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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Redbird Capital acquired the XFL in XXX. With the third time be the charm for the professional football spring league? (Image: Frank Franklin II/ AP)

XFL and Its New Host Cities Hope the Third Time is the Charm

Recently, the XFL announced eight cities that will host the league’s teams next year. Coaches have been assigned. Meanwhile, Ticketmaster is lined up to sell tickets for the 43-game season. But the troubled league will have to do more than just plan to find vindication. The XFL plans to start […]

The Kansas Jayhawks won their fourth national championship in school history by beating North Carolina in the 2022 NCAA Tournament title game. (Image: Robert Deutsch/USA Today Sports)

Kansas Sports Betting Regulations Taking Time

As analysts salivate at the prospect of legalized sports betting in Kansas, officials say the wagers may not begin until after football season kicks off. Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission Director Todd Allen recently said that the commission hasn’t set a “go-live date” yet. He noted that “a lot of […]

The Hungarian GP second place finisher. Lewis Hamilton, sprays winner Max Verstappen with champagne on Sunday. Two days later Hamilton announced his ownership stake in the Denver Broncos. (Image: Reuters)

F1 Champion Lewis Hamilton Joins Denver Broncos Ownership Group

On Tuesday, Lewis Hamilton announced he has joined the Denver Broncos ownership group. The legendary F1 driver just missed out on a first place finish at the Hungarian Grand Prix this week. But Hamilton won’t be missing out on the hottest investment trend, professional sports teams. Sports franchise ownership is […]

Mac Jones (10) from the New England Patriots calls an audible against the Atlanta Falcons last season. (Image: Todd Kirkland/Getty)

Massachusetts Could See Sports Betting by Football Season

Lawmakers in Massachusetts voted overwhelmingly Monday to allow sports betting in the state, paving the way for wagers to begin this fall. Gov. Charlie Baker must sign the Massachusetts Sports Wagering Act within 10 days before it can become law, but he has already expressed support for the motion. Legislators […]

In 2017,  Sebastian Vettel won the Hungarian Grand Prix. Five years later, the four time world champion announced his pending retirement. (Image: Laszlo Balogh/Reuters)

Aston Martin Shakes Up F1 With Vettel Retirement and New Rear Wing

While the Hungarian Grand Prix isn’t until tomorrow, Aston Martin and Sebastian Vettel have already made F1 headlines this week. On Thursday, the four-time world champion Vettel announced he will retire after this season. Meanwhile, both team and driver shook things up by introducing a controversial rear wing during weekend […]

Enthusiasts flocked to the National Sports Collectors Convention in Atlantic City on Thursday. (Image: Sports Collectors Daily)

National Sports Collectors Convention Takes Atlantic City by Storm

As I write this month’s column from my card store in Cullman, Alabama, the National Sports Collectors Convention is taking place in Atlantic City. The 42nd event is the biggest annual gathering of sports card enthusiasts, and with the growth of the hobby in recent years this event keeps growing. […]

When it comes to a casino at Citi Field, NY Mets owner is playing long ball. (Image: Mary Altaffer/AP)

Mets Owner Steve Cohen Continues to Press for Citi Field Casino

NY Mets owner Steve Cohen isn’t letting off the gas in his attempt to score a casino near Citi Field. While the Mets’ front office focuses on MLB’s pending trade deadline, Cohen’s lobbyists continue to pursue a casino in Willets Point. Over the years, redevelopment of Willets Point, Citi Field’s […]

NFL is launching its own streaming service. NFL+ will join a decidedly crowded field of sports streaming services.(Image:NFL)

The NFL Launches Its New Streaming Service Into a Crowded Field

On Monday, the NFL announced a new streaming service, NFL+. Since the sports streaming landscape is already crowded, the announcement made little splash. Also, NFL+ will have some limitations, so as not to irritate both current and future NFL media providers. For instance, one provider is getting ready to pay […]

Due to construction of tunnels to Belmont Park's infield, the Belmont Park Fall Meet moves to Aqueduct Racetrack this fall. (Image: NYRA)

NYRA Moves Belmont Fall Meet to Aqueduct as ‘Belmont at the Big A’

Belmont at the Big A sounds like a mash-up of two tracks, which – thanks to construction – this year’s Belmont Fall Meet became. The New York Racing Associations announced Thursday that this year’s Belmont Fall Meet will run at Aqueduct Racetrack. The reason for the switch is ongoing tunnel […]

Saints QB Drew Brees celebrates throwing his 540th career touchdown to pass Peyton Manning for the NFL record against the Indianapolis Colts at the Superdome in New Orleans. (Image: Jonathan Bachman/Getty)

