Sports & Leisure 2017-04-24T09:49:15+00:00


NASCAR is the latest sports organization to push its chips on sports gambling

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Brendan Gaughan is the son of a casino magnate and has long grasped the allure of throwing down a few bucks to wager on a sporting event. Heck, Gaughan once [...]

Ambitious Vonn plans to ‘take on the world’ after skiing career concludes

ARE, Sweden (AP) — Actor. Businesswoman. Mom. Heck, maybe even all three. Life after skiing is already taking shape for Lindsey Vonn and she has not even competed in her last race. “Next goal, take [...]

Sports leagues split on how to monetize sports betting following decisions by states

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — America’s major professional sports leagues are split on how to get a piece of the action from legal sports betting after failing to get early adopting states to cut them [...]

NFL’s scoring boom contributes to drop in minority coaches

After all the points were piled up in the second-highest scoring season in NFL history, the popular prototype for a head coach became predictably clear. Teams on the annual coaching carousel this winter searched for [...]

Guaranteed money for players could be key to avoiding an NFL lockout

Though the next labor fight between the NFL and its players is more than two years off, one issue is already clear. Avoiding a work stoppage in 2021 could depend on whether players can secure [...]

Prop bets popular for Super Bowl, but NFL wants them gone

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Many Americans in places where sports betting is legal for the first time are beginning to make wagers on the Super Bowl, including some bets on the performances of individual [...]