In his first statement as team owner, Cohen said that all Mets employees will have their pre-pandemic salaries reinstituted as of Nov. 1, reversing the 5-30% salary cuts implemented in March through a total commitment of more than $7 million. He also plans to donate $17.5 million to local small businesses, and “dramatically increase the giving of the Mets Foundation in the coming years.”
MyFitnessPal has grown from 80 million users to over 200 million in the five years since Under Armour acquired the health tracking app for $475 million. Under Armour also acquired Endomondo in 2015, a once-popular fitness tracking app in Europe, for $85 million — the company will be discontinuing Endomondo’s operations at the end of 2020.
However, Under Armour will continue on with the MapMyFitness platform — which includes MapMyRun and MapMyRide. It acquired the platform in 2013 and integrates it with a line of connected footwear.
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Jason Concepcion, a multi-platform talent at The Ringer known for his podcast appearances and digital show “NBA Desktop,” is leaving the company. Concepcion first joined Bill Simmons’ media companies as a staff writer for ESPN’s Grantland in 2013.
As host of “NBA Desktop” — a digital show about NBA Twitter — Concepcion was part of The Ringer’s team that won the 2019 Sports Emmy for Outstanding Digital Innovation.
Hours after Concepcion’s announcement, popular NBA writer and podcaster Haley O’Shaughnessy announced that she would also be leaving The Ringer after about four years on staff.
The Ringer was acquired by Spotify for roughly $200 million in February.
Bubba Wallace will drive a Toyota car for Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin’s 23XI Racing NASCAR team.
Activision Blizzard beat analysts expectations in its third quarter earnings, showing the continued strength of games like “Call of Duty” and the pandemic’s impact on the video game industry.
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence tested positive for COVID-19 and will sit out the team’s game against Boston College on Saturday.
The Baltimore Ravens signed left tackle Ronnie Stanley to a five-year extension worth $98.75 million; he is now the NFL’s second-highest paid LT.
Georgia Tech Focuses on Fan Safety With Return of Football
For the past several years, Georgia Tech has implemented Satisfi Labs’ virtual assistant to help answer fans’ questions about the game-day experience both leading up to game day and once they are inside the stadium or arena.
This has been particularly helpful in 2020 as the Yellow Jackets’ staff deals with many new COVID-19 related questions.
The Masters Tournament has traditionally taken a conservative approach toward media coverage. But with the COVID-19 pandemic necessitating a schedule change, Augusta National Golf Club and TV partners CBS Sports and ESPN are planning several new media strategies.
Minnesota vs. Maryland: Minnesota began its eight-game 2020 schedule exclusively against conference opponents with a 49-24 home loss to Michigan last week. Maryland also came up with a 43-3 loss in its season opener as it was outgained 537-207 at Northwestern.