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  1. Carmelo Anthony begins venture capital firm M7 Tech Partners

    Darren Rovell

    Carmelo Anthony announced the creation of M7 Tech Partners, a venture capital firm whose only partners are Anthony and Stuart Goldfarb, the former CEO of Bertelsmann, the world's largest direct marketer of music, video and books.

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2014
  2. Las Vegas sports books pull NBA title odds due to LeBron James op...

    Darren Rovell

    As news of LeBron James opting out of his contract with the Miami Heat on Tuesday morning spread, some insiders in the gambling world took the ultimate measure to minimize their risk. They pulled all future odds on all NBA teams to win next year's title.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2014
  3. Auburn Tigers fan made $100 bet to win national title at 500-to-1...

    Darren Rovell

    There will be many nervous Auburn fans on Monday night as they watch their Tigers take on Florida State in the BCS National Championship, but Mark Skiba is an odds-on favorite to be among the most skittish.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2014
  4. Late Texas A&M Aggies touchdown shifts $5 million in Las Vegas be...

    Darren Rovell

    A "meaningless" touchdown at the end of the Texas A&M-Alabama game swung about $5 million in bets across sportsbooks in Vegas, estimated Jeff Sherman, assistant manager of the Las Vegas Hotel SuperBook told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | September 14, 2013
  5. Judge sides with Lance Armstrong in book lawsuit

    Darren Rovell

    A federal judge in California is siding with Lance Armstrong and the publishers of his autobiographies, rejecting claims in a lawsuit that lies about not using performance-enhancing drugs amounted to fraud and false advertising.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2013
  6. Las Vegas sportsbooks took big beating in Week 9 of NFL season

    Darren Rovell

    At the end of the third quarter of the early NFL games on Sunday, Las Vegas Hotels Super Book vice president Jay Kornegay knew he needed more money at the front of the sportsbook.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2012
  7. Sales of 'Paterno' book fall short of expectation

    Darren Rovell

    It was a New York Times Bestseller for a month, but sales of "Paterno" have dropped off.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2012
  8. 'Paterno' book to debut at top of best-seller list

    Darren Rovell

    "Paterno," written by sportswriter Joe Posnanski, will debut at No. 1 on the New York Times hardcover non-fiction best-seller list this week, the book's publisher Simon & Schuster confirmed to ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2012
  9. Paterno biography hits shelves; will it sell?

    Darren Rovell

    If you publish it, will it sell? That's what Simon & Schuster is wondering, as its Joe Paterno biography, simply called "Paterno," hits shelves on Tuesday. The publisher bought the book, written by sports writer Joe Posnanski, well before the s...

    Blog | August 21, 2012
  10. Who will win? We handicap the spellers

    Darren Rovell

    Spelling 'expert' Darren Rovell handicaps the field to find the favorites at the National Spelling Bee.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2006
  11. One bettor has $20 on Mason to win it all

    Darren Rovell

    At least one person stands to profit handsomely if longshot George Mason can win two more games, Darren Rovell notes.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2006
  12. The shot heard 'round the sports books

    Darren Rovell

    Two years ago at the Final Four, Chris Duhon hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer that meant nothing ... unless you'd bet on the game.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2006
  13. Barry's legal recourse? Just sue it!

    Darren Rovell

    If Barry Bonds has been wronged by new allegations that he used steroids, he has a legal recourse. But it won't be pretty.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2006
  14. Lots for sale: sponsorships, books ... cologne?

    Darren Rovell

    There's plenty for sale if you want a NASCAR theme in your life, from cologne to romance novels to sponsoring a car, Darren Rovell writes.

    Story | Conversation | February 17, 2006
  15. Bettors don't view NASCAR as viable option

    Darren Rovell

    NASCAR has made the big time. But in gambling circles, it doesn't rate. Darren Rovell examines why the sport lacks a real presence in Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2005
  16. How the dunk was born

    Darren Rovell

    In this excerpt from his new book "First in Thirst," Darren Rovell tells the story of how the famous Gatorade dunk was born.

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2005