Calgary Flames want to extend Battle of Alberta in NHL playoffs, avoid elimination

Calgary Flames want to extend Battle of Alberta in NHL playoffs, avoid elimination

CALGARY – For the Calgary Flames to continue stoking the Battle of Alberta in the NHL playoffs, they need to take their game from good to great. Down 3-1 to the Edmonton Oilers in the best-of-seven Western Conference semifinals, Calgary faces elimination Thursday at the Saddledome where the Flames went 25-9-7 during the regular season. … Read more

Hurricanes vs. Rangers Game 4 prediction

Hurricanes vs.  Rangers Game 4 prediction

Commercial Content 21+ The final score for Sunday’s Game 3 between the New York Rangers and Carolina Hurricanes may have looked in line with what we saw from the first two games in Raleigh, but anybody watching would tell you that is not the case. Through the first two games of the series, both Carolina … Read more

Slain NBA player Lorenzen Wright’s ex-wife Sherra Wright denied parole

Slain NBA player Lorenzen Wright’s ex-wife Sherra Wright denied parole

Lorenzen Wright’s ex-wife will not be granted early release from a 30-year prison sentence she received after pleading guilty to plotting the retired NBA player’s 2010 slaying, the Tennessee Board of Parole said Monday. The board voted to deny parole for Sherra Wright, who entered a guilty plea in July 2019 to facilitation of first-degree … Read more

Sports betting front and center during NHL playoffs

Sports betting front and center during NHL playoffs

The action throughout the first two rounds of the NHL playoffs have kept fans on the edge of their seat, but there’s been an unmistakable addition to this year’s post-season. Anyone who has watched a game on any of the major networks can’t miss the increase in advertisements highlighting sports gambling websites. These playoffs mark … Read more

MLB doesn’t want Tim Anderson around

MLB doesn’t want Tim Anderson around

Tim AndersonPhoto: AP “You know… I don’t know, to be honest.” It’s the only thing Tim Anderson could come up with for an answer on Saturday, because, unfortunately, it’s the only response that Black men who play professional baseball in this country can give. The question that led to that answer? “How did you manage … Read more

Malaki Branham could be 2022 NBA Draft option for Knicks

Malaki Branham could be 2022 NBA Draft option for Knicks

Some of the more highly touted prospects may not drop to the Knicks at No. 11 – even the intriguing 6-foot-8 point guard, Dyson Daniels, of the G-League Ignite via Australia. Indications are Daniels helped his stock tremendously at the Chicago Draft Combine after a Pro Day in which he rained in deep jump shots … Read more

Inflation is rising, but fans are paying for NBA, NFL, other sports tickets

Inflation is rising, but fans are paying for NBA, NFL, other sports tickets

People are changing their spending habits as prices surge at rates not seen in four decades, making choices that favor experiences. That means big demand for live sports. Demand for sports attendance is usually “unresponsive to price changes,” said Dennis Coates, a sports economics professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. “Good times, bad … Read more

Patience with draft bargains will pay off for league managers

Patience with draft bargains will pay off for league managers

It’s easy to panic when players struggle at the beginning of the season (hello, Marcus Semien, Trevor Story and countless others). Roto Rage always preaches patience, even if things look really ugly. Just because a player doesn’t excel right off the bat (pun intended), doesn’t mean they won’t as the season progresses and the weather … Read more

Luka Doncic, Ja Morant, Warriors put NBA in strong media rights position

Luka Doncic, Ja Morant, Warriors put NBA in strong media rights position

Ja Morant # 12 of the Memphis Grizzlies drives to the basket to shoot against the Golden State Warriors in the second half of Game Three of the Western Conference Semifinals of the NBA Playoffs at Chase Center on May 07, 2022 in San Francisco, California. Thearon W. Henderson | Getty Images The NBA is … Read more