Nashville Predators prospect Luke Prokop made history as the first active NHL player to come out as gay on Monday.
What he's saying: "It has been quite the journey to get to this point in my life, but I could not be happier with my decision to come out," the 19-year-old Prokop wrote on Instagram.
Bids for the jersey Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani wore during the All-Star Game this week have significantly outpaced those of other players in an online auction to benefit MLB Charities.
Driving the news: The top offer for Ohtani's signed jersey was $111,120 on Saturday afternoon. The next closest player's bid sat at $5,010.
A Major League Baseball game will be called entirely by women next week for the first time ever on a broadcast, the New York Times reports.
Driving the news: Five women will serve as the on-air crew for the Baltimore Orioles game against the Tampa Bay Rays from St. Petersburg next Tuesday.
Luka Dončić will be featured on the cover of NBA 2K22, the latest installment in the best-selling video game franchise.
State of play: Candace Parker fronts the "WNBA 25th Anniversary Edition" of the game, making her NBA 2K's first female cover athlete.
Forty-three minor league teams lost their MLB affiliation in 2020's restructuring, leaving some ballparks awaiting new fates.
The state of play: Some teams went independent or joined the new MLB Draft League. But in cities where minor league baseball disappeared, the challenge is now deciding what to do with those sleeping giants — and how to pay for it.
The Milwaukee Bucks came from behind in Game 4 to beat the Pheonix Suns, 109-103, in an instant classic that tied the NBA Finals at two games apiece.
By the numbers: Khris Middleton led the way for the Bucks with 40 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo did everything (26-14-8-3-2), and Pat Connaughton was huge off the bench (11 points, +21 plus-minus).
This is how we do it, world.
What happened: Another unapologetically nautical parade through downtown Tampa is behind us, and the Stanley Cup is not at the bottom of the Hillsborough River.
Get ready to grab your spot. The Lightning's victory party starts at 10am, with the boat parade kicking off along the Riverwalk by 11.
The big picture: Monday, around 10am, players will board boats at Davis Islands and begin rolling upriver, through downtown Tampa, with plans to end around noon at Rick's on the River, south of Columbus Drive.
A conservative group is targeting Major League Baseball and Ticketmaster with a seven-figure advertising campaign ahead of next week’s All-Star Game, accusing them of practicing “woke capitalism.”
Why it matters: By taking direct aim at MLB — and other private entities — Consumers' Research is putting corporate America on notice that it will try to talk directly to their customers with the express goal of hurting their bottom line.