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Sports Report: NY AG Schneiderman Orders Fantasy Sports Sites To Stop Accepting Bets

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
Sen. Eric Schneiderman

Fantasy Sports:

New York's attorney general has ordered the daily fantasy sports companies DraftKings and FanDuel to stop accepting bets in the state, saying their operations amount to illegal gambling. In letters sent to the companies, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says his office had concluded that the daily contests promoted like a lottery are essentially games of chance, not skill.

NBA:

In the NBA, New York beat Toronto 111-109, Boston topped Milwaukee 99-83, Miami won against the Lakers 101-88, Cleveland bested Utah 118-114, Oklahoma City defeated Washington 125-101, Charlotte trumped Minnesota 104-95, and it was New Orleans over Dallas 120-105.

Miami has traded Mario Chalmers and James Ennis to Memphis in exchange for Beno Udrih and Jarnell Stokes in a move that gets the Heat closer to avoiding luxury-tax penalties. Chalmers is making $4.3 million this season, Udrih about $2.2 million. Chalmers was the starting point guard on the 2012 and 2013 NBA title teams in Miami.

NHL:

In the NHL, the Rangers blanked Carolina 3-0, Colorado shut out Philadelphia 4-0, St. Louis won against New Jersey 2-0, Buffalo bested Tampa Bay 4-1, the Islanders doubled up San Jose 4-2, Toronto beat Dallas 3-2, Arizona defeated Los Angeles 3-2, Minnesota bested Winnipeg 5-3, Nashville topped Ottawa 7-5, Florida skated by Calgary 4-3, and it was Vancouver over Columbus 5-3.

NFL:

The Indianapolis Colts playoff chances were dealt a blow as quarterback Andrew Luck will miss two to six weeks with a lacerated kidney and partial tear of an abdominal muscle. The 4-5 Colts will go with 40-year-old Matt Hasselbeck following their bye week this Sunday.

The New York Jets have signed former Houston Texans kicker Randy Bullock to replace Nick Folk, who was placed on the season-ending injured reserve list. Bullock practiced with the Jets yesterday and will kick against Rex Ryan's Buffalo Bills tomorrow night.

NCAA:

University of Massachusetts Athletics will honor 2015 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee and former Minutemen head coach John Calipari with two events in December.

Notre Dame has moved into the top four in the second College Football Playoff selection committee rankings of the season. Clemson remained No. 1, with Alabama moving up two spots to No. 2, Ohio State staying at No. 3 and the Fighting Irish up a spot to No. 4.

Connecticut's Breanne Stewart is a unanimous choice to The Associated Press preseason All-America women's basketball team for the second time. She's just the fourth player to be chosen unanimously to the team twice.

Joining Stewart on the first team is UConn teammate Moriah Jefferson, South Carolina's Tiffany Mitchell, Baylor's Nina Davis and Ohio State's Kelsey Mitchell. The five players were chosen by a 32-member national media panel.

MLB:

Catcher and World Series MVP Salvador Perez, first baseman Eric Hosmer and shortstop Alcides Escobar top the American League's Gold Glove winners. Two members of the St. Louis Cardinals, catcher Yadier Molina and outfielder Jason Heyward, lead the NL all-defensive team. It's Molina's eighth Gold Glove.

Other NL Gold Glovers are Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke, Arizona first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, Miami second baseman Dee Gordon, Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado, Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford, Pittsburgh outfielder Starling Marte and Arizona center fielder A.J. Pollock.

A spokesman for Pawtucket Mayor Don Grebien says he feels the city is in a better position to keep the Pawtucket Red Sox now that the team has been sold. The group that bought the Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox earlier this year recently abandoned its push to build a stadium in downtown Providence. The team previously ruled out staying in Pawtucket, but chairman Larry Lucchino put the city back on the table Monday.

Meanwhile authorities are investigating the death of former Braves and Angels pitcher Tommy Hanson. Coweta County coroner Richard Hawk said an autopsy began Tuesday, following Hanson's death at the age of 29 Monday night at Atlanta's Piedmont Hospital. Hawk said Hanson was found "unconscious and unresponsive" in Coweta County near Atlanta on Sunday. Hawk told The Associated Press on Tuesday night "the cause and manor of death are still under investigation." Hanson, a 6-foot-6 right-hander, pitched for the Braves from 2009-2012, winning at least 10 games each season.

Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper is one of three finalists for the NL MVP award who played for teams that had disappointing seasons. Harper is joined by Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt and Cincinnati's Joey Votto (VAH'-toh). Lorenzo Cain of the World Series champion Royals, Josh Donaldson of the AL East champion Blue Jays and 2014 winner Mike Trout of the Angels are the American League finalists for MVP. Winners will be announced next week on MLB Network.

Colorado shortstop Jose Reyes was arrested in Hawaii on Oct. 31 after an argument with his wife that police say turned physical. Reyes was issued a warning citation to have no contact with his wife for three days after the arrest. He was released on $1,000 bond. Major League Baseball says it's investigating.

In other baseball:

— The Chicago White Sox have hired former Cubs manager Rick Renteria as their bench coach. Renteria managed the young Cubs to 73 wins in 2014. The Cubs were planning to bring him back for a second season before Joe Maddon became available.

— Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred hopes to have an exhibition game played this spring in Cuba. U.S. teams played spring training games in Cuba before Fidel Castro's take over and none appeared there from March 1959 until the Orioles played Cuba's national team in March 1999.

World Series of Poker:

Pennsylvania poker pro Joe McKeehen won the World Series of Poker, taking home $7.68 million. Wearing an Allen Iverson No. 3 76ers jersey, McKeehen won with an ace-10. He then got lucky when the community cards revealed a second 10, ensuring his victory in a face-off with Joshua Beckley of New Jersey who went all in with a pair of fours.

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