The future of sports viewing: a wager on every bet

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2015, file photo, Bear Duker, a marketing manager for strategic partnerships at DraftKings, works at his computer at the company headquarters in Boston. Daily fantasy sports rivals DraftKings and FanDuel have agreed to merge after months of speculation and increasing regulatory scrutiny. The two companies made the announcement Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, saying the combined organization would be able to reduce costs as they work to become profitable and battle with regulators across the country to remain legal. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)

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When the live action starts, the wagers move into overdrive, as thousands of fans gamble on every conceivable outcome. Who will lead at halftime? Will Terry Rozier make his next shot?

Yvonne Abraham

// Is gambling here to stay?

How do you beat back this predatory industry once the roulette wheels start turning and the state?s cut begins rolling in?

// Marijuana businesses are coming, but they still face challenges

Industry observers predict that fewer than a dozen retail pot shops will open in Massachusetts in July because of an array of problems the businesses face.

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 18: British publicist Rob Goldstone arrives at a closed door meeting with House Intelligence Committee December 18, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The committee is meeting with Goldstone for its ongoing investigation into Russian's interference in the 2016 election. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senate testimony offers look at meeting in Trump Tower

Newly released documents provide a window into the probe of Russian influence on the 2016 presidential campaign.

Ground Game

// Democratic candidates for governor will face off in a debate today

The debate, which is at 3 p.m., is the first high-profile debate since former Newton mayor Setti Warren dropped out of the race.

Overturned tractor-trailer disrupts Thursday morning commute on Mass. Turnpike

Two ramps are closed: the Interstate 95 northbound ramp to Interstate 90 eastbound, and the I-90 eastbound ramp to I-95 northbound.

// Lowell lawmaker accused of attacking rival

State Representative Rady Mom is expected to appear in court Thursday, where one of his political rivals, Sam Meas, is seeking a harassment protection order against the lawmaker.

// In veiled shot at Trump, Tillerson warns democracy at risk

The former secretary of state said a growing national crisis of ethics and integrity has put American democracy at risk.

// Mount Ida official tells Senate, ?We had a perfect storm of failures?

Frustrated lawmakers spent hours questioning Carmin Reiss, chair of Mount Ida?s Board of Trustees, and University of Massachusetts Amherst leaders.

// Former Steward Health Care executive files harassment suit against company

Claudia Henderson said she was subject to sexual and racial comments that were part of a management culture that demeaned women and blacks.

// Jury selection starts in trial of former BPS dean accused of shooting student

Shaun O. Harrison, a self-styled street preacher and former English High School dean, is accused of shooting a 17-year-old student in the back of the head in Roxbury three years ago.

Cambridge, MA--5/14/2018-- People walk past an Ant Bicycle parked outside of the Garment District on Broadway is seen in Kendall Square. dockless bike share (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 12bikeshare Reporter:

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Seen those green dockless bikes around Boston? Officials want them gone

Boston officials are taking action against Ant Bicycle, a Cambridge startup whose sudden march is already testing the city?s governance of the fast-changing bike rental industry.

Boston, MA: 5-16-18: The Red Sox Xander Bogaerts (right) is greeted by teammate J.D. Martinez (left) after he crossed the plate following his botttom of the 6th inning three run home run. The Boston Red Sox hosted the Oakland Athletics in an MLB baseball game at Fenway Park. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

RED SOX 6, A?S 4

Red Sox piece it together, avoid sweep by A?s

Chris Sale could only go five innings in win but bullpen and homers by J.D. Martinez and Xander Bogaerts point the way.

// On Nantucket, wealthy residents oppose housing for seasonal employees

A dorm is needed to address the island?s housing crisis, which has made it so hard to find affordable apartments that some workers have been sleeping on basement floors or in old shipping containers, officials say.

Two men played golf as an ash plume rose in the distance from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island on Tuesday.

Here?s the story behind the photo of golfers who kept golfing as a volcanic ash plume rose behind them in Hawaii

It was the photo seen ?round the world ? the world of golfers, at least.

// Winthrop Square tower still has opponents

The Boston Planning & Development Agency is scheduled to vote Thursday on the plan for the 690-foot tower.

// Mystic River cleanup near Everett casino costs Wynn Resorts nearly double original estimates

After 18 months of work and nearly a million tons of soil removed, Wynn Resorts has finished the cleanup at the site of its casino in Everett.

Ed Kaye, Stoke Therapeutics? CEO, seeks to get new drug from development to trial.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Startup seeks answers to insidious form of epilepsy

A key scientist behind Biogen?s drug for a deadly rare condition in kids hopes to catch lightning in a bottle again through a new startup in Bedford.

// 5 facts about the abandoned T tunnel under City Hall Plaza you may get a chance to tour

Beneath the brutalist structure of Boston City Hall is a dusty, abandoned train tunnel that was once a part of America?s first subway line.

How to throw a last-minute royal wedding party

From making your own headwear to traditional British dishes you can serve, here?s how to enjoy the upcoming royal nuptials.

Rob Gronkowski and Camille Kostek in Jamaica.


Gronk and galpal kick back in Jamaica

The Patriots party boy, who turned 29 Monday, posted a picture of himself and Camille Kostek to Instagram.

Love Letters

// I love her, but I feel like I?m her boy toy

Will his recently separated older girlfriend ever get serious about him?

Listen: Yanny or Laurel?

// Some science behind why you heard Laurel or Yanny (or both)

Be honest: Which do you hear ? Laurel or Yanny? Here?s why you heard what you heard.

Love Letters: The Podcast

Love Letters Podcast

// Getting over a breakup

Meredith Goldstein explores how to move on when a relationship ends.

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Opinion & Ideas


// Off-peak toll discount pilot program deserves a shot

Transportation for Massachusetts believes a toll discount for commercial vehicles during off-peak hours is a politically viable way to introduce variable tolling to state roads.


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