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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 Daily: FSTA Creates Self-Regulatory Group

The Fantasy Sports Trade Association created a new self-regulatory group aimed at providing oversight to the entire fantasy sports industry. The Fantasy Sports Control Agency will be led by Seth Harris , the former acting U.S. Secretary of Labor who now works for Dentons, a public policy and legal ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Leonsis, Cuban, Jordan Reach Deal With Sportradar

European sports data company Sportradar has closed a strategic funding and partnership deal with Revolution Growth, co-founded and co-led by Monumental Sports & Entertainment Chair Ted Leonsis, along with Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban and Hornets Owner Michael Jordan. Revolution Growth, Cuban and J ...

Tags: Finance

SportsBusiness Daily: WS Tix Draw High Prices On Secondary Market

Secondary ticket market interest in this year’s World Series has soared to new heights, driven by both the return of the Mets to the Fall Classic for the first time since ’00 and still-rabid interest among Royals fans. Average resale listings for this year’s World Series were $1,43 ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, MLB

SportsBusiness Journal: Fantasy fallout hits seasonlong games

Emerging efforts across the country to regulate daily fantasy sports have ensnared its much older and larger cousin, the traditional seasonlong fantasy business. Most notably in the crosshairs are high-stakes fantasy contests and other large-scale fantasy events that are frequently held in Las Ve ...

Tags: Law and Politics

SportsBusiness Journal: NBA offers to frame Facebook fans

Examples show Facebook Frames available to fans of the Warriors, Hornets and Sixers. Frames are available for all 30 NBA teams. The NBA has signed as a debut partner of Facebook Frames, a new initiati ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Journal: FanVision resets Crossfield Digital

In-venue sports video provider FanVision has dramatically restructured its mobile gaming company PrePlay, turning it from a consumer-facing venture into an enterprise-level digital agency called Crossfield Digital. The New York-based Crossfield Digital will be a business-to-business agency aiding ...

Tags: Media

SportsBusiness Daily: Yahoo Signs 30-Plus Advertisers For NFL Stream

Yahoo has signed more than 30 advertisers for Sunday’s global online streaming of the Bills-Jaguars game from London, representing one of the largest collection of sponsors ever assembled for a live sports stream. Dairy Queen has signed as the pregame show sponsor, while Toyota will be the tit ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Yahoo, NFL

SportsBusiness Daily: Fenway Park Has MLB's Best Cell Performance

Mobile performance monitoring agency RootMetrics found that Fenway Park had the best cellular performance among the 29 U.S. MLB ballparks during the '15 season, measuring across all major carriers. Turner Field ranked second and Marlins Park came in third, while Kauffman Stadium ranked last. Verizon ...

Tags: Facilities

SportsBusiness Daily: FanDuel Creates Online Petition

FanDuel has created an online petition, representing one of the first major steps of a counteroffensive against the recent legislative push against daily fantasy sports. The petition, under the headline of "Let Us Play," is prefaced with remarks that include: "Legislators in Washington, D.C., Neva ...

SportsBusiness Journal: Plugged In: Leslie Gittess

As founder and chief executive of digital media and technology consultancy Blue Sky Media NYC, Leslie Gittess has had a front-row seat for the sports industry’s digital revolution the past two decades. The former NHL and MLB Advanced Media executive today counsels a portfolio of influential c ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture

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