Scandals and Crime

Disgraced trainer Jorge Navarro was sentenced to five years in prison Friday for doping racehorses. (Image: Gulfstream Park)

Judge Sentences Trainer Jorge Navarro to Five Years for Horse Doping

Former trainer Jorge Navarro, one of the pivotal figures in a federal investigation into alleged doping of Thoroughbreds, was sentenced to the maximum five years in prison Friday. Along with the sentence, Navarro was ordered to pay more than $26.8 million in restitution. That figure represents the amount of earnings his […]

Macau casinos (Image: Chris McGrath/Getty)

Junket Operator’s Arrest Drives Macau Casino Stocks Down

Macau casino stocks tanked this week after the arrest of 11 junket operators. Alvin Chau, Suncity Group Holdings’ CEO, was among those detained. The region’s casino stocks were already struggling due to new virus concerns, but the specter of more regulatory crackdowns pushed them lower still. During the ’08-’09 financial […]

Juventus is struggling on and off the pitch this season. (Image: Twitter/juventusfc)

Italy Finance Police Investigate Juventus over Transfer Activity

Italian finance authorities raided Juve’s offices in Turin and Milan, seeking papers relating to player moves between 2019 and 2021. Juventus is Italy’s most successful club, winning 36 Serie A titles. Juve is listed on Milan’s stock exchange and its largest shareholder is Exor. Anna Maria Loreto, a Turin prosecutor, […]

Moshe Hogeg talking to the Beitar Jerusalem fans before an Israeli league match. (Image: Twitter/middeeasteye)

Beitar Jerusalem Owner Arrested in Massive Crypto Fraud Case

The owner of Beitar Jerusalem in the Israeli Premier League has been arrested alongside seven others on charges of cryptocurrency fraud. According to the Israeli Police, the estimated worth of the fraud reaches hundreds of millions of U.S. dollars. Moshe Hogeg, the boss of Beitar, was held in the early […]

PSG won 4-0 against Real Madrid in the Champions League, with Diallo starting for the French giants. (Image: Twitter/PSG_Feminines)

PSG Women’s Team Member Held in Violent Attack on Teammate

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Aminata Diallo is in police custody after an assault on one of her teammates on the women’s team. An attack that occurred last Thursday led to Diallo’s arrest. The midfielder was taken into custody on Wednesday by the Versailles Police. 31-year-old Kheira Hamraoui, another midfielder, was allegedly […]

Trainer Bob Baffert's Medina Spirit wired the field in the Grade 1 Awesome Again earlier this month. The star Baffert colt -- as well as his other Breeders' Cup entries -- will be allowed to run in the championships at Del Mar next month. (Image: Ernie Belmonte)

Breeders’ Cup Allows Baffert’s Horses to Run with Extra Conditions

After a nearly month-long “review process” on Bob Baffert’s status, Breeders’ Cup officials announced on Sunday that the Hall of Fame trainer can enter this year’s Nov. 5-6 event at Del Mar, with certain conditions. Those conditions include extra testing of his entries, which Baffert will pay for, along with […]

Milwaukee Bucks owner Marc Lasry resigned as Ozy Media's Chairman. Lasry, who is one of the companies investors joined the board in April. (image: CNBC)

Milwaukee Bucks Owner Quits Ozy Board Amid Bizarre Fraud Allegations

Milwaukee Bucks owner Marc Lasry quit as Chairman of Ozy Media amid allegations of corporate fraud. Ozy Media recently came under fire after its COO impersonated a YouTube executive to secure funding. And that wasn’t Ozy’s first bizarre misstep. Ozy Media was an up-and-coming online media company with a charismatic […]

Sezer Ozturk wearing the Fenerbahce shirt in a Turkish Cup Game in 2012. (Image: dailysabah.com)

Former Star Sezer Ozturk Involved in Fatal Shooting Incident

Sezer Ozturk, a former Bayer Leverkusen, Fenerbahce, and Besiktas player, was reportedly involved in a shooting with fatal consequences. One person was killed, while four others were injured in the incident, which took place on Sept. 19. According to Turkish channel NTV Spor, witnesses at the scene claim Ozturk’s reaction […]

