The Wynn Las Vegas and Encore resorts stand over the Las Vegas strip on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, in Las Vegas. Casino mogul Steve Wynn's long legal fight with Nevada gambling regulators over claims of workplace sexual misconduct is expected to end Thursday with a settlement calling for him to pay a $10 million fine and cut virtually all ties to the industry he helped shape in Las Vegas.

WynnBet Closes Operations in Eight States

Darian Kelly

WynnBet is focusing on the states in which they have physical locations and closing down mobile betting services in eight states.

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New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers, right, and Cleveland Browns quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson (17) laugh following the Hall of Fame NFL football preseason game Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023, in Canton, Ohio. The Browns won 21-16.

The NFL’s Hall of Fame Game Sets a Viewership Record 

Darian Kelly

The NFL is king for a reason. The Hall of Fame game set some crazy viewership numbers, beating out events like the NBA Finals.

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Iowa State quarterback Hunter Dekkers during a break in action against Kansas in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Lawrence, Kan. Dekkers has been accused of gambling on Cyclone sports events, including a football game, and was charged Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023, with tampering with records related to an Iowa Criminal Division investigation into sports gambling.

Iowa and Iowa State Sports Betting Scandal

Darian Kelly

Another betting scandal rocked the sports world, this time at the collegiate level with Iowa and Iowa State wrapped up in the controversy.

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From left, Gabrielle Roitman, Kayla Seffing, Maddy Hiller and Casey Myer take a selfie in front of an "Oppenheimer" movie poster before they attended an advance screening of "Barbie," Thursday, July 20, 2023, at AMC The Grove 14 theaters in Los Angeles.

Barbie and Oppenheimer Dominate the Summer Box Office 

Darian Kelly

The Barbenheimer craze lived up to the hype, as both movies dominated the summer box office in historic fashion.

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FILE - Colorado head coach Deion Sanders looks on in the first half of the team's spring practice NCAA college football game, April 22, 2023, in Boulder, Colo. Sanders is scheduled to undergo surgery Friday, June 23, for a blood clot in each leg, the University of Colorado football coach revealed in a video he posted.

Pac-12 Conference on Life Support 

Darian Kelly

With more teams confirmed leaving and others rumored to leave, the end could be near for the once-great Pac-12 Conference.

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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announces the 13th pick in the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2023, in New York.

The NBA’s Quest for Year-Round Dominance

Darian Kelly

The NBA is on a quest to keep your attention all year round, from Summer League, to NBA Con, to the midseason tournament.

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ESPN’s Bold Move: Opening Investment Opportunities to Leagues

Darian Kelly

ESPN is preparing to introduce its stand-alone streaming service to provide a more fantastic range of live sporting events.

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Allison Corpuz drives off the fourth tee during the third round of the Meijer LPGA Classic golf tournament at Blythefield Country Club, Saturday, June 17, 2023, in Belmont, Mich.

USGA Increases U.S. Women’s Open Purse

Darian Kelly

Allisen Corpuz was in for a payday after taking home the U.S. Women’s Open title. Find out the record-breaking purse here.

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FILE - The Walt Disney Co. logo appears on a screen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Aug. 8, 2017, in New York. ESPN began informing employees of layoffs Monday, April 24, 2023, which are job cuts that are taking place throughout its corporate owner, the Walt Disney Company. Disney CEO Bob Iger announced in February that the company would reduce 7,000 jobs either through not filling positions or layoffs

Shifting Lineups: ESPN’s On-Air Talent Takes a Hit

Darian Kelly

Layoffs struck the World Wide Leader this week with multiple big-name personalities left looking for new gigs.

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FILE - Indianapolis Colts cornerback Isaiah Rodgers (34) looks on during an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, in Foxborough, Mass. The NFL suspended three players indefinitely Thursday, June 29, 2023, for violating the league's gambling policy and a fourth was sidelined for six games. Isaiah Rodgers and Rashod Berry of the Indianapolis Colts along with free agent Demetrius Taylor received indefinite suspensions through at least this season for betting on NFL games in 2022.

NFL Players’ Suspensions Shed Light on League’s Escalating Betting Problem

Darian Kelly

The recent wave of gambling-related suspensions in the NFL have shed light on an escalating betting problem within the league.

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