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Los Angeles Chargers filled a head coaching vacancy with Brandon Staley, seen here as the defensive coordinator of the LA Rams. (Image: Jevone Moore/Getty)

Los Angeles Chargers Hire Brandon Staley as Bolts’ Next Head Coach

Youth has always been a huge currency in the City of Angels, so it’s no surprise to see that the Los Angeles Chargers hired 38-year old Brandon Staley as the team’s next head coach. Instead of hiring a top-notch offensively-minded coach to mentor young quarterback Justin Herbert, the Chargers opted […]

Concert Tour broke his maiden in impressive fashion last weekend at Santa Anita Park. That broke in the Bob Baffert-trained colt on both Circa Sports and William Hill Nevada's Derby futures boards. (Image: Benoit Photo)

Magic Words ‘Bob Baffert’ Bring Concert Tour, Bezos to Derby Futures

Concert Tour won his debut by 3-½ lengths at Santa Anita last Friday. Other than workouts, Bezos hasn’t entered a starting gate yet. So why are both horses now among the Kentucky Derby futures favorites? Two words: Bob Baffert. Yes, the magic words for 3-year-old Derby hopefuls cast its usual […]

Last time out, Shivaree set the Tampa Bay Downs stakes record en route to winning the Marion County Florida Sire Stakes. The runner-up in last year's Florida Derby returns to action Saturday in the Fred Hooper Stakes at Gulfstream Park. (Image: SV Photography)

The Pegasus Isn’t the Only Stakes Race This Weekend

Saturday brings us the first two Grade 1 stakes races of 2021: the Pegasus World Cup Invitational and the Pegasus World Cup Turf, coming to you from Gulfstream Park. The Florida track captures this weekend’s stakes spotlight with those two high-profile races, along with five other graded stakes on its […]

Anthony Joshua (left) and Tyson Fury (right) are finalizing a contract to fight twice in 2021, according to promoter Eddie Hearn. (Images: PA/Reuters/The Guardian)

Promoter Eddie Hearn: Fury vs. Joshua Title Fight Nearly Confirmed for 2021

Heavyweight champions Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury haven’t signed the contracts for their highly anticipated title unification bout just yet. But Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, says that it’s only a matter of time before the two sides work out the details for what would become the biggest boxing match of […]

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is one of two governors signing daily fantasy sports bills into law this month. (Image: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Critics Raise Concerns Over New York’s Approach to Online Sports Betting

New York appears ready to finally legalize online sports betting within its borders, but critics warn the state’s approach won’t be great for consumers. With the state facing an $8.7 billion deficit brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo softened his stance on online wagering. He plans to […]

Santa Anita morning line author Jon White made Justify (right) the 4/5 favorite in the 2018 Santa Anita Derby. The eventual Triple Crown winner beat Bolt d'Oro as the race favorite. White's morning line favorites become actual race favorites more than 70% of the time. (Image: Keith Birmingham/Pasadena Star News)

Writing Santa Anita’s Morning Line Requires More than Chalk for White

By this point in his lengthy career in horse racing, which covers everything from steward to TV personality, Jon White’s skin is as tough as leather. He understands that most of you don’t understand what goes into making a racing morning line. But the saying, “Everyone’s a critic” means, well, […]

Liverpool hosts Man United in a battle for the top spot in the Premier League on Sunday. (Image: Ash Donelon/Manchester United/Getty)

Liverpool Favored Over Man United in Battle for Premier League Lead

Someone will walk out of Anfield topping the Premier League table on Sunday, as Liverpool hosts Manchester United in a critical midseason match. United currently leads the Premier League on 36 points, while Liverpool sits in third at 33. Solskjaer: United Win Would be ‘Shock’ Liverpool holds an edge in […]

The Yankees signed Corey Kluber to a one-year deal, strengthening their position as a World Series favorite. (Image: Tom Pennington/Getty)

Yankees Sign Corey Kluber, Close Gap on Dodgers in World Series Odds

The New York Yankees solidified their position as the favorites to win the American League pennant in 2021 by signing two-time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber to a one-year, $11 million deal. Multiple media outlets reported Friday night that Kluber will join the Yankees pending a physical. Kluber Coming […]

Winning the Breeders' Cup Classic two months after capturing the Kentucky Derby likely made Authentic the Horse of the Year. The 50th Eclipse Awards will be announced Jan. 28. (Image: Horsephotos.com)

Authentic, Improbable, Monomoy Girl Head Eclipse Awards Finalists

Horse of the Year candidates Authentic, Improbable, and Monomoy Girl headline the finalists for the 2020 Eclipse Awards, announced Saturday by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB), and the Daily Racing Form. The Eclipse Awards get their name from the iconic 18th-century racehorse and […]

Arthur Smith, seen here on the sidelines as the OC of the Tennessee Titans. The Atlanta Falcons hired Art Smith as their next head coach. (Image: Robin Alam/Getty)

Hot-Shot OC Arthur Smith Gets First Head Coaching Job with Atlanta Falcons

The Dirty Birds will welcome a new head coach for next season. The Atlanta Falcons hired Arthur Smith, the Tennessee Titans’ former offensive coordinator, to become their next head coach. Arthur Blank, the Falcons owner, is still seeking the franchise’s first championship. They appeared in the Super Bowl twice, but […]

Mandaloun brings a versatile running style into the closer's haven that is the Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds. The Into Mischief offspring is the 3/1 favorite in the Kentucky Derby prep. (Image: Coady Photography)

Lecomte Stakes: Kind to Closers, Anything but to Derby Prospects

The Lecomte Stakes takes center stage this week because it’s a Kentucky Derby prep, it’s a Kentucky Derby prep run in mid-January, and because there are some interesting candidates among its 11-horse field. Eventually, the wheat separates from the chaff, and races like the Grade 3 Lecomte start the Derby […]