North America

NY tax revenue from casinos down $600M amid pandemic

The cratering of revenues at New York’s casinos during the coronavirus pandemic has devastated government coffers and turned the state’s schools and into big losers. Casino revenues dedicated to education and the state treasury have plummeted by $600 million in the current fiscal year, state Gaming Commission reports reviewed by …

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Rangers’ Alexandar Georgiev back in nets after 10-month layoff

Ten months and five days later, it’s Alexandar Georgiev’s turn. As expected, the Rangers’ 24-year-old goaltender will get the call for Saturday’s match at the Garden against the Islanders. It will mark Georgiev’s first game since March 11, a 3-2 overtime loss at Colorado, in his team’s final game before …

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Amazon accused of jacking up ebook prices

Amazon is forcing its competitors to jack up their e-book prices, a new lawsuit alleges. The pricing problems stem from a deal Amazon struck with five major book publishers, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing court papers filed in federal court in New York on Thursday. The deal prevents rival …

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Urban Meyer can learn from coaches who jumped from college to NFL

In one spacious corner: Pete Carroll. In the crowded, opposite corner: Chip Kelly, Bobby Petrino, Steve Spurrier and myriad others. Somewhere in the middle ground: Nick Saban and Jim Harbaugh. Urban Meyer was hired Thursday to take over as the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team announced. So, …

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Rockets win first game without James Harden: ‘It was fun’

SAN ANTONIO — Houston’s first game without James Harden went better than anyone could have expected. Christian Wood had 27 points and 15 rebounds, and the Rockets rallied to beat the San Antonio Spurs 109-105 on Thursday night in their first game since trading away the franchise cornerstone. “It was …

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