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The History Of The National Anthem In Sports

“Ladies and gentlemen, please rise for our national anthem.” You’ll hear some version of this announcement at the start of most sporting events, whether they be professional, college or youth-level. The performance of the national anthem is a well-established part of American athletic competitions.  Yet “The Star-Spangled Banner” typically doesn’t make an appearance at many other public gatherings. We don’t do… ...

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Sports leagues want a piece of the action from legalized gambling

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr opened a game-day press conference earlier this week by broaching a topic that’s traditionally been taboo in North American pro sports. “I’m taking the Warriors plus one and a half,” a smiling Kerr said, referencing the point spread on that night’s game against the Houston Rockets. “I just read a whole story about ...

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Sports Illustrated writer Lee Jenkins on 2018 conference finals

Sports Illustrated writer Lee Jenkins joins the show to talk about the NBA conference finals, his profile on Pacers guard Victor Oladipo, and more. * * *  Be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts or iHeart Radio for more NBA Soundsystem all season long. And don’t forget to leave a rating and review! … NBA.com: News

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Supreme Court makes sports betting a possibility nationwide

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states, giving states the go-ahead to legalize betting on sports. The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. The 1992 law barred state-authorized sports gambling with some exceptions. It made Nevada ...

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U.S. Supreme Court votes to end ban on state-sanctioned sports betting

In a historic decision Monday morning, the U.S. Supreme Court voted 7-2 in favor of overturning the federal ban on state-sanctioned sports betting, paving the way for legalized wagering across the country. The official decision contends, “Congress can regulate sports gambling directly, but if it elects not to do so, each State is free to act on its own.” The ...

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