Russian MMA fighter with links to Trump and Cohen questioned by FBI

Connection with Trump dates to 2008, when he was signed by Affliction Entertainment, a fight league in which Trump had a stake

A Russian mixed martial arts fighter who has connections with Donald Trump, the president’s personal attorney Michael Cohen and Russian president Vladimir Putin was questioned this week by the FBI, his manager confirmed on Saturday.

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Trump attacks media and Democrats at Michigan rally

Donald Trump took aim at familiar targets at a rally in Michigan on Saturday night, following a call on Twitter for the resignation of Democratic senator Jon Tester with a threat to say “things” that would ensure “he’d never be elected again”.

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Ben Heck’s Sega Saturn teardown

By popular request, Ben is tearing down the retro Sega Saturn games console. Back in the day, the Saturn was Sega's attempt to compete against Sony's PlayStation, even though it already had a CD-based console add-on for the Genesis / Mega Drive i…

Britain’s bookmakers jockey for position in US betting watershed | Rob Davies

William Hill is a nose in front and Paddy Power Betfair on the rail as market looks set to open up

Over the past 26 years, if you had placed a bet on a baseball game in the US, the chances are you were doing so illegally. On the other end of the wager might be a sophisticated offshore operation based in the Caribbean or run by organised crime groups. Sports betting in the world’s largest economy has largely moved underground. The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) effectively outlawed sports betting nationwide, with the exception of a few states. The result was a thriving underground betting industry that accepts an estimated $150bn (£108bn) in illegal wagers every year, according to the American Gaming Association.

However, the US is nearing a watershed moment. The supreme court is considering whether to repeal PASPA after a protracted legal challenge by the state of New Jersey – and the signs are that New Jersey will get its way.

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