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All-Star Wetteland indicted...Michigan State vs LSU...RI sports betting revenue falls short

March 29, 2019

DENTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas grand jury has indicted former All-Star pitcher John Wetteland (WET’-land) on three counts of continuous sexual assault of a child. He’s accused of making a child repeatedly perform a sex act on him. Wetteland was the Most Valuable Player of the 1996 World Series when he helped the New York Yankees beat the Atlanta Braves. He posted four saves in that Series, which remains a major league record.

UNDATED (AP) — Two of the best college point guards match up when No. 2 seed Michigan State and Cassius Winston take on No. 3 LSU and Tremont Waters in the Sweet 16 at the East Region tonight. In a Midwest Region matchup, top-seeded North Carolina must get past red-hot Auburn — fresh off its upset of Kansas.

NEW YORK (AP) — There were more than 102 Dominican players in the major leagues on opening day, the first time a nation outside the U.S. reached that mark. Major League Baseball says 11.6 percent of big leaguers are from the Dominican Republic. Of the 882 players on opening day rosters, injured list and the restricted list, nearly 29 percent were born outside the 50 states.

NEW YORK (AP) — Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina (tee-lih-KEE’-nuh) is expected to miss the rest of the season with a groin injury. It ends a disappointing second year for the former lottery pick. Ntilikina had just returned from a nearly two-month absence but left again during a loss to the Clippers on Sunday because of more soreness.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The revenue projection for sports betting in Rhode Island was $11.5 million by the end of June. So far the total is $150,000 since the November launch. Most states with new sports betting are on pace to fall short of projections, but none as much as Rhode Island.