Amy Calistri

Amy Calistri

Business and Investment Correspondent  |  AUSTIN, TX

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Amy Calistri got her high school letter in golf and hasn't golfed since. She has a collegiate letter in wrestling, but never wrestled. She was arguably the worst catcher in IBM's coed softball league. But she is a hardcore sports fan, having spent her formative years yelling from Boston Garden's second balcony and Fenway's cheap seats. She loves when she can combine her love of sports with her business acumen. Amy is published in the areas of economics, investing, statistics, poker, and the sports and gaming industries.

In June, David Price paid $1,000 to more than 200 minor league players in the Dodgers' farm system. (Image:Russ D. Franklin/AP)

Dodgers Lose David Price for 2020 Season, Red Sox Save $6 Million

Citing family health concerns, MLB pitcher David Price has opted out of the 2020 season. It’s a tough break for the Dodgers, who traded for Price in February. Meanwhile, the Red Sox could get a little CBT buffer due to the pitcher’s hiatus. One of the biggest trades leading into […]

Under Armour is trying to weasel out of its 10-year $86 million Cal deal (Image; Cal Sports)

Under Armour Wants to Back Out of UCLA and Cal Contracts

Under Armour is trying to ditch its long-term contracts with two of California’s best-known college sports programs. This appears to be yet another desperate attempt by the fading apparel company to stem its mounting losses. Under Armour was struggling even before the global pandemic. Since then, things have only gotten […]

David Beckham takes his sports investments online. (Image: Getty)

David Beckham Expands His Footing in Esports with Guild Investment

David Beckham, the former Manchester United star, recently acquired a sizable stake in Guild Esports. The mission of the new company is to develop esport talent, primarily through a player academy system and competition. Initially, Guild will focus on Rocket League, FiFA, and Fortnite. This is hardly Beckham’s first sports-related […]

Tim Tebow played for the Binghampton, NY Rumble Ponies in 2018, one of the teams slated for elimination.

15 MiLB Teams Sue Insurance Companies to Collect Virus Claims

Fifteen minor league baseball teams filed a federal lawsuit against their insurance companies. The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday, alleges the insurers breached their contracts when they failed to pay claims related to MiLB’s business interruption. It’s been a difficult year for all sports leagues, but probably none more difficult than […]

Rumors that members of the Orlando Pride took unnecessary risks. (Image: Getty)

Orlando Pulls Out of NWSL Tournament After 10 Test Positive

The Orlando Pride announced the team will miss the upcoming NWSL tournament after six players and four staff tested positive for coronavirus. The Challenge Cup is still on schedule to start in Utah on June 27 with the remaining eight teams. The NWSL is the first US professional team sport […]

With his Unhinged 300 victory, Justin Haley becomes the 32nd driver to win a race in each of NASCAR's top three tiers. (Image: Kaulig Racing)

Haley Scores First Xfinity Win, Continues Kaulig Racing’s Hot Streak

Justin Haley won his first NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Talladega on Saturday, securing the second checkered flag for Kaulig Racing this season. Runner-up Ross Chastain, another Kaulig driver, took home the $100,000 Dash 4 Cash prize money. Haley, who is just 21, has three NASCAR Truck Series victories, won […]

Dave Portnoy is now day trading with his Bartsools' sale windfall. (Image: Cliff Hawkins/Getty)

Sports Bettors Bombard Stock Market, Drive Wall Street Insane

With many sports still in hiatus, sports bettors moved into the next best game in town — the stock market. Galvanized by Barstool Sports’ founder Dave Portnoy, throngs of aggressive novices are driving Wall Street’s institutional investors insane. Between Feb. 19 to March 23, the stock market tanked roughly 34%. […]

Allen Iverson receives interview during rehearsal for 2018 Double 11 Global Shopping Festival on November 10, 2018 in Shanghai, China. (Image: Getty)

Allen Iverson’s Reebok Retirement Plan Includes a $32M Bonus in 2030

Allen Iverson officially retired from the NBA in 2013 but thanks to Reebok, he’s still receiving $800,000 a year. Better yet, the 11-time All-Star can collect another $32 million bonus from the athletic shoe company in 10 years. Iverson celebrated his 45th birthday this week. That’s the earliest age at […]

Being Heard: Natasha Cloud’s Groundbreaking Converse Deal

Being Heard: Natasha Cloud’s Groundbreaking Converse Deal

Converse has signed Natasha Cloud, the first woman basketball player to endorse its shoes. In doing so, the WNBA Mystics guard follows in the footsteps of some of basketball’s legends — from Chuck Taylor to Julius Erving. But even before the groundbreaking announcement, Cloud made headlines with an important message, […]

