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.

Blue Suede Air Jordan 11 released to commemorate Yankee Derek Jeter's retirement. One of only five pairs produced. (Image: Courtesy of Sothebys)

The Most Valuable Sneakers in History Are For Sale

Sotheby’s is hosting its first-ever rare sneaker auction. The collection, offered up by Stadium Goods, features the only known, unworn, pair of Nike “Moon Shoes,” a pair of navy suede Air Jordan 11s commemorating New York Yankee Derek Jeter’s retirement, and more. Some of the shoes going up for auction […]

Call of Duty Esports Franchise Picked Up by Minnesota Vikings Owners (Image: Activision)

Minnesota Vikings Owners Jump on Esports Franchise Bandwagon

Owners of the Minnesota Vikings recently announced their acquisition of an esports franchise. The Wilf family is among a growing number of major league team owners looking to apply their sports franchise expertise to esports. The Wilfs signed an agreement with Activision Blizzard to launch a Minnesota-based Call of Duty […]

William Hill to Close 700 Shops in the UK (Image: Alamy)

William Hill Folds UK Shops, But Wins Big On Caesars Merger

Britain’s largest bookmaker announced on July 4 that it would close 700 UK betting shops. But William Hill’s US business should see an upturn once Eldorado Resorts buys Caesars Entertainment. William Hill’s shop closures have been anticipated since the UK slashed the maximum wager allowed on betting terminals. That same […]

NWSL Signs Deal with ESPN for 2019 Season (Image: Courtesy of NWSL)

NWSL Strikes Deal with ESPN for More Women’s Soccer on TV

The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) on Thursday unveiled a deal with ESPN to broadcast the remainder of its 2019 season. The NWSL had been without a broadcast partner since the premature termination of its contract with A&E Networks back in February. Under the agreement, ESPN will broadcast the National […]

Crew builds set for 2019 NFL Draft Show

NFL Network Cuts Shows to Pay for Year-Long Centennial Bash

Deion Sanders’ show “21 & Prime” is a casualty of a NFL Network budget cut. Four other shows also will be sacrificed as the NFL redirects funds to mark the league’s 100th anniversary. Other shows on the NFL Network’s chopping block include “Mic’d Up,” “Power Rankings,” “Pick’em” and “Playbook.” The […]

United States Women's National Soccer Team celebrates during the Women's World Cup opener against Thailand (Image: AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

US Women’s Soccer Revenue is Higher, So Why the Pay Gap?

The assertion that US Men’s soccer generates more revenue than the US Women’s team was recently debunked by the US Soccer Federation’s own numbers. The pay gap between men and women in US soccer was understood to be purely economic. If the men generated more revenue, they deserved higher pay. […]

New Jersey’s May Sports Betting Handle Evades Seasonal Slump

New Jersey’s May Sports Betting Handle Evades Seasonal Slump

New Jersey’s May sports betting handle of $318,940,677 is a seasonally strong number. Primarily driven by its online sportsbooks, New Jersey’s May sports betting handle was up 1.7 percent over April. Even more encouraging was May’s performance when compared to March. May’s handle was 14.5 percent lower than March’s. But […]

Babe Ruth's 1928-1930 game-worn New York Yankees jersey set a sports memorabilia record and TK family release. (Image: Newsday)

Babe Ruth Jersey Sells for Record-Breaking $5.6M

Babe Ruth’s 1928-1930 New York Yankees road jersey broke sports memorabilia records, selling for a stunning $5.64 million. The previous record was held by Babe Ruth’s 1920 jersey, which sold at auction for $4.415 million in a 2012. Babe Ruth’s latest record-breaking jersey sold on June 15 by Hunt Auctions […]

Mike Tirico and Danica Patrick led NBC's pre-race coverage of the Indy 500. (Image: Forbes)

NBC Scores Come-From-Behind Victory with Indy 500 Coverage

NBC’s inaugural airing of the Indy 500 reversed a years-long ratings slump, fueling growth expectations for both IndyCar racing and motorsports betting. Starting in the pole position, Simon Pagenaud was one of the favorites going into the 103rd running of the Indy 500. NBC, however, was expected to have an […]