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The Mississippi Department of Human Services on Monday sued retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre along with several other people and businesses to try to recover millions of misspent welfare dollars that were intended to help some of the poorest people in the U.S.

Favre’s Lead Lawyer Booted From Miss. Welfare Case

The judge wrote he had a ‘pattern and practice of delicate deception.’
Jun 23, 2024; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Paul Skenes (right) reacts as he talks with pitcher Jared Jones (left) after the seventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at PNC Park.

The Pirates Are Facing Political Pressure to Play Better

Pennsylvania state representatives call on the MLB club to boost its payroll.
Apr 12, 2024; Sacramento, California, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Grayson Allen (8) and guard Devin Booker (1) and guard Bradley Beal (3) and forward Royce O'Neale (00) and forward Kevin Durant (35) huddle up before the final seconds of the fourth quarter at Golden 1 Center.

The Suns Have Entered the NBA’s Uncharted, Punitive Territory

The NBA’s first $400 million team between payroll and projected luxury tax.

Oakland Ballers Want to Sell Voting Rights to Fans

The Ballers say more than 1,000 people have registered interest.

TopSpin 2K25 Brings the Legends of Tennis to Your Living Room

2K sports is reviving a classic with TopSpin 2K25.
Jan 7, 2024; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Calvin Ridley (0) reacts after scoring a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans during the first half at Nissan Stadium.

Why Pro Athletes and Personnel Will Keep Betting on Sports

Penalties often aren’t stringent or consistent enough to deter banned behavior.

Stay updated on the latest developments across the WNBA, NWSL, and NCAA, as well as profiles of trailblazing athletes and the trends shaping the future of women's sports. Immerse yourself in groundbreaking deals, historic viewership milestones, and captivating stories that highlight the business impact and growing influence of women's sports.
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Jul 6, 2024; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indiana Fever guard Caitlin Clark (22) smiles in an interview after becoming the first rookie to have a triple-double during a game against the New York Liberty at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Grace Smith/INDIANAPOLIS STAR-USA TODAY Sports

The 10 Most Watched WNBA Games of All Time

The first WNBA game ever televised holds the title as the most-watched WNBA game, attracting 5.04 million viewers.
July 11, 2024

Tuned In: TNT Must Match Bids or Say Goodbye to NBA

A spurned media partner has sued the league before.
July 10, 2024

‘Where’s truTV?’ March Madness Channel Is Now TNT Sports’ New Star

Warner Bros. Discovery will make its sports emphasis on truTV ‘even more pronounced and consistent.’
July 10, 2024

NBA Reportedly Agrees to $76 Billion in Media-Rights Deals

Welcome back, ‘Roundball Rock.’ Farewell, ‘Inside the NBA’?
Stadium with NFL logo at the mid-field line
July 10, 2024

NFL Explains Why It Shouldn’t Be on the Hook for $14 Billion

The league asked for a new trial and called the damages ‘indefensible.’
May 2, 2015; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Referee Kenny Bayless (center) separates Manny Pacquiao (left) from Floyd Mayweather during their boxing bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
July 9, 2024

The Most Watched Boxing Matches Ever

The most-watched boxing match was the 2015 bout between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao which drew 4.6 million PPV buys.
July 8, 2024

Fox Sports Is Winning Its Bet on Soccer Media-Rights Deals

The network has media rights to Copa América and Euro 2024.
July 8, 2024

Paramount and Skydance Unite: Major Shifts Loom for CBS Sports

The deal worth more than $8 billion will bring significant shifts to the parent of CBS Sports.

Welcome to the one-stop shop for all things soccer this summer. Explore the storylines behind Copa América, MLS, NWSL and of course, the Paris Olympics. Dive into transformative deals, viewership records, and all the compelling headlines and stories that delve into the business impact of soccer across this summer's iconic events.
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The Mississippi Department of Human Services on Monday sued retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre along with several other people and businesses to try to recover millions of misspent welfare dollars that were intended to help some of the poorest people in the U.S.

Favre’s Lead Lawyer Booted From Miss. Welfare Case

The judge wrote he had a ‘pattern and practice of delicate deception.’

Why the World’s Fastest Teenager Sued Gatorade

Issam Asinga alleges Gatorade gave him contaminated gummies.

