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NBA Joins NFL in Decision to Wait Their Turn for COVID-19 Vaccine

NBA Joins NFL in Decision to Wait Their Turn for COVID-19 Vaccine

The NBA gave its franchises and individuals a warning Christmas Eve that nobody in the league could cut in line for the first round of COVID-19 vaccines. In a memo released Thursday afternoon, the league made official their position on the FDA-approved Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which started to be […]

Tennessee Shatters Online Sports Gambling Record in First Month of Operation

Tennessee Shatters Online Sports Gambling Record in First Month of Operation

Tennessee jumped on the online sports gambling rally this fall, generating just over $131 million in its first full month of operation. The Volunteer State demolished Indiana’s opening month record of $35 million set in September 2019. November numbers released Wednesday from The Tennessee Education Lottery show the state also […]

As Under Armour has cut ties with both colleges and pros, pinning all its hopes on its new Curry Brand. (Image: Under Armour)

Shoes News: Nike Crushes Earnings, UA Pins Recovery on Curry Brand

Nike beat earnings expectations for the quarter ended Nov. 30. The athletic apparel company was able to boost revenues by 9%, even in the midst of the pandemic. Meanwhile, Under Armour is hoping its new “Curry Brand” will guide it back toward growth. Predictably, most retail companies have struggled this […]

Charles Barkley has signed an agreement to become an official ambassador and spokesperson for FanDuel. (Image: Getty)

Betting on Barkley: FanDuel Announces Multiyear Partnership with Sir Charles

Fans know Charles Barkley as an NBA legend, not to mention an outstanding analyst and personality on the “NBA on TNT” broadcasts. It is also well known that Barkley enjoys high-stakes gambling, perhaps even a bit more than he should. Considering both of those personas, FanDuel decided it found the […]

Relaxed Registration Rules Push Illinois Handle to New Heights in October

Relaxed Registration Rules Push Illinois Handle to New Heights in October

The Illinois Gaming Board released its October numbers on Thursday, reporting more than $435 million in handle—a single-month record in the state’s fourth full month of operations. More than 94% of the reported October handle was wagered online, according to the IGC. Online sports gambling operators shattered September’s record of […]

Gretzkey's O-Pee-Chee rookie cards is one of only two graded a perfect 10. (Images: Heritage Auctions)

What Wall Street Thinks About Gretzky’s $1.29M Rookie Card Record

Wayne Gretzky’s O-Pee-Chee rookie card recently sold for $1.29 million, setting a new record for collectible hockey cards. Sports memorabilia collectors have come to expect record-breaking sales in 2020, but this year’s collectibles market is so hot, even Wall Street is starting to notice. There have been a number of […]

The quality of racing at Ascot remained strong as ever. But the storied track faces economic challenges in 2021. (Image: Eclipse Sportswire)

Ascot CEO Sees Social Distancing, Close Financial Troubles for Track

The chief executive of Ascot, Britain’s most popular racetrack, said he expects more financial pain from the global COVID-19 pandemic, and that he doesn’t expect a return to normalcy until 2022. Guy Henderson, Ascot’s CEO, said he anticipates a “significant pre-tax loss in 2021” as one-time pandemic insurance payments cease, […]

The former baseball stadium near Dallas  (Image: USA Cricket)

Revamped Dallas Stadium to Become Home of USA Cricket

Major League Cricket has permission to redevelop a former independent league baseball stadium near Dallas, making way for the second cricket stadium in the US. Once converted, the former AirHogs Stadium will become the home of USA Cricket, the governing body of cricket in the United States. The renovated stadium […]

Even after a $3.5 million ballpark facelift, the Fresno Grizzlies get demoted from Triple-A to Low Single-A. (Image: Getty)

Baseball’s New Minor Leagues Won’t Offset Team Cuts

MLB announced the addition of three new minor leagues in 2021. But, the two new college leagues and a new independent league won’t be enough to offset the more than 40 teams the MLB eliminated last year. MLB officially invited only120 of its existing 162 professional minor league teams to join […]

Disney Goes All-In With Caesars, DraftKings, and SEC Deal in Effort to Save ESPN

Disney Goes All-In With Caesars, DraftKings, and SEC Deal in Effort to Save ESPN

Last week, Disney officials announced several initiatives that will pivot the media behemoth toward a future focused on online sports gambling. At its Investor Day last Thursday, Disney executives highlighted ESPN’s multi-year partnership with Caesars Entertainment signed in September. The deal includes link integrations from ESPN’s digital platforms to William […]

Last week, Las Vegas Sands announced the temporary closing of its Palazzo tower suites. (Image: Las Vegas Sands)

Sheldon Adelson is Pushing for Sands Casinos in Texas

When the Texas Legislature kicks off its January session, it will be greeted by a bevy of top-notch casino lobbyists. Sheldon Adelson is sending his best and brightest to the Lone Star State, with the goal to legalize gambling. Texas has been a gambling holdout. But the pandemic’s toll on […]

Gulfstream Park is pondering installing a synthetic track, like this Polytrack Del Mar used from 2007-14. The new surface would take stress off Gulfstream Park's turf course. (Image: San Diego Union-Tribune)

Gulfstream Park Considering Going the Synthetic Track Course

Gulfstream Park officials are considering adding a synthetic Tapeta track to its dirt and turf courses, a move that would make the Florida track the first racecourse in North America to offer three different surfaces: dirt, turf, and synthetic. Aidan Butler, The Stronach Group’s COO, told Thoroughbred Daily News they […]

Instilled Regard won his first graded stakes race on the turf in the Ft. Lauderdale Stakes last December. He turned into a standout turf horse over his career. (Image: Ryan Thompson/Coglianese Photo)

Instilled Regard Reinvents Himself Again, Retires to Stud

Instilled Regard, a horse who illustrated the upside of redefining himself, retired Tuesday, his owners OXO Equine LLC announced. And, according to OXO Equine, Instilled Regard already has his first date. That would be Blue Prize, the three-time Grade 1-winning Argentinian mare. She is currently in foal to Into Mischief, […]