Latest news

Niklas Edin comes into the Champions Cup as the favorite on the men’s side after his team won the World Men’s Curling Championship last weekend. (Image: Jeff McIntosh/Canadian Press)

Champions Cup Brings Grand Slam Curling to Calgary Bubble After COVID Scare

It may be a day later than expected, but the Humpty’s Champions Cup will begin at WinSport Arena in Calgary beginning on Thursday, with 24 teams competing in the first of two Grand Slam of Curling events in the bubble. The Princess Auto Players’ Championship will immediately follow the Champions […]

Hidden Stash has a likely Kentucky Derby berth, courtesy of trainer Chad Brown selecting only one of his two Derby qualifiers to run at Churchill Downs. (Image: Coady Photography)

Brown’s Choice Puts Derby Dominoes Into Play

The Kentucky Derby dominoes continued to fall on Wednesday as we head toward the May 1 Run for the Roses, with Chad Brown saying he intends on running only one of his two Derby prospects — Highly Motivated or Crowded Trade — in the race. Brown told Blood-Horse that Highly […]

Hideki Matsuyama won the Masters this past weekend, but not many bettors were in position to cash in on that victory. (Image: Getty)

Masters Betting: Sportsbooks Clean Up on Hideki Matsuyama Win

Bettors backed a wide range of favorites at the Masters this year. From world No. 1 Dustin Johnson to the surging Jordan Spieth, gamblers parked their money with familiar names. So when Hideki Matsuyama won his first major on Sunday, sportsbooks reaped the profits of his unlikely victory. Matsuyama finished […]

Mbaye Diagne is disallowed a correct goal by the VAR in WBA's 3-0 win over Southampton in the Premier League. Photo SkySports

VAR Outrage in the Premier League as WBA is Denied a Perfectly Correct Goal

The video assistant referee (VAR) system has created more controversy in the Premier League after disallowing a perfectly valid goal from West Bromwich Albion’s Mbaye Diagne just four minutes into the game against Southampton. WBA eventually won the match 3-0. The assistant referee raised his flag for offside, then the […]

Jamal Murray suffered a torn ACL during Monday’s game against the Golden State Warriors, an injury that could sink the Denver Nuggets’ title hopes. (Image: Getty)

Nuggets Star Jamal Murray Done for Season After Tearing ACL in Left Knee

Jamal Murray will miss the remainder of this season – and possibly most or all of the 2021-22 campaign – after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) during the Denver Nuggets’ 116-107 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Monday. Murray went down in pain while clutching his left […]

The Arizona Senate easily passed a retail and online sports betting bill on Monday evening, leaving only the governor's signature to make wagers legal in the state this year. (Image: KNAU)

Legal Arizona Sports Betting Should Happen by Football Season

Legislation that would permit online and brick-and-mortar sports betting passed the Arizona Senate on Monday, paving the way for legal wagers in the state by the fall, pending the governor’s signature. Arizona legislators moved the companion bills Senate Bill 1797 and House Bill 2772 through their chambers, with the House […]

Rachael Blackmore and 11/1 Minella Times brought home more than winning Grand National tickets. The first woman jockey in the 182-year history of the world's most famous steeplechase captured the world's fancy. (Image: PA)

Blackmore-Mania Hits Grand Peak After Barrier-Breaking National Win

This is what awaited Rachael Blackmore after she became the first woman jockey to win the Grand National in the 182-year history of the world’s most famous steeplechase. A congratulatory tweet from Ringo Starr. Calls for her to receive a damehood – the female equivalent of a knighthood. Odds on […]

Evander Holyfield (pictured) will return to the ring for an exhibition fight against Kevin McBride on June 5. (Image: Getty)

Evander Holyfield Stepping Back in the Ring to Face Kevin McBride

Former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield will fight for the first time in a decade when he takes on Kevin McBride in an exhibition bout on June 5. Holyfield and McBride will fight on Triller as part of the undercard for Teofimo Lopez’s lightweight title defense against George Kambosos. Holyfield dominant […]

Dustin Poirier (right) and Conor McGregor (left) have taken to Twitter to argue about a donation McGregor promised to make to Poirier’s charitable foundation. (Image: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa)

UFC Notebook: Poirier, McGregor Spar Over Promised $500K Donation

Before their rematch at UFC 257 in January, Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier built more of a friendly rivalry than a heated feud. Much of that goodwill came from McGregor’s promise to donate $500,000 to The Good Fight Foundation, Poirier’s personal charity. On Sunday, Poirier accused McGregor of never making […]

When I opened Cullman Sportscards & Fun Shop to the public on April 6 I had it stocked with plenty of vintage wax, a mix of new sealed product and singles of plenty of Alabama, Auburn, Braves players' singles. (Image: Johnny Kampis)

Opening a Card Shop Part 4: Opening Day for Cullman Sportscards

It took me several days to even start this column. Why? Because after I opened Cullman Sportscards & Fun Shop last week I became so overwhelmed by customers that I barely had time to breathe, much less write. The response shows the pent-up demand for a collectibles shop in my […]

Super Stock reeled in a Kentucky Derby spot by reeling in Caddo River (2) and heavy favorite Concert Tour in the Arkansas Derby. (Image: Coady Photography)

Kentucky Derby Points Show the 20 Survivors of the Derby Trail

The Kentucky Derby Trail ended Saturday, which means it’s time to parse the Derby qualifying points ladder and see who’s in, who’s on the bubble, and who won’t be discussed as a Kentucky Derby starter. It took 40 points to make the top 20, the usual target number connections shoot […]

Leo Messi leaving the pitch in sadness on what could be his final appearance in a Barcelona shirt in El Clasico. Image: ESPN FC / Twitter

El Clásico: Real Madrid Beats Barcelona for Top Spot in La Liga

Real Madrid won the big derby game against arch-rivals Barcelona, 2-1, and hope to defend their La Liga title. Benzema opened the scoring after 13 minutes, with a fantastic backheel that paralyzed Barcelona’s defense and German keeper Marc Andre Ter Stegen. Kroos made it 2-0 with the help of a […]