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Steve Asmussen became only the second trainer to win 9,000 career races. (Image: Dustin Orona/Remington Park)

Hall of Fame Trainer Asmussen Wins 9,000th Race, Top Spot In Sight

Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen won his 9,000th race last weekend at Remington Park, becoming only the second trainer in history breathing that rarefied air. But illustrating how fluid these things are, and how prolific Asmussen is, by the end of the weekend, he sat on 9,004 victories. Troy […]

Twenty years after the release of NSYNC's No Strings attached, Justin Timberlake (center) joins new group focused on bringing MLB to Nashville (Image: Time Roney/Getty)

Justin Timberlake Joins Group Luring MLB Team to Nashville

Justin Timberlake is joining a high-profile group, trying to score a MLB team for Nashville. Timberlake, a Grammy Award winner and Memphis Grizzlies minority owner, is a pitch-perfect addition to the Music City Baseball investment group. Timberlake, a Memphis native, is excited by the prospect of a Nashville MLB team. […]

The New York Mets are looking for a new buyer after a sale to hedge fund manager Steve Cohen fell through. (Image: Jeff McIsaac/Newsday)

Cohen Nears Mets Purchase, Fans Cheer, J-Lo Laments

There might be light at the end of the tunnel for NY Mets fans. On Friday, the beleaguered team won a double-header against the Yankees. On Saturday, fans discovered that billionaire Steve Cohen is in exclusive talks — again — to buy the Mets. In a subway series for the […]

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Natalie Portman, Serena Williams Among NWSL LA Team Owners

The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) awarded its Los Angeles expansion team rights to an owners group, replete with women actors, entrepreneurs and athletes. The star-studded group includes actor Natalie Portman, tennis pro Serena Williams, and 14 former USWNT players. Last month, The Athletic revealed that an LA expansion team was […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dock Ellis featured in the "Dock Ellis and the LSD No-No" short documentary film. (Image: James Blagden/No Mas Productions)

Electric Kool-Aid Baseball, Dock Ellis Tosses No-Hitter on LSD

On one misty day in June 1970, Dock Ellis pitched a no-hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates against the San Diego Padres while soaring high on lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). It’s a rare feat to toss a no-no, but the fact that Ellis had ingested LSD the morning before the game […]

Pete Rose sent a petition to MLB commissioner Rob Manfred asking for his lifetime ban from baseball to be lifted. (Image: Sam Greene/Cincinnati Enquirer)

Pete Rose Cites Astros Scandal, Steroid Era in Appeal for MLB Reinstatement

Pete Rose remains on Major League Baseball’s ineligible list more than 30 years after being banned for gambling on baseball while he was the manager of the Cincinnati Reds. Now, Rose is asking to have that ban overturned, saying his punishment is disproportionate when compared to the discipline handed out […]

Magnus Carlsen has signed a two-year sponsorship deal in Unibet, but he won’t be able to represent the gaming firm in Norway. (Image: Kindred Group)

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen Signs Controversial Sponsorship with Unibet

Unibet continued strengthening its ties to the chess world, announcing Thursday that it had partnered with World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen on a two-year sponsorship deal. The agreement makes the Kindred Group – parent company of Unibet – Carlsen’s primary sponsor for the next two years. Carlsen will act as […]