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Rio Olympics Less Than a Month Out and Plenty of Dire Concerns Remain

The Rio Olympics commence on August 5, meaning we’re now less than 30 days away from the Summer Games. Athletes and fans eagerly await the quadrennial Olympics, but in 2016 numerous controversies surrounding the host city are largely overshadowing the upcoming competitions. Rio de Janeiro has done its best over […]

Golden State Warriors Sign NBA Superstar Free Agent Kevin Durant

The Golden State Warriors have landed the golden ticket. After spending eight years in Oklahoma City, Thunder superstar Kevin Durant is packing his bags and returning to the West Coast. Now 27-years-old, Durant spent his first season in Seattle before the franchise was relocated to the Midwest. Originally from Washington, […]

DraftKings and FanDuel Consider Joining Forces as Legal Controversies Continue

DraftKings and FanDuel once appeared to be headed towards a bounty of unlimited riches, the two market leading daily fantasy sports (DFS) platforms seemingly unchallenged in the emerging gaming concept that quickly blossomed into a multibillion-dollar enterprise. Fast-forward to 2016 and the two websites are being swallowed in lawsuits from […]

Rio Olympics Concerns Mount as 2016 Summer Games Quickly Approach

The Rio Olympics commence on August 5, which means Brazil has less than 60 days before the world descends on the country that is currently engulfed in political turmoil.Former President Dilma Rousseff is fighting her impeachment, the nation’s economy has plummeted over the last five years, and the ongoing Zika […]

Phil Mickelson Linked to Illegal Sports Betting, But Not Facing Charges

Phil Mickelson will try and complete the career Grand Slam next week at Oakmont Country Club when the 116th United States Open commences outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This week, however, Mickelson is in Memphis, Tennessee, for the FedEx St. Jude Classic where the 42-time PGA Tour winner is fielding questions […]

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Calls for Legalized Sports Betting

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is leading the way of the United States’ so-called “Big Four” professional sports leagues when it comes to sports betting and gambling. Appearing May 24 on ESPN’s “SportsCenter,” Silver said of sports betting, “As I began to study this issue I realized that there’s this enormous, […]

Daily Fantasy Sports Congressional Hearing Much Ado About Everything But Action

Daily fantasy sports (DFS) has been highly discussed in state capitol buildings across the country over the last 24 months, but on Wednesday the divisiveemerging online gaming market made its way to Capitol Hill. Titled “Daily Fantasy Sports: Issues and Perspectives,” the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade deliberated […]

Saturday’s Kentucky Derby Could Set New Horse Racing Records

The 142nd Kentucky Derby posts at 6:34 ET Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, and the first leg of the Triple Crown is ready to perhaps set new records for both viewership and total money wagered. Of the 22 horses scheduled to post in the gate, California owner Paul […]

Leicester City Overcomes 5,000-1 Odds to Win Premier League Title

The Leicester City Foxes are champions of the 2015-2016 Premier League. 12 months ago, a sentence combining “Leicester” and “champions of the Premier League” was restricted to satire. Listed at 5,000-1 odds of winning England’s marquee football competition to begin the season, Leicester City pulled off the unthinkable, and today […]