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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2018, file photo, Ryan Martin, right, looks over his wager at Rivers Casino, as the new, temporary sports betting area opened in Pittsburgh. Pending Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approval, regular operations are scheduled to begin Saturday, Dec. 15. Marton made several wagers, including placing a $100 bet on the Pittsburgh Steelers to win the Super Bowl. Anyone willing to wager that the high-scoring Patriots or Rams will get shut out in the Super Bowl can count on a big payday if that unlikely scenario occurs. Prop bets aren’t a big moneymaker for sports books during the season, but they pick up popularity as the nation is intensely focused on a single game. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic. File)
January 24, 2019 - 10:01 pm
Anyone willing to wager that the high-scoring Patriots or Rams will get shut out in the Super Bowl can count on a big payday if that unlikely scenario occurs. Sports book operators William Hill and Westgate released on Thursday the hundreds of proposition bets they'll offer for Super Bowl 53. Given...
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In this his picture taken on Jan. 14, 2018, Argentine soccer player, Emiliano Sala, of the FC Nantes club, western France, gives a thumbs up during a soccer match against PSG in Nantes, France. The French civil aviation authority says Emiliano Sala was aboard a small passenger plane that went missing off the coast of the island of Guernsey. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
January 24, 2019 - 2:38 pm
LONDON (AP) — Sobbing after the active search for her brother was halted, the sister of Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala urged authorities Thursday not to give up trying to find the remains of his plane that disappeared from radar over the English Channel. Authorities said the chances of...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 1, 2011 file photo, referee Ibrahim Chaibou, second left, is surrounded by Argentina soccer players after he awarded a penalty against them during an international friendly soccer match with Nigeria Super eagles at the National stadium in Abuja, Nigeria. An international soccer referee who has long been implicated in fixing matches has been banned for life for taking bribes, it was reported on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. FIFA says its ethics committee judges found Ibrahim Chaibou guilty of taking bribes and also fined him 200,000 Swiss francs ($201,000). (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, file)
January 24, 2019 - 2:14 pm
GENEVA (AP) — One of soccer's most infamous match-fixing cases was settled Thursday when a referee notorious for corrupt calls was banned for life. The corrupt games in Ibrahim Chaibou's career were key to revealing how easily international friendlies could be manipulated for betting scams, forced...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 file photo, Manchester United's Alexis Sanchez walks from the pitch after their English Premier League soccer match against Newcastle United at Old Trafford in Manchester, England. This week marked a year since Alexis Sanchez left Arsenal and join Manchester United. It was a move that was supposed to revive the career of one of the Premier League’s most exciting players but it hasn’t worked out. Sanchez is back from a hamstring injury and the first game of his second year at United will be against Arsenal in the FA Cup on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Jon Super, file)
January 24, 2019 - 8:00 am
The piano-playing video announcing his arrival generated record social-media interactions, and sales of his No. 7 jersey went through the roof in the club shop. By that measure, Alexis Sanchez couldn't have been more of a let-down in his first 12 months at Manchester United. This week marked a year...
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En esta foto del 14 de enero del 2018, el delantero argentino Emiliano Sala, del club francés Nantes, es visto durante un partido contra el PSG. (AP Foto/David Vincent)
January 23, 2019 - 1:01 pm
LONDON (AP) — Search teams have yet to find any trace of the plane carrying Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala after a second day searching the English Channel from the air and sea, authorities said Wednesday. Three planes, a helicopter and a lifeboat were part of a nine-hour search on Wednesday...
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Cristiano Ronaldo arrives at the court in Madrid on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to plead guilty to tax fraud. The Juventus forward arrived in a black van, walked up some stairs leading to the court house and stopped to sign an autograph. The charges stem from his days at Real Madrid. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
January 22, 2019 - 5:24 pm
MADRID (AP) — With a guilty plea and a huge fine, Cristiano Ronaldo finally put an end to his tax ordeal in Spain. Nearly four years after an investigation was opened, Ronaldo appeared at a court in Madrid on Tuesday to plead guilty to tax fraud and agree to a fine of nearly 19 million euros ($21.6...
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 file photo, Caen's forward Emiliano Sala celebrates scoring against Marseille during the League One soccer match between Marseille and Caen, at the Velodrome Stadium, in Marseille, southern France. The French civil aviation authority said Tuesday Jan. 22, 2019, Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala was aboard a small passenger plane that went missing off the coast of the island of Guernsey. French and British maritime authorities are searching the English Channel for the plane. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, File)
January 22, 2019 - 4:10 pm
PARIS (AP) — The search for the missing plane taking Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala to his new team in Wales was called off for the night on Tuesday with authorities not expecting to find any survivors in the English Channel. Police said floating objects had been seen in the water but they...
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In this his picture taken on Jan. 14, 2018, Argentine soccer player, Emiliano Sala, of the FC Nantes club, western France, gives a thumbs up during a soccer match against PSG in Nantes, France. The French civil aviation authority says Emiliano Sala was aboard a small passenger plane that went missing off the coast of the island of Guernsey. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
January 22, 2019 - 4:02 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the search for small passenger plane that disappeared over the English Channel with Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala on board (all times local): ___ 8:55 p.m. The father of missing Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala says he is "beginning to think the worst" after...
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January 21, 2019 - 1:17 pm
MADRID (AP) — American investors are taking over Spanish second-division club Reus, keeping it from being dissolved and dropped from the league. The club says real estate investment bankers Russell Platt and Clifton Onolfo have purchased 99.7 percent of Reus' shares. Financial details were not...
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January 21, 2019 - 11:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL will play four games in London next season but did not say which would be at Tottenham's delayed new stadium and which would be at Wembley. The league also said Monday one game will be in Mexico City — Kansas City vs. the Los Angeles Chargers at Azteca Stadium, which hosted...
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