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Turner gets in the sports streaming game with UEFA Champions League soccer – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Turner is kicking off a new sports streaming video service next year that will carry its coverage of UEFA Champions League soccer. The service announced Thursday is Turner’s first endeavor in streaming sports coverage — the new frontier in “over-the-top” distribution of programming, in which shows can be watched online without a pay-TV subscription. It comes a week after ESPN announced the launch of a similar streaming service that will…

News Corp. and Telstra’s Foxtel to Merge With Fox Sports Australia – Variety

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Foxtel and Fox Sports Australia are set to be combined into a new premium pay-TV sports and entertainment company Down Under, a move designed to pave the way for an eventual IPO. Parent companies Telstra and News Corp. announced the merger Thursday, saying the combined entity would align ownership and management and offer Australian consumers greater choice. The companies aim to complete the transaction in the first half of 2018,…

News Corp. and Telstra’s Foxtel to Merge With Fox Sports Australia – Variety

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Foxtel and Fox Sports Australia are set to be combined into a new premium pay-TV sports and entertainment company Down Under, a move designed to pave the way for an eventual IPO. Parent companies Telstra and News Corp. announced the merger Thursday, saying the combined entity would align ownership and management and offer Australian consumers greater choice. The companies aim to complete the transaction in the first half of 2018,…

2017 CBS Sports Preseason All-America team: College football’s best and brightest – CBSSports.com

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Summer is coming to an end, and with the college football season is right around the corner, it is the perfect time to announce the 2017 CBS Sports Preseason All-America Team as voted on by our panel of college football analysts and insiders. There were six unanimous selections — one on offense and five on defense — with a whopping 21 different programs represented among the 27 first-team selections. Clemson…

Nielsen announces new division to measure e-sports sponsorships – TechCrunch

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Another sign that e-sports are turning into a big business: Nielsen is launching a new division focused providing research and consulting to the industry. The measurement firm already has a unit focused on gaming — in fact, Nicole Pike, Nielsen’s vice president of gaming, said Nielsen Esports was created in response to growing interest from the firm’s gaming clients. One of the biggest opportunities, Pike said, lies in measuring the value…

PODCAST: The Sports Dealmaker For All Seasons Posits On Team Values – Forbes

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

There are big moves going down in teh NBA, MLB, NHL and NFL. The Miami Marlins, Houston Rockets and Carolina Hurricanes are being sold, while the Chargers moved to Los Angeles from San Diego and the Raiders are moving from Oakland to Las Vegas. And the Los Angeles Dodgers are looking to raise over $150 million through sales of limited partner stakes. Salvatore Galatioto, president of Galatioto Sports Partners LLC,…

Nielsen announces new division unit to measure e-sports sponsorships – TechCrunch

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Another sign that e-sports are turning into a big business: Nielsen is launching a new division focused providing research and consulting to the industry. The measurement firm already has a unit focused on gaming — in fact, Nicole Pike, Nielsen’s vice president of gaming, said Nielsen Esports was created in response to growing interest from the firm’s gaming clients. One of the biggest opportunities, Pike said, lies in measuring the value…

Celtic 5-0 FC Astana – BBC News

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Scott Sinclair slotted home Celtic’s second goal of the night Celtic all but booked their Champions League group stage berth by thumping Kazakh champions Astana in the play-off first leg. Tom Rogic created the opener when he drove into the box and lifted a ball into the area that Evgeni Postnikov could only divert into his own net. Sinclair raced clear to add the second and doubled his tally after…

2017 CBS Sports Preseason All-America team: College football’s best and brightest – CBSSports.com

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Summer is coming to an end, and with the college football season is right around the corner, it is the perfect time to announce the 2017 CBS Sports Preseason All-America Team as voted on by our panel of college football analysts and insiders. There were six unanimous selections — one on offense and five on defense — with a whopping 21 different programs represented among the 27 first-team selections. Clemson…

Real Madrid 2-0 Barcelona (5-1 agg): Spanish Super Cup success for Zidane’s side – BBC News

