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Images of players are being used in sportsbook advertisements. Sportsbook branding has prominent placement in stadiums and arenas, including some with on-site betting. Major League Baseball — long the most gambling-averse of the U.S. leagues — now permits its players to be ambassadors for gambling companies. It's the backdrop for an era of legal sports betting in the U.S. that's brought in huge revenues but also has some experts sounding cautionary notes.

Kentucky Derby winner Mage has been installed as the 8-5 morning line favorite for the Preakness. He's the only horse in the field of eight set to take part in the second race of horse racing's Triple Crown two weeks after running in the Derby. It’s the first Preakness since 1969 with just one Derby horse.

A sports integrity monitor has launched a tool to help athletes, coaches and staff anonymously report suspicions about gambling activity to regulators and law enforcement. The tip hotline was announced by U.S. Integrity, a sports data integrity company that played a role in an ongoing investigation into possible wrongdoing involving the University of Alabama baseball team. 

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Jerry Jeudy felt like a kid again. During Jeudy’s ProCamp for first through eighth graders, the Broncos wide receiver was stationed in the end zone of Englewood high school’s football field, throwing passes to kids. Rocking stylish Palm Angels shades and black Balenciaga sneakers, Jeudy walked towards the middle of the field, where he did the Griddy with campers, who were waiting in line for ...

SEA ISLE CITY, N.J. — The line stretched Wednesday afternoon down Landis Avenue as it seemed like everyone in Sea Isle City was waiting to enter the Ocean Drive. For Jason Kelce, that sight — hordes of people waiting to see him tend bar at his fundraiser for the Eagles Autism Foundation — would have felt like a dream a decade ago when he first stumbled into the Shore bar. Kelce played just two ...

The Chicago Blackhawks have selected Connor Bedard with the first pick in the NHL draft. The move should kick-start a hopeful new era for Chicago. Bedard is a highly skilled offensive forward who's drawn comparisons to Connor McDavid and Sidney Crosby. Bedard is the second No. 1 pick in Blackhawks history. Chicago took Patrick Kane first in 2007 and he helped form the core of a team that won three Stanley Cups.

Training camp opens in about a month and I’m worried that the Miami Dolphins basically have the same offensive personnel they had last season. Why is that a worry? The Dolphins still need offensive versatility, meaning a way to move the ball aside from the big play, and still need improvement on third downs. There’s no evidence they’ve found either. Reflect back to last season. The Dolphins ...

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