sportsbiz

923 Flips | 2 Magazines | 5 Likes | 3 Following | 51 Followers | @sportsbiz | Keep up with sportsbiz on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “sportsbiz”

2018 All-Star Game: The American League wins a home run extravaganza

The 2018 All-Star Game was a reflection of its time. It was full of homers and devoid of most other action. In the end, though, it was a baseball …

Baseball

New Jersey Legislature OKs bill to legalize sports betting

New Jersey's casinos and racetracks are waiting for the starter's gun to begin offering sports betting now that the state Legislature has approved a bill to legalize it.<p>All eyes were on Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday, immediately after the state Assembly and Senate unanimously passed a bill to allow …

bets

Did The Supreme Court Reinterpret The Wire Act To Allow Cross-Border Internet Sports Betting?

The Supreme Court’s landmark decision in <i>Murphy v. NCAA</i> dramatically altered the landscape for sports betting in the United States by declaring that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) is unconstitutional. As a result of this decision, States are now free to legalize sports …

Betting

Amid Diplomatic Drama, the World Lacrosse Championship Kicks Off in Israel

When the Iroquois Nationals took the field against the United States at Netanya Stadium on Thursday night—decked out in purple helmets with golden …

Robert Kraft

7-Year-Old Israeli Wins European Chess Championship

Liel Levitan is 7. She lives in Haifa with her parents and her three siblings. She recently graduated from the first grade. In her spare time, she …

Siblings

A's select Bleich's contract, option Lucas

• The A's announced Friday that they selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Jeremy Bleich from Triple-A Nashville and optioned right-handed …

Baseball

Union to strike at Fiat Chrysler over Juventus cash splurge on Ronaldo

MILAN (Reuters) - A small union has called a strike at Fiat Chrysler's (FCHA.MI) Melfi plant in Italy to protest against the huge sums of money spent …

Soccer

John Schnatter resigns as chairman of Papa John's after using N-word

CLOSE<p>Backlash was swift after reports that Papa John's founder John Schnatter used the N-word. He's resigned as the company's chairman as well as a …

University of Louisville

Overwatch hits the big time with ESPN broadcast deal

Disney's ESPN has signed a deal with Activision Blizzard for live TV coverage of the Overwatch League, an esports league. The deal is the biggest yet …

Gaming

PGA Tour shuffles schedule to finish Playoffs before football season

Movement — and plenty of it — highlights the PGA Tour’s upcoming 2018-19 wraparound season.<p>Start with The Players Championship, the Tour’s flagship event, which moves back to March from its May spot. The PGA Championship, for decades the last major of the year, moves to May. And the FedExCup …

Golf

Cristiano Ronaldo Takes A Wage Cut And Leaves Real Madrid For Juventus

After nine years at Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving the global soccer giant for the Italian Serie A club Juventus. The deal is worth at least $340 million over four years, according to <i>Forbes</i> sources.<p>The tally includes a $140 million (€120 million) transfer fee owed to Real and a net …

Soccer

Introducing: Ty Kelly

Ty Kelly draws a walk in Team Israel’s 3/6/2017 game against South Korea (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images AsiaPac)<p>Ty Kelly, a 29-year-old utility man who …

Israel

Waldner: Kevin Pillar always finds a way

Time for practice.It’s baseball, which means players get their arms loose by throwing. To each other.There was just one problem for Kevin Pillar. …

Toronto Blue Jays

Draymond Green of NBA champion Warriors visits Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Draymond Green, an All-Star forward for the NBA champion Golden State Warriors, met in Jerusalem with Israel’s president.<p>Green …

Basketball

2018 World Cup TV Ratings Are Down 44% From 2014

Through the first round of games in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, TV viewership from the U.S. has dropped about 44 percent compared with the last …

Media Management

Drake calls out ex-Louisville coach Rick Pitino in new song

Rapper Drake, a well-known Kentucky Wildcats fan, calls out former Louisville coach Rick Pitino in a song on his new record.<p>Drake released his latest album "Scorpions" on Thursday. It contains a song titled "Sandra's Rose," in which Drake raps about "Louisville hush money for my young gunners, Rick …

New Singles

MLS player Collin Martin announces he is gay

Major League Soccer midfielder Collin Martin came out Friday as a gay man, announcing his sexuality publicly for the first time, though he said it had been known for years by family, friends and teammates.<p>Martin, 23, made the announcement on social media hours before his club, Minnesota United FC, …

George Washington

NCAA Basketball: New D-1 members Cal Baptist and North Alabama join for 2018-19

NCAA Basketball is already a huge sport with 351 total teams. For the 2018-19 season, that number raises by two, with Cal Baptist and North Alabama …

College Sports

Israeli Startups Enter the Burgeoning World of Sports Media

After conquering the worlds of medical research, robotics, and traffic navigation, Israeli companies have turned their attention toward the sports …

Startups

Vince McMahon Expected to Spend $500 Million to Finance XFL

As Vince McMahon prepares to relaunch the XFL, the WWE chairman is figuring out the financial aspects of the project.<p>According to ESPN's Darren Rovell, McMahon is expected to spend more than $500 million over the first three seasons of the league's existence.<p>Rovell noted back in December 2017 that …

Vince McMahon

How Atlanta United’s innovative recruiting changed Major League Soccer

Atlanta United wanted something different from their star designated players—and that decision radically changed recruiting for the MLS.<p>Back in March, Atlanta United set an attendance record. Some 72,000 soccer fans had come to cheer on their team face-off against their Major League Soccer rivals, …

Soccer

Can Puma Carve Out Space in the Basketball Sneaker Business?

Puma made a huge splash last week when the brand officially announced its return to the basketball business. There were rumblings during the NBA …

Shoes

Root, root, root for the home team while they mine your data

Allen (not his real name) is a super fan who has attended 67 sporting events since the beginning of 2018. The 57 year-old Virginia resident holds …

Business Development

Jay-Z, Known Basketball Fan, to Help Puma Sell Sneakers

Jay-Z has been named the creative director for Puma basketball, in the latest high-profile celebrity partnership for the German sportswear company.<p>Adam Petrick, Puma’s global director of brand and marketing, said in an interview Tuesday that Jay-Z, whose company Roc Nation has worked with Puma …

Shoes

Let's play two — in two stadiums: ThunderBolts, Slammers set to play unusual doubleheader

Like most professional baseball players, ThunderBolts third baseman Riley Krane has a daily routine.<p>On Wednesday, he expects to make some adjustments on the fly.<p>Krane and his teammates will play a doubleheader against the Slammers. That’s not especially unusual, but this is: Joliet and Windy City …

Chicago

Big 12 to distribute record $364.9 million to schools

IRVING, Texas -- The Big 12 Conference will distribute a record $364.9 million to its 10 institutions for the fiscal year, commissioner Bob Bowlsby …

College Football

Infographic: The Business of eSports

The Business of eSports<p>on May 29, 2018 at 11:54 am<p>Shares 301<p>For decades, the world’s top athletes have competed in illustrious tournaments such as …

To DH or not to DH? Baseball's never-ending debate starts anew

No modern-day baseball owner is as outspoken as former A’s owner Charlie Finley, who decades ago proposed using orange baseballs, playing World Series games at night and using pinch hitters in the pitcher’s spot in the lineup.<p>The orange-balls idea never flew, and World Series games now are played …

Kawhi Leonard trade reports put pressure on Magic Johnson to pull off Lakers superteam

Kawhi's trade request puts the Lakers in position to create a real threat to the Warriors<p>It's only fitting that Magic Johnson is at the helm, because …

NBA