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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 […]

The UKGC announced new rules and regulations for online slot machines, which make up the majority of games at casino websites. (Image: Bovada.lv)

UK Gambling Commission Implementing New Regulations for Online Casinos

In recent years, the UK Gambling Commission has been tightening the reins on everything from machines in betting shops to advertising on television. Now, the regulator has announced new rules that online casinos will have to implement later this year in an effort to limit the impact of problem gambling […]

Aston Villa is suffering from a significant COVID-19 outbreak, and won’t be able to play its match against Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday. (Image: Shaun Botterill/Getty)

Premier League Alters Midweek Schedule After Rash of COVID-19 Infections

The latest surge in positive COVID-19 cases has forced a change to the Premier League schedule, as Fulham will replace Aston Villa in a match against Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday. The EPL previously delayed a match between Spurs and Fulham on Dec. 30, when Fulham was struggling with its own […]

USWNT’s Alex Morgan Contracted COVID-19 Over Holiday Break

USWNT’s Alex Morgan Contracted COVID-19 Over Holiday Break

Alex Morgan, perhaps the most recognizable athlete on the US Women’s Soccer team, revealed Tuesday she contracted the COVID-19 virus over the holiday break while spending time with family in California. Morgan, 31, had recently come back to the US from England, where she played striker for Tottenham in the […]

Disney Bets on ESPN Plus Subscribers Paying More for UFC Pay-Per-View

Disney Bets on ESPN Plus Subscribers Paying More for UFC Pay-Per-View

UFC regulars will pay more to watch premiere fights starting Friday, as ESPN Plus will up its pay-per-view rates on select matches. The price increase coincides with parent company Disney’s focus on streaming services and partnerships with sports betting operations. ESPN’s streaming service is the exclusive broadcast home of the […]

Michael Jordan credits his older brother Larry (right) for making him a better basketball player. A new study suggests an older sibling is common among athletes that achieve at the highest levels. (Image: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)

Decoding GOATs: Study Reveals Secrets of Athletes Who Make History

Athletic superstars — or GOATs — share certain traits, according to a recent study. Knowing what they are may help you raise one, or more importantly, draft one. When drafting a player, it may be as important to know if they have an older brother than their average yards per […]

Kieran Trippier will serve a 10 week ban after breaking the English FA’s betting rules. (Image: Getty)

Atletico Madrid Defender Kieran Trippier Banned 10 Weeks for Breaking Betting Rules

The English Football Association suspended Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier for 10 weeks, citing multiple breaches of gambling regulations for soccer players under the FA’s jurisdiction. Trippier, who’s represented England on 25 occasions since 2017, will also pay a fine of £70,000 ($94,400), the FA announced on Wednesday. Violations Remain […]

"Miracle" a 2004 film starring Kurt Russell as the coach of the gold-medal winning US men's ice hockey team in 1980. (Image: Disney)

List of Sports Movies Now Streaming on Disney Plus

If you’re a Star Wars geek like me and subscribed to the Disney Plus streaming platform to watch ” The Mandalorian,” rest assured, the service has plenty of other non-Star Wars content to keep you entertained during the holiday season. Disney Plus offers a vast list and collection of sports […]

Liverpool will host Tottenham Hotspur in a battle between the two Premier League leaders on Wednesday. (Image: Liverpool FC/Getty)

Premier League Leaders Tottenham, Liverpool Face Off at Anfield on Wednesday

Tottenham Hotspur leads the Premier League on goal differential over Liverpool, climbing back to the top of English soccer under the leadership of Jose Mourinho. But Spurs will face its toughest test of the season yet on Wednesday when it travels to Anfield for a head-to-head clash with Liverpool that […]

Tottenham Hotspur will host Arsenal in a North London derby on Sunday, as Spurs looks to stay atop the Premier League table. (Image: Catherine Ivill/AFP/Getty)

Premier League Leader Tottenham Hotspur Hosts Arsenal in North London Derby

Tottenham Hotspur entered the weekend as the surprise leader in the English Premier League, ahead of Liverpool, Manchester City, and other preseason favorites. Spurs will look to maintain that position on Sunday, as it hosts struggling Arsenal in a battle between the North London rivals. DraftKings Sportsbook lists Tottenham as […]