Posts Tagged Government and politics

Ted Bishop resigns as PGA president

PGA of America President Ted Bishop speaks next to the Presidents Cup trophy at a news conference at City Hall in San Francisco, in this July 2, 2014 file photo. The PGA of America president referred to Ian Poulter as a little girl on two social media accounts Thursday evening Oct. 23, 2014 for his comments on Nick Faldo and Tom Watson as Ryder Cup captains.(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Ted Bishop has been removed as president of the PGA of America over a sexist tweet directed at Ian Poulter.

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Judge halts New Jersey’s sports betting plan

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday granted a request from the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA to temporarily stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting.

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New Jersey files defense of sports betting effort

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Claims that New Jersey’s plan to allow legal sports gambling violates federal law are meritless, the state wrote in a court filing in response to efforts by four major U.S. pro sports leagues and the NCAA to stop gambling from beginning this weekend.

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Pennsylvania town can keep Jim Thorpe’s body

Jim Thorpe’s body will stay in the Pennsylvania town where he was laid to rest six decades ago after a federal appeals court on Thursday threw out a ruling that could have resulted in his reburial on American Indian land in Oklahoma.

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Judge considering $75M NCAA concussion settlement

Nebraska receiver Jordan Westerkamp (1) leaps over Northwestern defender Godwin Igwebuike (16) with 12:37 left in the second quarter. The Nebraska Cornhuskers played a football game against the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois, Oct. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/The World-Herald, Matt Miller)

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge in Chicago is considering preliminary approval of a $75 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit brought against the NCAA by former football players and other athletes who say the organization didn’t protect them enough from concussions suffered in college.

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