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Illinois DFS Lawsuit on the Fast-Track

DraftKings and FanDuel have each filed lawsuits against Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan following her determination that daily fantasy sports betting is illegal in the state. The basis of their argument is that DFS is based on skill and therefore not a violation of Illinois law. The companies hope to prevent her decision from banning them from offering...

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Legality of DFS Undecided in Ohio

The issue of Daily Fantasy Sports is still a hot topic of discussion heading into 2016. While the state has not yet deemed the pastime as illegal like fellow state New York and Illinois, lawmakers released an annual report noting that consideration will continue into the new year. The State House's Permanent Joint Committee on Gaming and Wagering recommended a...

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Football: Turkish coach sacked after just one match in charge

Turkish top-flight club Genclerbirligi have sacked their fifth coach this season, this time after just one match in charge. It's true that the match was lost 2-0, but 62-year-old head coach Yilmaz Vural had only been at the helm for six days. Genclerbirligi are battling in the relegation zone after picking up just 13 points from 17 league matches so far. They...

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Premier League: Vincent Kompany out for up to one month

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany suffered a new injury, again on his calf, and he will be out for three to four weeks, according to manager Manuel Pellegrini. Kompany was taken off during the Boxing Day match against Sunderland after coming in as a substitute. On Tuesday City recorded a goalless draw at former league leaders Leicester, which was their f...

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Premier League: Arsene Wenger praises Mesut Ozil after Bournemouth win

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been delighted with Mesut Ozil's performance on Monday, when Arsenal defeated Bournemouth 2-0. The German playmaker provided his 16th assist of the season on Gabriel's first-half opening goal and then scored one himself after the break. At the post-match news conference Wenger was asked if Ozil is the best player in the league, a...

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Premier League: Louis van Gaal sees no reason to resign

Manchester United drew 0-0 with Chelsea at Old Trafford on Monday, recording their eighth consecutive match without a win. Manager Louis van Gaal was present at the post-match news conference and said he will not resign. The Red Devils are now five points away from fourth place. They have not gone eight matches without a win since 1990. However, they can blame ba...

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Premier League: Harry Kane not for sale, says Spurs manager

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino insists his star striker Harry Kane is not for sale at any price. The 22-year-old forward scored two goals last Saturday in Tottenham's 3-0 victory over Norwich City. He has bagged 11 league goals this season and 27 this year, a new club record for league goals in a calendar year. The previous record was held by club legend T...

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Premier League: Arsenal target Mohamed Elneny

Arsenal are currently negotiating with Swiss side FC Basel the signing of central midfielder Mohamed Elneny. The midfielder is an Egypt international aged 23, he has joined FC Basel in 2013 and won three titles with the club. The fee is reportedly around 5 million pounds. The player will require a work permit before being able to play in England, but he will be e...

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DFS Illegal in Illinois and Full Tilt Sponsors G2 E-Sports Team

Online daily fantasy sports continues to be a hot topic in the US and most recently, the Illinois Attorney General, Lisa Madigan, opined that it violates the state's criminal code while over in the world of e-sports, Full Tilt sponsors G2 Esports' Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft team. Madigan has reached out to both market dominating operators, DraftKings and...

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Betfair Plans to Withdraw from Canadian Online Gambling Market

UK based online gambling group, Betfair will soon merge with Paddy Power and will no longer provide services to Canadian players announcing its exit from the market as of January 14, 2016. As of January 14th, Canadian punters will be unable to register or wager using existing accounts. All pending wagers will be cancelled and balances returned to players....

Premier League: Southampton vs Arsenal preview

Arsenal will be looking to add some more momentum to their title challenge when they visit Southampton on Boxing Day. The Gunners defeated Manchester City 2-1 last Monday, taking sole possession of second place in the league table. On the other hand Southampton will be looking to bounce back after a poor run saw them slip to 12th position in the Premier League ra...

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Premier League: Chelsea vs Watford preview

Chelsea will be trying to record their second consecutive win when Watford visit them at Stamford Bridge on Boxing Day. New manager Guus Hiddkink should know that Watford won't be easy to beat though, they have won their last four league matches and could even push up towards the top four. Chelsea have not lost in their last nine meetings with Watford. The last d...

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Premier League: Stoke City vs Manchester United preview

Manchester United will be desperate to record a win when they visit Stoke City on Boxing Day. The Red Devils are without a win in six competitive matches, so manager Louis van Gaal is under heavy pressure and might even be shown the door if things don't improve sooner rather than later. The Potters have been defeated at home by Crystal Palace last week, but their...

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Premier League: Everton in takeover talks

Everton are currently in talks with a United States-led consortium of investors about a potential takeover of the club in a deal worth 200 million pounds. The group of investors is led by John Jay Moores, former owner of the San Diego Padres baseball club, and Charles Noell. The two businessmen have held talks with current Everton owner Bill Kenwright after havin...

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Premier League: Riyad Mahrez happy to stay at Leicester

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri says his talented forward Riyad Mahrez does not need to join a bigger club to boost his career. Mahrez, aged 24, has attracted interest from Europe's biggest clubs after bagging 13 goals this season. The Algerian international has also provided seven assists for the Foxes, who are leading the Premier League table. "He wants to...

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Euro 2016: Vicente del Bosque to retire after final tournament

Spain veteran head coach Vicente del Bosque is set to retire after next summer's Euro 2016 final tournament in France. The manager, aged 64, has previously been in charge at Real Madrid and has led Spain to victory at the 2010 World Cup and at Euro 2012. "My retirement is close. If everything goes according to plan Euro 2016 will be the end," he said. "I am a...

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Premier League: Man United should keep Van Gaal, says Phil Neville

Manchester United should stick with Dutch manager Louis van Gaal, says former Red Devils defender Phil Neville in a BBC Sport (link://www.bbc.com/sport) interview. The Man United boss admitted he is worried about his job security after losing to Norwich last time out, making it six games without a win for the club. "It's not the Sir Alex Ferguson era now; that...

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Premier League: Arsenal gain confidence after beating Man City

Arsenal have recorded an important 2-1 victory over Manchester City on Monday, a result that has given them confidence in the battle for the Premier League title. Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud scored in the first half while Yaya Toure reduced the deficit for Man City late in the game. The Gunners have not won the top flight crown since 2004. "It gives us con...

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Bundesliga: Carlo Ancelotti will replace Pep Guardiola at Bayern

Successful Spanish coach Pep Guardiola has announced his decision to leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season. His replacement will be former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti. Guardiola, aged 44, has been linked with Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City, and Arsenal, but has not chosen his future destination yet. He has won two Bundesliga titles and a Germ...

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Formula 1: Renault complete takeover of team Lotus

French car manufacturing company Renault has completed the takeover of the Lotus Formula 1 team. This means that Renault will make their return to Formula 1 as a constructor in 2016. The French company have claimed four titles in Formula 1, two with Michael Schumacher and team Benetton in 1994 and 1995 and another two with Fernando Alonso and team Renault in 2005...

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