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Dan Snyder Reportedly Suing Online Media Company for Defamation

The Washington Team NFL owner is reportedly suing an Indian media company for allegedly accepting payment in exchange for publishing defamatory rumors about him.

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Adidas’ Q2 Earnings Hit Hard by Pandemic, But Online Sales Soar

German sportswear brand Adidas took a major hit amid the COVID-19 pandemic in the second quarter of its 2020 fiscal year, but online sales and recent stores reopening are giving […]

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NBA Commits $300 Million to New Fund to Support Black Empowerment

The NBA board of governors will contribute $300 million in initial funding to launch the NBA Foundation for “creating greater economic empowerment in the Black community” in partnership with the […]

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Pac-12 Exploring Loan Program if Football is Canceled

The Pac-12 Conference is reportedly exploring a loan program worth up to about $1 billion dollars to help athletic departments bridge the gap until the next media deal if the […]

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After Successful Challenge Cup, NWSL Teams Work to Maintain Momentum

The NWSL didn’t just successfully execute a bubble tournament that avoided a COVID-19 outbreak — they completed a record-breaking season, landing partners and smashing ratings with new broadcast deals.

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Professional Fighters League Launches OTT Platform To Become ‘Year-Round Content Company’

With the next Professional Fighters League season postponed until 2021, the mixed martial arts league moved up its planned OTT launch nearly a year early.

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NBA Bubble Teams Using Social Media To Satisfy Sponsor Needs

With no money coming in from ticketing, concessions, parking or merchandise, it’s not easy trying to generate revenue as a professional sports franchise during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Changes in NWSL Leadership & Global Attitudes Lead to More Sponsors

When the National Women’s Soccer League announced the Challenge Cup in May, it noticeably did so with several high-profile sponsors in the fold. Procter & Gamble and Secret Deodorant were […]

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ESPN’s David Roberts Dishes On New ESPN Radio Lineup And Strategy

David Roberts is all about winning, says colleague Stephen A. Smith.  Roberts, ESPN’s senior vice president, production, oversees the network’s daytime TV lineup of “Get Up,” “First Take,” “Highly Questionable,” […]

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Instagram Hoping to Catch Short-Form Video Audience Through Reels

After weeks of speculation, Instagram has officially launched the United States version of Reels, a new format within the app that enables users to create and post short-form, edited videos […]

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Videos

Fundamentals: RISE CEO Diahann Billings-Burford

Welcome to the latest episode of Fundamentals with Ian Thomas, a Front Office Sports interview show featuring leading operators and voices of the sports industry. Today, Diahann Billings-Burford joins the show. Billings-Burford […]

Fundamentals: MLL Commissioner Sandy Brown

Welcome to the latest episode of Fundamentals with Ian Thomas, a Front Office Sports interview show featuring leading operators and voices of the sports industry. Today we welcome Sandy Brown — commissioner […]

Fundamentals: Evil Geniuses CEO Nicole LaPointe Jameson

Welcome to the latest episode of Fundamentals with Ian Thomas, a Front Office Sports interview show featuring leading operators and voices of the sports industry. Our four-part esports series — presented by […]

Fundamentals: The Launch of VaynerGaming

Welcome to the latest episode of Fundamentals with Ian Thomas, a Front Office Sports interview show featuring leading operators and voices of the sports industry. With this week’s launch of VaynerGaming — […]

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