from across the city travelled to the same venue, only to end up on the wrong side of a 2-0 defeat in that put a massive dent in their SPFL Championship aspirations. As a Premiership club, it would serve as rather more of a shock … Read the rest

Rice, Illini feast in Sin City

November 28, 2014

Video: Illinois 88, Indiana State 62 » more Videographer: Marcus Jackson College basketbal writer Marcus Jackson checks in from Las Vegas after Illinois’ semifinal win at Orleans Arena. Other Related Content LAS VEGAS — For the most part, Thanksgiving Day was a festive one for the Illinois basketball team. For starters, while most of their friends and fans back home were dealing with snow and freezing temperatures, the Illini enjoyed … Read the rest

Facebook posts on Vegas poker trip lead to $340,000 defamation payout for Nicholas Polias

Nicholas Polias, far right, with his legal team, in addition to Sue Chrysanthou, far left, and Bridgette Regener. Photo: Louise Hall A poker player awarded $340,000 in damages after suing four of his former friends for defamation following comments posted on Facebook about a trip to Las Vegas has warned people to “be very careful about what you write on social media”. Nicholas Polias asserted he was “ecstatic” after NSW … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jacob Parker scored 16 on Thursday night, and Stephen F. Austin snapped a three-game losing streak, beating Prairie View 73-61 in the Las Vegas Invitational.Tanner Clayton’s 3-pointer capped a 15-0 run midway through the 2nd half in that put the Lumberjacks (2-3) up 57-37.Prairie View (0-6) answered with eight straight to cut the deficit to 12, yet the Bulldogs couldn’t get it down … Read the rest

I recently returned from my 1st poker cruise, one in that was hosted by Ante Up Magazine. I taught three hourlong seminars, each one starting at 9 a.m., a time of day when normal people on cruise ships do things like eat breakfast and go on shore excursions. One of my own shore excursions started around noon and was led by a guide not sponsored by the cruise. I wound … Read the rest

[unable to retrieve full-text content]AUSTRALIAN-LISTED miner Tigers Realm is not letting politics get in the way of business in Russia

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Schatz: Updated NFL playoff projections

Saints still in; Niners and Seahawks still out; Pats are new SB favorites Originally Published: November 25, 2014 By Aaron Schatz | Football Outsiders <!– begin free preview text –> Chuck Cook/USA TODAY SportsDespite their 4-7 record, the Saints’ playoff chances are better than 50-50.<!– end wide photo –> Each year at Football Outsiders, we do our 1st playoff odds simulation for our annual yearly book, the Football Outsiders Almanac. … Read the rest