Casino revenue in Macau fell for a second straight month in July as Chinese high rollers stayed away because of Beijing’s corruption crackdown. Revenue fell 3.6 percent to $3.6 billion last month compared with a year earlier.
Just when the Oakland A’s strengthened their hand by acquiring Boston ace Jon Lester, the Detroit Tigers stole their thunder by dealing for David Price. The Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher is heading to Detroit in a three team trade with the Seattle Mariners.
Delaware officials say competition from casinos in neighboring states continues to squeeze revenues at Delaware’s three casinos. Last year, Delaware slot machine revenue was $375 million.
The Red Sox traded Jon Lester, outfielder Jonny Gomes and cash to the Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes. Boston will also receive Oakland’s competitive balance pick in the 2015 draft.
The NFL exhibition season commences Sunday with the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, when the Giants and Bills tangle. Kickoff is at 5 p.m. PDT. As of Thursday morning, Buffalo was a 2 point favorite with the total 32½ at the Las Vegas Superbook.
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