Craig Sager is one of the most respected sideline reporters in sports and he is well known for both his colorful attire and personality. Given a life-changing diagnosis of leukemia in 2014, TNT’s hard-working veteran returned to the sidelines in 2015 and continues to publicly battle the disease while remaining committed to the work he loves. ESPN announced that Sager will be honored with the Jimmy V Perseverance Award on July 13 at The 2016 ESPYS presented by Capital One on ABC.
Twenty-six NFL teams – 81 percent – play their home games at stadiums located within an hour’s drive of a casino, while half of all teams are located within 11 miles of the closest casino, according to an analysis released today by the American Gaming Association (AGA). The analysis serves to debunk themyth that professional athletes and casinos cannot co-exist in the same city.
The 2015 boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, billed as the fight of the century, was widely seen as a disappointment. Now, a year after a hail of class action lawsuits followed the match, Showtime Networks is suing Pacquiao's promoter Top Rank for an alleged failure to live up to an indemnification agreement.
NASCAR announced the inductees who will comprise the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2017. The five-person group – the eighth since the inception of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2010 – consists of Richard Childress, Rick Hendrick, Mark Martin, Raymond Parks and Benny Parsons. In addition, NASCAR announced that Martinsville Speedway founder H. Clay Earles won the Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR.