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LeBron James and Showtime Sports to kick off new NBA documentary series – CBSSports.com

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James might be the greatest basketball player on Earth, but he has interests in life beyond the NBA. Just like Kobe Bryant has done during his retirement, LeBron is trying his hand in the film industry. James’ production company, SpingHill Entertainment, along with award-winning filmmaker Gotham Chopra, will help produce a three-part documentary film series that will premiere on Showtime in 2018. The project will examine the…

Away from the NFL spotlight, financial ruin drove Clinton Portis to the brink of murder – Sports Illustrated

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Fortune pilfered, Clinton Portis contemplated revenge under the veil of darkness. On a handful of late nights and early mornings in 2013 he lurked in his car near a Washington, D.C.–area office building, pistol at his side, and waited for one of several men who had managed a large chunk of the $43.1 million he earned with his 2,230 carries over nine NFL seasons. Purportedly safe investments had suspiciously soured,…

New Jersey’s Appeal of Sports Betting Ban Heads to Supreme Court – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

In a news conference in Trenton on Tuesday, Mr. Christie said he was “thrilled” by the decision of the court. Advertisement Continue reading the main story “The fact that the Supreme Court granted cert. in this case is a very good sign for sports betting having a future in New Jersey,” he said. “I’m encouraged by it. We’re not declaring victory, but at least we’re in the game, and that’s…

The Supreme Court decision in New Jersey’s sports gambling case could be worth billions around the country – SB Nation

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Tuesday that it will hear a pair of New Jersey sports gambling cases with national implications. Christie, Gov. of NJ, et al. v. NCAA, et al. and NJ Thoroughbred Horsemen v. NCAA, et al. have been consolidated, and oral arguments will be heard before the high court during its next term, which starts in October. The question to be addressed is whether Congress is…

The Future Of Fox Sports Is A Snake Eating Its Tail, Shitting It, And Eating It – Deadspin

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Words: They’re so pesky. You might be reading this right now while thinking, Why should I have to move my eyes to understand the stuff on the screen? It’s truly unfair. Can’t there be a better way? Good news: Jamie Horowitz, the media executive who brought you ESPN’s Embrace Debate era and assembled Fox Sports’ brigade of failed shouters, is getting rid of the words and will increase the videos….

New Jersey’s Appeal of Sports Betting Ban Heads to Supreme Court – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

In a news conference in Trenton on Tuesday, Mr. Christie said he was “thrilled” by the decision of the court. Advertisement Continue reading the main story “The fact that the Supreme Court granted cert. in this case is a very good sign for sports betting having a future in New Jersey,” he said. “I’m encouraged by it. We’re not declaring victory, but at least we’re in the game, and that’s…

LiveLike will now let you watch sports with your Facebook friends in VR – TechCrunch

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

LiveLike, the service that partners with sports broadcasters to create and host their VR viewing experiences, is going social. As a refresher, LiveLike’s VR experience is a “virtual suite” overlooking the field, where you can select different camera angles, look around the suite, view pre-produced content, etc. We’ve looked at the experience before, and think it’s much more interactive than VR solutions that just provide viewers with a floating screen…

Sources: Clippers agree to trade Chris Paul to Rockets – Yahoo Sports

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Los Angeles Clippers have reached agreement on a trade to send All-Star point guard Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets, league sources told The Vertical. Paul, 32, agreed to opt in to the final year of his $24.2 million contract, clearing the way for the Clippers to execute a trade with the Rockets and bring back assets for Paul, league sources said. The Rockets will send the Clippers a…

The Supreme Court decision in New Jersey’s sports gambling case could be worth billions around the country – SB Nation

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Tuesday that it will hear a pair of New Jersey sports gambling cases with national implications. Christie, Gov. of NJ, et al. v. NCAA, et al. and NJ Thoroughbred Horsemen v. NCAA, et al. have been consolidated, and oral arguments will be heard before the high court during its next term, which starts in October. The question to be addressed is whether Congress is…

The top 30 Alabama Crimson Tide sports salaries – AL.com

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

30) Jeff Purinton, senior associate AD, external operations – $151,500  Purinton’s administrative salary lands him ahead of four head coaches – Larry Davis, head rowing coach ($92,700(, Wes Hart, head soccer coach ($127,692), George Husack, head men’s tennis coach ($127,692) and Jenny Mainz, head women’s tennis coach ($142,692).

