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


NFL launches social justice initiative, stressing education

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL is launching a social justice platform, with an emphasis on education, economic development and community and police relations. The platform is called Inspire Change and includes the funding of [...]

Indian casinos across U.S. wary of betting on sports books

LAS VEGAS — Two dozen large-screen TVs showing football and other sports line the walls. There’s beer on tap, bar-top seating and leather chairs. Chicken wings are on the menu. And at this American Indian [...]

Browns winning, thinking playoffs possible after shaky start

CLEVELAND — Something shocking has happened to the Browns, those bumbling, fumbling, quarterback-searching, coach-firing, draft-busting losers. They’ve disappeared. Maybe gone for good. “This is a new team,” said center JC Tretter. “We had goals we [...]

Research finds that tailgaters spend even more for Michigan game

Football fans in Ohio certainly enjoy their eating and drinking when watching the Buckeyes play, but research has found they spend even more on tailgating goodies whenever Ohio State plays its arch rival from up [...]

National Hockey League partners with MGM to share data for sports betting

NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL announced a multiyear agreement Monday to provide MGM Resorts International with data for use in betting, the second major U.S. professional sports league to strike a deal with the [...]

Ohio State lineup gets a revamp after stars depart

COLUMBUS — New Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann did his best to keep expectations in check during the preseason last year. The first-year coach — and most everyone else — expected it would be a [...]