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Reports: Tom Brady, Stephen Curry under investigation in FTX case

Tom Brady and Stephen Curry are among the celebrities being investigated in Texas for their link to bankrupt cryptocurrency firm FTX, multiple outlets reported Tuesday. The...

  • MaximBet shuttering sportsbook operation

    The Carousel Group announced that MaximBet has ceased operations, joining the growing list of sportsbooks to shut down. The sportsbook originally began as SportsBetting.com and was licensed in Colorado before rebranding last year as part of a partnership with Maxim magazine. It counted rap star Nicki Minaj and Rockies outfielder...

  • Report: Tom Brady among pro athletes named in FTX lawsuit

    Tom Brady and Stephen Curry are among the pro athletes named as defendants in a class-action lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court linked to bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX. According to the Tampa Bay Times, the suit alleges the group of athletes appeared in advertisements for FTX that were full of...

  • Auburn gymnast Suni Lee to focus on Olympics after 2023 season

    Olympic gold medalist Suni Lee said Tuesday that she will end her college career at Auburn after the 2023 season to focus on the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. Lee, now 19, won the all-around gold medal in the 2020 Games at Tokyo, stepping into the spotlight and earning the...

  • Tom Brady, Shohei Ohtani among biggest losers in FTX collapse

    Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani are among prominent professional athletes taking significant losses in the collapse of cryptocurrency marketplace FTX. Brady and ex-wife, Gisele Bundchen, each took majority stakes in the company in September, and touted FTX in a series of commercials and encouraged peers...

  • Longtime sports broadcaster Fred Hickman dies at 66

    Tributes are pouring in for longtime sports broadcaster Fred Hickman, who died Wednesday at age 66. No cause of death was reported. Hickman co-anchored “Sports Tonight” with Nick Charles beginning in 1980, CNN’s alternative to ESPN’s “SportsCenter.” Hickman was also the first person to appear on air for the YES...

  • Breeders’ Cup winner Flightline retired to stud

    Flightline, who ran away with the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday, has been retired. The 4-year-old horse will take up residence at Lane’s End in Kentucky, the stud farm announced Sunday morning. He will enter stud next year at a fee yet to be announced. “We would like...

  • Flightline heavily favored to capture Breeders’ Cup Classic

    There will be no lack of drama in this year’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic despite the fact that Flightline, the prohibitive favorite in the race to decide the year’s best horse, looks all but unbeatable. Flightline, an undefeated 4-year old colt, is the 3-5 choice to win the Classic...

  • VIBE Pickleball League launches with Mark Cuban as first owner

    Mark Cuban is best known for owning the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, but he’s adding another sports franchise to his portfolio. The VIBE Pickleball League formally launched Thursday and announced Cuban as its first team owner. “Just like millions of other Americans, I’ve been following pickleball over the past few years,...

  • Big 12 renews deal with ESPN, Fox

    The Big 12 has agreed to a six-year media rights deal with ESPN and Fox Sports worth $2.28 billion, despite the pending departures of marquee members Texas and Oklahoma, multiple outlets reported Sunday. The pact extends the conference’s current agreement with the two networks through the 2030-31 academic year. Under...

  • USA Curling CEO Jeff Plush resigns amid link to NWSL scandal

    Jeff Plush has resigned as CEO of USA Curling amid criticism over the way he handled player allegations of abuse while commissioner of the National Women’s Soccer League. USA Curling issued a news release Friday saying members had unanimously accepted Plush’s resignation without going into any other details. While the...

  • Arch Manning breaks uncles’ school passing records

    Move over, Uncle Eli and Uncle Peyton. Arch Manning broke his famous relatives’ school records for career passing yards and touchdowns on Friday night at Isidore Newman School in New Orleans. He passed for 356 yards and seven touchdowns in a 59-7 win over Pearl River to surpass Eli’s record...

