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- Roger Goodell clams up when colleagues’ talk turns to gambling
July 20, 2017
When the leaders of U.S. professional sports leagues convened in New York to discuss the business of sports, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had been an active, insightful participant. Until the topic of gambling came up. On Tuesday night, Goodell joined NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and MLB...
- Major League Baseball “reexamining” sports bet position
February 8, 2017
Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said the league is “reexamining” its stance toward sports betting, offering further hope that the worm is turning for US legal wagering. On Wednesday, Manfred made an appearance at the Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit in New York, where he noted that there was...
- Major League Baseball headed to London despite presence of big bad bookies
January 27, 2016
Major League Baseball says it’s okay with playing games in London, despite the fact that bookmakers will be legally taking wagers within spitting distance of home plate. In an interview with the Associated Press, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred (pictured) said the league hopes to play a regular season game in...
- Pete Rose heads to Reds Hall of Fame
January 20, 2016
For what it’s worth, Pete Rose is getting a hall of fame induction… in the Cincinnati Reds' team hall. Bypassing its usual voting process, Reds announced that it will induct Rose into its Hall of Fame this summer. During the press conference, Reds' chief executive Bob Castellini said Tuesday that...
- MLB commish Rob Manfred upholds Pete Rose lifetime ban
December 15, 2015
Not today, Pete. Okay, that may not be what Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred told Pete Rose when he called him up on Monday to tell him that he is upholding his ban, but that’s just how I imagined it. Three months before the decision, Manfred met with Rose at MLB...
- MLB Commissioner to decide whether to reinstate Pete Rose before the year ends
December 11, 2015
There is a big news coming for Pete Rose. According to a written statement, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has promised to decide by the end of the month. That’s less than a month of waiting whether Santa would be so generous that Rose will find a reinstatement letter...
MLB commish eyes joining Las Vegas expansion party
April 21, 2017
Dodgers, Astros lead way on MLB Pennant odds at break
July 12, 2017
MLB pennant odds: Hot Diamondbacks still trailing the Dodgers
September 8, 2017