Steph Solis
Aug 2, 2022 - Sports

How Massachusetts sports betting will likely work

Mac Jones, the Patriots quarterback, holds a football and points as he scrambles from Buffalo Bills' defensive end.
Mass. sports fans could soon be betting on Patriots games. Photo: Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Sports betting could be live in Massachusetts before the end of the year, barring any surprises from the governor and regulators.

Catch up fast: Democrats passed a bill on the matter at the end of a 22-hour session Monday morning and sent it to Republican Gov. Charlie Baker's desk.

Mike Deehan
Jul 28, 2022 - Politics

Clock running out on legalizing sports betting in Massachusetts

Fan greet a Boston College football player.
Fans could cheer for the BC Eagles and make a little cash on the side if the House gets its way. Photo: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Massachusetts would be one of a minority of states to still ban sports betting if Democrats in control of Beacon Hill can't come to a compromise soon.

Why it matters: Betting on sports could be a $500 million industry in the Bay State, which is home to sector leader DraftKings and plenty of sports fans waiting to wager on their favorite teams.

Mike Deehan
Jun 28, 2022 - Sports

Sons of the Sox play ball in Brockton

David Ortiz and his son D'Angelo Ortiz at Fenway Park last week. Photo: Billie Weiss/Getty Images
David Ortiz and his son D'Angelo Ortiz at Fenway Park last week. Photo: Billie Weiss/Getty Images

The roster for the 2022 Brockton Rox collegiate league baseball team has some familiar-sounding names: Manny Ramirez Jr., Pedro Martinez Jr., D'Angelo Ortiz, Kade Foulke and Jaden Sheffield.

  • They're all sons of former Major League greats who either played for or against the Red Sox.
  • The Future Collegiate Baseball League has eight teams around New England that play throughout the summer.

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