NBA approves plan to return; no deal in sight for MLB

Pro basketball is set to return on July 31. Pro baseball is still at an impasse.
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How much will sports leagues make from legal betting?

Oct 18, 2018
The Supreme Court cleared the way for bookmakers to take in more than $70 billion.
Guests attend a viewing party for the NCAA men's college basketball tournament inside the Race & Sports SuperBook at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort Casino in March.
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How much will sports leagues make from legal betting?

Oct 18, 2018
The Supreme Court cleared the way for bookmakers to take in more than $70 billion.
Guests attend a viewing party for the NCAA men's college basketball tournament inside the Race & Sports SuperBook at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort Casino in March.
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When did middle relievers in baseball get so expensive?

Oct 1, 2018
And does the strategy of investing in a strong bullpen pay off?
Jason Hammel #49 of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays delivers a pitch against the New York Yankees on September 13, 2006 at Yankee Stadium in New York City.
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Fewer people are taking their families out to the ballgame this year

Jul 16, 2018
Watching the game on TV has made it a lot easier to stay home.
A pair of fans sit in a large section of empty seats during a rain delay before the game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on April 15, 2018, in Cincinnati.
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How to be an umpire

Apr 13, 2018
No, yelling "safe" at the TV doesn't count.
Carlos Guillen of the Seattle Mariners gets called out by umpire Rich Rieker during a game against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington.
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How are sports fines set?

Mar 29, 2018
And does fining players actually work?
Fans cheer during the sixth inning between the Baltimore Orioles and St. Louis Cardinals at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 30, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland.
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Why do pro sports teams get tax breaks to build new stadiums?

Jul 11, 2017
It's become the norm for pro sports franchises to count on tax-free municipal bonds for building stadium projects.
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The Curse (and trend) of Tommy John

Apr 6, 2016
Yahoo Sports Columnist Jeff Passan looks at baseball's billion dollar injury crisis.
Tommy John #25 of the New York Yankees pitches during a 1987 season game against the White Sox at Comiskey Park in Chicago Illinois.  
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Five ways baseball has changed since Ken Griffey Jr.'s prime

Jan 6, 2016
As he and Mike Piazza head to the Hall of Fame, lets look back at the game as it was in the '90s.