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New York AG wants details of fantasy sports investigations

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NEW YORK (AP) -- New York's attorney general has sent letters to daily fantasy sports websites DraftKings and FanDuel demanding they turn over details of any investigations into their employees.

The letters were prompted by media reports that a DraftKings employee may have had access to valuable company data before winning second place in a FanDuel contest. The incident is being likened to insider trading.

The companies say there's no evidence anyone misused internal company data.

Fantasy sports participants put together virtual teams based on real players and compete based on the players' statistics.

Meanwhile, ESPN is cutting sponsored DraftKings content from within shows but continues broadcasting commercials from the daily fantasy sports site. That's according to ESPN Outside the Lines host Bob Ley, who revealed the shift during his show Tuesday.

The industry considers daily fantasy a skilled game, not gambling. It is legal to play in all but five U.S. states.

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