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Max Verstappen wins Miami's inaugural F1 race in May 2022. (Image: Brian Snyder/Reuters) REUTERS/Brian Snyder

F1 Renews with ESPN Even Though Amazon Bid More

F1 chose to renew its media rights deal with ESPN through 2025. Amazon’s bid to stream the prestigious auto racing series, however, was significantly higher, according to Sports Business Journal sources. Still, ESPN will have to cough up a lot more than it paid to cover the previous three years. […]

A NYRA three-member panel suspended Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert until the end of January. (Image: Susie Raisher/NYRA Photo)

Three-Member NYRA Panel Suspends Bob Baffert Until January

After taking two months to review its hearing report, the New York Racing Association suspended trainer Bob Baffert for 365 calendar days, effective immediately. The three-person hearing panel that reviewed Judge O. Peter Sherwood’s 50-page report from the April hearing credits Baffert with 59 days served. That came via NYRA’s […]

On June 19, 1972, Curt Flood failed in his challenge of the MLB antitrust exemption. But his court battle led to free agency. (Image: Getty)

Clock May Be Ticking on MLB Antitrust Exemption

Almost exactly 100 years ago, Major League Baseball received an exemption from the Sherman Antitrust Act. To this day, it’s the only US sport legally operating as a monopoly. But a minor league lawsuit, and recent pressure from the Department of Justice, could limit MLB’s unique control. In December 2021, […]

PSA raised its rates on Monday, making it significantly more costly to have sports and TCG cards evaluated through the company. (Image:

PSA Reimplements All Card Grading Services — at Much Higher Cost

The sports card hobby’s leading grader has reopened all of its levels, but collectors must now pay much more for the same services. Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) had to temporarily suspend some of its authentication and grading services last year due to overwhelming demand while working through a backlog of […]

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Pros and Cons of the Exclusive Apple MLS Streaming Deal

Apple just locked up the next ten years of MLS streaming rights. The US soccer league should net roughly $250 million per year from the exclusive streaming deal. While some matches will still likely air on television, Apple will offer all every single MLS match. There are some obvious advantages […]

Shivam Dube for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) 23 run victory over the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Image (BCCI/IPL

Cricket’s IPL Media Rights Fetch More Than $6 Billion

In a series of recent auctions, the Indian Premier League (IPL) sold its media rights for more than $6 billion. The popular cricket league’s current media contract with Star India — a subsidiary of Disney — expires at the end of this year. Going forward, however, Disney will have to […]

LeBron James from the Los Angeles Lakers is the only active NBA player named to the latest Forbes list of billionaires. (Image: Getty)

LeBron James Wants to Own an NBA Expansion Team in Las Vegas

There’s been a lot of chatter about Seattle and Las Vegas becoming the next two cities to land NBA expansion teams, and LeBron James publicly stated that he would like to be the owner of any new team in Sin City. On Friday, the next episode of “The Shop” debuts […]

The heir to the Walmart fortune will become the next owner of the Denver Broncos in a record-setting sale. (Image: Getty)

Walmart Scion Agrees to Buy Denver Broncos for $4.65 Billion

The Denver Broncos have a new owner. Well, almost. The final sale is pending a vote from the other NFL franchise owners and approval from the league’s finance committee, but it looks like the Walton-Penner group will become the next owner after they agreed to a purchase agreement for the […]

The Toronto Raptors celebrate winning the 2019 NBA Championship after defeating the Golden State Warriors (Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)
2022 NBA Finals

Biggest Underdogs to Ever Win in the NBA Finals

The NBA Finals has a long track record of bringing together the best teams and players in an annual clash for the NBA championship. But with 30 clubs starting each NBA season with a chance to make a run for glory, there has been no shortage of teams that have […]

Poker pro Cory Zeidman faces fraud and conspiracy charges related to an alleged sports betting scheme. (Image: Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Poker)

Poker Pro Cory Zeidman Faces Fraud Charges for Sports Betting Scheme

World Series of Poker bracelet winner Cory Zeidman faces federal charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and mail fraud, and conspiracy to commit money laundering, in relation to a sports betting operation that took more than $25 million from alleged victims of the scam. Police arrested Zeidman on Wednesday, […]

This 2-year-old colt set numerous records when he brought $3.55 million in auction Tuesday in Maryland. (Image: Fasig-Tipton Photo)

Colt Sells for Record $3.55 Million at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale

A colt from the late sire Bernardini shattered several records on Tuesday when he brought $3.55 million at the 2022 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale at Timonium, Maryland. The colt, a product of Bernardini out of the Medaglia d’Oro mare G Note, went to Gary Young, the respected West […]

