The heated phone call behind ‘Vegas’ Dave Oancea’s $3.8 million Mike Trout card sale

The heated phone call behind ‘Vegas’ Dave Oancea’s $3.8 million Mike Trout card sale

A record sale wasn’t enough for “Vegas” Dave Oancea. The outlandish betting guru sold Mike Trout’s one-of-a-kind 2009 Bowman superfractor rookie card for a record-shattering $3.84 million at an auction this weekend. Before the sale made headlines, Oancea took a call from the soon-to-be buyer. This Mike Trout card sold for $3.8 million “[The card] … Read more

NFL mock draft 2021: Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields have company at QB; Steelers, Bears, Jets get playmakers

NFL mock draft 2021: Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields have company at QB; Steelers, Bears, Jets get playmakers

The 2021 NFL Draft already has a big twist. With the Big Ten and Pac-12 deciding to postpone their 2020 college football seasons because of COVID-19 concerns and several players from other playing conferences opting out, a lot of top prospects are already left preparing to be selected next April 29-May 1, either in Cleveland or virtually. … Read more

Betting NFL futures harder than ever with no preseason

Betting NFL futures harder than ever with no preseason

LAS VEGAS — In the near future, football betting fever will spread through sportsbooks on Sundays. The atmosphere will be electric, and life will feel more normal again. Well, aside from seeing Tom Brady in a Tampa Bay Buccaneers uniform, most things will feel normal. But this past Sunday was strange. With the NFL preseason … Read more

Herschel Walker offers effusive praise of Donald Trump: ‘I’m blessed to call him friend’

Herschel Walker offers effusive praise of Donald Trump: 'I'm blessed to call him friend'

Herschel Walker wants the world to know Donald Trump isn’t a racist. The former NFL running back and two-time Pro Bowler spoke at the Republican National Convention, offering his support for Trump in his quest for reelection this November. Walker, who said he’s held a “deep, personal friendship” with Trump for nearly 40 years, said the president is definitively … Read more

Former Seahawks player apologizes for trying to sneak a woman into his hotel room

The Seahawks cut a rookie for trying to sneak a woman into his hotel room

The Seahawks earlier this month waived undrafted rookie cornerback Kemah Siverand to reduce their training camp roster to 76 players. The move had nothing to do with football and everything to do with the first of what ESPN reporter Brady Henderson says are Seattle coach Pete Carroll’s three rules: “Protect the team.” According to NFL Media’s Tom … Read more

LeBron James reflects on Jacob Blake shooting: ‘Black people in America are scared’

LeBron James reflects on Jacob Blake shooting: 'Black people in America are scared'

LeBron James expressed renewed concern about the safety of African-American citizens in the United States following the shooting by police of Jacob Blake. That incident on Sunday happened in Kenosha, a city close to Milwaukee, and James said his “prayers go to that family.” Wisconsin state investigators are looking into that incident to determine whether action should be … Read more