Month: October 2021

Apple Dominates as Gaming Platform

Apple made more in video games in fiscal 2019 than Microsoft, Sony, Activision Blizzard, and Nintendo combined.

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MLB Attendance Hits 37-Year Low

While MLB welcomed fans back in 2021, pandemic-related restrictions contributed to a 37-year low in attendance.

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The Athletic Lost $41M in 2020

The Athletic lost $95 million over 2019 and 2020, including $41 million last year. The company is seeking a buyer at over $750 million.

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Andreessen Horowitz Leads $150M Round for ‘Axie Infinity’

Sky Mavis, the developer behind crypto-based game ‘Axie Infinity,’ is now valued at close to $3 billion.

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Rams Owner, NFL File Petition to Move Trial Out of St. Louis

Rams and NFL attorneys petition appeals court in latest attempt to move trial out of St. Louis over concerns of seating an impartial jury.

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Barcelona $1.57B in Debt, Looks to Sell Media Stake

FC Barcelona is in $1.57 billion in debt, and is seeking to sell a $58.1 million stake in its media venture, Barca Studios.

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Premier League Inks Licensing Deal with ‘Ted Lasso’

The Premier League agreed to a licensing deal on Monday with Apple TV+’s hit comedy show “Ted Lasso” in a deal valued at $680,000.

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The Current Group Licensing Reality in the NCAA

Before NIL rules were finalized, it was unclear if group licensing would be possible. But now, deals have popped up all over college sports.

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FIFA Considers Moving Headquarters to U.S.

FIFA is exploring moving its financial offices to the U.S. from Zurich, as it seeks to attract talent and distance itself from scandals.

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NWSL Commissioner Resigns After Paul Riley, Coaching Scandal

NWSL commissioner Lisa Baird has resigned as she faces mounting criticism for not taking complaints of abuse from coaches seriously enough.

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