Month: May 2022

NWSL Hits Record High for Fan Attendance on Opening Weekend

Led by Angel City FC’s home debut, the NWSL’s 10th season kicked off with 10,000 fans per game, beating the previous mark from 2016.

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Taylor-Serrano Bout Sets Women’s Boxing Viewership Record

A global audience of 1.5 million in more than 170 markets watched Katie Taylor defeat Amanda Serrano to retain her lightweight title.

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The High-Priced Lightning Are Nearly Unbeatable After Loss

Tampa, on a quest for its third consecutive Stanley Cup, improved to 15-0 in games following a postseason loss since 2020.

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Tyler Herro Is Miami Heat’s $4M X-Factor

Despite earning only $4 million this season, Miami’s Sixth Man of the Year has played his way into a huge contract extension.

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How An Investment in Youth Returned Real Madrid to UCL Final

Rodrygo, Vinicius Junior, and Eduardo Camavinga — all 21 or younger — came to Madrid for transfer fees totaling $133.1M.

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NHL's Female Viewership Up 61% This Season

The NHL’s female viewership rose 61% during the 2021-2022 regular season as female fans tuned in to watch hockey on ESPN and TNT.

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Task Force Reportedly Aims To Crack Down on NIL Collectives

A task force reviewing NIL deals is putting together additional rules to clarify that boosters’ collectives cannot be involved in recruiting.

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A’s $12B Ballpark Plan in Oakland Clears Hurdle

The Oakland A’s have been granted approval by the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission to build a new ballpark.

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Saudi-Backed Rival Tour Shifts Focus to Top Amateurs

LIV Golf, the Saudi-backed rival golf tour, has reportedly sent one-year invites to the world’s top six amateur athletes.

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Sporting Goods Retailer Stumbles in First Quarter

Big 5 Sporting Goods reported first-quarter revenue of $242 million, a significant decrease year-over-year from $272.8 million in Q1 FY2021.

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