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November 13, 2015 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer
WHILE NEW YORK dropped the hammer on daily fantasy sports leagues, Pennsylvania is taking a much more measured approach. "We're holding hearings to determine what, if anything, needs to be done," state Rep. Jamie Santora told the Daily News . The House of Representatives' Gaming Oversight Committee will meet on Dec. 3 to discuss the next step. "Yes, there is skill involved, but is there also luck?" said Santora, a member of the oversight committee who represents Delaware County.
SPORTS
January 10, 2008 | By Sam Carchidi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The NJSIAA has formed a League and Conference Committee that will eventually recommend the realignment of leagues around the state. The committee, whose goal is to create more equitable competition among varsity teams, will meet through June and, if need be, work into the summer, said Steve Timko, the NJSIAA's executive director. Timko said the changes had "the potential to happen across the board. " The committee is divided into five sections: Non-Public, North I, North II, Central and South.
NEWS
April 30, 1995 | By Christine Lutton, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The abandoned farmland at the corner of Hartford and Salem Roads consists of acres of loose dry dirt and clumps of dead peach trees. Only a sign on the corner marking it as the future home of the Hartford Road Park predicts that things could be happening soon. But owners of the sprawling homes on manicured lawns nearby are concerned about the proposed park. As leaders of the town's youth sports associations dream of a recreation complex complete with lighted fields, a public address system, and maybe even a concession stand, some fear the destruction of their neighborhood.
BUSINESS
February 19, 2016 | By Chris Mondics, Staff Writer
Lawyers for professional sports leagues and the State of New Jersey clashed in oral arguments Wednesday before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in a case that could decide the fate of a years-long effort by New Jersey to institute sports betting. The case features two of the nation's top legal guns, Paul Clement, who represented the sports leagues, and Theodore Olson, who argued on behalf of New Jersey. Both served at different times as U.S. solicitor general under President George W. Bush.
NEWS
September 2, 2012
If you're hoping to get a legal bet down on the New York Giants or New York Jets in New Jersey this season, don't get your hopes up. The state Legislature approved sports gambling - in defiance of a federal ban - earlier this year. But in a court filing this week, the state says it won't grant any sports-betting licenses before Dec. 1 while a lawsuit proceeds. It also will give 30 days' notice of any plans. The four major pro sports leagues and the NCAA have sued the state over its plans to introduce sports betting.
NEWS
March 7, 2011
A story in Sunday's business section about GlaxoSmithKline's move to the Navy Yard incorrectly identified the Philadelphia Sport and Social Club, which organizes sports leagues at the yard. The Inquirer wants its news report to be fair and correct in every respect, and regrets when it is not. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, contact assistant managing editor David Sullivan (215-854-2357) at The Inquirer, Box 8263, Philadelphia 19101, or e-mail dsullivan@phillynews.
SPORTS
July 23, 2016 | By Paul Schwedelson, STAFF WRITER
Digit Murphy and Aronda Kirby knew there was a chance to do something different. They were convinced their idea - create a new blueprint for successful women's sports leagues - could work. They just needed to find the right sport. Murphy and Kirby had spent the last three years as the head coach and general manager, respectively, of the Boston Blades in the Canadian Women's Hockey League. To create a small amount of revenue, the Blades had to sell candy bars and raffle tickets at games.
BUSINESS
May 15, 2008 | By Linda Loyd INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As Flyers fans have been flocking to games of the Eastern Conference finals and, perhaps, the Stanley Cup playoffs, so do wannabe entrepreneurs selling counterfeit sports memorabilia. It's a huge business. The National Hockey League puts the price tag for unsanctioned knockoff products at "tens of thousands" a year. Sales are in the millions for all pro sports leagues. That's money the NHL, which licenses authentic goods that bear trademarked logos of its teams, does not get. And maverick hucksters do, selling their version of goods for less money on nearby street corners and at subway stops.
BUSINESS
October 16, 2015 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia breathed new life Wednesday into efforts by perennially strapped New Jersey to institute legalized sports betting. The court, in a one-paragraph order written by Judge Marjorie Rendell, said it had agreed to rehear an appeal in a lawsuit over the betting program, following an Aug. 25 decision barring New Jersey from instituting its plan. A three-judge panel handed down the August decision, which also was written by Rendell.
NEWS
December 20, 2012 | By David Porter, Associated Press
TRENTON - Pro sports leagues have experienced nearly unprecedented success despite the existence of illegal and legal gambling and therefore can't claim harm if New Jersey legalizes sports betting, an attorney for the state argued Tuesday. "There's no evidence that gambling has hurt the sports leagues and their reputation," said Theodore Olson, a former U.S. solicitor general who has joined the state's legal team. "All evidence shows sports have grown in this country alongside the growth of gambling, some legal, some not legal.
