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Sportech, CT Lottery support sports betting amid AG's pushback


Sportech Venues Inc., the operator of 16 parimutuel betting parlors across Connecticut, lobbied lawmakers Thursday to legalize sports betting.

ESPN's John Skipper says he resigned over cocaine extortion plot


Former ESPN President John Skipper said he resigned from his role because of a cocaine extortion plot, according to comments he made in an exclusive interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

Bubba Watson commits to 2018 Travelers Championship

Joe Cooper |

Two-time Travelers Championship winner Bubba Watson has committed to play in the 2018 Travelers Championship, tournament organizers said Tuesday.

Stan Simpson: UConn’s dubious dumping of Kevin Ollie

Stan Simpson |

What if an NCAA inquiry into potential violations inside the UConn men’s basketball program comes up empty – or just inconclusive?

Sportech to provide betting technology to Penn. racing club

Matt Pilon |

Sportech, the operator of 18 parimutuel betting parlors across Connecticut, said a racing club north of Philadelphia has selected it to provide new digital and mobile betting platforms.

Brackets For Good readies statewide nonprofit tournament

Carl Carchia, Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

Fifty-eight Connecticut nonprofits are preparing to square off in an NCAA-tournament like competition in an effort to raise money for their causes.

Prison for 2nd Dillon Stadium fraudster

Gregory Seay |

A former Avon man involved in a fraudulent attempt to renovate Hartford's Dillon Stadium using city money will spend six months in federal prison, prosecutors say.

CT OKs $10M for Dillon, Colt upgrades

Gregory Seay |

The State Bond Commission Friday approved $10 million for renovating Hartford's aged Dillon Stadium to eventually attract a pro soccer team to the city.

USJ introduces majors in medical, computer, sports fields

The University of St. Joseph in West Hartford said Monday it is introducing five new undergraduate majors in computer science, health science, sports management and bioinformatics.

Yard Goats to use alternative names as part of 2018 promo schedule

The Hartford Yard Goats unveiled its 2018 promotional schedule aimed at boosting attendance and becoming more fan friendly. It includes using alternative team names for several ball games this year.

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