Month: September 2020

Business Atrophy

Gyms are struggling and so are personal trainers. A new survey found that 58% of personal trainers have lost some or all of their income since the pandemic hit. On […]

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All-in on Allbirds

Sustainable sneaker maker Allbirds closed a $100 million Series E funding round last week. Franklin Templeton led the new round and was joined by T. Rowe Price, Baillie Gifford, TDM […]

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Seizing the Market

A blockbuster sports betting deal could be in the works as Caesars Entertainment has made a $3.7 billion offer to take over U.K.-based William Hill. Caesars currently owns 20% of […]

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MLB Aims for Fans

With a shortened, fanless season in the books, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said a full schedule without fans next year would be “economically devastating.” Approximately 40% of baseball’s annual revenue […]

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Manfred: Fanless 2021 MLB Season Would be ‘Economically Devastating’

Rob Manfred said that MLB could look into different ways to get fans back in stadiums in 2021 if there’s no widely-available vaccine.

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Q&A: Chiney Ogwumike on ESPN Radio Success, WNBA and Player Activism

Chiney Ogwumike talks her dual careers as a radio personality and WNBA star. Ogwumike and Mike Golic Jr. are ESPN Radio’s “secret sauce.”

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NHL Unlikely to Hold Entire 2020-21 Season in a Bubble

The NHL held only its 2019-20 postseason in a bubble setup, and is reportedly not considering holding its full 2020-21 season in a bubble.

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Cal Expects Football Return to Help Balance Athletic Department Budget

Cal AD Jim Knowlton said that the financial gains didn’t “drive” Cal’s decision to restart, but that “for me to say I’m not cognizant of the financial implications would tell you I’m not a responsible leader.”

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Wubble Gifting Initiative Sparks New Deals for WNBA Players

Brands are finally recognizing the value of WNBA players as partners, and at a time when they’re doubling down on their values.

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Sports Log Jam

Despite the constant drone of the death of cable, live TV — including sports — continues to dominate primetime. In a single week of August, the combined viewership of the […]

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