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June 11, 2018

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation allowing the state’s casinos and racetracks to begin taking sports bets. Murphy signed the measure Monday, making New Jersey the second state after Delaware to allow sports betting since a Supreme Court decision cleared the way for such gambling. Dennis Drazin, the operator of Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, near the Jersey shore, says Murphy will place the first bet on Thursday.

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have hired Dwane Casey as their new head coach. The Pistons announced the move, calling Casey one of the most successful and respected coaches in the NBA. Casey was given a five-year deal to lead the Pistons, two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. Casey was fired after leading Toronto to a team-record 59 wins this year getting swept by Cleveland in the second round.

WASHINGTON (AP) —The Supreme Court is leaving in place a court decision dismissing a lawsuit filed against the Chicago Cubs by the owners of rooftop clubs adjacent to Wrigley Field. Skybox on Sheffield and Lakeview Baseball Club sued in 2015, arguing in part that a video board the team was adding would block their views of the ballpark and violate terms of a revenue-sharing agreement. A judge dismissed the case and an appeals court agreed. The Supreme Court declined Monday to get involved in the case.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired infielder Brad Miller and cash from the Tampa Bay Rays for first baseman/outfielder Ji-Man Choi. The NL Central-leading Brewers made the deal Sunday and assigned Miller to Triple-A Colorado Springs. He was cut by Tampa Bay on Thursday. The 28-year-old Miller was hitting .256 with five home runs and 21 RBIs in 48 games for the Rays. Mostly a shortstop, he has started at every position in the majors except catcher and pitcher.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Triple Crown winner Justify is back at Churchill Downs for a little rest. He arrived just before a thunderstorm and was greeted by camera-clicking fans intent on getting a shot of horse racing’s newest superstar. A crowd watched the chestnut colt with a white blaze exit a van after a midday flight from Islip, New York. An assistant trainer walked Justify outside Barn 33. He says the horse will be “taking it easy” for a few days before this weekend’s celebration and his return to California.

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