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Sports leagues sue to block betting

Updated: July 24, 2009, 8:19 PM ET
By Chad Millman | ESPN The Magazine

For months the NFL has been threatening to sue Delaware if the state went ahead with plans for sports betting this fall.

Friday, the league, which had been pro sports' biggest opponent to Delaware's plans, followed through. And it convinced some powerful friends to join in the fight. In federal court in Wilmington, the NFL, NBA, Major League Baseball, the NHL and the NCAA filed a complaint to stop Gov. Jack Markell and the Delaware State Lottery Office from taking bets on ...

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