SPORTS BOOK BILL APPROVED IN NEW JERSEY

Sports betting is now allowed in New Jersey…kind of. Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation on Tuesday to approve sports book in the state, but a federal law still outlaws the practice in New Jersey. Only four states are allowed under federal law to have sports book. This legislation will help aid a political fight with…

SPORTS: COLE HAMELS GETS ONE YEAR DEAL WITH PHILS

The Philadelphia Phillies have avoided arbitration with pitcher Cole Hamels.  The Phils announced today that they avoided arbitration with Hamels by signing him to a one year, $15 million contract.  Hamels’ new contract reportedly includes plenty of incentives for various goals that he may reach during the 2012 season.  The Phils also avoided arbitration with…