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Real Madrid are now Champions League, La Liga, Uefa Super Cup and Spanish Super Cup holders Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-0 at the Bernabeu to win the Spanish Super Cup 5-1 on aggregate. The Spanish and European champions were dominant, even without the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo. Marco Asensio, who also scored in the 3-1 first-leg win, gave them an early lead with an excellent 25-yard strike. And Karim Benzema flicked…

Olympic legacy: Did £1bn after 2012 get any more people doing sport? – BBC News

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mo Farah wins gold in Men’s 5000m, London 2012 Five years ago this month, the London Olympic Games – seen as a great success for Britain – came to a close. At the time, the country was promised that the end of the Games would not mean the end of the success story, that there would be a lasting legacy for sport participation. But, in…

2017 CBS Sports Preseason All-America team: College football’s best and brightest – CBSSports.com

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Summer is coming to an end, and with the college football season is right around the corner, it is the perfect time to announce the 2017 CBS Sports Preseason All-America Team as voted on by our panel of college football analysts and insiders. There were six unanimous selections — one on offense and five on defense — with a whopping 21 different programs represented among the 27 first-team selections. Clemson…

Dota vu: Valve’s world cup of e-sports is having another moment in the spotlight – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Every year for the past half decade, like clockwork, Valve’s Dota 2 tournament has broken the record for biggest prize pool in e-sports history. Dubbed The International (TI), this competition started off with $1.6 million of Valve’s own money in 2011 before adding a gamer-funded component that accelerated it north of $10 million by 2014, past $20 million last year, and close to $25 million for The International 7 that…

Peter Beagrie sacked by Sky Sports over assault conviction – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sacked football pundit Peter Beagrie has said he will appeal against his conviction for assaulting his partner. The former Everton and Manchester City player was “devastated” after he was convicted of attacking Zarah Blake by Skipton Magistrates on Tuesday. In a statement, Beagrie, 51, said: “I am innocent, something I have maintained from the outset, that is why the verdict was so devastating. “I will be appealing.” In his statement,…

2017 CBS Sports Preseason All-America team: College football’s best and brightest – CBSSports.com

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Summer is coming to an end, and with the college football season is right around the corner, it is the perfect time to announce the 2017 CBS Sports Preseason All-America Team as voted on by our panel of college football analysts and insiders. There were six unanimous selections — one on offense and five on defense — with a whopping 21 different programs represented among the 27 first-team selections. Clemson…

SI’s 2017 Preseason All-America Team – Sports Illustrated

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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Ex-UVA Star Malcolm Brogdon Speaks Passionately on Charlottesville – Sports Illustrated

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon, a University of Virginia alumnus, spoke with SI Now on Wednesday and discussed a range of political topics pertaining to the events that took place in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend.  Brogdon shared his thoughts on the white supremacist and neo-Nazi activity and violence that took place on UVA’s campus. One woman was killed and several people were injured after a white nationalist deliberately drove…

Mike Gundy’s mullet impact on college sports – NCAA.com

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Mike Gundy’s mullet has entered its second year of popularizing business in the front and party in the back. The Oklahoma State football coach claims that the now-famous ‘do is worth “millions” to the school and has aided recruiting efforts. Gundy has rocked the style in the past, as an OSU quarterback, and the rebirth of his signature ‘do seems to have inspired some college athletes to channel…

Hoffenheim 1-2 Liverpool – BBC News

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Trent Alexander-Arnold (second from right) was starting his ninth game for Liverpool Liverpool will take a one-goal advantage back to Anfield for the second leg of their Champions League play-off tie with Hoffenheim after Trent Alexander-Arnold’s free-kick and an own goal earned them a hard-fought victory in Germany. Rookie full-back Alexander-Arnold demonstrated a cutting edge lacking in some of his more experienced team-mates with an expertly taken set-piece that found…

Sport has always been political – long before Trump came to the party – The Guardian (blog)

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Of all the reasons for resigning from Donald Trump’s “American Manufacturing Council” in the wake of the president’s reaction to the Nazi rally in Charlottesville, the one offered on Tuesday by Under Armour chief executive Kevin Plank felt the most wilfully naive. According to the boss of the sportswear firm, he was stepping down because “Under Armour engages in innovation and sports, not politics.” Oh dear. I’m not quite sure…