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Thirty seven percent of American workers say they’ve participated in fantasy sports competitions during work hours, and more than 1 out of 10 report feeling pressured to participate. (Photo: Shutterstock)

There were probably a lot of tired people at work on Wednesday after the first game of the World Series—and as baseball season ends and football season wends its way toward the Super Bowl, there are only likely to be more.

And that’s not good news for the workplace, according to research from Kimble Applications, which finds that 43 percent of employees admit to having watched games over the past year during work hours, when their managers thought they were actually working.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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