  • Clippers owner Steve Ballmer tops Forbes list again

    Even an infusion of Walmart money couldn’t knock Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer off his lofty perch. For the eighth straight year, Ballmer is No. 1 on the Forbes list of richest sports team owners, released Tuesday. Forbes pegs Ballmer’s net worth as of Wednesday at $78.6 billion, making...

  • Hurricane Ian pushes South Carolina football to Thursday

    Hurricane Ian’s threat on coastal communities caused South Carolina to move up its Week 5 college football game to Thursday night. South Carolina (2-2) hosts South Carolina State (1-2) at Williams-Brice Stadium at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday in a schedule switch that initially had the teams meeting Saturday at...

  • Canada drops vaccine mandate starting Oct. 1

    The Canadian government made it official Monday: No more COVID-19 vaccine mandate for international visitors — including athletes — beginning Oct. 1. Just in time for the beginning of the NHL and NBA seasons, and the Major League Baseball playoffs, should the Toronto Blue Jays qualify. The requirement prevented unvaccinated...

  • Reports: Canada to drop vaccine mandate this month

    By the time the Toronto Raptors and Toronto Maple Leafs open their seasons next month, Canada is expected to have removed its vaccine mandate for international visitors. Multiple media outlets reported Tuesday that the Canadian government is set to change its pandemic-era border rules by the end of the month....

  • BYU lifts ban after investigation into Duke volleyball’s allegation

    BYU announced Friday it had completed its “extensive” review of an incident at a women’s volleyball match last month and said it found “no evidence” to corroborate a Duke player’s allegation that she was subjected to racial slurs. The university originally gave a lifetime ban to a fan who allegedly...

  • Lamoureux twins to be inducted into U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

    The Lamoureux twins and former NHL great Ryan Miller are among a class of five that will be inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in November. The Hall announced Thursday that U.S. women’s icons Jocelyne Laomureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando, men’s Olympian Miller, three-time Paralympic gold medalist Steve...

  • Little League WS outhits MLB for viewers … again

    It’s unfair to compare millionaire baseball players to little-leaguers. But not in the way you think. More people watched the Little League World Series than have been tuning into major league games this season — again. The championship game between Hawaii and Curacao drew an average of 2.49 million viewers...

  • Hawaii wins Little League World Series on mercy rule

    Honolulu earned the Little League World Series championship on Sunday with a 13-3 victory over Curacao to finish off a dominating run at Williamsport, Pa. The victory came in four innings on the tournament’s 10-run mercy rule after Kama Angell’s single down the left-field line to scored Esaiah Wong, clinching...

  • FanDuel to launch sports network in September

    Sports-gambling focused FanDuel TV arrives next month as the first linear digital network focused on sports wagering. FanDuel Group also will introduce FanDuel+, an over-the-top (OTT) platform that delivers content through mobile, desktop or connected devices. It will be free to downloand for existing FanDuel customers who have accounts on...

  • Michigan coach Carol Hutchins, softball wins leader, retires

    Michigan softball coach Carol Hutchins, the NCAA’s all-time leader in wins, announced her retirement Wednesday. Hutchins, 65, compiled an overall record of 1,707-555-5 and never had a losing season in 38 years with the Wolverines. She coached one season at Ferris State before joining Michigan as an assistant in 1983....

  • Famed Texas high school football coach Gary Gaines dies at 73

    Texas high school football coaching legend Gary Gaines died on Monday at age 73 after battling Alzheimer’s disease, his family announced. Gaines was best known for his time at Odessa Permian High, which he led to the state semifinals in 1988 and to a state championship in 1989. The 1988...

  • Kansas sports betting launches Sept. 1

    Legalized sports betting is coming to Kansas in time for the NFL season. Gov. Laura Kelly announced Thursday that the state will allow wagering in person and via mobile devices at four state-owned casinos starting Sept. 1. “Legalizing sports betting is a common-sense solution that keeps Kansans’ money in Kansas...

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