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Infographic Friday: Duracell Powering the NFL

TweetIt’s time for another edition of Infographic Friday. Today’s entry comes to us from Duracell who distributed this infographic in conjunction …


Why Advertising Dollars Won't Be Leaving The NFL Anytime Soon

In the wake of domestic-abuse and child-abuse scandals surrounding NFL players, it has been widely reported that major advertisers such as Anheuser-Busch, McDonald’s, and PepsiCo have made their displeasure with the situation clear to the NFL. Moreover, Radisson Hotels have withdrawn their local …

Baseball Photos on Twitter

The first interracial handshake in American professional baseball history, Jackie Robinson and George Shuba. #42

“The first …

Women in Hollywood

The Year's Best Sports Weekend Highlights The Value Of Live Sports To TV Networks

With MLB games going into the early morning and college football and the NFL providing seemingly countless upsets and comebacks, the past weekend’s sports schedule likely left even the casual fan more exhausted than well-rested come Monday morning. Even limiting the scope to just baseball and …

Dolphins suspend Derrick Shelby


Miami Dolphins defensive end Derrick Shelby was suspended indefinitely Monday following his arrest this weekend at a Fort Lauderdale nightclub.

The Dolphins cited Shelby for "conduct detrimental to the team."

According to a Fort Lauderdale police report, nightclub security said Shelby was touching …

NBA extends television deals


ESPN and TNT retained the rights to show NBA games for the next nine years in a new deal announced Monday.

The deal takes effect starting with the 2016-17 season and increases ESPN's television, digital, highlights, data, audio and international NBA rights. Games will continue to air on ESPN and …


NBA agrees to enormous 9-year TV deal

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The NBA has re-upped with ESPN and TNT on a new nine-year television contract, two people with knowledge of the situation confirmed to USA TODAY Sports. The …

Sports Rights Fees Growing Faster Than Gate Revenue - CMO Today - WSJ

The viewer at home may soon be more valuable than the fan in the stands, according to a new study on the North American sports market from PwC.

Ticket sales are still the top revenue generator for sports teams and leagues, but revenue from selling media rights is closing the gap and growing at a …


Notre Dame's Stunning Win Over Stanford Shows Why NBC Was Right About Fighting Irish

Notre Dame’s stunning 17-14 win in South Bend against Stanford yesterday will likely move the Fighting Irish up from their current number nine ranking and gives them a legitimate shot at the new national championship tournament.

But the executives at NBC are likely smiling just as much as the folks …

Why Nobody Wants to Host the 2022 Winter Olympics

Hosting the Games is too expensive

Nobody wants to let the Games begin.

On Oct. 1, Oslo withdrew its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics, making it the fourth city — after Stockholm, Lviv and Krakow — to have second thoughts about hosting the Games. With only Beijing and the Kazakh city of Almaty left …


C.J. Spillman under investigation


Dallas Cowboys safety C.J. Spillman is being investigated in connection with an alleged sexual assault at the team's hotel last month, according to Grapevine, Texas, police.

Police spokesman Barry Bowling said a report was filed Sept. 20 and that the matter is still under investigation. …


OTL: Belcher's brain had CTE signs


The brain of former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher -- the 25-year-old player who shot and killed his girlfriend in 2012 before committing suicide -- showed signs of pervasive brain damage like that found in other deceased NFL players, according to a neuropathologist.

In a report …

The Brain

Good-bye, Mr. November: Taking Stock of Derek Jeter’s Divisive Legacy

The most famous hit of Derek Jeter’s career sparked a legendary nickname.

Entering the 2001 playoffs, the Yankees’ shortstop had built a reputation as a high-stakes performer, but he’d yet to earn a postseason moniker. While Reggie Jackson had become “Mr. October” after blasting three home runs in …


12 Reasons Why Eating At KFC Japan Is Completely Different Than It Is In The US

KFC is wildly popular in Japan.

The fast food chain has more than 1,200 locations there, making it the fried chicken chain's third-largest market behind the U.S. and China.

As sales decline in the U.S., KFC is focusing on Asian markets to bring in big profits.

Here are a few reasons KFC Japan is …


Tim Hortons Surprised This Calgary Street by Taking Over a Residential Home Overnight

Usually when you wake up and something weird has happened at a neighbor's house, you call the police and get the kids in the basement. But not …

Tim Hortons

Serious fan violence taking on life of its own; can it be stopped?

