Sporting News

ESPN Pays $1.5 Billion For Exclusive TV-Rights Deal With UFC

The UFC has a new home on television after ESPN agreed to pay $1.5 billion over five years ($300 million per year) for the right to broadcast its fights. According to multiple reports, ESPN has secured the television rights to the UFC and will begin broadcasting the mixed martial arts fights in January. The events covered under this deal will …

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by Daniel Gerbick on May 23rd, 2018 Leave a comment »

Brady Skips OTAs Fueling Rumors About Quarrel With Belichick

Tom Brady has skipped the start of the Patriots’ organized team activities (OTAs) along with fellow Patriot, tight end Rob Gronkowski, which has raised the eyebrows of people both outside and inside the organization. OTAs are voluntary, but Brady usually doesn’t skip them when healthy. Brady also skipped the voluntary workouts when they started about a month ago, starting rumors …

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by Daniel Gerbick on May 21st, 2018 Leave a comment »

2018 Preakness Stakes Preview

With the Kentucky Derby in the rearview mirror, the horse racing world now looks forward to this Saturday’s 143rd Preakness Stakes at Pimlico and wonders if Derby winner, Justify, can do it again to get to Belmont with a chance to become a Triple Crown winner. Two weeks ago Justify won the “Race for the Roses” at Churchill Downs in dominating …

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by Daniel Gerbick on May 17th, 2018 Leave a comment »

Indianapolis 500 Preview

The 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 takes place on May 27 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with 33 drivers going for glory at the holy grail of American auto racing. This year’s race will feature the return of series veteran Danica Patrick to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in an Indy car for the first time since 2011. This is Patrick’s …

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by Daniel Gerbick on May 16th, 2018 Leave a comment »

SCOTUS Strikes Down 1992 Law Banning Sports Betting Nationwide

The U.S Supreme Court voted today to effectively allow states to legalize sports betting. The nation’s highest court voted 6-3 to strike down a federal law banning states from sponsoring, advertising or authorizing sports gambling, a move that will dramatically open the door to an expansion of legal sports betting. For the past 25 years, if Americans wanted to bet …

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by Daniel Gerbick on May 14th, 2018 Leave a comment »

Why Bookies Should Care About The FIFA World Cup of Soccer

If you are an American probably you don’t care that much about soccer, don’t follow or bet on it, but in the rest of the world, soccer reigns supreme and is bet on massively every day of the year. A total of 32 teams will compete in this event that takes place every four years in different corners of the world. …

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by Daniel Gerbick on May 11th, 2018 Leave a comment »

Team’s Grit Has Taken Celtics To Conference Finals

The Boston Celtics are proving to be a fierce team in these playoffs. On the way to the Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers not one of their players has been afraid to shoot or venture outside their proven skills set, which is something head coach Brad Stevens has demanded from them since Kyrie Irving’s knee surgery. The Celtics give maximum effort every second of …

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by Daniel Gerbick on May 10th, 2018 Leave a comment »

Warriors vs Rockets Series Schedule and Preview

Ever since Chris Paul was involved in that trade to the Houston Rockets the NBA was looking forward to a postseason clash between them and the Golden State Warriors, who are aiming to win their third championship in the last four years. After winning 65 regular-season games and clinching the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference Paul and James …

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by Daniel Gerbick on May 9th, 2018 Leave a comment »

Red Sox at Yankees Series Preview

Yankees and Red Sox start a three-game series at Yankee Stadium tonight. This season both teams have arguably two of the best teams in baseball and it looks like they will battle all year long for the division’s lead. Since losing that series the Yankees (one game back of Boston) have won 18 of 21 and are looking forward to …

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by Daniel Gerbick on May 8th, 2018 Leave a comment »

UFC 224 Schedule And Preview

UFC 224 takes place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Saturday and its five-fight main card will feature several interesting bouts that will be televised on pay-per-view, including the main event, the women’s bantamweight title fight between Brazilian Amanda “The Lioness” Nunez and American Raquel Pennington. For Nunez, the fight stands as the first in her native country since 2015 and …

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by Daniel Gerbick on May 7th, 2018 Leave a comment »