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AEG founder Philip F. Anschutz poses with the team and the Stanley Cup after defeating the New Jersey Devils in Game Six of the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals at Staples Center on June 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The Kings defeated the Devils 6-1 to win the series 4 games to 2.  (Image: Christian Petersen/Getty)

AEG Founder Selling LA Lakers Stake to Dodgers, Sparks Owners

Philip F. Anschutz is set to sell his stake in the NBA’s LA Lakers to LA Dodgers owners Mark Walter and Todd Boehly. Anschutz, founder of the entertainment and sports conglomerate AEG, owns 27% of the Lakers. The proposed sale still needs approval by the NBA’s Board of Governors. Assuming […]

Lionel Messi poses with his six 'Ballon d'Or' trophies. (Image: forbes.com)

Ballon d’Or 2021: Messi Takes on a World Ripe with Young Challengers

The Ballon d’Or wasn’t awarded in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But now, the most important individual trophy in world football is set to be awarded again, with Messi dreaming of his seventh Golden Ball, and a flock of youthful superstars dreaming of unseating the overwhelming veteran favorite. Soon, […]

The WNBA Commissioner’s Cup will launch in the 2021 season with a high-profile championship game and a $500,000 purse. (Image: WNBA)

WNBA Reveals Details for First Commissioner’s Cup, Including $500K Prize Fund

The WNBA will launch its first Commissioner’s Cup competition during the 2021 season as an added competition that will include $500,000 in prize money and a championship game in a lucrative time slot on the league calendar. The WNBA announced details of the Commissioner’s Cup on Wednesday, along with additional […]

NBA Top Shot offers a dynamic, integrated website for users, while the Topps MLB sports NFTs require a bit more crypto knowledge to fully enjoy. (Image: NBATopShot.com)

Sports NFTs: Comparing NBA Top Shot to Topps MLB Collectibles

When it comes to sports NFTs, there are two names dominating the discussion right now: NBA Top Shot and Topps. Those who follow soccer know Sorare has also made a splash, and teams like the Golden State Warriors are beginning to enter the space as well. But in the United […]

Mbaye Diagne is disallowed a correct goal by the VAR in WBA's 3-0 win over Southampton in the Premier League. Photo SkySports

VAR Outrage in the Premier League as WBA is Denied a Perfectly Correct Goal

The video assistant referee (VAR) system has created more controversy in the Premier League after disallowing a perfectly valid goal from West Bromwich Albion’s Mbaye Diagne just four minutes into the game against Southampton. WBA eventually won the match 3-0. The assistant referee raised his flag for offside, then the […]

Esports: The World’s Highest-Earning FIFA 21 Superstars

Esports: The World’s Highest-Earning FIFA 21 Superstars

FIFA has risen to become one of the world’s top esports titles, attracting players from every corner of the planet. Games are being played every second of the day, by teenagers in their bedrooms, all the way up to professional players fighting it out in international tournaments. These professional FIFA […]

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson returns to Liverpool's Aintree for this Saturday's Grand National.. The iconic manager finds success on the track harder than he did on the pitch. (Image: Reuters)

Could Sir Alex Ferguson Bring ‘Fergie Time’ to Grand National?

The sight of Sir Alex Ferguson anywhere in the Liverpool city limits is one guaranteed to boil the blood of any Liverpudlian. The man once considered evil incarnate when he was leading Manchester United to 13 Premier League titles in 26 seasons – often at the expense of Liverpool – […]

Kylian Mbappe celebrates scoring a goal for PSG (Source: @PSG_Inside / Twitter)

Panic in Paris: PSG Afraid of Losing Superstar Mbappe for Free

Alongside Norwegian sensation Erling Haaland, Kylian Mbappe is Europe’s most prominent proposal for greatness in the new generation of soccer superstars. Mbappe is just 22, but he’s managed to win the World Cup with France (2018), as well as three French titles, two Cups, two League Cups, and two French […]

Retired WNBA player Renee Montgomery (Image: Rich von Biberstein/Getty)

Recent WNBA Purchases are Latest in Red Hot Sports Franchise Market

Two more pro teams, the Las Vegas Aces and the Atlanta Dream, recently changed hands. The WNBA purchases are further evidence of a hyperactive sports franchise market. Even as professional sports continue to lose money due to the pandemic, teams are getting snapped up for top dollar. Predictably, billion-dollar sales […]

Betting on single games, like this NHL grudge match between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens, could finally be legal for Canadians. Two bills permitting legal sports wagering on single games are winding their way through Canada's government. (Image: Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press)

Canadian Single-Game Betting Gets Big Parliamentary Push

Canada moved one step closer to legalized single-game sports betting this past week when its House of Commons overwhelmingly passed a private measure bill, 303-15. The bill, authored by Conservative MP Kevin Waugh (Saskatoon-Grasswood), would open the windows for legalized single-event sports wagering throughout Canada. Much as the May 2018 […]

Zion Williamson, Mike Trout and soccer in general were among the sports cards that helped fuel the market in 2020. (Image: Beckett)

State of Trading Cards Report Shows Massive Growth in 2020

The top-selling online platform for trading cards says the industry reached new heights over the past year. Interest in sports cards and trading card games like Pokemon and Magic the Gathering has reached such a fervor that eBay decided to crunch the numbers for its first State of Trading Cards […]