Month: August 2020

Duke’s Coach K: NCAA Can’t Afford Another March Madness Cancellation

On Aug. 17, the NCAA said it expects to have a decision in mid-September on whether the 2020-21 Division I basketball season can start on time — it’s currently slated to begin Nov. 10.

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Q&A: Barstool Sports’ Erika Nardini Sounds Off On Deion Sanders, ESPN

“If a platform was showing strong, viable signs of growth before the pandemic, the pandemic put tailwinds and gasoline behind that. If a company or a brand or a platform was seeing attrition, or contraction before the pandemic, that decline is also accelerating.”

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Facebook Strengthens Fitness Ties as Trainers Flock to its Platform

About 300 fitness professionals are expected to attend the first Facebook Fitness Summit, a two-day virtual event. Fitness streamers have flocked to Facebook during the pandemic.

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Amazon Becomes Streaming Home to Sounders FC Regional Coverage

The deal marks Prime Video’s second agreement with a sports franchise for regional broadcast rights.

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USL Looks to Reach New Fans with SiriusXM & International TV Deal

“There’s a growing demand both domestically and abroad for our brand of professional soccer. It’s different. It’s colorful. It’s intense and it features some amazing communities,” said Court Jeske, USL executive vice president.

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Division III Athletic Departments Face Colossal Changes Due to COVID-19

The impact of COVID-19 on Division III departments could be major — and Division III officials are scrambling to cope with the fallout.

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The Wright Guy

Jason Wright became the first Black team president in NFL history Monday when the Washington Football Team announced his hiring. At 38 years old, Wright is also now the youngest […]

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Tennis Players Fill Top Nine Spots In Highest-Paid Female Athlete List

Tennis remains the most lucrative sport for women as nine of the top 10 highest-paid female athletes of 2020 make their living playing the sport.  Naomi Osaka leads the list, […]

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Game-Worn Jordans Sell For Record Price At Auction

A pair of game-worn Michael Jordan Nike Air Jordan 1 shoes were auctioned off for a record $615,000 last week. Jordan wore the shoes in a 1985 exhibition game in […]

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LeBron James, Others Sign Letter Urging Fight Against Voter Suppression

Athletes and artists behind More Than A Vote, a voting rights coalition launched by LeBron James in June, released a letter urging fans to fight Black voter suppression. The letter […]

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