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Sports betting total sees 22% slump in April

The total amount wagered on sports bets in Colorado for April is down over 22% from the prior month, according to state data. The handle (total amount wagered) last month was $392 million compared to $505.6 million in March, data from the Colorado Department of Revenue released on Thursday said. But the decrease in April was expected, […]

Lee signs new Nashville hotel tax to help fund Tennessee Titans stadium along with two other bills

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed several bills into law on Wednesday that include an allowance for a 1% hotel-motel tax increase in Davidson County to pay for a new estimated $2.2 billion Tennessee Titans Stadium. Lee also signed a bill that will allow the Chattanooga Lookouts to collect 5.5% of the state sales tax at […]

Indiana General Assembly overrides veto on transgender sports ban

The Republican-majority Indiana General Assembly easily used its Technical Corrections Day on Tuesday to override Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb’s veto of a bill that prohibits biological males from competing in K-12 girls sports in the state. Indiana Republicans made good on a March promise to override, voting 32-15 in the Senate and 67-28 in the […]

Why women are owning the podium for Canada at the Tokyo Olympics

Margaret Mac Neil. Kylie Masse. The women’s softball team. Maude Charron. The women’s 4×100-metre freestyle swimming team. Jennifer Abel and Mélissa Citrini-Beaulieu. Jessica Klimkait. Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard. Caileigh Filmer and Hillary Janssens. Penny Oleksiak. The women’s eight rowing crew. Canadian women are owning the podium at the Tokyo Olympics. But why? One week into the Tokyo […]

Changes coming to Illinois’ Student-Athlete Endorsement Rights Act

The law that allows student athletes in Illinois to get endorsements while in college has a few changes coming under a measure Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed Friday. The governor’s office announced four bills he approved Friday, in addition to a separate announcement of extending property tax exemptions for seniors, veterans and those with disabilities. Among the four […]

North Carolina to spend $45M in taxpayer funds to help racetracks affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

Gov. Roy Cooper is “celebrating the return of racing” and taxpayers will spend $45.8 million to help 17 motorsports venues impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, though policy experts contend the tax dollars could be put to better use. “North Carolina’s speedways are strong economic drivers for communities across the state that bring friends, families, and […]

How homophobia in men’s football is changing

Blackpool forward Jake Daniels’ announcement that he is homosexual makes him the UK’s only active, openly gay, male professional footballer. Daniels, aged 17, described the move as a “relief”, and was met with support and praise from key figures in men’s football and beyond, including Gary Lineker, Harry Kane and Sir Ian McKellen. He was also praised by national […]

3 questions to ask political candidates about sport and recreation services

Recreation and sport provide important opportunities to improve physical health, quality of life and well-being in our communities. As a result, some data suggest that 98 per cent of Canadians believe that recreation and parks are essential services. However, recent data also indicates a decline in sport participation over the past 20 years. In 2021, adults in Canada received an […]

Ohio high school athletes still banned from NIL arena

High school athletes in Ohio will not be able to profit from using their name, image and likeness just as college athletes have recently been able to do. Ohio High School Athletic Association member schools overwhelmingly voted down, 538-254, an association proposal that would have allowed student-athletes to sign endorsement agreements. The proposal mirrored recent […]

New Connecticut law will permit school logos, colors in NIL endorsements

College athletes will be able to use their school names and logos to earn cash under a new law, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said. The Democratic governor signed Public Act 22-11 into law this week that, beginning July 1, will give student-athletes the right to use their university or college’s name, trademarks, mascots, colors, copyrights, and other […]