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Billie Jean King, Candace Parker Join Angel City Investor Group

Angel City, the NWSL expansion team announced in July, has formally joined the league as its 11th team and will compete under the name “Angel City Football Club” when it debuts in the spring of 2022.

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Manchester United Reports 18.8% Drop in Revenue

The club’s matchday revenue dropped 19%, while broadcasting revenue dropped 41.9%, but not entirely due to the pandemic.

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Tom Brady Looks to Grow Wellness Brand TB12 with IMG

Under the partnership, the licensing company will “expand TB12’s traditional retail and ecommerce presence.”

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1,220 US Athletes Receive COVID-19 Relief Stipends

The entirety of the funds went to athletes who are “training and in contention” to represent the U.S. in Tokyo and at the Beijing 2022 Games.

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NIL Companies Forge Ahead Despite Undecided Regulations

Founders of college athlete NIL businesses said they’ve faced challenges navigating an industry where regulations haven’t been established.

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Former Sports Executive Launches Whiskey Brand with Sports at its Core

Sport are deeply integrated in the founders of Nine Banded Whiskey, which is why team partnerships are a point of focus in its marketing.

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NBC’s Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick Cites Favorite Call Of 47-Year Career

Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick of NBC Sports is retiring after calling over 3,750 NHL and Olympic hockey games during his 47-year career.

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After Successful Tests, Sports Betting-Driven NBA Telecasts Here To Stay

As the sports world embraces gambling, the NBA could roll out even more betting-focused alternate game telecasts and livestreams next season.

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Cowboys Backup QB Ben DiNucci Slides into First Marketing Deal

The Cowboys quarterback worked with ISlide and JMU’s Women in Sports and Recreation Management group to create a charitable product.

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College Football Coach Salaries Rise, But Some Face Pay Cuts

Alabama’s Nick Saban, who will make $9.3 million this season, is the highest-paid college football head coach in the country.

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Videos

Rising 25 Virtual Gala

Watch the virtual celebration honoring the Rising 25 Class of 2020.

Fundamentals: USTA CEO Michael Dowse

Dowse, the CEO and executive director of the national governing body for tennis, discussed the unique challenges of a fan-less US Open and growing the sport in the U.S.

Fundamentals: RISE CEO Diahann Billings-Burford

Diahann Billings-Burford is the CEO of RISE, a national nonprofit whose mission is to use sports as a means of eliminating racial discrimination and acting as a vehicle for social justice and societal equality.

Fundamentals: MLL Commissioner Sandy Brown

Sandy Brown — commissioner of Major League Lacrosse — discusses the logistics and realities of the league’s return to play with a single-location tournament format, along with the growth of the sport as a whole.

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