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A top lawyer with the Vermont attorney general's office is telling lawmakers that daily fantasy sports games offered online are illegal in the state.

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Fantasy sports betting is back in play in New York State - for now.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is turning up the heat on a pair of daily fantasy sports websites.

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Documents filed at the court examining the legality of daily fantasy sports in New York show a rapidly growing national business built on billions in entry fees.

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What is gambling? It would seem that question would bring an easy answer, but not so as far as the legal fight over daily fantasy sports is concerned. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has gone to court to shut down the sites operated by DraftKings and FanDuel, contending they are gambling and violate state law. The companies say they are games of skill, not gambling. For more on the legal arguments we spoke with Marc Edelman, an associate professor of law at Baruch College. Edelman specializes in sports and gambling law.

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With her counterpart in New York having already taken action against the industry, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced new regulations for daily fantasy sports companies Thursday.

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Hannover's police chief says authorities cancelled a friendly soccer match between Germany and the Netherlands because they had "concrete information" about a bomb threat.

The German news agency dpa quotes police chief Volker Kluwe saying the information concerned an explosives attack. dpa also cites unnamed security officials in Berlin that say a foreign intelligence agency had warned Germany of a possible attack by Islamic extremists.

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Daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel says it's temporarily suspending entry in paid contests for New York players.

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The two biggest daily fantasy sports companies have asked a New York judge stop the state's attorney general from ordering them to halt their business operations.

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Times Union Sports Editor Pete Iorizzo and Daily Gazette Executive Sports Editor Mark McGuire join us today to talk sports.

How will your fantasy baseball team do this season?

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Dae Kwak, assistant professor of sports management at the University of Michigan, discusses the psychological impact fantasy sports advertising has on even experienced players.

    Never played in a fantasy league and wanted to find out what they are all about, but were afraid to ask? Ever wanted to start one, but not sure how? Have line-up questions or want to explore the best trade possibilities?

Matthew Berry is an ESPN fantasy sports analyst and ESPN.com columnist. He will be at Merritt Bookstore in Millbrook, NY on Wednesday, July 24th at 7:00 PM.

His new book is Fantasy Life: The Hilarious Obsessive, Uplifting, and Heartbreaking World of Fantasy Sports from the Guy Who's Lived It.