Sports Industry

Bill Murray's Golf Company Adds Cubs Owner, Celebs as Investors

Golf’s most famous groundskeeper is raising capital for his fledgling apparel brand.<p>William Murray Golf, founded by “Caddyshack” star Bill Murray and …

Business

NBA refs can rule reckless closeouts as flagrants or techs

NBA referees will be able to call flagrant or technical fouls on defenders who dangerously close on jump shooters without allowing them space to …

Basketball

Ronaldo Touts 500-1 Leverage Derivatives That Regulators Loathe

Last month, Cristiano Ronaldo sent a short message to his 59 million Twitter followers.<p>“Happy with my new partnership with @EXNESS,” the Real Madrid …

Financial Conduct Authority

Field of Greens

When Dale Vince became the chairman of Forest Green Rovers, a hundred-and-twenty-eight-year-old club in English soccer’s fourth tier, in the autumn of 2010, one of the first problems that he set out to fix was on the menu. The club was serving meat lasagna to the players, a practice that, Vince …

Culture

NHL's Bettman on U.S. Viewership, Game Streaming

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman discusses U.S. television viewership and game streaming with Bloomberg's Scarlet Fu on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: …

Business

Manchester United higher after earnings

Manchester United (MANU +2%) reports broadcasting revenue jumped 38% in FQ4 and matchday revenue improved 5%.<p>EBITDA of £$70M was achieved during the …

Business

UFC Lawsuit Going After Top Rank Payouts

What should mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters be paid?<p>That depends on who you ask. According to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana …

MMA & UFC

After Yankees Fan Hit, a Senator Goes to Bat for Protective Nets

Congress rarely sits on the sidelines when it comes to highly-publicized sports issues. And this time, a top lawmaker is inserting himself in the …

Business

Sale Of Aberdeen IronBirds Still In Holding Pattern

In March, Ripken Baseball announced it planned to sell a majority stake in the Aberdeen IronBirds in order to refocus the bulk of its efforts into …

Baseball

Manchester United CEO Expects Tech Giants to Bid for Live Rights

Manchester United Chief Executive Officer Ed Woodward expects technology giants such as Amazon.com Inc., Facebook Inc. and Netflix Inc. to bid for …

Business

Man United expecting Amazon, Facebook interest in EPL rights

Manchester United is anticipating Amazon and Facebook to pursue broadcast rights for the English Premier League.<p>Soccer's wealthiest competition is …

Business

Manchester United beats by £0.04, beats on revenue

Manchester United (NYSE:MANU): Q4 EPS of £0.14 beats by £0.04.<p>Revenue of £175.9M (+30.8% Y/Y) beats by £15.43M.<p>Press Release<p>Now read: <b>Investor-Forced</b> …

Business

Oklahoma sports agent pleads guilty to federal tax charges

An Oklahoma sports marketing agent has pleaded guilty to making false statements on federal tax returns for a foundation established by a former star …

Business

Young, established NHL players are resorting to camp tryouts

When Alex Chiasson found himself without a job halfway through the offseason, frustration began to set in.<p>Even at age 26 with 106 points to his name …

Ice Hockey

Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is peddling an extremely risky and controversial investing product

When soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo attacks defenders on the playing field, he does so with a quickness that leaves their heads spinning. Before they know it, they've lost.<p>A controversial investment brokerage Ronaldo has been advertising for on Twitter can sometimes have a similar effect on …

Business

Golden Predator Mining (NTGSF) Presents At 2017 Precious Metals Summit - Slideshow

The following slide deck was published by Golden Predator Mining CorpA in conjunction with this event.<p>121<p>Click to enlarge

Business

City responds to Flames offer for new arena

The Calgary Flames’ disclosure Thursday of their lapsed offer to put up $275 million for a new Victoria Park arena re-ignited debate over a saga …

Canadian News

Manfred thinks teams will follow rules for Japanese star

With Japanese star Shohei Otani considering a jump to a Major League Baseball team, Commissioner Rob Manfred said he believes it will be hard for …

Sports

Dallas, Houston, Philly join Overwatch esports league

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dave Scott is quick to note he wasn't at Comcast Spectacor when the company sold the Philadelphia 76ers six years ago.<p>The NBA franchise Comcast Spectacor sold for about $280 million in October 2011 was valued this year by Forbes at $800 million and could probably sell for more — …

Business

Ex-NFL star Charles Tillman training for FBI: Reports

Former NFL All-Pro cornerback Charles “Peanut” Tillman is training to become an FBI agent now that his football days are over, according to multiple reports.<p>Tillman, who earned more than $50 million during 13 seasons with the Chicago Bears and Carolina Panthers, is currently enrolled at the FBI …

Business

Coke Inks Endorsement Deal With Fictional 'Virtual Athlete' From FIFA Video Game

With its newest athletic endorsement deal, Coke doesn't have to worry about its star getting into legal trouble, posting embarrassing tweets or …

Advertising Industry

Golfers Spieth, Johnson vie for $10M FedEx Cup bonus

Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth are two of just five golfers who can lock up the 2017 FedEx Cup – and a massive $10 million bonus – by winning the TOUR Championship that tees off at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia on Thursday.<p>The TOUR Championship is the last of four FedEx Cup Playoff …

Golf

MCG land values skyrocket

The MCG saw plenty of gold when it hosted the Olympics in 1956 but now it's a potential property gold mine.<p>Price estimates on the MCC Trust's land in …

Australian News

UEFA president wants lawmakers to help make soccer fairer

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has challenged European lawmakers to help make the business of soccer fairer.<p>Ceferin says he awaits "the green …

Business

Tuesday's Sports in Brief

BASEBALL<p>TORONTO (AP) — Alex Gordon broke Major League Baseball's season home run record with 12 days to spare when the Kansas City Royals outfielder …

Business

Kentucky editorial roundup

Summary of recent Kentucky newspaper editorials:<p>Sept. 13<p>Lexington Herald-Leader on the federal government halting a study into health effects of …

Business

Trump Golf Courses Vandalized With Slogans Critical of President

<i>Follow @bpolitics for all the latest news, and sign up for our daily Balance of Power newsletter.</i><p>Four Trump Organization golf courses, including one …

Donald Trump

Report: Rifts growing among small- and big-market NBA owners over revenue sharing

Before accounting for revenue-sharing payouts, 14 of league's 30 teams reportedly lost money last season<p>By all accounts, the NBA is in a fantastic place as a league.<p>The talent level is at an all-time high, they just recently signed a massive TV deal worth $24 billion, the value of franchises is …

Basketball

Billionaire investor announces he is 'done' funding Hamburg

Global shipping mogul Klaus-Michael Kuhne has withdrawn funding from the Bundesliga side after two years due to frustration over costs<p>Hamburg have been dealt a financial blow after billionaire shareholder Klaus-Michael Kuhne announced he is to stop backing the Bundesliga club due to industry fees …

Soccer

Learfield, IMG College Close To Merger In Deal That Combines Industry's Biggest Players

Learfield and IMG College have agreed to a blockbuster merger that will combine the two marketing and media behemoths in college sports, sources say. …

College & University