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MLB And MGM Resorts Form New Gaming Partnership

Major League Baseball has become the newest U.S. sports league to partner with a gaming operator on Tuesday. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred announced a multi-year deal with MGM Resorts International, which designates MGM as the first official gaming and entertainment partner of MLB. MGM sportsbooks will begin to utilize baseball’s official statistics feed and have access to enhanced stats on an exclusive basis. In addition, MLB intellectual property, like league and team logos, will appear in MGM advertising and at the company’s sportsbooks. MGM also will have a presence at the All-Star Game and World Series. ...Read more

UCF Quarterback McKenzie Milton Recovering From Nerve Damage

The family of Central Florida quarterback McKenzie Milton says he has nerve damage in his right leg, but “blood flow has been restored” and he is recovering from the injury suffered during UCF’s last game. Milton was taken off the field during the first half of the Knights‘ victory at South Florida on Friday after getting injured while being tackled. He has been treated at Tampa General Hospital.  ...Read more

Blake Bortles Benched By Jaguars; Cody Kessler Will Start Vs. Colts

Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone announced in a news conference Monday that QB Blake Bortles has been benched, and backup quarterback Cody Kessler will start against the Indianapolis Colts this week. Marrone told reporters; “I had a chance to talk to both Blake and Cody earlier today and I told both those guys the same thing: I’m making this change to give us an opportunity to win a football game.” ...Read more

Josh Donaldson Signs $23 Million Deal With Atlanta Braves

The Atlanta Braves announced they have signed 2015 American League MVP Josh Donaldson to a one-year, $23 million contract. Donaldson, who turns 33 on Dec. 8, was a three-time All-Star in four seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays and won the 2015 AL MVP Award, when he posted a .939 OPS and drove in a league-leading 123 runs.  From 2013 to 2016, Donaldson finished fourth, eighth, first and fourth in AL MVP voting. ...Read more