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SPORTS
July 23, 2016 | By Paul Schwedelson, STAFF WRITER
Digit Murphy and Aronda Kirby knew there was a chance to do something different. They were convinced their idea - create a new blueprint for successful women's sports leagues - could work. They just needed to find the right sport. Murphy and Kirby had spent the last three years as the head coach and general manager, respectively, of the Boston Blades in the Canadian Women's Hockey League. To create a small amount of revenue, the Blades had to sell candy bars and raffle tickets at games.
SPORTS
March 2, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
CLEARWATER, Fla. - There is a philosophical conflict playing out in three of the country's major sports leagues, and three Philadelphia franchises, each in its own way, are at the core of it. At its essence, the conflict comes down to this question: What is the right way to build a winning team? The Phillies, the Flyers, and - most infamously - the 76ers have adopted similar approaches to answering it. After years of sparing no expense in pursuit of championships, each organization has, to one degree or another, become unwilling to sacrifice its long-term vision of sustainable excellence for the sake of a potential immediate payoff.
BUSINESS
February 19, 2016 | By Chris Mondics, Staff Writer
Lawyers for professional sports leagues and the State of New Jersey clashed in oral arguments Wednesday before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in a case that could decide the fate of a years-long effort by New Jersey to institute sports betting. The case features two of the nation's top legal guns, Paul Clement, who represented the sports leagues, and Theodore Olson, who argued on behalf of New Jersey. Both served at different times as U.S. solicitor general under President George W. Bush.
SPORTS
November 13, 2015 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer
WHILE NEW YORK dropped the hammer on daily fantasy sports leagues, Pennsylvania is taking a much more measured approach. "We're holding hearings to determine what, if anything, needs to be done," state Rep. Jamie Santora told the Daily News . The House of Representatives' Gaming Oversight Committee will meet on Dec. 3 to discuss the next step. "Yes, there is skill involved, but is there also luck?" said Santora, a member of the oversight committee who represents Delaware County.
BUSINESS
November 11, 2015 | David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
TRENTON - Fantasy-sports industry representatives told a New Jersey Assembly committee Monday that they hoped light regulation - not strict casino-style rules - would address any crisis of confidence in the business among politicians and the 55 million people who are in its leagues. But that outcome seemed uncertain at best during Monday's discussion with the committee that handles the heavily regulated gambling industry, a big but ailing part of New Jersey's economy that is feeling threatened by fantasy sports.
BUSINESS
October 16, 2015 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia breathed new life Wednesday into efforts by perennially strapped New Jersey to institute legalized sports betting. The court, in a one-paragraph order written by Judge Marjorie Rendell, said it had agreed to rehear an appeal in a lawsuit over the betting program, following an Aug. 25 decision barring New Jersey from instituting its plan. A three-judge panel handed down the August decision, which also was written by Rendell.
BUSINESS
September 23, 2015 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - As fantasy football advertisements are pushing aside beer commercials on TV broadcasts of Eagles games, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D., N.J.) is trying on multiple fronts to get equal legal treatment for sports gambling. Last week, he called for congressional hearings, with the hope of changing federal law to make gambling as legal as sports fantasy. On Monday, after a gambling-fantasy panel discussion here, Pallone was asked what he would say to the judges on the Philadelphia-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit who were asked to reconsider New Jersey's challenge to a 1992 federal law that in effect restricts legal sports gambling to Nevada.
BUSINESS
September 13, 2015 | By Ladd Biro, For The Inquirer
BOSTON - The daily fantasy sports industry is eyeing a breakout season as NFL games begin. And its two dominant companies, DraftKings and FanDuel, are touting lucrative opening-week prizes to try to draw more customers as more competitors pop up. Major tech and media companies, including Yahoo and CBS, are entering the fray, signaling a potential sea change in the still-evolving market. The games involve picking teams of real-life athletes who score fantasy points based on what they accomplish on the field.
SPORTS
February 5, 2015 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
NOT ONLY does NBA commissioner Adam Silver see the writing on the wall, he understands the inevitability of it. It's safe to assume that Silver wishes there were no betting on NBA games, or any other sports' games for that matter. He recognizes that is a fantasy. So while the commissioners of Major League Baseball, the NFL and NHL keep trying to bury their heads in the sand about gambling on professional sports, Silver has spoken honestly in saying his league should accept that people will bet on sports and should support its legalization.
SPORTS
December 1, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
While the NFL might be America's game, it can occasionally be as incomprehensible as cricket. There's the coded lingo quarterbacks shout at the line of scrimmage. There's the league's complex salary cap. There's Dan Snyder. But for me the league's least understandable element is something that ought to be simple to explain but never really has been: Why does the richest sports entity in the universe have the lowest average salary of any of the four major professional sports leagues?
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