Jayson Tatum from the Boston Celtics defends Jimmy Butler from the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals. (Image: Getty)
2022 NBA Playoffs

Heat/Celtics Game 3 Scoring Prop Bets: Tatum, Brown, Butler, Herro

Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics has plenty of individual player scoring prop bets including over/under on made 3-pointers. We targeted 3-pointers totals for Grant Williams and Tyler Herro, and scoring prop bets for Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Jimmy Butler. The […]

Kenny Atkinson on the sidelines of a Brooklyn Nets game during his last stint as a head coach in 2020. (Image: Michael Reaves/Getty)

Kenny Atkinson, Terry Stotts Interview for Lakers Gig

The Los Angeles Lakers continued their search of a head coach and interviewed Kenny Atkinson and Terry Stotts. Atkinson is currently an assistant coach under Steve Kerr with the Golden State Warriors, and the Lakers were granted the opportunity to interview Atkinson. Fellow assistant coach — Mike Brown — was […]

Santi Mina is playing for Celta Vigo in the Spanish La Liga. (Image: football-espana.com)
Santi Mina

Celta Striker Santi Mina to Appeal 4-Year Sentence for Sexual Assault

Celta Vigo’s Santi Mina has been sentenced to four years in jail after being found guilty of sexual assault. The Provincial Court of Almeria announced the verdict on Wednesday. Mina has the right to appeal the sentence at the Spanish Supreme Court. Following the verdict, Celta suspended Mina from its […]

Champion 3-Year-Old Malathaat and John Velazquez made her 2022 debut with this resounding victory in the Grade 3 Doubledogdare at Keeneland. That was one of the highlights of a record Spring Meet at Keeneland. (Image: Keeneland/Coady Photography)

Keeneland Brings Home Record Spring Meet Handle Across the Board

Keeneland enjoyed its third consecutive year of record Spring Meet handle, bringing in an all-sources handle of $219,284,979 for its just-concluded Spring Meet. That handle was the largest total in the Kentucky track’s history. The more than $219 million from the 15-day meet that ended Friday represented a 33.16% increase […]

The slabs seen here from PSA and SGC are among the most popular services in the hobby. (Image: Johnny Kampis)

Card Collectors Corner: A Primer on Sports Card Grading

One of the most common questions I get from relatively novice collectors who visit my store, Cullman Sportscards & Fun Shop, is about where and how to get their cards graded. Given the popularity of “slabs,” the term those in the hobby use for graded cards, and the boost in […]

Embattled Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert may face a two-year ban from racing in New York if a hearing officer's ruling is upheld. (Image: Susie Raisher/NYRA)

NYRA Hearing Officer Recommends Two-Year Ban for Bob Baffert

Retired Justice O. Peter Sherwood, who presided over the January hearing pitting Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert against the New York Racing Association issued a report recommending Baffert be banned from NYRA tracks for two years. That 54-page report was issued to the media on Wednesday. In it, Sherwood […]

Nevada horseplayers can once again partake in the full wagering menu of Churchill Downs races like the Kentucky Oaks. An agreement between Churchill Downs and Nevada racebooks opened the betting windows for that state's bettors after a three-year impasse. (Image: Churchill Downs/Coady Photography)

Nevada Racebooks, Churchill Downs Inc. Reach Agreement

The three-year conflict between Churchill Downs Inc. and Nevada racebooks finally ended Tuesday when the two formerly bickering entities signed a contract that will allow Nevada horseplayers access to the entire Kentucky Derby wagering menu this year. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that the deal between the Nevada Pari-Mutuel Association […]

Minnesota's Canterbury Park introduced a 10% takeout Pick 4 that offers the lowest takeout in North American racing. (Image: Canterbury Park)

Canterbury Park Wants You to Take In This Low Takeout Pick 4

Canterbury Park announced it will add a “Post Time Pick 4” wager that features the lowest takeout of any North American track – 10%. To put this into perspective, the average takeout on a multi-race wager is 22%, according to TwinSpires. That means 22 cents out of every dollar bet […]

Hot Rod Charlie and Flavien Prat (L) were disqualified from last year's Haskell Stakes at Monmouth Park. Prat later said New Jersey's no-crop rule was partially to blame for the colt's interference and Mandaloun's victory. (Image: Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO)

Commissioners Rescind Monmouth Park’s Restrictive No-Crop Rule

The New Jersey Racing Commission (NJRC) rescinded Monmouth Park’s draconian no-crop rule that was implemented for the 2021 racing season. The NJRC rescinded the rule in favor of the less-stringent House Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA) guidelines. Those guidelines, called “house rules” in New Jersey, allow jockeys six strikes per […]