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Netflix Slams Into Live Sports with WWE Deal

  • Netflix signed a 10-year, $5 billion deal to stream WWE's Monday Night Raw.
  • The move further cements the streaming giant's move into live sports.
Roman Reigns lifts WWE championship belts during Wrestlemania.
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Netflix has leapt into the live sports ring with a 10-year deal for WWE’s Raw, worth more than $5 billion. The move gives Netflix a weekly live program with a devoted audience, and could augur further steps into sports. We also look at a potential labor strike by MLS referees and another viewership record broken by the NFL.

Plus, ESPN’s Jay Bilas joins to discuss the state of college basketball as the NCAA attempts to cling to amateurism and prevent college athletes from gaining employment status. Bilas argues that the NCAA is attempting to apply standards to college athletes that don’t exist for anyone else in the American economy.

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