Comcast says YES

Comcast says YES

Good news for YES Network, which saw Comcast and 21st Century Fox lock in a new carriage deal that brings the RSN back to the Comcast lineup. The new deal included FOX News Channel as well as a dozen other Fox-owned regional cable networks although the WSJ writes that the channel likely won’t be back […]

Pick stars like Steph Curry and Chris Paul in the new NBA fantasy game

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The NBA on Thursday unveiled a new real-time mobile fantasy game that synchronizes with its live national broadcasts. NBA InPlay – powered by technology from FanDuel – is available for free download at the App Store and Google Play, and provides basketball fans with a first-of-its-kind second-screen experience. Game users select their preferred team in […]

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell faces latest decline

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell faces latest decline

The NFL’s ad revenue – after increasing in September and October – was down 17% year-over-year in November, according to ADWEEK. The decline is partially attributed to there being four fewer NFL games this November from a year ago. But the main reason for the revenue drop is an increase in audience deficiency units, or […]

Chicago Cubs celebrate end of World Series drought

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The World Series champion Chicago Cubs will make a league-high five primetime appearances on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball during the 2017 season, including an opening-night game at the rival St. Louis Cardinals on April 2. The Cubs will also play back-to-back Sunday night games on ESPN against the Boston Red Sox on April 30 and […]

Artist rendering of a proposed MLS stadium in St. Louis

Artist rendering of a proposed MLS stadium in St. Louis

Planning for a $200 million soccer stadium in St. Louis hit a snag when incoming Missouri Governor Eric Greitens opposed public funding of the venue. After Greitens called the project “nothing more than welfare for millionaires,” the city of St. Louis delayed its request to the Missouri Development Finance Board for $40 million in state […]

Federer to livestream final training session of 2016

Federer to livestream final training session of 2016

Roger Federer will be live streaming one of his last practices of 2016 on Twitter and Periscope, offering a behind-the-scenes look at his December 22 session in Dubai with Lucas Pouille (5-6 a.m. ET). Federer, who is preparing for next month’s Hopman Cup in Perth, Western Australia, will answer questions live for fans tuning into […]

Welcome to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

NASCAR finds a Playmaker

NASCAR has a new name for its top auto racing division in 2017 after bringing on Monster Energy as a title sponsor. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will replace the Sprint Cup beginning Jan. 1, with the first official points race set to be the 59th running of the Daytona 500 on Feb. 26. […]

Citi parts ways with USOC

Citi parts ways with USOC

Citi is ending its sponsorship of the U.S. Olympic Committee after five years and three Olympic Games, including a campaign in Rio where it bought advertising exclusivity on NBC. Citi’s departure after the 2016 Rio Olympics leaves the banking category for Team USA open for the first time since 2011 and follows the exits of […]

Six MLB teams hit with tax bills

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A record six Major League Baseball teams have been sent luxury tax bills, among them the New York Yankees, who have exceeded the sport’s salary cap for 14 straight seasons. The Los Angeles Dodgers will have to pay $31.8 million and the Yankees got a $27.4 million bill for surpassing MLB’s payroll threshold of $189 […]

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