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Sports Betting and Online Casino Law in Australia
September 17th, 2014 at 12:14 PM
Australia does not have any clear laws regarding online gambling, but the most important online casino law in Australia is the Interactive Gambling Act (IGA), which was passed in 2001. While this law does not target individual players, it makes it illegal for operators of gambling businesses to offer casino...

NBC Sports Group and United States Olympic Committee Set for Best of U.S. Awards Show on April 7
April 3rd, 2014 at 1:10 PM
NBC Sports Group and the United State Olympic Committee (USOC) will present an inaugural Best of U.S. Awards Show which will honor outstanding performances by the United States in both the 2014 Sochi Olympics as well as the Paralympic Games.  TODAY's Willie Geist will be the show's host and former Olympic figure skaters Johnny...

2014 Sochi Olympic Recap; United States Takes Home 28 Medals
February 24th, 2014 at 9:57 PM
***PHOTO1*** As of Sunday evening, the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics were officially over. Thousands of people cheered and applauded while fireworks lit up the Russian sky to represent the end of a 17-day celebration of global competition.  The host country, which invested $51 billion in the event, topped the 2008 Summer Games...

Canada Defeats Sweden 3-0 to Win Gold in Men’s Hockey
February 23rd, 2014 at 9:17 AM
For the second straight Winter Olympics, Canada has won gold in men's hockey.  In 2010, they needed overtime to defeat the United States 3-2 with Sidney Crosby scoring the "golden goal".  This year it was a different story.  Canada took care of Sweden on Sunday by defeating them 3-0.  Jonathan...

Canada Shuts Out the United States 1-0 to Advance to Gold Medal Game in Men’s Hockey
February 21st, 2014 at 11:43 AM
As if the women's gold medal game between Canada and the United States wasn't intense enough on Thursday, the men brought another level of intensity on Friday.  In the second semifinal of the day, Canada and the United States squared off to see who would take on Sweden for the...

Canada Forward John Tavares Suffers Injury, Will Miss Rest of NHL Season
February 20th, 2014 at 9:30 AM
Canada forward John Tavares took an awkward hit in the second period during the quarterfinal game against Latvia.  He headed to the dressing room in discomfort and did not return to the ice.  The way his knee twisted did not initially look good and it seems that what we all...

Canada Holds on to Beat Latvia 2-1, Will Face the United States on Friday
February 19th, 2014 at 11:51 AM
You can breathe now, Canada.  Wednesday's men's hockey game featuring Canada and Latvia was supposed to be an easy game for Canada in which they would cruise to the semifinal.  Especially since Latvia wasn't even supposed to make it this far themselves.  The game started off with Canada dominating and...

Canada to Take on Latvia in Men’s Hockey Quarterfinal
February 18th, 2014 at 12:51 PM
Canada has found out its opponent for Wednesday's quarterfinal in men's hockey and to much surprise they will be taking on Latvia.  Latvia upset Switzerland on Tuesday by winning 3-1.  Latvia did not win a game in the preliminary round.  This win marks the first time Latvia has won in...

Jeff Carter Leads Canada to 6-0 Victory Over Austria in Men’s Hockey
February 14th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Canada opened up their 2014 Olympics with a 3-1 win over Norway on Thursday.  Most of the country panicked and several questioned whether they had what it takes to go far in this tournament.  Well, based on their performance on Friday there should be little to worry about going forward. ...

Patrick Chan Falls Short of Gold, Wins Silver in Men’s Figure Skating
February 14th, 2014 at 11:34 AM
Canada's quest for a gold medal in men's figure skating will have to wait.  Patrick Chan had a chance to win gold, but just fell short as he finished in second with the silver.  Chan trailed Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu by just under four points after the short program and needed...

Canada Holds on to Beat Norway 3-1 in Men’s Hockey
February 13th, 2014 at 12:51 PM
***PHOTO1*** Canada was considered one of the favorites heading into the men's hockey tournament in Sochi.  They have high-profile players, all-around skill, and are the defending gold medalists.  They were expected to manhandle Norway in their first game on Thursday, however that wasn't the case. Canada started off slow in the first...

Erin Hamlin Helps USA End Drought in Luge, Takes Home Bronze
February 12th, 2014 at 3:10 PM
If someone were to ask when the last time the United States won a medal in singles luge, that answer would be tough considering they never have, until now. Erin Hamlin won the first American medal in the sport since it was introduced to the Olympics 50 years ago.  "It's amazing,"...

Canadian Speed Skater Denny Morrison Wins Silver in Men’s 1000m Race
February 12th, 2014 at 8:16 AM
Canada has another medal to add to its count as Canadian speed skater Denny Morrison has won silver in the men's 1000m race. Morrison, who is from Fort St. John, British Columbia, finished with a time of 1:08:39, with just 4/100ths of a second separating him from winning gold. Originally it...

Canada’s Dara Howell, Kim Lamarre Claim Gold and Bronze in Women’s Slopestyle Ski
February 11th, 2014 at 10:10 AM
Sarah Burke would be proud.  The Canadian freestyle skier who tragically passed away in 2012 must be gleaming ear to ear as two of her former teammates have landed themselves on the podium in the women's slopestyle ski event.  Dara Howell of Huntsville, Ontario has won gold, while Kim Lamarre...

US Women’s Ice Hockey Downs Switzerland, 9-0
February 10th, 2014 at 6:17 PM
When Hilary Knight, Amanda Kessel, and Monique Lamoureux scored three of the five USA goals in a matter of just 55 seconds, they became part of Olympic history scoring the quickest three-goal sequence ever recorded in the Olympic games. Although they needed just a single goal, the US team put...

Canada’s Alexandre Bilodeau, Mikael Kingsbury Capture Gold and Silver in Men’s Moguls
February 10th, 2014 at 3:32 PM
***PHOTO1*** For the second straight Winter Olympics, Canada's Alexandre Bilodeau is a gold medalist.  The 26 year old from Montreal, Quebec successfully defended his crown in the men's moguls, showing the world exactly why he's the best at his sport.  This marks the first time a moguls skier has repeated as...

Russia’s Julia Lipnitskaia Has Become Sochi’s Sweetheart
February 10th, 2014 at 9:55 AM
Nadia Comaneci, Tara Lipinski, Shawn Johnson, Gabby Douglas.  All of these names have something in common - they were young girls to enter Olympic competition and capture the hearts of millions of people around the world.  Their youth, innocence, and talent made people fall in love with them.  Now we...

Canada’s Charles Hamelin Wins Gold in Men’s 1500m Short Track
February 10th, 2014 at 8:27 AM
Canada has its second gold medal of the 2014 Winter Olympics, courtesy of speed skater Charles Hamelin.  Hamelin, who was not considered the favourite in the men's 1500m short track, showed just how strong of a skater he was by coming out on top with the gold.  He finished first...

Justine and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe Capture Gold, Silver in Women’s Moguls
February 8th, 2014 at 11:46 AM
Canada has its first gold medal of the 2014 Winter Olympics!  The recipient?  Justine Dufour-Lapointe.  Justine is one of three sisters who went to the Olympics.  The Dufour-Lapointe sisters went to Sochi on a mission - to all finish on the podium for the freestyle skiing women's moguls.  Of course...

Mark McMorris Wins Canada’s First Medal at Sochi Olympics
February 8th, 2014 at 10:05 AM
It didn't take long for Canada to get a medal for the 2014 Winter Olympics as early Saturday morning they got on the board.  In the men's slopestyle competition, it was Canadian Mark McMorris who landed himself on the podium, finishing with a bronze medal.  The slopestyle is a snowboarding...