Drew Brees to Co-Own Professional Pickleball Team

This week, former NFL QB Drew Brees announced his stake in a professional pickleball team. The Mad Drops Pickleball Club out of Austin, TX is one of 12 teams in Major League Pickleball. Jim Buss, co-owner of the LA Lakers, is also part of the investment group that acquired the […]

Jalen Green made headlines when he joined Ignite, a G League team, over college. Now playing for the Houston Rockets, Green has no regrets. (Image: Juan Ocampo/Getty)

Elite G League Team Move Re-Ignites Vegas NBA Expansion Hopes

The NBA is relocating a G League team to the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson, stoking the rumors that a full-fledged NBA team will soon follow. And for good reason. Ignite isn’t just an ordinary NBA development team — it’s the NBA’s elite training program, molding next year’s superstars. Arguably, […]

Gun Runner has made his progeny's connections smile like Florent Geroux did during the horse's final 2018 race: the Pegasus World Cup. Gun Runner is the top first- and second-crop sire in North America. (Image: Coglianese Photos/Zoe Metz)

Star Stallion Gun Runner Going South For Australian Breeding Season

Like any rock star worth his paycheck, Gun Runner is taking his act on the road. The leading second-crop sire in North America will breed a limited number of Southern Hemisphere mares during the Down Under breeding season. Thoroughbred Daily News reported that Gun Runner will stand for $75,000 US/AUS $109,700. […]

Del Mar returns its successful wagers to its 2022 betting menu. The seaside track's 83rd season begins Friday and runs through Sept. 11. (Image: Del Mar Thoroughbred Club)

Del Mar Betting Menu Includes Extra Pick 6 Mandatory Payout Day

When Del Mar begins its 83rd summer season on Friday, it will do so with one notable change in its wagering menu: an extra mandatory payout day for its Rainbow Pick 6. That brings to three the number of mandatory payout days for the wager, which requires horseplayers to hit […]

Macau casinos (Image: Chris McGrath/Getty)

Macau Casinos Get $1.5 Billion in Loans from Wynn and LVS

Two Macau casinos received large loans from their US parent companies, helping them weather the latest COVID shutdown. Although, it may be US gamblers and shareholders who pay the price in the end. Last month, Wynn Resorts provided a $500 million revolving loan to Wynn Macau. Meanwhile, Las Vegas Sands […]

Kitten's Joy was one of the most influential stallions this century, especially on turf. He died Friday at his Kentucky farm. (Image: Hill 'n' Dale Farm)

Influential Turf Sire, Champion Kitten’s Joy Dies at 21

Kitten’s Joy, a former Champion Male Turf Horse and one of the top turf sires of the 21st century, died Friday at his Hill n’ Dale Farm home in Xalapa, KY. of an apparent heart attack. He was 21. Ramsey Farm’s social media accounts announced the death Friday. Ramsey Farm […]

Bettors on Ellis Park wagers this Friday will enjoy penny breakage, meaning they will cash bigger tickets than horseplayers in other states. That's courtesy of a penny breakage bill that goes into effect Friday. (Image: Ellis Park)

Kentucky Becomes First State Implementing Penny Breakage on Wagers

Beginning this Friday, horseplayers wagering on Kentucky races will get paid to the penny when the state’s long-awaited penny breakage law takes effect. The Thoroughbred Idea Foundation, a grassroots advocacy group for horseplayers and horse owners, reported the change kicks in this week at Ellis Park. “This is a welcome […]

Jack Christopher's Grade 1 Woody Stephens victory was one of the highlights of Belmont Park's 2022 Spring/Summer Meet. One of the most lucrative meets had a rise in average daily handle and a drop in overall handle from 2021. (Image: NYRA Photo)

Mixed Messages Define Belmont Park’s Spring/Summer Handle

First, the good news for Belmont Park and its just-concluded Spring/Summer Meet. The track enjoyed a 2% increase in average daily handle over 2021. The average daily handle came in at $13,437,509 for the 44-day meet that ended Sunday. According to the New York Racing Association, the average daily handle […]

Orioles' Trey Mancini drives home the winning run against the Angels on July 8, 2022. Both Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani hit homeruns, to no avail. (Image: Julio Cortez/AP)

Streaming Sports is Getting More Expensive and More Complicated

The advantages of streaming sports are now at loggerheads with increasing costs and complexity. Media providers are coming out of the woodwork to stream sports, paying top dollar for exclusive rights. As a result, recreational fans and sports bettors, are paying more than ever to follow teams, using a complicated […]

The sons of some of baseball's finest are now playing for this little known league. (Image: Joon Lee/ESPN)

This Little Known Team Features the Sons of Baseball Superstars

Tickets to watch this Futures Collegiate Baseball League team have never been hotter. That’s because the Brockton Rox features the sons of baseball legends like David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez, Pedro Martinez, Garry Sheffield, and Keith Foulke. Scouts travel far and wide to size up potential talent for MLB. But they […]