Facebook and Fox Sports team up to stream Europe’s elite soccer competition – CNBC

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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New Jersey’s Appeal of Sports Betting Ban Heads to Supreme Court – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

In a news conference in Trenton on Tuesday, Mr. Christie said he was “thrilled” by the decision of the court. Advertisement Continue reading the main story “The fact that the Supreme Court granted cert. in this case is a very good sign for sports betting having a future in New Jersey,” he said. “I’m encouraged by it. We’re not declaring victory, but at least we’re in the game, and that’s…

NBC Sports to Launch Premier League Soccer Internet-Video Service – Variety

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

NBC Sports will stream 130 Premier League soccer games exclusively to paying subscribers next season online — but the programmer says it isn’t decreasing coverage of the league on TV. The NBC Sports Gold direct-to-consumer live streaming service is launching Premier League Pass for the 2017-18 season, for $50, starting in August. At least three matches per Premier League club will be available as a live stream exclusively on Premier…

Sky Sports could be set to give football, cricket and golf their own dedicated channels – and slash prices in process – The Sun

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

SKY is reportedly considering replacing Sky Sports 1,2,3,4 and 5 in favour of specific themed sports channels. The change will mean cheaper viewing packages and represents a big shake-up in pay-per-view. Football will have two dedicated themed channels under new plans for Sky Sports New themed channels will be akin to Sky’s existing dedicated Formula One channel. The Guardian reports that football will get two channels, and there will be…

There’s A Nationwide Shortage Of Youth Sports Referees, And It Could Get Worse – Deadspin

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Photo credit: Kent Horner/Getty Images If you’ve ever seen a youth official get jeered by a crowd after a close call and thought, “Why does anyone want to be a ref?” you’re not alone. Across the country, high school athletic associations are getting more desperate as they try to recruit qualified officials for their sporting events. Low retention rates and aging current referees, coupled with increased games for those refs…

New Jersey’s Appeal of Sports Betting Ban Heads to Supreme Court – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

In a news conference in Trenton on Tuesday, Mr. Christie said he was “thrilled” by the decision of the court. Advertisement Continue reading the main story “The fact that the Supreme Court granted cert. in this case is a very good sign for sports betting having a future in New Jersey,” he said. “I’m encouraged by it. We’re not declaring victory, but at least we’re in the game, and that’s…

Supreme Court will hear sports betting case – CNNMoney

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

New Jersey wants to legalize gambling on sports — and will make its case before the Supreme Court. The high court said Tuesday that it will take up the state’s challenge to a federal law that bans most states from legal sports betting. If New Jersey wins, analysts say it could open the door to legal betting in other states. The court will hear the case during its next term,…

New Jersey’s Appeal of Sports Betting Ban Heads to Supreme Court – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

In a news conference in Trenton on Tuesday, Mr. Christie said he was “thrilled” by the decision of the court. Advertisement Continue reading the main story “The fact that the Supreme Court granted cert. in this case is a very good sign for sports betting having a future in New Jersey,” he said. “I’m encouraged by it. We’re not declaring victory, but at least we’re in the game, and that’s…

Supreme Court to hear New Jersey case on legalized sports betting – CBSSports.com

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The sports gambling landscape is changing with the NHL and (soon) NFL having teams in Las Vegas. USATSI The Supreme Court announced Tuesday that it would hear New Jersey’s appeal to have legal sports betting, an unexpected development in what has been a five-year ordeal. New Jersey governor Chris Christie has tried twice to get legislation passed, once in 2012 and again in 2014, and he was sued by the NCAA,…

Sports Illustrated throws shade at Donald Trump over his fake Time Magazine cover – For The Win

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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