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Esports integrity chief concerned about Fortnite gambling

The commissioner of the Esports Integrity Coalition says skill-based betting on battle royale games like Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battleground could be vulnerable to cheating. Esports gambling website Unikrn announced plans last month to bring legal skill-based betting to the U.S., allowing players to wager on themselves. Users would link their game to the Unikrn platform, … Continue reading Esports integrity chief concerned about Fortnite gambling

ATLANTA | Baseball owners extend Manfred’s contract, TV deal with Fox

ATLANTA— Baseball owners have extended the contract of Commissioner Rob Manfred and signed off a new television deal with Fox after two days of meetings in Atlanta. The owners put off any decision Thursday on changes that might speed games. Manfred says they prefer to reach a consensus with the players’ union. Manfred took over … Continue reading ATLANTA | Baseball owners extend Manfred’s contract, TV deal with Fox

KAMPALA, Uganda | Denmark, citing human rights, withholds some aid to Tanzania

KAMPALA, Uganda — Denmark is cutting about $10 million in aid to the government of Tanzania over what it called “negative developments” in human rights in the East African country. Ulla Tornaes, Denmark’s minister for development cooperation, said on Twitter she was “deeply concerned” by developments such as a Tanzanian official’s “completely unacceptable homophobic statements.” … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | Denmark, citing human rights, withholds some aid to Tanzania

Missouri News: Missouri State Board of Education Opens Commissioner Search

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The State Board of Education outlined the application and nomination process for selecting the next commissioner of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education during its September board meeting.  The board will accept applications and nominations today, Sept. 19, through 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. For official application and … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri State Board of Education Opens Commissioner Search

KIGALI, Rwanda | Rwandan soccer officials arrested after ref alleges bribery

KIGALI, Rwanda — Rwandan police say they have arrested two soccer officials and are investigating allegations they tried to bribe the referee before an African Cup of Nations qualifier against Ivory Coast last weekend. The Rwanda Investigation Bureau said Rwanda soccer federation secretary general Francois Regis Uwayezu and commissioner for competitions Eric Ruhamiriza were arrested … Continue reading KIGALI, Rwanda | Rwandan soccer officials arrested after ref alleges bribery

MLB owners hopeful of fixing pace of play without showdown

LOS ANGELES /January 31, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Arizona Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick is hoping Major League Baseball and the players’ association can work out a deal to improve pace of play without imposing changes on the union unilaterally. Commissioner Rob Manfred has long vowed to put the rules in place for the upcoming season with or … Continue reading MLB owners hopeful of fixing pace of play without showdown

NBA apology for ‘Palestine’ wording after Israel complaint

JERUSALEM/December 29,2017(AP)(STL.News)— The NBA has apologized and removed wording from its website referring to “Palestine-occupied territory” on Friday after complaints by an Israeli minister. Israeli sports minister Miri Regev had sent a letter to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver calling Palestine “an imaginary ‘state’,” and asking for the reference to be removed from the basketball league’s … Continue reading NBA apology for ‘Palestine’ wording after Israel complaint

Mayor: Child playing with stove apparently caused NYC fire

NEW YORK/December 29,2017(AP)(STL.News)— New York City’s deadliest residential fire in decades apparently began as a child played with a first-floor stove then spread quickly throughout a Bronx apartment building, killing 12 people and leaving four others fighting for their lives, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday. Those who died Thursday night included girls ages 1, … Continue reading Mayor: Child playing with stove apparently caused NYC fire