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Amid Short Squeeze, GameStop Stock Surges Over 80%

GameStop’s stock surged last week following its announcements of holiday sales numbers and that Chewy co-founder Ryan Cohen was added to its board. Analysts maintain that its future is uncertain, […]

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Private Equity Firms Interested in Serie A's Inter Milan

Private equity groups continue to push into European soccer, capitalizing on clubs and leagues’ need to recover revenue lost during the pandemic. Suning Holdings has begun negotiations with various investors […]

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Google Completes $2.1 Billion Fitbit Acquisition

Fourteen months in the making, Google announced it has officially completed its $2.1 billion acquisition of Fitbit. Consumer concerns over Google’s potential access to data in the merger have made […]

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Israeli Developer Playtika First of Many Likely Gaming IPOs in 2021

Video games are getting more play on the stock market. Investors looking to get a piece of the $79.6 billion mobile games market — a segment that grew 26% last […]

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CFP Championship Game Sees Record Viewership Lows

College football isn’t immune to viewership woes plaguing major professional leagues.  Alabama dominated Ohio State 52-24 Monday night in the College Football Playoff National Championship, which had the lowest viewership […]

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Olympic-Sized Questions Remain As Japan Expands State of Emergency

Less than 200 days from the Tokyo Olympics, Japan has declared a second state of emergency after another wave of COVID-19 cases. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga expects to lift the […]

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Blackhawks, United Airlines Team Up For Helmet Sponsorship

The Chicago Blackhawks have joined a growing list of NHL teams that will feature advertising on players’ helmets this season.

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NHL Commissioner Expresses Importance of Season Despite Heavy Losses

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said he expects the league and its teams to lose more than $1 billion this year, but emphasized the importance of playing the shortened season — […]

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Louis Vuitton Expands Sports Portfolio With Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka was introduced this week as the newest Louis Vuitton ambassador. The three-time Grand Slam winner and world No. 3 is the star of the women’s Spring-Summer 2021 campaign. […]

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Connected Fitness Platform Keep Raises $360M, Valued at $2B

Along with at-home workout videos, Keep offers connected stationary bikes, treadmills, smart wristbands and apparel.

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Fundamentals: Women In Esports

On this episode of Fundamentals, three guests join the show to discuss the opportunities for women in the gaming industry, as well as the challenges they face.

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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