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As Part Of New NBA Partnership The Cleveland Cavaliers Hosted Their First Live Facebook Broadcast Today

Image from Cleveland Cavalier's Facebook page of Lebron at the foul line today at practice.<p>The 2015 NBA Finals had over 98 million video views. There …

Social Media

DraftKings Is Adding a New Fantasy Sports Option: Competitive Video Gaming

DraftKings is getting into eSports.<p>DraftKings wants to be involved in <i>all</i> the sports, even the ones played from your living room.<p>Beginning next month, the daily fantasy site is adding competitive video gaming — commonly referred to as eSports — to its list of fantasy offerings. That means you can …

Fantasy Sports

Draft Ops becomes exclusive fantasy sports partner of Capitals, Wizards and Mystics

<i>This post was updated on Thursday with more information about the deal from Monumental Sports & Entertainment.</i><p>D.C.’s Verizon Center will become the latest venue to feature a daily fantasy sports lounge, and in somewhat surprising news, it won’t be sponsored by either of the two industry …

Fantasy sports sites draw scrutiny from Washington

Professional sports leagues and the booming fantasy sports industry are facing new questions from Washington following a weekend when the websites …

Daily fantasy ad buys make NFL a big winner

The NFL ad sales market is being driven by a category that did not even exist a couple of years ago, one that is dominated by two companies that have …

StubHub to hide fees until end again after losing business

Music and sports fans hate discovering big fees tacked on to ticket purchases just before check out. But there is something they hate even more: …

Ted Leonsis on Virtual Reality and the Tech Arms Race for Sports Teams

They used to give the rookie a playbook. Now they're handing out immersive VR headsets.<p>The Washington, D.C. Wizards, Capitals and Mystics will be the first in their leagues to use virtual reality through a new partnership with Stanford University startup STRIVR Labs, according Ted Leonsis, who as …

English Premier League's most valuable kits, 2015-16

Arsenal<p>HOME<p>AWAY<p>MVK RANK<p>3<p>MANUFACTURER Puma, five years ($234 million/$47m per year) £150m/£30m<p>SPONSOR Fly Emirates, five years ($234m/$47m per year) …

Soccer

Monumental Sports & Entertainment Becomes First In NBA, N

<b>Monumental Sports & Entertainment Becomes First In NBA, NHL</b> <b><br>and WNBA to Utilize STRIVR Labs' Virtual Reality Technology</b><p>Wizards, Capitals, Mystics to …

Analytics gurus face plenty of challenges in the NFL.

<b>By Robert Weintraub</b><p>As someone who likes to dabble in the dark arts of analytics, I was naturally cheered by the news that Denver was practicing …

NFL

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College Football

Are the kids alright?

Participation in hockey has risen 44 percent among 6- to 17-year-olds in the five years since USA Hockey overhauled its youth programs. <br>Photo by:USA …

Sports Industry

Premier League & NBC agree new TV rights deal

The Premier League has announced a new deal with American broadcaster NBC Universal to show live games for the next six years.

NBC Sports Group Renews EPL Rights In Landmark Six-Year Deal

NBC Sports Group renewed its deal for the EPL’s U.S. media rights in a precedent-setting six-year deal, beating out competing bids from Fox Sports …

USA Network

Fenway Park To Host Snowboarding, Freeskiing Event, Complete With 100-Foot Ramp

The venerated Fenway Park outfield once patrolled by Fred Lynn and Johnny Damon may take a turn toward the non-traditional this winter: A …

Extreme Sports

NBA to offer single-game pay-per-view telecasts for $6.99

NBA fans who want to watch out-of-market games that are not on national television can now do so by the game.<p>The league announced Wednesday that, for …

Yahoo outlines major push into fantasy sports market

Fantasy Sports

ESPN Tightens Its Belt as Pressure on It Mounts

Competition in the pay-TV industry is rising and subscribers are trimming cable bills<p>Sports-TV powerhouse ESPN, a profit machine that has long towered over the media landscape, is showing signs of stress as the pay-TV industry goes through an unprecedented period of upheaval.<p>A decline in …

ESPN's Plan to Dominate the Post-TV World

Viewers are shifting their attention from television to smaller screens. Can the most valuable name in media keep up?<p>On July 11, 2014, LeBron James announced that he was leaving the Miami Heat to return to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers. Within a few minutes of the announcement, an ESPN …

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Oakland A’s Tests Ballpark Pass System

Blog Posts<p>Troy Kirby · June 16, 2015<p>0 1.1k<p>Powered by Eventbrite<p>As more sports franchises start to drift heavily from season tickets into the world of …

LeBron James Is Giving Athletes the Last Word With Video Project 'Uninterrupted'

LeBron and his business partners are building a full-fledged media company.<p>When Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James arrived in San Francisco last week for the NBA Finals, he stepped off the bus at the Four Seasons hotel on Market Street and made a beeline inside, headphones presumably drowning …

Verizon will drop its title connection to Washington arena

While its naming-rights deal in Washington, D.C., won’t expire until 2018, <b>Verizon</b> is not renewing as the title sponsor of the building that it and <b>MCI</b> …

Betting on the Future: Imagining the NBA Fan Experience with Regulated Gambling

What are the odds LeBron James scores 10 points in a game when guarded by Jimmy Butler?<p>Will the Clippers score 20 points in the paint when Dwight Howard is on the court?<p>What are you willing to wager that the Hawks shoot 40 percent from the baseline corner against the Wizards?<p>Those questions pose …

NBA Franchise Notes: Silver Apologizes For Not Consulting Heat Before Holding Clinic In Cuba

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Friday said that he "erred by holding a basketball clinic in Cuba" last week before consulting with the Heat. Silver: …

Here’s AOL’s Playbook for Becoming a Sports Content Leader, but Is It a Winning Strategy?

Yannis Pappas, comedian-turned-host of one of AOL's new sports video programs called 2 Point Lead, is sitting in a reception …

Under Armour in talks to sell apparel with NBA logo - Baltimore Business Journal

Under Armour Inc. lost a two-horse race with Nike Inc. for the NBA's on-court apparel rights, but it's not entirely out of the game.<p>Sources said the …