Sports Industry

Suspect confesses in killing of Olympic figure skater

MOSCOW (AP) — One of two men detained in Kazakhstan on suspicion of killing Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten has confessed, authorities said Friday.<p>Prosecutor Berik Zhuyrektayev said in a televised statement that Nuraly Kiyasov "confessed his guilt in the presence of an attorney" while …

Sports

26th Annual ESPYS Take on Sexual Harassment

Over 100 victims of Larry Nassar's sexual misconduct stood on onstage Wednesday during the ESPY Awards to accept the Arthur Ashe prize for courage. …

Sexual Harassment

Mississippi casinos not ready for sports betting as laws take effect

(Reuters) - Mississippi casinos won't be ready to roll out sports betting over the weekend, when the state's month-long waiting period on the newly legal form of gambling expires, Mississippi's gaming commissioner told Reuters in a recent interview.<p>The Gardenia State's casinos that have applied to …

Casinos

Is this MMA league the new UFC?

Randy Couture, a legend in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA), may have retired from professional fighting but hasn’t strayed too far from the octagon.<p>Nowadays, you can find the UFC Hall of Fame member hosting the newly formed Professional Fighter's League (PFL).<p>The PFL is the first MMA sport …

Business

China's Suning Sports raises $600 million from Alibaba, Goldman

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s Suning Sports, the owner of Italian soccer giants Inter Milan, said it has raised $600 million (461 million pounds) in a series A funding from firms including Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N) and Goldman Sachs (GS.N).<p>The sports arm of Chinese retail giant Suning …

Inter Milan

3D Printed Fins Help Surfers Catch the Perfect Wave…and May Signal a Sports Industry Revolution

If you like 3D printing just as much as you enjoy riding those gnarly waves, you may remember when a research team from the University of Wollongong …

Aquatic Sports

Rookie defender signs first professional contract with Coventry City

Young defender Lewis Green has signed his first professional deal with Coventry City.<p>The right back has agreed a one-year deal having put together …

Coventry City FC

How NASCAR Drives Better Storytelling With a Unified Team

<i>Editor’s note: Evan Parker is a finalist for 2018 Content Marketer of the Year. We’ll share insight from all the finalists in this</i> <i>blog</i><i> before the</i> …

Marketing

'Pokémon Go' Mania Descends on Chicago

Cheddar's Alex Heath attended the second annual Pokémon Go festival in Chicago's Lincoln Park on July 14. More than 21,000 players showed up to catch …

Tech Industry

Fitness brand to launch new digital hub in Birmingham

A new tech incubator for digital firms working in the sports industry is set to open in Birmingham next month.<p>Solihull-based fitness clothing brand …

Innovation

Vikings slip on Forbes list of most valuable sports teams; Green Bay holds steady - Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

By Mark Reilly <br>– Managing Editor, Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal<p>Jul 20, 2018, 10:57am CDT<p>The Minnesota Vikings' value grew over the past …

Minneapolis-Saint Paul

Meet The Drum DADI Awards 2018 judges: Red Bull Racing, British Airways, The AA

The Drum DADI Awards are on a mission to share the best practices, companies and people in our industry with our readers to help them make better …

Red Bull Racing

Nike sees World Cup boost

Nike (NYSE:NKE) says it's seeing strong demand for World Cup apparel after the company saw France, England and Croatia all make the semi-finals …

Business

Make Waves. Move Mountains: The Roxy Photo Showcase

It’s no secret that the action sports industry is dominated by men. However, it would be inherently ignorant to reach the conclusion that there are …

Snowboarding

SOLOS Named Official Smart Glasses Partner of IRONMAN

Kopin (NASDAQ: KOPN)<p>This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180720005052/en/<p>SOLOS to showcase its new smart glasses at the 2018 IRONMAN World Championship and additional IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 events this year (Photo: Business …

North America

Key takeaways from a memorable Innovation Week - Birmingham Business Journal

By Tyler Patchen <br>– Health and Technology Reporter, Birmingham Business Journal<p>Jul 19, 2018, 11:26am CDT<p>It was certainly an Innovation Week to …

Birmingham, AL

Citi Field Bonds Get Upgrade Even Though Mets Are in the Cellar

The New York Mets have the second-worst record in the National League, but investors in Citi Field bonds still have reason to cheer.<p>Moody’s Investors …

Business (UK)

Lance McCullers calls out MLB for failing to market star players

Major League Baseball has been trying to find ways to offset declining attendance and television ratings for quite some time, and one star pitcher …

Baseball

MTB Film Review: North of Nightfall, by Red Bull

It seems like we’re bombarded with two or three mountain bike “shredits” every day on YouTube. Most of the time, it’s some downhill or freeride …

Mountain Biking

Kevin Anderson chats to Sport24

2018-07-20 11:34<p>Kevin Anderson (Getty Images)<p>Cape Town - In an exclusive interview, South African tennis ace <b>KEVIN ANDERSON</b> talks about his dream run …

Tennis

Need2Know: Friday Morning News Roundup

These are the headlines you Need2Know:<p><b>Deadly Tour-Boat Accident:</b> At least 13 people are dead after a boat capsized in Missouri Thursday night. Seven …

U.S. Politics

Manchester United expands MUTV

Manchester United (MANU -0.5%) announces that it expanded the soccer-centric MUTV network by making it available on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku …

Manchester United FC

Sports court overturns AC Milan’s ban from Europa League

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has overturned UEFA's ban on AC Milan competing in the Europa League this season.<p>The court says the punishment was …

Soccer

Sports Journalist Andrea Kremer's Work Ethic, Interviewing Skills Lead The Field

Covering a Super Bowl and giving birth were not mutually exclusive to Andrea Kremer.<p>She is the Emmy Award-winning longtime television sports …

Business

The Latest: NFL, NFLPA working on anthem resolution

The Latest on the Miami Dolphins anthem policy (all times local):<p>10:15 p.m.<p>The NFL and National Football League Players Association released a joint …

News (U.S.)

New Mexico regents move forward with cutting sports

The Board of Regents at New Mexico's flagship university voted Thursday to eliminate four sports teams and make other changes to its troubled …

Student Athletes

Here Are Some of the Biggest Marketing Fails in Recent Years

Marketing initiatives are intended to promote brands and endear them to the public. But marketing campaigns don't always go as planned.<p>Restaurant …

Burger King

Russia GDP growth slows to 1.1 percent in June from 2.2 percent in May

Russia's GDP grew 1.1% Y/Y in June after expanding 2.2 percent in May.<p>Retail sales rose in June on the back of the soccer World Cup, while output in …

Business

Danica Patrick on Hosting the ESPYs and Breaking Barriers as a Female Athlete

"I think that it's important for everyone — men and women — to respect boundaries, respect human beings and to take care of each other in a positive …

Women's Sports

Sports Direct core earnings up 12.1 percent on upmarket move

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A man arrives for Sports Direct AGM at their headquarters in Shirebrook<p>LONDON (Reuters) - British retailer Sports Direct …

Sportswear