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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2019, file photo, Tom Dundon, left, majority owner of the Carolina Hurricanes, and Charlie Ebersol, co-founder and CEO of the Alliance of American Football, talk to the media in Raleigh, N.C. The Alliance of American Football is suspending operations eight games into its first season. A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press the eight-team spring football league is not folding, but games will not be played this weekend. The decision was made by majority owner Tom Dundon. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because league officials were still working through details of the suspension. An announcement from the league is expected later Tuesday, April 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Seward, File)
April 03, 2019 - 4:49 pm
Charlie Ebersol was sure his new football league was different, even as it ventured into the dark hole that had swallowed up ventures like his before. I talked to him in November, before uniforms had even been ordered and one game had aired. The Alliance of American Football league was well...
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2019, file photo, logos for the Alliance of American Football, right, and the Orlando Apollos adorn an end zone pylon before an AAF football game between the Apollos and the Atlanta Legends on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. Almost no one knows the players, and there’s virtually no history to look back on. But that’s not stopping people from making bets on America’s newest professional football league, the Alliance of American Football. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
February 13, 2019 - 3:10 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Almost no one knows the players and there's virtually no history to look back on. But that's not stopping gamblers from making — and bookmakers from taking — bets on America's newest professional football league, the Alliance of American Football (AAF). With one weekend...
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FILE - In this April 6, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Rams new defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, center, poses for a photo after a news conference with coach Sean McVay, right, and general manager Les Snead at the NFL football team's practice facility in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The excitement of the Rams’ incredible one-season turnaround wasn’t ruined by one defeat. Yet that loss was a signal to Snead, who decided it was time to do everything possible to help homegrown stars Todd Gurley, Aaron Donald and Jared Goff. So the Rams made several enormous bets on themselves, and every single one of them has paid off. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
January 23, 2019 - 7:35 pm
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — One year ago, general manager Les Snead and the Los Angeles Rams' front office decided they had to jump through the championship window that had suddenly, shockingly appeared before them. Now that they've landed on their feet in Atlanta, Snead has zero regrets about...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
January 20, 2019 - 9:49 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Oddsmakers made the Super Bowl essentially a tossup in opening lines Sunday, though bettors quickly turned the New England Patriots into a slight favorite in what is expected to be the most heavily bet — at least legally — title game ever. Early bets moved the line at many books so...
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People watch real-time puck and player tracking technology on display during an NHL hockey game between the Vegas Golden Knights and the San Jose Sharks, in Las Vegas, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. The NHL for the first time has tested real-time puck and player tracking in regular-season games with the aim of having it ready for the 2019-20 season. Microchips were added to players’ shoulder pads and fitted inside specially designed pucks for two Vegas Golden Knights home games this week: Tuesday against the New York Rangers and Thursday against the San Jose Sharks. Antennas stationed around the arena tracked the players and the puck through radio frequencies and beamed the data to a suite where league and Players’ Association executives and representatives from 20 teams and various technology firms, sports betting companies and TV rights holders were on hand for the two nights of testing.(AP Photo/John Locher)
January 11, 2019 - 2:15 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — On one screen live video was showing how many feet per second Erik Karlsson was skating. On another was a video-game-like visualization of the game on the ice below between Vegas and San Jose. Nearby screens flashed prop bets — where the next goal would be scored from? would Max...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2018, file photo, people wait to get into the stadium for the second round of the NFL football draft in Arlington, Texas. The NFL is partnering with Caesars Entertainment as its first official casino sponsor, but the deal does not include sports betting or fantasy football. The multiyear arrangement announced Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, begins with this weekend's playoffs. Caesars will have exclusive rights to NFL trademarks in the U.S. and United Kingdom, including the Super Bowl and draft. Caesars will host parts of the 2020 draft. (Paul Moseley/Star-Telegram via AP, File)
January 03, 2019 - 1:04 pm
The NFL entered a partnership with Caesars Entertainment on Thursday, the league's first official casino sponsor. The multiyear deal, however, does not include sports betting or fantasy football. The arrangement begins with this weekend's playoffs and is worth $30 million annually for three years,...
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Bart Winkler
December 20, 2018 - 2:22 pm
Season to Date: 107-107-9 TENNESSEE (-10) over Washington Alright gang, let's put this .500 gambling record to the test! A lot of hard work and research for no payoff! We'll start with the Redskins, for whom Josh Johnson has more road wins than Aaron Rodgers this season. That's disgusting. I don't...
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Bart Winkler
December 14, 2018 - 3:04 pm
Season to Date: 99-100-8 KANSAS CITY (-3.5) over Los Angeles Chargers - Staring off the week with a loss. That damn Hunter Henry will get you every time you least expect him to. HOUSTON (-7) over New York Jets - Houston hosting a game on a Saturday afternoon? Don't we usually save this routine for...
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Bart Winkler
November 10, 2018 - 12:41 pm
Week 1: 10-5-1 Week 2: 7-9 Week 3: 7-9 Week 4: 6-6-3 Week 5: 6-8-1 Week 6: 6-7-2 Week 7: 7-7 Week 8: 7-7 Week 9: 8-5 Total: 64-63-6 Carolina (+3.5) over PITTSBURGH My theory on Thursday Night Football has been "take the home team unless it's short travel for the road team". That worked all season...
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Bart Winkler
November 03, 2018 - 2:35 pm
Week 1: 10-5-1 Week 2: 7-9 Week 3: 7-9 Week 4: 6-6-3 Week 5: 6-8-1 Week 6: 6-7-2 Week 7: 7-7 Week 8: 7-7 Total: 56-58-6 Oakland (+2.5) over SAN FRANCISCO Another week, another .500 (or near it) record. I thought about just flipping a coin to make my picks today but let's give it another spin. I'll...
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