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PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s first sports betting operations officially opened for business Thursday in time for the start of the NFL season, with live wagers taken on college and professional sports online and at two retail locations in Phoenix.

The excellent author Nassim Nicholas Taleb has a resonant expression in which he warns against crossing a river that is, on average, 4 feet deep. I'll probably bungle the deepest logic behind the phrase, but the takeaway is that we shouldn't mistake averages for consistent results. Try to walk across a river that's, on average, 4 feet deep and it might be up to your ankles in some spots. In ...

Thrust into a high-stakes standoff in which he has only one logical escape, Tom Thibodeau's tone and expression Monday suggested he's not bluffing. Privately though, Thibodeau must already know that he's defeated. He took a risk and got burned. And now his own future as Timberwolves coach and basketball czar appears very much uncertain. "I never worry about that," he insisted under bizarre ...

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RENO, Nev. — The owner of the Nevada brothel where former NBA and reality TV star Lamar Odom was found unconscious is making a bid for a state…

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