Football vs. Fútbol: Which Is in Bigger Trouble?

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The NFL has a long term problem on its hands: brain research is making it increasingly clear that playing football stands a good chance of doing damage to your noggin. It’s not just the massively violent hits that knock people out and lay them up in the hospital, it’s also the accumulation of smaller hits, endured on the field during games and practices.

The Lotto Lobby

Lottery directors descend on Congress to oppose online gambling bill
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The heads of seven state lotteries arrived in Washington D.C. to meet with members of Congress and express their opposition to Sens. Harry Reid (D., Nev.) and Jon Kyl’s (R., Ariz.) online gambling bill.

Tierney’s Family Gamble

Rep. John Tierney (D., Mass.) is facing allegations that he knew about the illegal Internet gambling ring run by his wife, Patrice, and his brother-in-law, Robert Eremian, and that Tierney’s family ties may have influenced his vote against the 2006 Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act.

Odds on Obamacare

Political junkies and gamblers don’t like the odds

Traders on Intrade, the Ireland-based political stock market that allows users to predict world events, say there is a 74 percent chance that the Supreme Court will toss out the individual mandate in Obamacare.