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By AARON KENNEDY - akennedy@ftimes.com

Gopher Golf Scramble coming to Deer Track

Clinton Prairie Athletic will host the Gophers Golf Scramble starting with a 1 p.m. shotgun start June 22 at Deer Track Golf Club.

Cost is $60 per golfer and includes dinner. There will also be team awards and cash prizes.

For more information, contact Clinton Prairie athletic director Brian Eaton at beaton@cpsc.k12.in.us or 765-659-3305 extension 397.

Supreme Court won’t get involved in Wrigley Field dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place a court decision dismissing a lawsuit filed against the Chicago Cubs by the owners of rooftop clubs adjacent to Wrigley Field.

Skybox on Sheffield and Lakeview Baseball Club sued the Cubs in 2015, arguing in part that a right-field video board the team was adding would block their views of the ballpark and violate terms of a 2004 revenue-sharing agreement.

A federal judge dismissed the case. Judge Virginia Kendall said the board was allowed because the agreement allowed “any expansion of Wrigley Field approved by governmental authorities.”

A three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in September upheld the decision to dismiss the case. The Supreme Court declined Monday to hear the case, leaving the lower court decisions in place.

New Jersey governor signs bill allowing sports betting

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation allowing the state’s casinos and racetracks to begin taking sport bets.

Murphy signed the measure Monday, making New Jersey the second state after Delaware to allow sports betting since a Supreme Court decision cleared the way for such gambling.

Dennis Drazin, the operator of Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, near the Jersey shore, says Murphy will place the first bet on Thursday.

The Democratic governor signed the bill four days after the Democrat-led Legislature sent him the legislation.

Three weeks ago, New Jersey prevailed in a Supreme Court case that struck down a federal law limiting sports betting to just four states.

Now, any state is free to adopt laws legalizing it. Analysts expect most to do so.

Romania: Cheers for Simona Halep, jeers for Bucharest mayor

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — About 20,000 people have turned out to applaud Simona Halep for becoming the first Romanian tennis player in decades to win a Grand Slam singles title.

The fans gathered on a hot Monday evening in Bucharest’s giant National Arena to see Halep show off her French Open trophy.

But when Bucharest Mayor Gabriela Firea appeared on stage next to Halep, the cheers turned into jeers.

Firea hit back, claiming civic groups allied to Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros conspired to “compromise the event.”