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#PlaybyPlay: EA SPORTS (NasdaqGS: $EA) Madden NFL 19 Sells Over 130 Million Copies and Zebra Technologies (NasdaqGS: $ZBRA) Completes Acquisition of Xplore

Williams Dominates Opening Round at Cincinnati, Woods Eyed by Furyk for Ryder Cup Team, U.S. Open Wildcards Announced and Casino Sports Betting Licensed in West Virginia

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Point Roberts, WA and Delta, BC - August 14, 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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Williams Dominates Opening Round at Cincinnati, Woods Eyed by Furyk for Ryder Cup Team, U.S. Open Wildcards Announced and Casino Sports Betting Licensed in West Virginia

Serena Williams scored a first round victory at the Cincinnati Open yesterday, beating Australian Daria Gavrilova 6-1, 6-2. This follows Williams surprisingly lopsided 6-1, 6-0 loss to British player Johanna Konta at the opening of the Stanford Classic on July 31. The Guardian quotes Williams on her comeback year:

"I realised after Wimbledon that this is a journey for me," the 36-year-old Williams said. "It's going to come and I'm taking it one day at a time. I'm just fortunate to be back here on these courts playing tennis. Everything is truly amazing."

Following the PGA Championship in Bellerive, MO, the eight players currently qualified for the U.S. Ryder Cup team are: Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Patrick Reed, Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Webb Simpson. The Associated Press quotes U.S. Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk on the possibility of Tiger Woods being included on the team as one of four possible wild cards.

"We want the players who are going to help us be successful. He's playing very well. I think there's a lot of folks out there who probably think he can help us. Really, what we wanted to talk about today was the top eight players. I realize Tiger is a story. I realize he's playing very well, and I'm excited to see that."

Victoria Azarenka, a former World No. 1 and two-time Australia Open winner, and 2004 U.S. Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova join Amanda Anisimova, Claire Liu, Asia Muhammad, Whitney Osuigwe and Harmony Tan as the seven wildcards for the U.S. Open confirmed on Wednesday by the United States Tennis Association.

The AP reports that West Virginia has licensed its first casino, The Hollywood Casino in Charles Town, for legal sports betting. Danielle Boyd, legal counsel for the Lottery Commission, said that the casino would begin installing betting software on August 21 with the aim of offering betting to the public by September 1.

EA SPORTS™ Madden NFL 19 Sells Over 130 Million Copies and Zebra Technologies Completes Acquisition of Xplore

Stocks discussed: (NasdaqGS:EA) (NasdaqGS:ZBRA)

Electronic Arts' (NasdaqGS:EA) EA SPORTS™ Madden NFL 19 has sold over 130 million copies since being released on August 10. Cam Weber, EVP and Group GM of EA SPORTS commented on the game's impact:

"It's incredible how many people have enjoyed Madden NFL over the years, and the impact it's had on not only teaching the sport of football, but growing the love of it as well. Every year Madden NFL is the game that kicks off our season of EA SPORTS games, and it continues to be one of the titans of the game industry."

Zebra Technologies Corporation (NasdaqGS:ZBRA) has completed the acquisition of tablet company Xplore Technologies Corporation.

Sam Mowers, Investorideas.com

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