Scandals and Crime

Steven and Alex Cohen used their Twitter accounts to interact with fans. The Mets owners, however, shut down his account after receiving threats in the wake of the GameStop saga. (Image: @MrMet)

How Sports Got Tangled Up in the GameStop Stock Wars

By now, most people have heard about the recent battle over a videogame retailer’s stock. But, few understand how the GameStop stock saga impacted sports and gaming. An MLB owner, a casino company — and even the Super Bowl — all became part of the drama. It all started with […]

English horse owner-trainer David Evans is under fire for giving one of his horses a racist name. (Image: Getty)

BHA Reviewing How Horse with Racist Name Got Into Wolverhampton Starting Gate

British racing’s ruling body vowed to reexamine its review process for accepting racehorse names after a horse with a racist name slipped through the process and ran at Wolverhampton on Saturday evening. Somehow, the British Horseracing Authority missed vetting a horse named Jungle Bunny. Going off at 50/1 in the […]

Indiana Sports Gambling Sets Another Record in November

Indiana Sports Gambling Sets Another Record in November

Online sports wagers helped Indiana break the quarter-billion-dollar barrier in November as potentially shady casino execs are keeping the state’s gaming commission on its toes. The $251 million total handle is up almost 9% from October’s $231 million, capping off a record-setting fall of betting in the Hoosier State, according […]

Rising Political Star Arrested for Taking Bribes to Bring Sports Betting to Cincy

Rising Political Star Arrested for Taking Bribes to Bring Sports Betting to Cincy

Federal authorities arrested Cincinnati mayoral frontrunner PG Sittenfeld last Thursday for allegedly accepting $40,000 in bribes in exchange for bringing an exclusive sports betting deal to his hometown, court documents say. If convicted, prosecutors say Sittenfeld, 36, faces up to 20 years in prison. FBI Tapped Former Bengals Safety in […]

Pete Rose says he still bets on baseball to this day, though he now does so legally at casinos. (Image: Ron Vesely/MLB/Getty)

Pete Rose Admits He Still Bets on Baseball, 31 Years After MLB Ban

Former Cincinnati Reds player and manager Pete Rose is still seeking reinstatement from Major League Baseball, which banned him from the sport in 1989 for betting on games in which he played and managed. Now, Rose says he still enjoys betting on baseball, though the circumstances of those wagers have […]

Indicted trainer Jason Servis, seen here sweating out the steward's inquiry in the 2019 Kentucky Derby, now faces a charge of wire fraud along with his horse doping charges. (Image: Lexington Herald Leader)

New Indictments Handed Down in Servis-Navarro Horse Doping Case

Federal prosecutors handed down superseding indictments Tuesday in the alleged horse doping scandal involving trainers Jason Servis, Jorge Navarro, and 12 other defendants. The new indictments tack on a charge of wire fraud to Servis and veterinarians Alexander Chan and Kristian Rhein. All three pleaded not guilty to the new […]

Dwayne Haskins has been named the starting quarterback for Washington, but in an unusual NFL prop bet gamblers can bet on whether he gets benched this season. (Image: AP)

Unusual NFL Prop Bets: How Many Players Get Arrested?

NFL proposition bets are always big business for sportsbooks, but while traditional props are often popular, there are enough unusual wagers to keep even the most die-hard fan busy. Sportsbooks are offering everything from how many interceptions Cam Newton will throw this season to who will be the first player […]

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edged Midnight Bisou to win February's inaugural Saudi Cup. Only Midnight Bisou, however, received her purse winnings this week as Saudi officials investigate Maximum Security's former trainer. (Image: Edward Whitaker)

Saudi Cup Purse Money Released to All but Maximum Security

Nearly four months from its initial announcement to withhold Saudi Cup purse money, the Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia announced it will award prize money to the horses finishing second through 10th. That conspicuously excludes race winner Maximum Security. The JCSA said it will withhold prize money from Maximum Security […]

UFC fighter Mike Perry was caught on tape punching an elderly man at a restaurant in Texas on Tuesday. (Image: Esther Lin, MMA Fighting)

UFC fighter Mike Perry Caught on Video Punching Man in Restaurant (VIDEO)

UFC welterweight fighter Mike Perry was involved in a videotaped physical altercation on Tuesday at a Lubbock, Texas, restaurant. In the video, which was posted on Wednesday, Perry is asked to leave Table 82 restaurant. He’s heard yelling racial slurs and arguing with his girlfriend, who attempted to get him […]

Maximum Security's hasn't raced since winning the $20 million Saudi Cup in late February. The 4-year-old standout colt returns to action July 18 at Del Marl. (Image: Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia)

Maximum Security Returns to Racing at Del Mar’s San Diego Handicap

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert answered the question racing fans asked throughout the spring when he announced Maximum Security returns to action July 18 at Del Mar. Baffert told the Daily Racing Form 2019’s Champion 3-year-old male will run the Grade 2 San Diego Handicap. The 1 1/16-mile race […]

Washington Redskins wide receiver Cody Latimer was one of four NFL players arrested on Saturday for different incidents. (Image: Douglas County)

Four NFL Players Arrested Saturday, Face Suspension, Salary Loss

Four NFL players were arrested on Saturday, and are facing misdemeanor or felony charges ranging from armed robbery, assault, and unlawful possession of a firearm. Washington Redskins wide receiver Cody Latimer, Seattle Seahawk cornerback Quinton Dunbar, New York Giants cornerback Deandre Baker, and Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Ed Oliver were […]

Trainer Jason Servis, seen here after his Maximum Security was disqualified from the 2019 Kentucky Derby, has far more pressing problems these days. He's a centerpiece of a federal investigation into horse doping. (Image: Getty Images)

Servis, Navarro, 17 Others Plead Not Guilty In Horse Doping Scandal

Thoroughbred trainers Jason Servis and Jorge Navarro headline a list of 19 defendants who pleaded not guilty to federal charges involving horse doping during a Thursday arraignment and pre-trial conference conducted telephonically in the US Attorney General’s office for the Southern District of New York. The pair, along with numerous […]

San Jose Sharks winger Evander Kane is facing a lawsuit by the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for an unpaid gambling debt. (Image: Getty)

Casino Lawsuit Makes Evander Kane a Marked Man On and Off the Ice in Vegas

Vegas Golden Knights enforcer, Ryan Reaves, isn’t the only person in Las Vegas who has a beef with San Jose Sharks left winger, Evander Kane. Officials at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas filed a lawsuit against Kane, alleging the professional hockey player owes $500,000 in gambling markers the casino issued […]