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5 Sports That Will Benefit from Supreme Court Ruling on Sports Gambling

The sports betting landscape is a whole new ball game following Monday's landmark decision
5 Sports That Will Benefit from Supreme Court Ruling on Sports Gambling

On Monday the United States Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). This law stood in place since 1992 which essentially limited open sports betting to Nevada. Although sports gambling has been an open secret on the Internet and anywhere people dared to defy the law, it has been illegal outside of Las Vegas sports books. But after SCOTUS’ decision, everyone is scrambling to find a way to get a piece of this multi-billion dollar enterprise. Here are five entities that are sure to benefit from gaming expansion.

 

1980 U.S. Men's Hockey Team: Where Are They Now?

U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Quarterfinal Preview and Prediction: USA vs. Czech Republic

Unbeaten Czechs await Americans in quarterfinals
U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Quarterfinal Preview and Prediction: USA vs. Czech Republic

A disappointing preliminary round highlighted by an upset loss to Slovenia meant Team USA would have to play an extra game just to make the Men’s Ice Hockey Quarterfinals in PyeongChang. But now that the Americans have won that game — a convincing 5-1 win over Slovakia — playing for a medal doesn’t seem like such a long shot anymore.

 

U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Preview and Prediction: USA vs. Slovenia

Americans expected to ease into Olympics in opener against Slovenia
U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Preview and Prediction: USA vs. Slovenia

With no NHL players participating in the Winter Olympics for the first time since 1994, there is a bit of mystery surrounding the tournament as it begins on Valentine’s Day. But there are a couple things most agree upon.

 

Chicago News Station Mistakenly Calls it the "P.F. Chang Olympics"

This graphic guy had one job.

This is almost too embarrassing to be true.

 

A news station in Chicago mistakenly referred to the PyeongChang Olympics as the P.F. Chang Olympics. One is a county in South Korea, the other is an Asian-inspired restaurant that's perfect for date night. The enormously incorrect graphic set Twitter ablaze. The station attempted to clear things up by saying it was a graphic meant for a satirical piece, but the damage was already done by that point.

 

10 Best Men's Ice Hockey Teams in Winter Olympics History

The Soviet Union and Canada comprise most of the teams on this list
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10 Best Men’s Ice Hockey Teams in Winter Olympics History

The men’s ice hockey competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, begins on Feb. 14. The top seeds are Canada, Olympic Athletes from Russia and Sweden, but as the past century has shown us, anything can happen. Some gold medal-winning teams have had to overcome ties and/or losses to win. Others have dominated from the get-go.

2018 Olympic Women's Figure Skating Preview and Prediction

The United States team of Mirai Nagasu, Bradie Tennell and Karen Chen is aiming for the medal stand in PyeongChang
2018 Olympic Women's Figure Skating Preview and Prediction

One of the most-watched events of the Winter Olympic games is the women’s figure skating. For the upcoming Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, the ladies short program begins on Sunday, Feb. 11. When it was unknown if any Russian figure skaters would be competing, it seemed the United States would have an advantage.

Bradie Tennell: 5 Fast Facts to Know

The 20-year-old figure skater will go for gold on the ice in the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics
Bradie Tennell: 5 Fast Facts to Know

Followers of women’s figure skating are familiar with Bradie Tennell, but the casual Olympic viewer may not yet know who the blonde-haired, blue-eyed woman is. She’s skated to music from Cinderella, a Disney princess that she’s always loved. She’s the current U.S. national champion and has earned a spot on the Olympic team and will be competing in PyeongChang starting on Feb. 9. But what else is there to learn about Bradie Tennell?

 

U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team: 5 Fast Facts to Know

Gold in PyeongChang again likely to come down to a battle with Canada
U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team: 5 Fast Facts to Know

The Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey tournament will begin on Saturday, Feb. 10 and conclude with the gold medal game on Saturday, Feb. 22. Here’s a quick look at what to expect from Team USA’s perspective.

 

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