Rays Stop Paying Wander Franco After Sexual Abuse Charges

Franco had been receiving half of his $2 million base salary.
Stadium with NFL logo at the mid-field line

NFL Explains Why It Shouldn’t Be on the Hook for $14 Billion

The league asked for a new trial and called the damages ‘indefensible.’
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Formula E is Powering Its Own Future

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NBA and NHL Free Agency: Billions in New Deals Despite Economic Unrest

Rising revenues and salary caps are helping fuel a run of historic contracts.
July 1, 2024

Bobby Bonilla Day: A Look at MLB’s Top Deferral Deals and Ohtani’s Pact

Well beyond Bobby Bonilla, many current and former MLB stars have their own lucrative deferrals.
June 24, 2024

Tiger’s Golf League Hits $500 Million Valuation Before First Swing

TGL will begin play in January 2025.
June 13, 2024

The ‘Big’ in Big 12 Could Soon Be Replaced With a Sponsor’s Name

Allstate is said to be in discussions about a deal with the Big 12.
Jun 23, 2024; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Paul Skenes (right) reacts as he talks with pitcher Jared Jones (left) after the seventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at PNC Park.

The Pirates Are Facing Political Pressure to Play Better

Pennsylvania state representatives call on the MLB club to boost its payroll.
Apr 12, 2024; Sacramento, California, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Grayson Allen (8) and guard Devin Booker (1) and guard Bradley Beal (3) and forward Royce O'Neale (00) and forward Kevin Durant (35) huddle up before the final seconds of the fourth quarter at Golden 1 Center.
July 12, 2024

The Suns Have Entered the NBA’s Uncharted, Punitive Territory

The NBA’s first $400 million team between payroll and projected luxury tax.
July 12, 2024

Oakland Ballers Want to Sell Voting Rights to Fans

The Ballers say more than 1,000 people have registered interest.
Oct 5, 2023; Landover, Maryland, USA; Washington Commanders owner Josh Harris with fans before the game against the Chicago Bears at FedExField.
July 11, 2024

Commanders’ Past Finding Its Way Into Harris Era

The team is developing plans to honor former logo designer next season.
Jul 1, 2024; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; United States head coach Gregg Berhalter talks with midfielder Weston McKennie (8) during the second half of a Copa America match against Uruguay at Arrowhead Stadium.
July 11, 2024

U.S. Soccer May Go Big-Game Hunting for Its Next Men’s Head Coach

Gregg Berhalter was officially fired Wednesday.
July 10, 2024

Man United Faces Financial Struggles After Worst Premier League Season

The Premier League club sees its losses soar and revenues fall amid ongoing on-field issues.
July 9, 2024

Missouri Steps Up Efforts to Keep Chiefs, Royals From Moving to Kansas

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is getting personally involved in efforts to retain the two local pro teams.
July 9, 2024

Celtics Owner Outlines Sale Plans and Bidding Process, Eyes Record Price

The team owner has eyes on setting a new sports industry record for a team sale.

As Another Men’s Golf Major Season Wraps, Still No PGA Tour-LIV Deal

The Open Championship begins Thursday at Royal Troon.
Jun 9, 2024; Lexington, KY, USA; Oregon State Beavers infielder Travis Bazzana (37) throws the ball during the second inning against the Kentucky Wildcats at Kentucky Proud Park.

MLB’s Continued Push to Make Young Stars, and the Draft, Matter

Several league initiatives have led to greater fan familiarity with top prospects.
Apr 25, 2024; Detroit, MI, USA; NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addresses the crowd during the 2024 NFL Draft at Campus Martius Park and Hart Plaza.

NFL Will Dip Its Toes in Private Equity by Year’s End

The league is likely to cap PE involvement in teams at 10%.

Las Vegas Isn’t Becoming an NBA Destination. It Already Is One

Expansion and the in-season tournament are also drawing the NBA to the city.

Pac-12 Media Days Evolve Into a Cocktail Party at the Bellagio

The two-team ‘zombie conference’ is still hosting a football media day.
Stadium with NFL logo at the mid-field line
July 10, 2024

NFL Explains Why It Shouldn’t Be on the Hook for $14 Billion

The league asked for a new trial and called the damages ‘indefensible.’
July 9, 2024

With Tiger Focused on PIF, U.S. Turns to Netflix Star to Lead Ryder Cup

Keegan Bradley will captain Team USA in 2025.

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