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  • Sports betting regulations approved for four upstate New York casinos as push for mobile gambling goes into overtime

    ALBANY — Place your bets. Gamblers looking to wager on their favorite sports teams will soon be able to play the odds at a quartet of upstate casinos. State officials approved regulations Monday that would allow the four sites to likely get licenses at some point this summer and have sports betting

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  • Sports media: Sports Illustrated sells its rights, not its soul

    Magazine’s sale to non-media entity won’t affect its journalistic standards. I don’t see many movies, so I’m about to date myself. Remember “Conspiracy Theory” with Mel Gibson and Julia Roberts from 1997? Hey, that’s only 22 years ago – half my life ago Anyway, Roberts’ character, government lawyer Alice Sutton, notices that Gibson’s character, paranoid conspiracy theorist Jerry Fletcher, has a dozen copies of “Catcher in the Rye” on a shelf. Jerry admits to owning more that he stores elsewhere...

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  • Sports media: White Sox are on the rise, and so are their ratings on NBC Sports Chicago

    The South Siders are up 41 percent from last season, and their streaming numbers are up a lot more. It’s a great time to be a White Sox fan. Yes, Cubs fans, such a time does exist. The Sox are at a place in their rebuild where their games finally are more compelling than confounding. They’re giving their fans reasons to watch that are more tangible than the hope that accompanies each prospect. Sox fans see the future, and they like what they see. In fact, the Sox’ ratings on NBC Sports Chicago...

    Chicago Sun-Times