Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

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Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

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SEC WOMEN'S TOURNEY TICKETS ON SALE

Week-long tickets for the 2016 Southeastern Conference Women's Basketball Tournament held at Veterans Memorial Arena are now on sale through the SEC web site.

A reserved book of tickets will be $100 and covers all 13 games in seven sessions. Tickets also can be purchased at www.SECSports.com. Special ticket promotions and the date for the sale of single-session tickets will be announced later.

The tournament is March 2-6. It will be the first time the SEC Women's tournament will be played in Florida.

NEVADA SHUTS DOWN FANTASY SPORTS SITES

Nevada regulators have ordered daily fantasy sports sites like Draft-Kings and FanDuel to shut down, saying they can't operate in the state without a gambling license.

The decision comes amid growing backlash by investigators and regulators over the sites, which have grown in popularity.

Entry fees on DraftKings range from 25 cents to more than $5,000. Some prizes top $1 million. DraftKings and FanDuel say the sites provide games of skill and not of chance and are therefore protected by the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act.

Nevada's decision doesn't affect season-long fantasy sports, long-popular online and in office pools. Daily fantasy sports is similar, but with the contests limited to a day in most cases, not stretched out over a season.

TIE ATOP PRESEASON USA TODAY POLL

Kentucky and North Carolina tied for the top spot in the first USA Today basketball coaches poll of the 2015-16 season, which was released Thursday. It's the first time there have been co-No. 1 teams in the initial poll since the coaches poll was instituted in 1991.

It is the third consecutive year coaches have voted the Wildcats No. 1, and the honor comes despite losing their top seven scorers from last year's 38-1 Final Four team. …

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