Sports & Leisure 2017-04-24T09:49:15+00:00


Tribes emerge as key players in debate over sports betting

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Native American tribes have emerged as key players in the legislative debates over whether states should legalize sports betting, with some opposing the idea because it could threaten their casinos [...]

Complete games, shutouts nearly extinct in today’s baseball

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The complete game is nearly completely gone from baseball. Shutouts are vanishing, too. The numbers are striking. Go back to 1978, and there were more than 1,000 complete games in [...]

Rowing combines great exercise with plenty of teambuilding opportunities

Though the activity is more athletic in nature than some of the staid, run-of-the-mill teambuilding exercises out there, sweep rowing on Griggs Reservoir ranks as one of the area’s most original options when it comes [...]

Clippers among teams participating in minor league’s Hispanic initiative

The only recognizable element of the Columbus Clippers’ Friday home game duds is the script letter C, though the casual observer may have to cock his head to the left or right to see it. [...]

NASCAR is the latest sports organization to push its chips on sports gambling

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Brendan Gaughan is the son of a casino magnate and has long grasped the allure of throwing down a few bucks to wager on a sporting event. Heck, Gaughan once [...]

Ambitious Vonn plans to ‘take on the world’ after skiing career concludes

ARE, Sweden (AP) — Actor. Businesswoman. Mom. Heck, maybe even all three. Life after skiing is already taking shape for Lindsey Vonn and she has not even competed in her last race. “Next goal, take [...]