Amanda Nunes wins her UFC 250 fight against Felicia Spense by unanomous decision. (Image: Jeff Bottari/Getty)

Record $1M UFC 250 Bet Scores on Historic Amanda Nunes Victory

Someone placed a $1 million bet on Saturday for Amanda Nunes to win her UFC 250 bout against Felicia Spencer. Both the bet and the match set records, as Nunes successfully defended her featherweight title. The million dollar bet was recorded at a William Hill Sportsbook in Las Vegas. Nunes, […]

The United States is through to the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup after a 2-1 victory over Spain. (Image: Alessandra Tarantino/AP)

Rapinoe Opts Out of NWSL Tourney, Durant Buys MLS Team Stake

Megan Rapinoe has decided to opt out of the National Women’s Soccer League’s (NWSL) upcoming tournament. Meanwhile, NBA’s Kevin Durant acquired a 2% stake in Philadelphia’s Major League Soccer Team (MLS) team. Apparently, even without scheduled seasons, US soccer can still make news. Megan Rapinoe’s coach Farid Benstiti was dismayed […]

Roger Federer's lucrative endorsement deals pushed him ito the top of Forbes' list of highest-paid athletes. (Image: Getty)

Roger Federer Forbes Highest-Paid Athlete at $106 Million

Tennis pro Roger Federer takes the top spot in the latest Forbes ranking of sports’ highest earners. Federer, who was fifth on last year’s list, overtook some of soccer’s biggest stars who sustained salary cuts amid the global pandemic. This spring, sporting events and major league seasons abruptly came to […]

SkyBlue FC will play in the Championship Cup, with or without players like Carli Lloyd. (Image: NWSL)

National Women’s Soccer League Schedules 25-Game Tournament

The National Women’s Soccer League will kick off its 25-game Challenge Cup tournament starting on June 27. The NWSL’s tournament will take place in Utah without fans, and possibly, without some key players. Saturday is the first day that NWSL teams are able to conduct full team practices, according to […]

The South Korean football team FC Seoul had sex dolls dressed in team colors as fans for their match against Gwangju FC (Image: Ryu Young-suk/AP)

From Sex Dolls to Bubble Facilities: Deconstructing Home Advantage

Professional sports leagues are starting up without fans in the stands, minimizing the risk of contagion. Home advantage, however, may prove elusive in this new fanless era. But as leagues try everything from piped in crowd noise to artificial fans, we may develop a better understanding about what gives home […]

Mike Trout's autographed rookie card was one of only five

Vegas Dave Profits From Record-Breaking Mike Trout Rookie Card Auction

A rare Mike Trout signed rookie card fetched $900,000 at auction on Wednesday in what is turning out to be a hot sports memorabilia market. Trout’s card smashed the auction record for a modern-era baseball card and made banned sports bettor Dave Oancea a happy man. This sports memorabilia auction […]

Jordan Spieth was set to begin 2020 at the Sony Open, but an illness forced him to withdraw. (Image: Getty)

Under Armour Delaying Payments to Athletes as Losses Mount

The athletic apparel company Under Armour said it’s negotiating with athletes to delay their sponsorship payments. While Under Armour didn’t name any of the athletes it is working with on payment deferrals, the pros it has under contract include Stephen Curry, Jordan Spieth, Tom Brady, and Bryce Harper. Under Armour’s […]

Belgian's Lommel SK becomes CFG ninth club (Image: Getty)

City Football Group (CFG) Adds Lommel SK to Growing Empire

City Football Group just acquired Belgian club Lommel SK. With the addition of this second division team, CFG now owns nine clubs, including the Premier League’s Manchester City. Lommel SK, like most lower-tier football clubs, was struggling in the wake of the global pandemic. It had recently been denied a […]

Madison Square Garden, founded by Knicks' owner James Dolan, owned more than 1.4 million shares of DraftKings prior to its public offering. Image: Getty)

SEC Filing Reveals NFL, NBA Owners Among Major Investors in DraftKings

Some major league team owners bought shares in the sports betting company DraftKings prior to its April 24 public offering. James Dolan, Robert Kraft, Hal Steinbrenner, and Jerry Jones all held shares either directly or through affiliated companies, according to a document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission that became […]

The USWNT won the 2019 World Cup, but is unlikely to prevail in its lawsuit with the USSF. (Image:Getty)

How the USWNT Equal Pay Lawsuit Derailed, Settlement Still Possible

A federal judge dismissed the equal pay portion of the US women’s national soccer team’s (USWNT) lawsuit. Although some working conditions claims against the US Soccer Federation (USSF) can proceed, Friday’s decision puts more pressure on the USWNT to settle out of court. The USWNT is strong and strident. The […]