Month: September 2021

Sports Illustrated Begins Rollout of Sportsbook

Sports Illustrated is launching a sportsbook, launching first in Colorado. The brand will rollout in New Jersey, Indiana, and Iowa soon.

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Facebook Brings Social To Fantasy Gaming

Facebook Fantasy Games launched on Wednesday, a product that offers users the ability to develop their own fantasy leagues.

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Chinese Investors Buy $745M in Reduced Tencent Stocks

Chinese investors bought $745 million in Tencent stocks in August. The gaming giant’s stock dropped 45.8% from mid-July to mid-August.

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USA Gymnastics' $425M Proposed Settlement with Abuse Survivors

USA Gymnastics and a committee representing gymnasts abused by Larry Nassar reached a deal on a $425 million settlement.

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Smaller Bills Stadium Proposed For 2027

The Buffalo Bills have proposed a more detailed plan for the construction of a new stadium, suggesting a 17% reduced capacity at 60,000 seats.

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A-Rod’s SPAC Ends Talks of $3B Merger with Panini

Slam Corp. a SPAC established by Alex Rodriguez, will no longer merge with The Panini Group, a sports cards and collectibles company.

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iFIT Files for IPO, Could Raise Estimated $800M

iFIT has filed for an initial public offering that could raise an estimated $800 million.

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Disney Folding Hotstar into ESPN+, Hulu in U.S.

Disney is folding its Hotstar streaming service into ESPN+ and Hulu in the U.S. It will remain a standalone service in India.

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Students or Professionals?

The NCAA insists FBS football players are still amateurs — which is why teams don’t pay them salaries. But their plans during Ida more closely mirror those of an NFL team than they do the rest of the student body.

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Finding a Way to Play

Not even a Category 4 hurricane could stop FBS teams in Ida’s path from finding a way to play their Week 1 matchups. 

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