NFL reaction ... Manning lawsuit trial delay ... Andujar keeps third
UNDATED (AP) — The NFL wants Congress to enact a framework for legalized sports betting in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that clears the way for more states to allow sports gambling. Justices voted 6-3 today to strike down a 1992 law that barred most state-authorized sports gambling.
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A trial has been delayed in a lawsuit against New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning. He’s accused of selling bogus “game-worn” equipment to unsuspecting collectors as part of a long-running scam. Jury selection was to have begun this week, but a death in the family of one of the attorneys pushed that back to next Monday.
HOUSTON (AP) — The showdown to settle the West begins when James Harden and the top-seeded Rockets host Stephen Curry and Golden State in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. The Warriors, eyeing a fourth straight NBA Finals, open a playoff series on the road for the first time since 2014.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — The Jets are counting on their towel-twirling fans in Winnipeg again, looking for a 2-0 lead on the Vegas Golden Knights in the NHL’s Western Conference final. Las Vegas, an expansion club, faces an obstacle in Dustin Byfuglien (BUHF’-lihn), who at 6-foot-5 and 260 pounds, brings an NFL body to the Winnipeg defense.
NEW YORK (AP) — Miguel Andujar will keep the New York Yankees’ third base job, for now. Brandon Drury was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre today following the end of his injury rehabilitation assignment. The 23-year-old Andujar is among a wave of players who have sparked the Yankees to a 28-12 record.