For the first time, ESPN and NBA TV will combine to air every game of the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. The 12-day, 82-game schedule will tip off with a record 10 games on Friday, July 6 and continue through Tuesday, July 17 at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The first day will include five games on NBA TV and a tripleheader on ESPN. The Phoenix Suns and Sacramento Kings, who are selecting first and second, respectively, in this year’s draft, will meet on Saturday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN. This year’s Summer League, which will feature all 30 NBA teams for the first time, will culminate with the Championship Game on July 17 at 10 p.m. on ESPN. ESPN will present every game via the ESPN App, along with a record 46 games on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU. Meanwhile, NBA TV will air 36 games, beginning with the Summer League opener on July 6. NBA TV’s coverage of Day 1 will also feature a 5 p.m. ET game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Orlando Magic.
The upcoming seventh season of Netflix dramedy Orange Is the New Black will be its last. The streaming service announced the news on Twitter with the warning, “This may make you cry.”
The premiere of global talent competition The World’s Best gets the prime post-Super Bowl slot on CBS on Sunday, February 3 at 10p(ish). Exec producer James Corden hosts, with judges Drew Barrymore, RuPaul Charles and Faith Hill.
Canelo Alvarez locked in a $365 million agreement with DAZN that will see an 11-fight run that his promotional company says is the richest athlete contract in sports history. The deal begins with his next bout, which will see him move up in weight to take on WBA super middleweight champion Rocky Fielding on Dec. […]
Visa launched its “new and improved Financial Football video game for the 2018 – 2019 NFL season” at an event in New Jersey with Giants players Eli Manning and Saquon Barkley. The free video game lets fans ages 11 and older suit up as a player from their favorite NFL team and play a virtual […]
The upcoming Fortnite World Cup is poised to land record sponsorship rates with multiple executives stating that Epic Games and agency Endeavor have discussed prices as high as $25 million, depending on level of involvement, to partner with the event and a lineup of brands that have come to the table for discussions, according to […]