Month: August 2020

NCAA Expects Decision on College Basketball Start by Mid-September

When he announced the fall sports cancellations, NCAA President Mark Emmert said he hoped to find a way for fall championships to instead happen in the spring.

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Sixers Parent Company Commits $20 Million to Social Justice Causes

Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment — which owns the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils, among other entities — is committing $20 million to “fighting systemic racism and championing equality,” […]

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More Powerful Agents Exit Creative Artists Agency

Taub, the former head of sports endorsements at CAA, and Moss co-represented several high-profile athletes, especially in emerging Olympic sports.

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MLB Attracting Younger TV Viewers This Season

Bolstered by the winning performances of large market teams like the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs, ESPN is posting strong early-season numbers for its national MLB game coverage.

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More Than A Vote Athletes Sign Letter Against Voter Suppression

The group of prominent athletes and entertainers behind More Than A Vote, a voting rights coalition launched by LeBron James in June, has signed an open letter and call to […]

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ESPN Taps Levy, Riddick and Griese for Monday Night Football Booth

Levy, Riddick and Griese replace the two-man booth of Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland, who were the broadcast team for the past two seasons.

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Washington Tabs Jason Wright as NFL’s First Black President

The move makes Wright the first Black team president in the NFL’s history, and at 38 years old, the youngest in that position.

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Pandemic Alters Insurance Landscape for Major Sporting Events

Insurance policies that covered sporting events canceled by the pandemic have paid out millions, but future events may be harder to insure as a result.

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Sportsbook Operators Turn to Media Influencers In Customer Loyalty Race

“The name of the game isn’t acquisition, it’s loyalty,” as sportsbooks try to keep customer dollars in an industry currently separated by few differences between operators.

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Food Delivery Partnerships Heat Up With NBA, DoorDash Deal

In an effort to further engage with fans and push its support of the Black community, the NBA has signed a multi-year deal with DoorDash.  The partnership is the league’s […]

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