Month: June 2022

Freddie Freeman Fires Excel, Who May Have Botched Braves Deal

Agent Casey Close reportedly did not disclose Atlanta’s final offer to Freeman, who ended up in Los Angeles.

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One Year of NIL: There Is No ‘One Size Fits All’ Approach

From racking up deals to part-time jobs, not every athlete looks at NIL the same.

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Vegas Tourism Chief Talks F1 Return, Which Pro League Could Be Next

Las Vegas is already prepping for next November’s Formula 1 race as the area has become a pro sports mecca in recent years.

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Minority Owners Sue Tampa Bay Rays, Alleging Fraud

The Tampa Bay Rays are being sued by five minority owners, who are alleging fraud. The team’s stadium situation remains unsettled.

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USFL Makes Key Hire As It Seeks Investors

The United States Football League has hired investment bank Allen & Co. to find investors to assist in the league’s expansion.

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NBA Invests in $100M Kids Social Media App

The NBA has invested in kid-focused social media app Zigazoo. The company is now valued at $100 million after the $17 million round.

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Sony Seizes PC Gaming Market with New Brand

Sony is expanding its reach within the PC gaming market with the launch of Inzone, a new gaming hardware brand that will debut July 8.

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Qatar World Cup Sells 1.8M Tickets and Counting

This year’s World Cup in Qatar has already sold 1.8 million tickets. The next purchase period begins Tuesday.

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Investor Wants to Block $1.3B AC Milan Sale

A minority investor in AC Milan is attempting to block the sale of the Italian soccer club to RedBird Capital Partners.

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Agency Landscape Down to 'Big Three' After Merger

Creative Artists Agency completed a $750 million purchase of ICM Partners. The deal was agreed to in September but faced regulator scrutiny.

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