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Can L.A. support two NFL teams? It's a challenge

When Dan Reeves moved the Rams from Cleveland to Los Angeles in 1946, the owner made a prediction about his new home.<p>“It's going to be the greatest professional football town in the country,” Reeves said.<p>Seventy-one years later, the boast about the nation’s second-largest market remains an open …

New Haven

Chargers move is a reminder that it doesn't pay for cities to do business with the NFL

There isn’t much more to say about the San Diego Chargers’ move to Los Angeles other than: “We told you so.”<p>For years, we’ve been documenting how cavalier the National Football League and its franchises can be when its member billionaires’ quest for public money trumps such family values as loyalty …

New Haven

What happens to the 'championship' apparel for the team that loses the national title game?

It’s not just a meme.<p>In the moments after Deshaun Watson found Hunter Renfrow for the winning touchdown in the College Football Playoff National Championship game, Clemson wideout Sean Mac Lain paces the sidelines with one thing on his mind. “I just want a hat,” he says over and over again. But the …

Clothing

The Stadium Squeeze: Today's Guide To Ignoring The NFL

If you thought watching Stan Kroenke, Dean Spanos, and Mark Davis agitate, bitch, and bully their way through stadium and relocation negotiations was …

NBA

Sports are the driving force behind growth of global ticket sales • Future Sport

Large sport attractions such as the Super Bowl and the Cricket World Cup are contributing to a growth in global ticket sales.<p>The news comes as …

Cricket World Cup

Havas Sports & Entertainment merges into Havas Group as CEO departs

Havas Sports & Entertainment (HSE), the global brand engagement network of the Havas agency, is set to be folded into the wider Havas group in a move …

Advertising

Atlanta Hawks have a new way to welcome 'Grady Babies' (SLIDESHOW) - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Grady Health System debuts Hawks Baby Club Kits with co-branded onesies, blanket and… more<p>The Atlanta Hawks are keeping it “True to Atlanta” through …

NBA

Here's How #SportsTech Can Affect the Healthcare Industry

Author, Educator, Thought Leader<p>This post is hosted on the Huffington Post's Contributor platform. Contributors control their own work and post freely to our site. If you need to flag this entry as abusive, send us an email.<p>Many industries are realizing that sportstech breakthroughs and innovations …

Health

Miami Heat Acquires Stake In eSports Franchise Misfits

The Miami Heat became the second NBA franchise to integrate itself with an eSports franchise, announcing Tuesday a stake and partnership with …

Sports Technology

New developmental league could mark shift for college football, NFL

USA TODAY Sports' Tom Pelissero breaks down the weekend's wild-card games and looks ahead to the matchups next week. USA TODAY Sports<p>When junior quarterback Deshaun Watson led Clemson past Alabama in a championship game thriller Monday night, it was another reminder of a lifeblood to the …

Football (U.S.)

Nike is big winner in Alabama-Clemson rematch

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> There is one guaranteed winner in Monday night's college football championship rematch between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Clemson Tigers: Nike.<p>Both programs have multi-year apparel deals with Nike. Alabama's is an eight-year, $30 million deal that runs out in 2018. Clemson's …

New Haven

Turner Just Launched a Full-Service, In-House Sports Marketing Agency for Brands

From branded content to audience targeting, Turner is giving advertisers a new way to reach its sports consumers.<p>One year after unveiling Turner …

Marketing

Scott Boras Wouldn't Advise California Players To Seek Early Free Agency

Yesterday, we considered the legal viability of baseball players using Section 2855 of the California Labor Code to enter free agency early. The …

Mike Trout

The NBA's obsession with 3-pointers has reached a new height this season

It is no secret that more and more NBA teams are relying on three-pointers, and that obsession has reached a new peak this season.<p>As we near the half-way point of the season, three teams — Rockets, Cavs, and Nets — are on pace to break the NBA record for most three pointers taken in a season, …

NBA

The 20 most popular football boots among professionals

Soccer

Twitter to be Global Live Stream Distribution Platform for PGA TOUR LIVE OTT Coverage in 2017

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. AND SAN FRANCISCO – Following a successful live streaming collaboration during the 2016 FedExCup Playoffs, the PGA TOUR has …

Twitter

Audi Will Return to the Super Bowl With Creative From Venables Bell & Partners

Audi will be part of the Big Game's advertising lineup this year.<p>The luxury automaker tapped its creative shop, Venables Bell & Partners, to handle …

Branding

WNBA Players Looking To Get Out Of Turkish League After Terrorist Attacks

A big problem with the WNBA is that for many of the best players, it makes financial sense to <i>not</i> play in the league. Players make so much less money …

Terrorism

Examining the decision facing the Chargers: Stay in San Diego, or move to L.A.?

