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Racing on the Churchill Downs turf course is done for the Spring Meet, canceling one turf stakes race and sending three others during closing weekend to the main turf. (Image: Coady Photography)

Churchill Downs Cancels Turf Racing for Duration of Spring Meet

Citing more problems from its new turf course, Churchill Downs officials suspended racing on the Matt Winn Turf Course for its closing weekend. The decision cancels the Grade 2 Wise Dan Stakes and sends three other stakes originally carded for the turf course to the main dirt track. Those are […]

Matteo Berrettini withdrew from Wimbledon before his first-round match after testing positive for COVID-19. (Image: Neil Hall/EPA)

Matteo Berrettini Out of Wimbledon After Testing Positive for COVID-19

Matteo Berrettini joined a growing list of prominent male players who are out of the Wimbledon draw after he tested positive for COVID-19 just hours before his opening match on Tuesday. DraftKings Sportsbook previously listed Berrettini as the +550 second choice to win Wimbledon, behind only Novak Djokovic (-140). Cilic, […]

Russell Westbrook celebrates a rare victory with the LA Lakers last season despite constant trade rumors. (Image: Scott Wachter/USA Today Sports)
NBA Trade Rumors

Russell Westbrook Options for $47.1 Million, Lakers Still Shopping RWB

Russell Westbrook exercised a player option in his contract worth $47.1 million for the upcoming season with the Los Angeles Lakers and it’s no surprise that he took it. Meanwhile, the Lakers continue their difficult pursuit of trying to trade Westbrook without many teams looking to help them out. Westbrook, […]

The Seattle Mariners picked up first baseman Carlos Santana from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for two prospects. (Image: Jay Biggerstaff/USA Today Sports)

Mariners Trade for Carlos Santana, Playoff Hopes Remain Dim in Seattle

The Seattle Mariners traded two prospects to the Kansas City Royals in exchange for first baseman Carlos Santana, likely in an effort to boost their lineup in the absence of Ty France. The Royals picked up right-handed pitching prospects Wyatt Mills and William Fleming in the trade. Santana back in […]

San Antonio Spurs point guard Dejounte Murray snags a rebound last season. (Image: Getty)
NBA Trade Rumors

Atlanta Hawks Eyeing Dejounte Murray from the San Antonio Spurs

The Atlanta Hawks and San Antonio Spurs are discussing a potential trade for point guard Dejounte Murray that would involve multiple first-round draft picks and Danilo Gallinari. Murray led the NBA in steals last season, averaging two picks per game and developing into one of the top defensive point guards […]

Kyrie Irving playing with the Brooklyn Nets in April at Barclay’s Center. (Image: Getty)

Kyrie Irving Opts In, Remains with Brooklyn Nets Next Season

The big question on everyone’s mind in Brooklyn was whether or not Kyrie Irving would remain with the Nets after contract extension negotiations hit a snag. Irving chose to stay in Brooklyn and, with a one-year player option in his contract worth $36.5 million, he made a huge decision to […]

Neymar joined PSG in 2017 for an all-time record transfer fee of $257 million. (Image: twitter/sportbible)
Neymar

Odds Are, Neymar Will Stay with PSG

Neymar is considering his future at Paris Saint-Germain, unhappy with the comments made by club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi in a press interview. “You have to be humble again. You have to change to avoid injuries, suspensions, and fouls that change a game,” Al-Khelaifi said while talking about Neymar to Le […]

Drain the Clock hasn't won a graded stakes since holding off Jackie's Warrior in last year's Grade 1 Woody Stephens. He can end that streak with a victory in Saturday's Grade 3 Smile Sprint Stakes at Gulfstream Park. (Image: Coglianese Photos/Susie Raisher)

Drain the Clock Running Toward Good Vibes at Smile Sprint

The Grade 3 Smile Sprint is a race Drain the Clock needs right about now. A nice, low-pressure graded stakes race that should allow him to rebuild his confidence in familiar surroundings. Those surroundings are Gulfstream Park, where the six-furlong Smile Sprint is one of the featured races on Gulfstream’s Summit […]

Taiba, seen here relaxing in his Churchill Downs stall during Derby week, hasn't run since finishing 12th in the Derby. He may be one of trainer Bob Baffert's entries in the July 23 Grade 1 Haskell Stakes. (Image: Chad B. Harmon)

Baffert May Pick Up Sophomore Mantle at Familiar Spot

The Haskell Stakes and Bob Baffert have become so synonymous that the Hall of Fame trainer has nine Haskell titles on his mantle. And with his suspension ending this Sunday, Baffert may send one or more horses in his quest for Haskell title No. 10. The Asbury Park Press reported […]

The Philadelphia Phillies placed Bryce Harper on the 10-day injured list after he broke his thumb on Saturday. (Image: Orlando Ramirez/USA Today Sports)

MLB Injury Report: Bryce Harper Fractures Thumb, Foot Trouble for Acuna

Bryce Harper fractured his left thumb after Blake Snell hit him with a fastball during the fourth inning of Philadelphia’s 4-2 win over the San Diego Padres on Saturday — an injury that could change the course of the Phillies’ season. The Phillies placed Harper on the 10-day injured list […]

Gerrymander's three-length victory in Saturday's Grade 2 Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont Park established her as a 3-year-old filly to watch going forward. (Image: Coglianese Photos)

Gerrymander Carves Out Her Spot Among the Top Sophomore Fillies

As if this year’s 3-year-old filly class wasn’t already loaded with talent, now you can add Gerrymander to the list of first-row sophomores who bear attention every time they enter a starting gate. In case you needed more proof that the likes of Secret Oath, Nest (more on her in […]

Head coach Steve Clifford on the sidelines with the Orlando Magic in 2021. (Image: Rob Carr/Getty)

Charlotte Hornets Hire Steve Clifford for Second Stint as Head Coach

The Charlotte Hornets scrambled when Kenny Atkinson backed out of their plan to hire him as their next head coach when he decided to remain an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors, but Hornets tapped Steve Clifford to coach the team next season. The move seems odd because Clifford […]