Month: August 2020

ESPN to Continue Airing Little League World Series Through 2030

ESPN began televising Little League games in 1983 and has done so yearly since 1987.

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Fanless Derby

Less than two weeks after announcing intentions to have fans at the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby during Labor Day weekend, race organizers decided against allowing spectators.  A 14% […]

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Sneaker Success

With sneakers a hot item this summer, Foot Locker’s second quarter sales increased 17.1%, to $2.077 billion, compared to the same period last year. Athletic footwear sales were down as […]

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Golf’s Hole-In-One

As one of the first sports to return to live events, the PGA Tour has had a strong two months of action. From its restart in June through the FedEx […]

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Record Catch

A rare Mike Trout autographed rookie card sold for $3.94 million this weekend, setting a new record for the sale of a trading card. The sale is the latest example […]

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New WNBA Apparel Line Leans into League’s Growing Social Activism

The line allows fans to purchase a shirt with any of the WNBA’s approximately 150 players’ names on the back, with a front design that reflects the season’s focus on racial equality.

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ABC Poised To Broadcast Live NFL Games Again Thanks To Disney Push

Back to the Future: ABC poised to score its first NFL games package in decades as parent Walt Disney Co. negotiates new deals for ESPN and sister broadcast network.

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NCAA Fall Sports DI Athletes Granted Extra Year of Eligibility

The NCAA Division I Board of Directors approved recommendations by their Division I Council regarding eligibility and plans for fall sports to take place in the spring, the governing body […]

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Mike Milbury Takes Leave as NBC Sports Analyst After Comment About Women

In a discussion about the bubble environment during the New York Islanders’ series-clinching victory over the Washington Capitals on Aug. 20, Milbury said, “Not even any woman here to disrupt your concentration.”

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Kansas City Chiefs to Turn Away Fans in Culturally Appropriative Gear

The Chiefs’ moves come amid a years-long reckoning in sports with mascots that are offensive or culturally appropriative.

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