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Eric Fisher covers baseball and digital media for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Mets Receive Extension To Respond To Discrimination Lawsuit

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 17 / 14

The Mets have asked for and received an extension to respond to a discrimination lawsuit filed last week by former Senior VP/Ticket Sales & Service Leigh Castergine , according to records with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Instead of a prior Oct. 2 deadline, the ...

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09/10/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Minor Leagues Draw 41 Million Fans

Minor League Baseball finished its '14 season with a final attendance of 42.4 million, up 2.1% from a year ago and the third-highest figure ever for the affiliated minors. This year's total trails only those posted in '07 and '08. The final '14 attendance total also marked the 10th straight season i ...

09/09/14
SportsBusiness Daily: EA Delays Release Date For "NBA Live 15"

EA Sports last night said the company will delay the release of its upcoming “NBA Live 15” basketball title from a planned retail release of Oct. 7 by three weeks to Oct. 28. The postponement is the latest hit in an extended series of problems for the beleaguered video game franchis ...

Tags: Media, Electronic Arts, NBA

09/08/14
SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Unveils Tentative '15 Schedule

MLB today announced its tentative schedule for the '15 season, with the full Opening Day slated for Monday, April 6 with 15 games, preceded by an ESPN “Sunday Night Baseball” game on April 5. The participating clubs for that “SNB” game will be announced at a later date. The s ...

09/08/14
SportsBusiness Daily: SI Unveils New Digital Video Franchise

SI today is debuting another new digital video franchise, SI Wire. The effort will comprise short-form breaking news video, with video segments typically lasting 30-45 seconds. While somewhat analogous to the 120 Sports OTT venture, of which SI is a partner, SI Wire will not have official league hig ...

Tags: Media, Sports Illustrated

09/08/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Bloomberg Sports part of Stats’ growth

Last week’s purchase of Bloomberg Sports is likely only the beginning of a run of acquisitions by Stats LLC, company officials said. The deal to buy Bloomberg Sports for an undisclosed low-eight-figure sum was the first major move for Illinois-based Stats since it was acquired in May by San ...

Tags: Media

09/08/14
SportsBusiness Journal: With new funds, FanDuel looks at NBA

Backed by $70 million in new financing, daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel already has an NBA team deal worth nearly $2 million annually, and others could soon follow after the league recently opened the daily fantasy sports sponsorship category. New York-based FanDuel completed that first NBA ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

09/05/14
SportsBusiness Daily Global: Stats LLC Buys Bloomberg Sports

Stats LLC has purchased rival sports data and analytics outfit Bloomberg Sports, the company's first major move for Stats since it was acquired in May by San Francisco-based private equity firm Vista Equity Partners. The deal will combine the assets of Stats, which has built a global business in spo ...

Tags: Finance, North America

09/04/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Stats LLC Buys Bloomberg Sports

Stats LLC has purchased rival sports data and analytics outfit Bloomberg Sports, the company's first major move for Stats since it was acquired in May by S.F.-based private equity firm Vista Equity Partners. The deal will combine the assets of Stats, which has built a global business in sports data ...

Tags: Stats LLC, Finance

09/04/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Stats LLC Acquires Bloomberg Sports

Stats LLC has purchased rival sports data and analytics outfit Bloomberg Sports, the first major move for Stats since it was acquired in May by S.F.-based private equity firm Vista Equity Partners. The deal is slated to be formally announced this morning at the third annual Bloomberg Sports Bus ...

09/03/14
SportsBusiness Daily: FanDuel Closes $70M Round Of Venture Capital

FanDuel, a N.Y.-based daily fantasy sports company, has closed on a $70M Series D round of venture capital financing, a mammoth round that further highlights the explosive growth for daily fantasy sports. The round also arrives just days after DraftKings Inc., a key rival of FanDuel, closed on its o ...

Tags: Finance

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