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Fanatics announced it was buying Topps, but little should change about the look of the card manufacturer's products. (Image: Johnny Kampis)

3 Points to Consider in Aftermath of Fanatics’ Acquisition of Topps

While Fanatics’ $500 million acquisition of Topps’ card manufacturing business didn’t come as a big surprise to most industry insiders, the announcement this week was certainly a momentous occasion for the hobby. In the ensuing years, Fanatics will become the license holder to use team logos and player likenesses in […]

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders are a triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees. (Image: Gettty)

UFC Owner Endeavor to Buy 10 Minor League Baseball Teams

Endeavor Group Holdings has agreed to buy 10 Minor League Baseball teams, including the affiliates of prominent MLB franchises like the New York Yankees and the Atlanta Brave. One of the teams, the Oklahoma City Dodgers, is currently co-owned by Endeavor President Mark Shapiro. Endeavor got its start as a […]

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Odds Favor a Delayed Season Start After MLB Lockout

MLB owners instituted a lockout after Wednesday’s deadline for a new collective bargaining agreement came and went. It’s the first MLB work stoppage since the 1994 strike and, while there is plenty of time before the March 31, 2022 opening day, punters are already betting on a delay. It’s true […]

Max Scherzer has signed a three-year, $130 million contract with the New York Mets. (Image: Brett Davis/USA Today Sports)

Mets Sign Max Scherzer, Join Shortlist of 2022 World Series Contenders

The New York Mets already boast one of the best pitchers in baseball in two-time Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom. Now, they’ll bring even more firepower to the mound in 2022 with the addition of veteran starter Max Scherzer to the rotation. New York signed Scherzer to a three-year, […]

NLF QB Tom Brady and his wife Gisele Bundchen own stakes in FTX (Image; George Pimentel/Getty)

Latest Cryptocurrency Sports Deals Include LA Arena, Brady and Ohtani

The number of cryptocurrency deals in sports continues to climb. Crypto.com recently made headlines with a record-breaking $700 million naming rights deal for LA’s Staples Center. Meanwhile, the NFL’s Tom Brady and MLB’s Shohei Ohtani are cashing in with cryptocurrency hookups. In 2021, the value of cryptocurrencies soared. As a […]

Shortstop Carlos Correa leads a deep list of free agents heading into the MLB hot stove season. (Image: Troy Taormina/USA Today Sports)

Shortstops, Starting Pitchers Headline Lukewarm MLB Hot-Stove Season

Whether your favorite team is in the market for a big bat or an ace, this year’s crop of free agents has the potential to make this an exciting MLB offseason. But a number of factors are conspiring to make this winter’s hot-stove season run ice cold. From uncertainty around […]

Noah Syndergaard has reportedly signed a one-year, $21 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels. (Image: Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports)

Los Angeles Angels Sign Noah Syndergaard to 1-Year, $21 Million Contract

The Los Angeles Angels have two of the best players in baseball in Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani, but have failed to turn that into a winning formula. The franchise began addressing that issue on Tuesday when the Angels signed right-handed starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard to a one-year deal. Multiple […]

Ian Anderson (pictured) will take the mound against Luis Garcia in a battle of rookie starters for Game 3 of the World Series. (Image: Kevin C. Cox/Getty)

World Series Game 3: Series Shifts to Atlanta with Braves, Astros Tied 1-1

The World Series has turned into a best-of-five contest, with the Braves taking home field advantage as they will host the Astros in the next three meetings starting with Game 3 on Friday night. Ian Anderson will take the hill for Atlanta against Houston’s Luis Garcia in the critical third […]

Jose Altuve helped cash a lot of World Series same game parlays on Wednesday by recording two hits, including a home run. (Image: David J. Phillip/AP)

How to Build Same Game Parlays for the World Series

Same game parlays have become an increasingly popular way to bet on major sporting events, with most online bookmakers in the United States now offering this option to bettors. And while you might associate these parlays primarily with football and basketball, the World Series also presents an opportunity to combine […]

World Series Odds: Astros, Valdez Favored at Home in Game 1

World Series Odds: Astros, Valdez Favored at Home in Game 1

The Houston Astros may not be interested in narratives, but they’ll still have a chance to put their sign-stealing past behind them starting on Tuesday night as they host Game 1 of the World Series against the Atlanta Braves. Houston won the 2017 World Series, but when revelations of a […]