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert faces another challenge from a racing organization. The Breeders' Cup began reviewing his eligibility for this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships. (Image: John Minchillo/Associated Press)

Breeders’ Cup Board Instigates Review on Bob Baffert’s Eligibility

The Breeders’ Cup announced this weekend that it began reviewing whether Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert can send his horses to this year’s event, set for Nov. 5-6 at Del Mar. The process began in the wake of the New York Racing Association’s scheduled Sept. 27 hearing for the […]

Trainer Jorge Navarro became the highest-profile defendant pleading guilty in a wide-ranging, government indictment. He faces up to five years of prison and millions of dollars in restitution payments. (Image: Gulfstream Park)

Disgraced Trainer Navarro Pleads Guilty to Horse Doping Charge

Trainer Jorge Navarro, one of the central figures in the blood doping and drug adulteration scandal that rocked horse racing in a long-running scheme starting in 2016, changed his plea to guilty Wednesday. In doing so, Navarro could spend up to five years in prison. Navarro changed his plea from […]

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert (left), shown here leaving federal court during a Monday hearing, had his indefinite suspension by the New York Racing Association ruled unconstitutional. A Brooklyn judge said the suspension violated the trainer's due process rights. (Image: AP File Photo/John Minchillo)

Judge Rules Bob Baffert’s NYRA Suspension Unconstitutional

On the eve of Saratoga Race Course’s 2021 opening day, a New York federal judge ruled the New York Racing Association’s suspension of Bob Baffert was unconstitutional. That Wednesday ruling by Judge Carol Bagley Amon opens the gate for the Hall of Fame trainer to run his charges at Saratoga’s […]

Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit remains the focus of a legal battle over his urine sample. On Wednesday, a Kentucky judge allowed further testing on the colt. (Image: Churchill Downs/Coady Photography)

Judge Grants Baffert’s Request for More Testing of Medina Spirit’s Urine

Kentucky Judge Thomas Wingate granted permission on Wednesday for a urine sample of Kentucky Derby champion Medina Spirit to undergo extra testing at a New York lab. Blood-Horse first reported that Wingate, a Circuit Court Judge from Franklin, Kentucky, specified the details for the sample’s transfer from the Kentucky Horse […]

Bob Baffert filed suit against the New York Racing Association Monday, claiming the organization had no legal jurisdiction to suspend him. (Image: Charlie Riedel/AP File Photo)

Baffert Continues Legal Offensive, Sues NYRA Over Suspension

Remaining on the legal offensive, even as he keeps a low profile, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert filed a lawsuit against the New York Racing Association Monday. The suit claims Baffert’s right to due process was violated when the organization suspended him. The Thoroughbred Daily News first reported that […]

Medina Spirit trainer Bob Baffert (left) and owner Amr Zedan flank jockey John Velazquez as they hoist the Kentucky Derby trophy. Baffert and Zedan filed suit Tuesday to protect Medina Spirit's Derby victory. (Image: AP Photo)

Baffert, Zedan File Suit Seeking Extra Testing for Medina Spirit

Bob Baffert and Amr Zedan, the trainer and owner of Kentucky Derby champion Medina Spirit, went on the legal offensive Tuesday, filing a lawsuit against the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. The suit, filed in Franklin Circuit Court in Kentucky, claims the KHRC’s ban on betamethasone applies only to injections and […]

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert doubles as the face of his sport. His face won't be around Churchill Downs the next two years after that track suspended him for two years. (Image: AP Photo)

Churchill Downs Drops Two-Year Suspension on Bob Baffert

In the wake of Kentucky Derby champion Medina Spirit’s split sample testing positive for the prohibited anti-inflammatory betamethasone, Churchill Downs suspended trainer Bob Baffert for two years, effective immediately. The ruling prohibits the Hall of Fame trainer from entering horses for races or occupying stall space at Churchill Downs, and […]