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Multi-Platform Talent Jason Concepcion Departing The Ringer

As host of “NBA Desktop” — a digital show about NBA Twitter — Concepcion was part of The Ringer’s team that won the 2019 Sports Emmy for Outstanding Digital Innovation.

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Under Armour to Sell MyFitnessPal Platform

Under Armour acquired the health tracking app for $475 million in 2015. The app has grown from about 80 million users to over 200 million in the last five years,

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Activision Blizzard Beats Expectations As ‘Call Of Duty’ Remains Popular

As more people stayed indoors during the summer months, gaming saw a boom as money and time typically spent on travel and outdoor activities shifted to at-home entertainment.

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Klay Thompson Becomes First Active NBA Player to Back CBD Brand

CBD use in professional sports has been a hot topic in recent years, and the NBA has long banned the use of marijuana and its byproducts.

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Q&A: Will Ventures Co-Founders on Sports-Centric Investing

Co-founders Isaiah Kacyvenski and Brian Reilly launched Will Ventures in September with a focus on sports and sports-adjacent markets.

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Despite Revenue Drop, Esports Provides theScore With Bright Spot

Without live sports theScore’s media and betting business struggled during the pandemic, but esports built a solid foundation for the future.

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How Masters, CBS Will Avoid Sunday Conflict With NFL

CBS Sports will move up Sunday final round coverage of the 2020 Masters by three hours to avoid a conflict with its late afternoon NFL telecast. The coronavirus pandemic forced Augusta National Golf Club to move the Masters to November from its normal slot in April.

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Barstool Betting App a Driver of Penn Quarterly Revenues

Penn National Gaming announced a profitable quarter as Barstool Sportsbook app helped drive revenues after its launch.

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Georgia Tech Focuses on Fan Safety With Return of Football

Using Satisfi Labs’ virtual assistant, Georgia Tech football has been able to allow fans a safe return to Bobby Dodd Stadium.

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Dodgers’ Justin Turner Played by a Different Set of COVID-19 Rules

Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner showed the divide on how players and fans are treated when it comes to pandemic protocols.

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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.

Fundamentals: Evil Geniuses CEO Nicole LaPointe Jameson

Nicole LaPointe Jameson, CEO of professional esports team Evil Geniuses, discusses the state of esports and what is next for the organization.

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