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    Hue Jackson surfaced from the chilly water soaked and smiling before he raised both arms in triumph.

    Cleveland's coach hasn't had many moments to celebrate during two miserable seasons with the Browns Cheap Customized Kansas City Chiefs Jerseys , so this felt like a victory over the dreaded Steelers.

    A very wet, wonderful win.

    Jackson took a dive into Lake Erie on Friday , delivering on a promise with a dip he hopes can help cleanse the bumbling Browns, who have gone 1-31 in two seasons with Jackson in charge.

    Clad in a T-shirt and shorts, Jackson jogged into the surf holding his wife Michelle's hand before submerging himself. He popped up, pulled up his sagging swim trunks 鈥?but not before his backside was exposed 鈥?and then splashed along with owner Dee Haslam and more than 150 team employees who turned out to support him and raise money for his charity.

    "No more freakin' losing," Jackson hollered. "Let's go!"

    Jackson's plunge had been in the works for months. After the Browns went 1-15 in his first season, Jackson vowed that if the team finished that poorly again, he would jump into one of the Great Lakes. And when Cleveland staggered to a 0-16 record last season, becoming only the second team in NFL history to lose all 16 games, Jackson had no choice but to stick to his words.

    "This is not something I do every day, but I made a statement, and I have to back it up," Jackson said. "I came here two years ago to win, and I'm going to win here. I truly believe that. But I think when you make statements Will Hernandez Color Rush Jersey , you've got to stand by them."

    With a TV news helicopter hovering over Huntington Beach, and an NFL Films crew recording his every move on land and sea, Jackson spent several minutes in the unusually warm 72-degree water.

    After returning to shore, Jackson expressed relief to have it behind him.

    This was a chance to wash off the filth from two painful, forgettable seasons.

    "It feels good that it's over with," Jackson said. "It's over and done with. The page is turned, and you can see it's not just me, it's our organization. They are the reason why I do what I do, and our players and our fans. I know our fans have been very disappointed. I get it. But that page is closed. Hopefully they'll give us a chance to earn back their respect, their trust, their affection for our football team and this city, because we plan on doing something special."

    Before he headed into the water, Jackson became emotional while speaking to the team's employees. He pledged to donate $100 for every Browns co-worker who joined him, and Dee and Jimmy Haslam matched him, raising $30 Taven Bryan Color Rush Jersey ,000 for his foundation which raises awareness and fights human trafficking.

    Jackson was fortunate to keep his job following two seasons, but Dee Haslam said the team remains confident he'll get the Browns turned around.

    "Hue's a great coach, a great leader of men," she said. "The last couple years have been terrible for us and been really terrible for our fans. We take that responsibility and feel horrible about it because Northeast Ohio and the fans of the Cleveland Browns deserve so much more."

    As he prepares for his third season, Jackson said his days of making predictions are over.

    "I'm not making any more guarantees," he said. "I'm not making any more promises."

    The Surpeme Court struck down a 26-year-old federal ban on sports betting on Monday, allowing states to decide whether they want to allow legal wagers on football, basketball, baseball, hockey and other games. Here's a look at what that means:

    SO, WHEN CAN I BET ON SPORTS?

    Soon, depending on where you live. Officials in three states 鈥?Delaware, Mississippi and New Jersey 鈥?have pledged to start accepting legal bets within weeks. Three others already had laws on the books authorizing sports betting in the event of a favorable Supreme Court decision, although there likely will be more debate about the specifics. More than a dozen other states either have active legislation to authorize sports gambling or have considered it in the past. Expect those discussions to ramp up, along with more aggressive lobbying in those states by sports book operators and the professional leagues.

    WHO WILL ACCEPT BETS?

    It will vary from state to state. Some have authorized commercial casinos to open sports books Sebastian Janikowski Color Rush Jersey , while some will offer sports betting products through their state lotteries. Aside from the few states that have worked out those details already, lawmakers and regulators will be deciding whether to allow bets to be placed at casinos, horse racing tracks, off-track betting parlors or even stadiums, and whether to allow online and mobile betting.

    WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR THE LEAGUES?

    The four major U.S. professional leagues and the NCAA spent years fighting New Jersey's challenge to the constitutionality of the federal ban. Nonetheless, the commissioners of the NBA and Major League Baseball have both said they're open to the prospect of legal gambling 鈥?on their terms. The NBA and MLB have been lobbying states to give a small percentage of the amount wagered back to the league offices. They say they deserve a cut because gambling is entirely dependent on their business, and they need to spend more money to guard against potentially devastating game-fixing scandals. Casino interests argue that Nevada does just fine regulating gambling and flagging suspicious behavior without sending money directly to the leagues.

    The NFL, the nation's most popular spectator sport, will have to reckon with its longstanding opposition to gambling, which many critics say is hypocritical because the league encourages fantasy sports, publishes detailed injury reports that help bookies set odds and schedules several games every season in London, where in-stadium betting is legal. League owners also approved the Raiders moving to Las Vegas, gambling's mecca in the United States. With the fight against expanded gambling lost for now, the NFL could use its powerful lobbying muscle to partner with the NBA and MLB and seek new federal regulations.

    Gambling proponents argue that the leagues will benefit through sponsorships and other tie-ins with sports book operators and enhanced fan interest in their games.

    "I think everybody who owns top-four professional sports team just basically saw the value of their team double at least," Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told CNBC on Monday.

    HOW WILL THIS CHANGE THE FAN EXPERIENCE?

    Once sports betting becomes more widely legal Paul Molitor Jersey , fans can expect to have the opportunity to bet on their phones during games, a common practice in countries such as the United Kingdom and Australia. Television ratings and subscriptions to streaming services could increase because fans are more interested in games that don't involve their hometown teams. And discussion of point spreads, over/unders and prop bets could become more common among broadcasters and journalists as they seek to remain relevant to how fans are thinking about sports.

    WILL ILLEGAL BOOKIES GO OUT OF BUSINESS?

    Probably not, said Kate Lowenhar-Fisher, a Las Vegas-based attorney who chairs the gaming practice at Dickinson Wright. Illegal bookies have longstanding relationships with their customers, some of whom prefer the anonymity of gambling offshore, and they don't have to pay taxes or fees. Plus, with states legalizing sports betting in a piecemeal fashion, illegal operators will continue to be more convenient for many bettors.

    Savvy businesspeople are also likely to create new gambling products that aren't specifically addressed by state laws, just as daily fantasy sports companies did while the federal ban was in place.

    "Americans will continue to be entrepreneurial, especially finding a way to evade all the compliance costs, tax costs, regulatory costs," Lowenhar-Fisher said. "That's exactly what the fantasy sports operators tried to do 鈥?offer sports betting without having to deal with all the things a sports book operator has to deal with."

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    Toronto, the capital of the province of Ontario, is a major Canadian city along Lake Ontario’s northwestern shore. It's a dynamic metropolis with a core of soaring skyscrapers, all dwarfed by the iconic, free-standing CN Tower. Toronto also has many green spaces, from the orderly oval of Queen’s Park to 400-acre High Park and its trails, sports facilities and zoo

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