SPORTS NEWS ARCHIVES

September / October 2021

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Arby’s Will Pay College Running Backs to Declare ‘Tonight, I’m Getting Arby’s!’

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It’s ‘#GameOver’ for Sinclair’s RSN Streaming Plan, Analyst Says

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Fall TV and Football Fuel a Rise in September Broadcast Viewing, According to The Gauge

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Could Regulators Derail Radio’s Sports Betting Cash Cow?

November 2021

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Jersey Mike's secures naming rights to Rutgers Athletics

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New York Mobile Sports Betting Could Mean Big Money for Networks

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Sports Illustrated launches Snap Original series in push for Gen Z

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The NFL Quietly Takes 'Sunday Ticket' DTC and OTT

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Washington Spirit Forward Trinity Rodman Named 2021 NWSL Rookie of the Year, Presented By Ally

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Fans Splurge on NFL Concessions as $5 Beer Era Goes Flat

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Attendance is Down Across Sports, and Ticket Markets Are Flooded

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Gambling No Longer a Dirty Word at Disney and ESPN

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Does Sinclair Plan on Taking Bally Sports RSNs Direct-to-Consumer via ATSC 3.0 Broadcast?

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Expansion of 2022 DI women’s basketball tournament to 68 teams approved

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MLB owners unanimously vote to provide housing for minor league players

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Traditional, Streaming Sports TV Viewing Grows Overall, But Pay TV Subscribers Decline

December 2021

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Sinclair's Biggest DTC Hurdles Remain with MLB and the NBA, Despite NHL Digital Rights Deal

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Endeavor Takes Swing at Baseball by Purchasing Nine Minor-League Teams

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Good Karma To Acquire ESPN’s AM Sports Stations In NY, LA And Chicago.

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Employment Rights Expected to Shake Up College Sports Landscape in 2022

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Major League Soccer increased viewership this season. Now it has to convince networks it’s worth $300 million per year

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Bengals, Jaguars, Buccaneers fans most LGBTQ-supportive online, survey find

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Sports Betting Ads: Industry Weighs How Much Is Too Much?

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The Sports Betting Industry Must Work Together To Prevent Ad Bans

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Sports Betting at Chicago Stadiums Gets OK From City Council Committee

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Treating College Athletes as Employees May Create New Problems

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Minors Sue MLB Over Antitrust Status in Wake of NCAA Alston Case

January 2022

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Sports Wagering TV Ad Dollars Soar Threefold In Last 4 Months Of 2021

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Sports teams are investing $10 billion in stadiums by 2030 — here’s how they’ll be different

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Payments firms see slam dunk opportunity with sports venues

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NFL Regular Season Game Viewership Up 10% to 17 Million

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Sinclair Gets Deal With NBA Including Local Direct-to-Consumer Rights

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Sinclair Still Faces Long Odds on DTC Regional Sports Streaming, Despite NBA Deal, Analyst Says

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Cadent Launches New Sports Network, Ramping Up Advertising Options

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Apple TV+ in 'serious talks' to carry Major League Baseball

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Yankees' Rachel Balkovec becomes first woman named minor-league manager, will take over Low-A club

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TV Sports Advertising Shifts Into Juggernaut Mode

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Streaming Sports: Viewers Spend Time On Various Platforms, But TV Still Dominates

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NCAA adopts new policy for transgender athletes, letting each sport set eligibility requirements

February 2022

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NFL awards $1 million for studies on cannabinoids' effects on pain management in players

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Minor League Baseball launches outreach initiative 'The Nine' focused on Black communities

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NBC Regional Sports Networks Plan Direct-to-Consumer Products

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Fast Studios To Launch Women’s Sports Network

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Select Kroger Stores to Carry Sports Performance-Based CBD Topicals

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NHL Nets Double-Digit Ratings Gains in First Year of ESPN-Turner Rights Deal

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A Rise in Gambling Addiction as Sports Betting Expands Seems Like a Safe Bet

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Spring training likely to be delayed after CBA meeting yields no progress between MLB, MLBPA, sources say

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NWSL Labor Deal Clears Path for Young Talent, Pay Increases

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Survey: Nearly Half of Super Bowl Viewers Plan to Stream the Game

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ESPN to Produce the First All Women-Led NBA Broadcast

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New York AG Warns of Bogus Betting Ads on Streaming Sites

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NY Sports Betting Nears $2 Billion Wagered In First 30 Mobile Days

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All Fields Should be Real Grass, not Fake Grass

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Sports Betting: Pretty fun, Probably Terrible

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Report: Mets to Hire Elizabeth Benn As Director of Major League Operations

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Sports Partnerships Can Drive Sustainability and Boost the Bottom Line

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Sinclair Plans DTC Launch In Baseball Markets in First Half of 2022

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Apple reportedly a front-runner for $2+ billion NFL Sunday Ticket rights

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NBC in Talks To Put MLB Games on Peacock: Report

March 2022

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Apple TV+ Inks Streaming Deal With Major League Baseball

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Salaries are booming as paydays grow quickly for women's college basketball coaches

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Lawmakers Slam NCAA for Failing to Address Disparity in Men’s and Women’s Sports

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Anheuser-Busch ends Washington Commanders sponsorship

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NFL is requiring teams to hire women or minorities as coaches for 2022 season

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MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, union chief Tony Clark hail new CBA as lockout ends

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Shattering the Backboard: More Women Succeeding in Sports Business

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Cubs Exploring Direct-to-Consumer Service, Team President Confirms

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Sinclair’s Bally Sports streaming service won’t arrive until summer

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iHeartMedia Cuts Deal With Super League Gaming For Metaverse Ads.

April 2022

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How Moneyball and Stadium Politics Killed Opening Day

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San Francisco Giants' Alyssa Nakken, 31, makes major league history as first woman to coach on field in regular-season game

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FIFA Kicks Up New Digital Service

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Apple Reportedly Has 'NFL Sunday Ticket' in the Bag

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Parlaying Entertainment, Analysis and Prize Money Into a Free-to-All Sports Betting Media Platform

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Stadium politics rile states fighting over NFL teams

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Congress shares details with FTC of alleged Washington Commanders financial scams against customers and the NFL

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YouTube Renews Deal With MLB To Stream ‘Game of The Week’

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SmartRadio App Allows Listeners To Bet On Games – While Listening To Play-By-Play

May 2022

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Global interest in betting on esports

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Upfront: Warner Bros. Discovery Puts Sports in Its Premier Package

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'An ecosystem of talent': Williamson County Schools introduces esports partnership

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Minnesota Sports Betting Bill Dies As Session Concludes

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Sports Dominates Live Streaming Viewing

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Sports-Betting Ads Drive Strong Q1 Ad Business in New York

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US Soccer reaches landmark deals to pay men's and women's national teams equally: A closer look

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NFL Set To Launch $5 Monthly Streaming Services in July: Report

June 2022