At some point in the next week and a half, San Diego Chargers owner Dean Spanos will make a decision that could reshape the NFL.<p>The Chargers have until Jan. 15 to exercise their option to join the Rams in Los Angeles and return to the city where they played their first season in 1960. Or the …

San Diego

Watch Out, Nike And Under Armour -- Amazon Is Muscling In On Activewear

Nike, Adidas, Lululemon and their competitors had better take notice — it looks like Amazon is going to start flexing its muscle in activewear.<p>Amazon has posted a job notice saying it’s looking for someone to “build authentic activewear private label brands that have compelling and unique DNA and …

Amazon

Haas On Track For $100 Million Annual Boost From Formula One

I write about the business of Formula One auto racing and have been doing this since 2002. My colleague Caroline Reid and I are the only journalists worldwide who specialise in covering the industry. I write for more outlets than any other F1 reporter including the Wall Street Journal, the …

Markets

And Now a Word From Our Sponsors: How Brands Can Reinvent Philanthropy

From private concerts to hors d'oeuvres and cocktails, the TV networks pulled out all the stops at this year's Upfronts, where they presented their programming for the upcoming fall season.<p>When one considers the ad dollars at stake, the networks' efforts make sense. Writes <i>The New York Times</i>, "The …

Philanthropy

Wearable tech could knock out concussions from contact sports

Sensors built into mouthguards or worn on the body are helping researchers understand how high-speed impacts damage the human body<p>A woodpecker's spongy skull acts like a shock absorber. Its long tongue pinches the jugular vein, increasing blood pressure in the head, so cushioning the bird's brain …

The Brain

Why Youth Sports Participation Will Fall, Even If Kids Are Having Fun

A youth sports blog written by Bob Cook. He's contributed to NBCSports.com, or MSNBC.com, if you prefer. He’s delivered sports commentaries for All Things Considered. For three years he wrote the weekly “Kick Out the Sports!” column for Flak Magazine. Most importantly for this blog, Bob is a father …

Sports Industry

Location Be Damned: Out-Of-Market Sports Bars A Solid Business Strategy

As a contributor for Forbes I cover sports, money and the intricate relationships between the two. My passion for sports extends beyond the field of play and often centers around the forces behind the scenes. I have previously pursued those stories while covering high school sports and currently …

Sports Industry

Derek Jeter and David Ortiz are giving a hot Valley startup an unprecedented opportunity to shine — or fail

On December 4, Red Sox slugger David Ortiz will announced the details of his retirement through Derek Jeter's media startup, The Players’ Tribune.<p>And he's doing it an unprecedented way.<p>He's holding a live Internet press conference in his home country, the Dominican Republic, from the golf course …

David Ortiz

Virus levels at Brazil's 2016 Olympic venues are comparable to those in "raw sewage"

Athletes competing in the 2016 Olympics will be battling more than just each other. With only months to go, Rio's venues are still a hazard.<p>A new report from the Associated Press reveals that the water pollution in Rio de Janeiro's 2016 Olympic venues is a lot worse than previously believed — a …

Brazil

This one event in World Cup history perfectly encapsulates the mass corruption of FIFA

FIFA's history is chock-full of alleged corruption and turmoil, but the US and Switzerland have finally caught wind of it and are working to put an end to the collusion. In May 2015, 14 FIFA officials were arrested at a hotel in Zurich on charges of money laundering, wire fraud, and</i> …

History

Russell Athletic Pays Tribute to Emotional Bond Between High School Football Players and Coaches

High school athletes put their all into their football careers—but for most of these athletes, their senior year marks the last time they'll put on a …

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KFC Will Bring Gaming to Instagram With the 'Kentucky Fried Football Challenge'

Remember the old Mattel hand-held football video games? A modern-day version of the game is about to enter the social-media realm.<p>On Jan. 4, KFC will …

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