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SI To Pay Tribute To Michael Phelps At Sportsperson Of The Year Event

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 07 / 16

SI today said it will include a special tribute to swimmer Michael Phelps during this Monday’s Sportsperson of the Year event at Barclays Center. The tribute will celebrate Phelps’ status as the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time with 23 Gold Medals, three Silver Medals and two...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Red Sox pleased with resale platform

The Boston Red Sox finished the 2016 season with more than 85,000 tickets sold on Red Sox Replay, their ticket resale platform that debuted in March. But more important to the club, it deepened its ties with its season-ticket base of roughly 22,000 full-seat equivalents. ...

Tags: Franchises

SportsBusiness Daily: MLB To Conduct Personnel Study

MLB will conduct an extensive research study on the qualifications and characteristics of personnel in several high-profile positions in the game, including field managers. The study, detailed to owners today as part of quarterly owners’ meeting in Chicago, is part of a broader effort by the l ...

SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Keeps Season-Opening Format

MLB will return to its new season-opening format next season, with three games to be played Sunday, April 2, followed by four more the following day, all broadcast nationally on either ESPN or ESPN2. The featured game of that seven-game set will be a Cubs-Cardinals “Sunday Night Baseball&rdquo ...

SportsBusiness Daily: New Designated Control Execs For A's, Phillies

John Fisher will be approved today as the new designated control exec for the A’s by MLB team owners during their meeting in Chicago, while John Middleton will be approved for the same role for the Phillies. Both have been existing equity partners in their respective franchises, and the c ...

Tags: Franchises, Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies

SportsBusiness Daily: BAM Tech Near Deal To Stream League Of Legends

MLBAM's BAM Tech subsidiary is nearing a deal with Riot Games to stream League of Legends competitions and support Riot’s product development, according to sources, a groundbreaking partnership that gives BAM Tech an entry into competitive video gaming and instantly reshapes the economics of e ...

Tags: Media

SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Players Using New Neurotechnology Product

Halo Neuroscience, a Bay Area start-up in the emerging field of neurotechnology, has aligned with several NFL players for its first product, Halo Sport. The product, newly available to the public and resembling a pair of headphones, operates on neurostimulation in which electric pulses are sent to t ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Owners Focused On Labor Talks

Ongoing labor negotiations will be the focus as MLB owners meet today and tomorrow in Chicago. Owners also will explore potential further changes to instant replay rules and pace-of-play provisions. No major votes are expected, but the session will focus heavily on ongoing labor negotiations wi ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Cubs To Face Huge Demand For Convention Tix

The Cubs will face unprecedented demand from fans for tickets to their 32nd annual Cubs Convention, which are scheduled to go on sale Friday. The event, held Jan. 13-15 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, has traditionally been one of the most popular offseason fan conventions among MLB teams. However, t ...

Tags: Franchises, Chicago Cubs, MLB

SportsBusiness Daily: TicketNetwork Gets Assets From ScoreBig

Connecticut-based TicketNetwork has acquired and licensed certain assets from embattled ticket resale outlet ScoreBig, including rights to operate ScoreBig.com. Financial terms were not disclosed, but TicketNetwork for now is running ScoreBig.com under its prior form as a discount sales channel that ...

SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN.com Sets ComScore Consumption Record

ESPN in October set a new comScore sports category record with 11.43 billion minutes of digital content consumption, surpassing its own prior mark of 10.31 billion minutes set in September '15. Its average minutes per user figure of 115.1 also set a new category record. ESPN during the month additio ...

Tags: Media

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