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After Chicago wider receiver Javon Wims sucker-punched New Orleans defensive back C.J. Gardner-Johnson a huge fight ensued in one of several NFL Week 8 highlights. (Image: USA Today Sports)

NFL Week 8 highlights: Mahomes TD Lob, Field Goal Exits Stage Left

NFL Week 8 saw Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes finding a new way to throw a touchdown pass and Las Vegas Raiders field goal kicker Daniel Carlson finding that the wind was definitely not his friend. There were also a couple of cheap-shot punches thrown by Chicago’s Javon Wims that […]

Cristiano Ronaldo will miss the Wednesday Champions League match between Juventus and Barcelona due to his earlier COVID-19 diagnosis. (Image: Getty)

Turbulent Barcelona Side Heads to Juventus for Champions League Showdown

Barcelona will travel to Italy to take on Juventus in Champions League play after a hectic Tuesday on which the club’s entire executive board resigned. President Josep Maria Bartomeu and the entire board of directors stepped down rather than await the result of a vote of confidence from Barcelona supporters. […]

At least one bettor scored big when World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen lost to Jan-Krzysztof Duda in Round 5 of Norway Chess. (Image: Lennart Ootes/Altibox Norway Chess)

Chess Betting Flourishes Alongside Online Events During COVID-19 Pandemic

When Jan-Krzysztof Duda defeated World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen in the fifth round of the Altibox Norway Chess tournament on Oct. 10, it caused a sensation in the chess world. The victory ended Carlsen’s 125-game unbeaten run in classical play, the longest known streak in chess history. The result also […]

Red Sox and Liverpool Could Go Public in SPAC Acquisition

Red Sox and Liverpool Could Go Public in SPAC Acquisition

Billy Beane’s SPAC could acquire both the Boston Red Sox and the Liverpool Football Club. RedBall, a blank-check investment company, has been looking to buy a professional sports team. Instead of one team, however, the SPAC could end up with two world-class franchises — if it can raise more cash […]

Lionel Messi (left) and Cristiano Ronaldo (center) will meet up in the group stage of the Champions League for the first time this season. (Image: Harold Cunningham/UEFA/Getty)

Champions League Draw: Juventus vs. Barcelona, Man Utd. vs. PSG in Group Stage

The Champions League draw almost always results in at least one group where two of Europe’s biggest powerhouses are thrown together. Thursday’s draw kept that tradition alive, giving soccer fans at least three different matchups worthy of a European final. Thursday’s Champions League draw placed the final 32 teams into […]

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SPACs: How to Own a Sports Team Without Being a Billionaire

Steve Cohen needed $2.45 billion to buy the NY Mets. But with a SPAC, you don’t need to be a billionaire to own a professional sports team. Special purpose acquisition companies are a hot stock market trend, and they offer individuals an opportunity to own everything from a European football […]

Neymar has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss PSG’s first two matches, according to multiple media reports. (Image: David Ramos/AFP/Getty)

Neymar Tests Positive for COVID-19, Will Miss PSG Season Opener

Multiple media outlets have reported that Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from a vacation in Ibiza, Spain. Those reports also say that Angel Di Maria and Leo Paredes, who vacationed with Neymar during the truncated offseason, also tested positive. More Cases Could Trigger Ligue 1 […]

Several clubs are jockeying for position in the Lionel Messi sweepstakes, though Manchester City still appears to be his first choice. (Image: Joan Monfort/AP)

Messi Sweepstakes: PSG, Inter Milan in the Race; Liverpool Bows Out

Manchester City remains the favorite to land the services of Lionel Messi next season, but some of the club’s biggest European rivals have made their interest in the superstar clear as well. Both Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan have shown signs that they could potentially be in the mix for […]

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$4 Million Mike Trout Rookie Card Sets Record in Hot Collectibles Market

A one-of-a-kind Mike Trout rookie card broke a record on Saturday when it sold for $3.84 million at auction. Including the buyer’s premium, the card sold for $3.94 million. Honus Wagner’s 1909 T206 card, which fetched $3.1 at auction back in 2016, was the previous record holder. While the buyer’s […]