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Senate adds bingo, doping, ADW to its 2017 gambling bill

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The sponsor of the Senate’s 2017 gambling bill has filed a 134-page strike-all amendment, a day before the bill is scheduled to be heard by the Appropriations Committee and a House version to be heard by its first panel. Bill Galvano, the Bradenton Republican expected to be Senate President in 2018-20, filed the amendment early Wednesday. On a first read, the strike-all’s most significant changes are: — A new bingo provision for charitable organizations. The new section would allow certain “veterans’ organizations” to offer “instant…

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Athletes using power of the selfie to clean sports of doping

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It resembles the symbol for infinity: a sideways “S” that Kara Goucher, Molly Huddle and other elite U.S. athletes suddenly are sporting on biceps, wrists and shins. The tattoos are temporary. But the campaign they represent is an all-out attempt to permanently purge competitive athletics of doping. “People are getting the impression that everyone’s dirty,” Goucher, a top-ranked marathoner based in Boulder, Colorado, told The Associated Press. “We need to build the sport back up in a positive light.” That’s…

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Sole Russian track athlete banned from Rio, quickly appeals

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The IAAF said Saturday it has banned the only Russian in Olympic track and field from competition and that she is appealing the ruling. The eligibility of long jumper Darya Klishina was revoked by the IAAF based on new information it received last week, spokesman Yannis Nikolaou told The Associated Press. He would not specify what the new information is or who delivered it. Klishina, a former European indoor champion, previously was the only one of 68 Russians allowed to…

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Spats over doping dominate Olympic swimming events

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Lilly King has her sights set on winning Olympic gold and she’s not about to let anyone get in her way, especially not world champion breaststroker Yulia Efimova of Russia. King made that clear in a finger-wagging display after her 100-meter breaststroke win over the Russian, who has a history of doping. King pointedly disparaged the Russian after the event over her drug history, and the feud has helped make doping spats among swimmers an intriguing subplot in the Rio…

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