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Carolina Panthers Fire Two Defensive Coaches After Another Loss

The Carolina Panthers announced on Monday that they have fired defensive line coach Brady Hoke and assistant secondary/cornerbacks coach Jeff Imamura. Panthers coach Ron Rivera will handle play-calling duties while Eric Washington will oversee the defensive front seven. Sam Mills III will coach the defensive line and Rivera will work with Richard Rodgers in the secondary. Rivera said in a news release, “In my judgment, I felt this was best for the team moving forward. These are always difficult decisions, and I thank Brady and Jeff for their hard work. Ultimately, I’m charged with putting the team in the best position to succeed, and I felt these moves were necessary in order to do that.”    ...Read more

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