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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds the AFC championship trophy after an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots won 24-20. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
January 21, 2018 - 8:55 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The New England Patriots are the favorite once again in this city's sports books to win the Super Bowl. They're a lopsided pick to win the one after that, too. Do that, and Tom Brady and company may erase all arguments about the greatest NFL franchise ever. Oddsmakers wasted little...
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January 19, 2018 - 11:08 am
(WWL.com) A legislative task force is recommending Louisiana loosen its restrictions on where gambling can take place. The task force put forward two recommendations to make bayou gaming more nationally competitive. Lake Charles Senator Ronnie Johns says one of those proposals involves allowing...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 file photo, Portugal players including Pepe, center left, argue with referee Joseph Lamptey during their international friendly soccer match against Gabon in Libreville, Gabon. A FIFA investigation linked a referee accused of match-fixing a World Cup qualifier in 2016 to “numerous publicly documented scandals” in the previous six years. FIFA investigators said Joseph Lamptey of Ghana had “a history of being suspended for poor performances” before being banned for life and typically awarded more penalties than other African referees of his grade. Portugal’s 2-2 draw in Gabon in a 2012 friendly, which included three penalties scored, was among six games identified as suspicious that Lamptey handled before the game that ended his career. (AP Photo/Joel Bouopda Tatou, file)
January 16, 2018 - 9:48 am
A precedent has been set about replaying crooked soccer games, but there's still far too much uncertainty. During a World Cup qualifying campaign where the failures of Chile, Italy, the Netherlands and the United States were seismic, the ripples created by the order to re-run the South Africa-...
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FILE - In this July 1, 2016, file photo, Mega Millions lottery tickets rest on a counter at a Pilot travel center near Burlington, N.C. The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game has climbed to over $450 million, just hours before the drawing, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
January 06, 2018 - 10:22 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the large lottery jackpots (all times local): 10 p.m. The numbers have been drawn for the $570 million Powerball lottery jackpot. It won't be known until later whether there is a winner from the numbers drawn Saturday. The winning numbers are 12-29-30-33-61 and...
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The Atlanta Westin hotel is decorated an image of the College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Atlanta. Georgia is to take on Alabama on Monday. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
January 06, 2018 - 12:25 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — It's not exactly the Super Bowl — that will have to wait another month — but Las Vegas bookies are looking to cash in on college football's national championship game. Bettors, too, are hoping to make a score on the last college football game of the season. "I'm expecting a monster...
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FILE - In this July 1, 2016, file photo, Mega Millions lottery tickets rest on a counter at a Pilot travel center near Burlington, N.C. The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game has climbed to over $450 million, just hours before the drawing, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
January 05, 2018 - 10:12 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The numbers have been drawn for a Mega Millions lottery jackpot of $450 million. It won't be known until later if there is a winner from numbers drawn Friday of 28-30-39-59-70-10. Lottery officials also increased the jackpot of Powerball, the other national lottery game, to...
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David Blake
January 03, 2018 - 1:45 pm
Dreams of instant riches are likely to abound tonight with a very large Powerball jackpot on the line. The estimated Powerball jackpot has climbed to $460 million, making it the nation's tenth-largest lottery prize. Louisiana Lottery spokesman Dustin Annison says we had a big winner not that long...
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December 22, 2017 - 2:54 pm
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota conservatives stymied on high-profile bills by Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard are eyeing the end of his last term in early 2019. They're betting their policies will fare better under either Republican front-runner in the race to replace the term-limited...
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Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett competes at the Miss Universe pageant Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
November 26, 2017 - 8:50 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2017 edition of the Miss Universe pageant taking place in Las Vegas (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Women representing Jamaica, Colombia and South Africa are the last contestants on this year's Miss Universe pageant. The pageant on Sunday kicked off with 92...
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