If only the most dangerous people at an NFL game were the ones beating each other up for our entertainment. If only the most dangerous people at an NFL stadium were the NFL players.

It's not. They're not. The true danger is in the parking lot, until it moves inside the stadium and makes itself …

Why Star Athletes Lose Their Fortunes

What do baseball’s Curt Schilling, boxing’s Mike Tyson, football’s Bernie Kosar and basketball’s Allen Iverson have in common? In addition to being highly-regarded athletes at the pinnacle of their respective sports, they all made and lost fortunes. And, they’re far from alone. Regrettably, it’s …

Gravity Award Winner: Nivea Sun Solar Ad Charger

Acouple of years ago, Max Geraldo and his team at FCB Brazil in São Paulo needed a fresh way to make Nivea Sun’s line of lotions and moisturizers …


The 20 Colleges That Make The Most Money On Sports

Despite recent struggles on the football field and the basketball court, the University of Texas remains the biggest money-maker in college sports.

In 2013, the Texas Longhorns athletic department generated $165.7 million in revenue, according to data collected by USA Today. Texas is one of only 13 …


Burns reflects on impact of 'Baseball' after 20 years

Landmark documentary illustrates how game has mirrored societal change

Twenty years ago, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns changed the way fans of all ages view and appreciate the game when one of his finest works, "Baseball," first aired. Last week, Burns sat down with MLB Publishing inside MLB's

Burke: Off-ice violence unacceptable


CALGARY, Alberta -- Brian Burke believes players who take aggression from the ice into their personal lives don't deserve to earn professional-athlete wages.

The Calgary Flames' president was asked at the Global Business Forum how he would have handled the Ray Rice scandal.

"The notion that 'I get …

Brian Burke

NFL sponsor Anheuser-Busch 'concerned' by 'recent incidents'

NFL sponsors are beginning to get nervous. (USATSI)

If the NFL thought it could avoid uneasy responses from its numerous sponsors through the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson headlines, the past two days may have helped the league open its eyes a good bit.

On Tuesday, long-time NFL sponsor Anheuser-Busch …

Procter & Gamble pulls out of cancer initiative due to NFL off-field issues

Updated on 9/19 at 2:30 p.m. ET: The NFL on Friday responded to Procter & Gamble's decision to remove itself from the initiative, explaining that the campaign will still proceed as planned without the sponsor's involvement.

"We are looking forward to our sixth year of the Crucial Catch campaign, in

More pot woes for Jerome Simpson


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Another Minnesota Vikings player is in trouble with the law -- and in this case, it's a player who has found legal trouble before.

Wide receiver Jerome Simpson has a Nov. 3 arraignment scheduled in Hennepin County for misdemeanor charges of marijuana possession, driving …

Vikings release WR Jerome Simpson after more drug trouble

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Jerome Simpson finally is out of chances with the Minnesota Vikings, who released the troubled receiver Thursday, hours after media reports surfaced that he was cited for drug possession and two other charges after a traffic stop this summer.

Simpson, 28, is eligible to return …

NFL player arrested in domestic abuse case

Arizona Cardinals backup running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested in connection with domestic abuse allegations, Phoenix police said Wednesday night.

The Cardinals deactivated Dwyer after news of the arrest, according to a news release from the team.

CNN's calls to the office of Dwyer's agent, Adisa …

Domestic Abuse

Armour: NFL should be rattled by Budweiser statement

Now the NFL has real trouble on its hands.

Fed up with the league's woeful inconsistencies on domestic violence and its belligerent insistence on protecting misbehaving players, Anheuser-Busch took the NFL to task on Tuesday. No, it didn't say it was pulling its $1.2 billion, six-year contract – yet.

U2 Back Catalog Sees Massive Sales Bump After 'Songs of Innocence'

Dozens of the band's earlier titles rise on iTunes' albums chart

After the massive surprise launch of their new album Songs of Innocence on Tuesday, U2 have seen a dramatic chart bump for their back catalog.

An unprecedented number of U2's previous albums have now entered iTunes' album chart since the …

Texas brand strong whether Longhorns are winning or losing