Leaders in Silicon Valley, entertainment, and professional sports are remembering Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen, who died after a battle with cancer at 65

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Paul Allen, the cofounder of Microsoft and billionaire philanthropist, died Monday afternoon after battling non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The 65-year-old Seattle native is best-known for having launched Microsoft with Bill Gates, but he also operated the venture-capital firm Vulcan Ventures, and staked his claim on sports franchises as the owner of the Seattle Seahawks […]

Toyota’s Sports Coupe Ambition Doesn’t End With the Supra

At Toyota all eyes remain on the upcoming Supra — a long-departed model returning to the automotive landscape with some help from BMW. The Supra, however, isn’t exactly a sports car for the masses. No more so than the co-developed BMW Z4 is. Once upon a time, Toyota fielded a slew of fun, compact coupes […]

The 20 richest billionaires who own sports teams

Jeff Gross/Getty Images Billionaires often make extravagant purchases — like buying their own sports team. CEOWORLD magazine recently ranked the 20 wealthiest owners of major league sports teams around the world. Some billionaire owners own more than one team — like Paul Allen, who owns the Portland Trail Blazers and the Seattle Seahawks. Billionaires have […]

Naomi Osaka is reportedly set to sign Adidas’ biggest ever deal with a female athlete — and it could make her one of the highest-paid women in sports

AP Images Naomi Osaka could sign the biggest deal Adidas has ever agreed with a female athlete. The deal, believed to be worth $ 8.5 million, could be announced on Thursday. The new agreement comes hot on the heels of Osaka’s straight sets victory over Serena Williams, a match now notorious because of a global […]

eBay will sell sports apparel and memorabilia on ESPN.com

ESPN and eBay are teaming up to make the latter’s sports equipment, apparel and memorabilia accessible through ESPN.com. Details about how this partnership will be implemented are slim at the moment, but ESPN says this new shopping experience will be delivered through “contextually integrated shopping modules” on web and mobile versions of ESPN.com. Whatever those […]

This National Sports Icon Gives a Different Kind of Kick

When Ide Oumarou hits the ground, drumbeats and chants in the Zarma language rise from one side of a crowded bleacher in the Palais du 29 Juillet, Niamey’s main sports facility. Skinny and physically smaller than his 14 years, Ide still somehow resembles his hero, Abdoul Razak Issoufou Alfaga. Red headgear lightly tied around his […]

Against modern football? The controversy behind the La Liga & Relevent Sports deal

When I first heard the news of La Liga’s deal with US company Relevent Sports to host one Spanish league game on American soil each season, I for one was hardly surprised. Having covered the 2016 International Champions Cup (ICC) across the US, the tournament which Relevent has been proudly organizing since 2013, brings together […]

Buy/Drive/Burn: American Malaise Sports Cars of 1982

The year is 1982. You’re a lover of domestic sports cars, but also suffer from a distinct lack of funding in this era of American Malaise. Three updated, base model, fuel sipping rides are in your purview — all of them with four-cylinder engines. Which one do you take home? Today’s Buy/Drive/Burn trio was suggested […]

Man Utd news: I know THIS about Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho – Sky Sports man

It was claimed yesterday the pair had fallen out and that the Frenchman was now ready to leave Manchester United – either now or in January. United boss Mourinho got wind of those reports and was apparently unimpressed by the suggestions of a rift. Speaking ahead of a scheduled press conference with Mourinho this afternoon, […]