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#PlaybyPlay: Uruguay and Iran Win First Matches, Woods Looking Better in Round 2 of #USOpen and NY Unlikely to Legalize Betting

Stocks discussed: (NYSE: $RCI) (NasdaqGS: $ATVI) (NYSE: $TWTR)

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Point Roberts, WA and Delta, BC - June 15, 2018 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Investorideas.com, a leader in investor news and research issues today's edition of Play by Play covering what's new in sports headlines and recent news from publicly traded companies in the sector.

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Uruguay and Iran Win First Matches, Woods Looking Better in Round 2 of US Open and NY Unlikely to Legalize Betting

Uruguay has won their first World Cup opening match in 48 years today as they beat Egypt 1-0. The Egyptian team had to bench star player Mohamed Salah, who scored 44 goals for Liverpool this season, due to a shoulder injury he experienced in the Champions League final last month.

Iran also cleared a drought by beating Morocco 1-0 to earn their first World Cup match since 1998. Unfortunately this was due to Morocco's Aziz Bouhaddouz scoring on his own net. This is more bad news for Morocco, after their recent loss of hosting the 2026 World Cup to North America. Morocco's next game is against Portugal on Wednesday, June 20, followed by Spain on Monday, June 25. BBC Sport quotes Iran's coach, Carlos Queiroz, on the toughness of Iran and Morocco's grouping:

Spain and Portugal, 10th and fourth in the world rankings respectively, have won four major tournaments between them in the past 10 years. Before the match, Iran's coach Carlos Queiroz said his side had been "drawn in the hardest group in the World Cup".

Tiger Woods has seen his game improve over a rough start yesterday at his first U.S. Open since 2015 according to usopen.com.

Tiger Woods' Round 2 could not have started in a much more different fashion than Thursday's Round 1. Woods began the championship by flying his approach over the green on the par-4 first hole and struggled to a triple-bogey 7. He followed that with a bogey on the testing par-3 second hole, putting him at 4 over par before he got to the third tee.

Friday provided a much better start to the day, as Woods hit his wedge approach shot to about 3 feet on the 10th hole, his opener, and converted the birdie. He added a comfortable two-putt par from 18 feet on the par-3 11th, making him five strokes better in relation to par to start his day. Woods was 7 over for the championship after two holes, playing with Round 1 co-leader Dustin Johnson and world No. 2 Justin Thomas. Johnson birdied the 11th to tie for the early lead with Russell Henley at 2 under.

The New York Post reports that New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said it is unlikely that the state will follow New Jersey and Delaware by legalizing sports betting.

"We had a pretty lengthy conference yesterday and members raised significant issues," said Heastie (D-Bronx), whose party controls the Assembly.

"So I would say at this point, there isn't enough support within the Democratic conference to go forward on sports gambling."

Rogers to Host Teleconference and Release Second Quarter Results and Activision Blizzard Names New Senior VP and Chief Communications Officer

Stocks discussed: (NYSE:RCI) (NasdaqGS:ATVI) (NYSE:TWTR)

Rogers Communication, Inc. (NYSE:RCI) will host a teleconference with the investment community on July 19 at 8:00am ET to discuss its second quarter financial results that will be released the same day.

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NasdaqGS:ATVI) has appointed Kristin Binns as Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer. Binns previously worked as Head of Corporate Communications for Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) since September, 2016.

Sam Mowers, Investorideas.com

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