The American Gaming Association's Board of Directors this week ratified a new set of policy principles outlining the industry's approach to legalized sports betting. The principles are intended to create clear guideposts as discussions with key policymakers, allies and interested parties become more granular. AGA's stated goal is the modernization of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), which the industry strongly believes would increase fan engagement and entertainment, empower law enforcement and enhance the protections surrounding the integrity of all professional sporting events nationwide.
For the first time, the NASCAR Silver Bullet Bash presented by Coors Light will take center stage in Charlotte on Thursday, May 18. Celebrating the first half of the NASCAR season, the Silver Bullet Bash will lead off the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series All-Star weekend festivities with live music, special guests and unique experiences.
Emails between New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning and equipment manager Joe Skiba, filed by Manning's attorneys last week and obtained by ESPN on Wednesday, suggest there was no plan to fabricate game-used memorabilia, as the plaintiffs in a fraud lawsuit allege. Attorneys at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft filed the papers in court last week, disclosing a series of emails aimed to defend Manning.
Art Nelson knows that up the New Jersey Turnpike on Park Avenue, Major League Baseball's deepest thinkers are hard at work trying to solve maybe the hottest topic on commissioner Rob Manfred's to-do list: pace of game. But here in Ashburn Alley, with a cheesesteak in his hand and a Mets-Phillies game about to unfold before his eyes, Nelson would like the commish to know something just as important: He's in no hurry to go home.
It won’t take long at Thursday’s NFL draft for fans to begin booing and heckling Roger Goodell. The league commissioner is unpopular for various policy decisions, antics and botched investigations. Many of them are indefensible. Philadelphians have never been known to hold back their opinions. It’s part of the fun. Yet the mere fact that he will be here in Philly to be booed, here specifically at an oversized television set on the Art Museum steps made famous by Rocky Balboa as a backdrop, here in primetime on a Thursday, is a testament to his one, and undeniably smart, legacy decision.